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Old 06-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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Niagara Falls, across Canada, exit Sarnia

Well, I was apprehensive of the travel across the borders, but I have to say, it was easy.

First was Canadian Customs at Niagara Falls. Questions were asked, I answer them, and we continued on. Traffic in the early morning hours was light.

The roads across Canada are to dream for. So nice, it made me ashamed when I entered back into the U.S.A., that we cannot do a better job with our roads. What does Canada do different to maintain their roads in such great shape, at least on the QEW.

The tolls at Niagara were $13 for four axles, and at Sarnia, $9 for four axles.

The U.S.A. side at Sarnia had moderate traffic at 1400 hours. It took about 30 minutes to get down the road and through the booth. Again, simple questions with simple answers.

I'm sure that it opened the way for us for any future trips.

Just remember - DO NOT get in the truck lane. Use the Car/RV/Bus lane.

Also, at Sarnia, I really had to maneuver a bit to avoid hitting a mirro on one of the poles. It was close, but doable. I would think they would have a wider lane for us wider vehicles, but - oh well.
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Well, I was apprehensive of the travel across the borders, but I have to say, it was easy.

First was Canadian Customs at Niagara Falls. Questions were asked, I answer them, and we continued on. Traffic in the early morning hours was light.

The roads across Canada are to dream for. So nice, it made me ashamed when I entered back into the U.S.A., that we cannot do a better job with our roads. What does Canada do different to maintain their roads in such great shape, at least on the QEW.

The tolls at Niagara were $13 for four axles, and at Sarnia, $9 for four axles.

The U.S.A. side at Sarnia had moderate traffic at 1400 hours. It took about 30 minutes to get down the road and through the booth. Again, simple questions with simple answers.

I'm sure that it opened the way for us for any future trips.

Just remember - DO NOT get in the truck lane. Use the Car/RV/Bus lane.

Also, at Sarnia, I really had to maneuver a bit to avoid hitting a mirro on one of the poles. It was close, but doable. I would think they would have a wider lane for us wider vehicles, but - oh well.
Don't know how far you ventured into Canada but I've been to all 10 Provinces and cannot say the same for most of the roads we traveled.
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I use to haul freight in and out of Canada. I've crossed into Sarnia many times (my favorite point to cross), the 402 up that way is pretty decent but over all the roads are about the same as the "states".... Never liked crossing in Detroit, too busy and the officers on the US side are a little surly... The Peace Bridge out of Buffalo isn't bad either and the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie is pretty quite most times... Over all I enjoyed running Canada.
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The roads across Canada are to dream for. So nice, it made me ashamed when I entered back into the U.S.A., that we cannot do a better job with our roads. What does Canada do different to maintain their roads in such great shape, at least on the QEW.
Wayne, you drove across the most prosperous section of Canada. The whole country (in all its vastness) does not have the population of New York State so once you get into the boonies you will find most of our highways to be somewhat suspect.

I agree with your statements about the border guards as they are asking questions (both sides) for a reason. "If yuh ain't doin' nuthin' wrong then youse got nuthin' ta worries about."

Back when I lived in Sault Ste Marie I crossed the International Bridge into the states so often we got to know the border guards on a first name basis. Too bad times have changed and we now have to carry a passport but back in the day I hardly got asked for ID.

We all live in a great part of the world and I enjoy either side of the 49th.

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I have only been in an out via the Blue Water Bridge (Sarnia/Port Huron) a few times.

But alas,, Getting a passport for me is going to be a major operation.. The name on my Driver's license is NOT the same as the one on my birth certificate you see.
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Now remember that I am just talking about the roads from Niagara Falls to Sarnia. Not all of Canada. Just like in the US, there are highways that are better than others. My post is in case anyone has any notion about crossing where I did, go ahead and do it - it was a nice ride. Saves 200+ miles of going around the bottom of the lake.
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Don't know how far you ventured into Canada but I've been to all 10 Provinces and cannot say the same for most of the roads we traveled.
Ditto, try the YT and then say the roads are to 'die for'. I will take the south eastern US states (FL & GA for sure) any day.

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Okay! I'm going to rephrase my post.

All the roads in Canada are terrible, except the ones from Niagara Falls to Sarnia.


Geeeesssshhhhh!
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Okay! I'm going to rephrase my post.

All the roads in Canada are terrible, except the ones from Niagara Falls to Sarnia.


Geeeesssshhhhh!

Now you're coming around !
You are right about the main hyws in Ontario (403,402,401), they are better then what you'll find in Michigan, or most of the northern states for that matter.
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Well Dang! Someone who agrees with my post. I'm going to start believing in outer body experiences soon.
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... Also, at Sarnia, I really had to maneuver a bit to avoid hitting a mirro on one of the poles. It was close, but doable. I would think they would have a wider lane for us wider vehicles, but - oh well.
You're a better RV'er than I!

My right mirror has Sarnia scratches to prove it!

I agree that Canada has about the same quality of road surface. Just returned from Germany and they have the best roads in the world! They love their RV's.
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I saw the post you scratched - well, maybe it was you. There were several other scratches on it. On my exit from the customs inspection booth, I swear my passenger mirror was 1 inch or less from the other booth.

I'm not meaning to scare anyone, but just be careful and aware.

Also, 9 lanes had signs, cars/rv/busses.
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