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Old 12-06-2010, 05:00 PM   #1
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Going to BC Canada late May 2011

Any one have any ideas.
Never took the MH out of the country, HELP.
We have read a great many posts on this fourm and some others, a lot of rules but not much uniformity.
Do you know any web sites with relevent info I can trust??

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Old 12-06-2010, 06:35 PM   #2
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Here is one website you could start with. Canadian border information and services for non-residents visiting Canada. Non-Canadians
If there are other questions about entering Canada you can always contact Boarder Services and they will answer your questions.

That should help give you the "straight goods" you need to know to get here, after that the rest is easy.


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Old 12-07-2010, 05:49 PM   #3
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Was up there this past August. Had a great time. You know BC stands for "bring cash". No trouble driving just about anywhere. Canadian roads are for the most part are better than in the USA.
Have fun.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:01 PM   #4
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When we crossed the border into Canada 2 years ago we took all of the papers we were told about in advance. Passports, Auto Registrations and proof of insurance, papers from the vet re: our dog, Notarized authorization travel documents for our Grandson, etc. They asked a few questions about our travel plans, asked our Grandson a few questions, asked about fireworks and guns, and sent us on our way.

They seemed to be most interested in our Grandson and the papers authorizing him to travel with us. Less than 5 minutes and we were on our way.They had 2 RV's pulled over for further inspection, don't know if it was random or they weren't satisfied with the answers they received.

Coming back across the border was even quicker. I believe the questions and all depend on when and where you cross.

We are going again this summer with a different Grandson and we will again take all of the papers and documents as before.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #5
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As said b4 have your papers (passport for re-entry into the States und other important papers - vet etc). BIG item on the checklist is: GUNS
Don't even thing of hiden those in the RV. If you can, leave those at home or in storage south of the border. Driving is easy here, roads are great. Of course in summer you'll find lots of road constructions.
Speed and Distance is in Kilometers. We have very few cops on the road.
No WOLF packs here, compared to WA.
Schoolzones speed is 30 kmH between 8 am and 5 pm during schooldays.
May is still schooltime.

Have a safe trip

Remember what BC stands for = BRING CASH (CC are ok too)
Report, if you have $10,000 or more in CASH with you.
They count your purse too.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:44 PM   #6
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Long guns ar permitted during hunting season, handguns are not permitted without a proof of attending some sort of pistol competition. To be on the safe side I'd leave them home before coming up here to Canada.
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Old 12-13-2010, 11:00 PM   #7
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Was there in 2010. Went through in a small town. Had papers for 30-06. Had bear spray, they wanted to see spray, make sure it says Bear Spray on it. Paid for permit on gun. Gas is high in outback. Try to fill up in big towns, still $1.25 to $1.50 a liter. Know telling what it is now. Like they say, bring money.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:58 PM   #8
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hi Larry:

I think visiting canada in your rv is really no different that visiting another state in your rv.
We canadians are not that different

And a few of the differences (kilometers, not miles; kilos, not pounds; liters, not gallons) - for those of us that are older, we had to re-learn because in grade school we learned the imperial system, not the metric system

Most important: just remember to have fun.

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