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Old 05-20-2011, 08:15 AM   #1
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Crossing into Canada- Foods Banned?

We're heading into Alberta in June and are wondereing what they have been banning in the way of food products lately.

Are root vegetables still banned and what about meat?

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Last time we went into Canada the border agent asked if we had pets, I said yes one dog. He asked if I had current papers and I said yes. He said enjoy your time in Canada. The return trip into the US was equally as painless.

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Bringing into Canada

We just came back from a weekend in Anacortes, WA. We got asked about fruits and had to leave a few apples and a few potatoes at the port of entry.
The officer told us a good rule. Whatever grows in WA (for BC reisdent) you can't bring into Canada. Meat we do not knew the latest rules. As far as we know, you can't bring meat at all. Rules change offen and fast
Maybe give the Canadian Border Agency a call.

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Last time we went across they confiscated the plums, apricots, apples and left the oranges. They asked about potatoes which were all frozen as well as any meat. Then they directed us to a nearby supermarket that would accommodate an RV.
They also asked about alchoholic beverages and smoking material.
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If you take any firewood with you across the border, they will take that also.
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We were never asked about food on our trip to Alaska last Summer. On our return trip, two lemons were taken by the US customs at the ND border.
They said no citrus into the US but left a bag of oranges????
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Link - Government of Canada - Be Aware and Declare! - Home

Last summer we crossed the BC border. Sent into the inspection area. Asked about our food and weapons. Inspector looked at the bear spray and took some potatoes [I think].

On the way back, US guy took an orange [I think].
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Best advice is Bruce's link to the Canadian Federal import rules. Also some Canadian crossings are adopting the USA Security style , narrow lanes with concrete filled metal posts, that make for a very tight fit for MH's so using the truck lanes may be required for larger RV's. Plan your route and phone ahead, if you think you may have an issue. I'll post a link to Canadian Point of Entry info as soon as I find it. Safe Travels
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Rules on border for foods depend a lot on how hungry the agent at border is. Some of it makes no sense at all.
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We make a trip across the border a few times every year and always have brought whatever food we wanted,never had any taken away.
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Best advice is Bruce's link to the Canadian Federal import rules. Also some Canadian crossings are adopting the USA Security style , narrow lanes with concrete filled metal posts, that make for a very tight fit for MH's so using the truck lanes may be required for larger RV's.

Don't use the truck lanes. They get upset if you do ... I bet some of those officers eat pretty well with the food they confiscate.

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