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Old 01-09-2013, 04:29 PM   #1
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Crossing Border

I'm going to be traveling to Canada in my DP this summer. Was wondering if you kind folks could tell me what I can expect at the border. Is there anything different with a RV??? I know I need my passport and such but wasn't sure about anything RV related. Thanks for any info.

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Mooseguy, if you're a hunter, keep the firearms at home...

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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Try the search function ( canada border)
and you get this

Lots of good info.

We live near Canada and go over occasionally.
Pick your crossing time if possible so you cross at a slower time.
Leave the firewood and hand guns home, declare any long guns.

Depends on your State you might be able to get an enhanced License,
cheaper than a passport and good for land crossings.

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I have looked at taking guns with me to Alaska look at ifyour interested each province may need there own BC vs. Alberta Taking Guns Into Canada – Information for US citizens taking guns into or through Canada
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Usually no problem crossing the border, as said before leave any guns, fireworks, etc at home. You are allowed to take in 40 oz of spirts per adult and 1 carton of cigs per adult. Try not to cross on the weekends or holidays as it is very busy. Be polite and only answer their questions. Oh yea declare if you are taking in over $10,000 in cash. I have never had to worry about that one!

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We always have a binder that has most information in it that we need. Health certificates for our labs, shot records for the labs, insurance cards for the vehicles, and of course passports.
We declare long guns when we come through and paid the fees for them. We did get searched once coming in to the USA at Suma WA and the only tihing customs had an issue with was the opened bags of dog food.
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Also no fresh fruits and vegetables are allowed across.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:44 AM   #8
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I think the enhanced license is only for states adjoining the Canadian border. However, you can get a Passport Card for $80 compared to $150/$160 for a regular passport. As Keith said, this is only good for land travel in the continental U.S.

Originally Posted by Keitha View Post
......Depends on your State you might be able to get an enhanced License,
cheaper than a passport and good for land crossings.

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Long guns with out evil features are acceptable. I take at least a shot gun every time I cross. I fill out the form and pay the $25.00 registration fee. It takes less than 15 minutes to complete the process.

Typically I get more questions about cigarettes and produce. In my last 4 crossings no one has even asked why I have a shotgun.

Both times customs has wanted to look inside it was when I was crossing in to the US. One agent simple poked her head in the door and the other time the agent just wanted to look in the basement.
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We really are quite civilized and friendly you know. As was mentioned, be aware of the regulations re foods, tobacco, liquor, and firearms you should have no problems.
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