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Old 05-21-2015, 08:21 AM   #15
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Made the crossing more than a few times and never had an issue. Follow the crossing rules, be polite, brief and don't lie. Border security are good people with a tough job. That being said make sure you do not have firewood or guns on board. Either of those could cause a bad day. With the anti gun position of the Canadians we now pretty much avoid the country as ability to defend ourselves is important to me. To bad, I really like the people and their country. But it is their country.
your statement about guns is more politics than reality. Canadians are not " against guns" Per capita , Canadians have more guns than in the US. I feel safer anywhere in Canada than about anywhere in the US ., and I carry no guns in ether country. A friend of mine who always bragged about his hand guns , one in every car, and he had a lot of cars, mostly Vintage., came across the border with his truck and trailer which had a 41 Caddy conv. aboard along with a hand gun in the glove box. His problem was He lied to the customs officer " nope no guns " ...then They found it. Cost Him 10,000 plus a total ban from ever entering the Country. Your words "don't lie" , rings very true, when entering ether Country. ( I was behind him in my rig, guilt by association., cost me 500.00, but I was allowed to " live" in Canada for 30 days with a visa , i had no guns)
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I am Canadian and in all my years of travel I have never been asked about food at Canada customs. Usa customs ask almost every time. At can customs its usually how long was I away how much did I spend and how much booze do I have. Might be a different line of questions for American s I dont know.
for sure same experience , food wise coming from BC into Washington a few years back,US CustomsLady came aboard, opened the fridge and took a very ripe banana. Fruit was a no no even thou I had bought the banana two weeks back in the US......As I drove away southbound, I saw the Customs lady in my rear , pealing that fruit, guess she was hungry...
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What weapons are you declaring?
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for sure same experience , food wise coming from BC into Washington a few years back,US CustomsLady came aboard, opened the fridge and took a very ripe banana. Fruit was a no no even thou I had bought the banana two weeks back in the US......As I drove away southbound, I saw the Customs lady in my rear , pealing that fruit, guess she was hungry...
That border guard saved many American lives by eating that banana. Thats taking one for the team.
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A Winchester Pump 12 gauge shotgun. This firearm has travel with us for several trips and no issues so far.

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while we do not travel through Canada as often as others here, we do every other year. We declare our weapons, pay the fee at the Canadian border, show our passports and answer their questions. The only time we had any issues was coming back into the US at Sumas WA. They did not like that fact that we had dog food inside the coach with the bag in the underside storage. Guess that we have just been 'lucky', but we keep in mind that we are traveling in THEIR country.

You say you "pay the fee at the Canadian border"

What fee? We've gone into Canada several times and I never had to pay a fee.
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A Winchester Pump 12 gauge shotgun. This firearm has travel with us for several trips and no issues so far.
I have a KSG bull pup shotgun that carries 14 rds in two tubes (7 OO and 7 slugs). I've been told that even that is legal in Canada but haven't tried going there.
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You say you "pay the fee at the Canadian border"

What fee? We've gone into Canada several times and I never had to pay a fee.
You must have missed my earlier post.
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Ah...I don't carry any weapons so that's why there was no fee.
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Ah...I don't carry any weapons so that's why there was no fee.
Well, that DOES make a difference!
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Your home base is on the Ca. border ! A lot of folks do not understand there are two agency's at the larger crossings. Canadian Customs is not Immigration , they make the final decisions. A lot has changed since 911, not just in the US.
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