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Old 08-21-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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O Canada!

We will be headed to Forest city, IA in about a month or so, and decided it may be worth our while to drive through Canada from upstate NY. (20 miles further, but different scenery.)

Other than the usual "don't carry a gun into Canada" and "have a passport", are there any limitations/concerns/issues with driving an RV in Canada? (e.g. know your height in meters or don't take the xyz bridge)


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Think you have it covered. You definitely need to know your height in meters.

Have a great trip!!!
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We will be headed to Forest city, IA in about a month or so, and decided it may be worth our while to drive through Canada from upstate NY. (20 miles further, but different scenery.)

Other than the usual "don't carry a gun into Canada" and "have a passport", are there any limitations/concerns/issues with driving an RV in Canada? (e.g. know your height in meters or don't take the xyz bridge)
Research what health papers or documentation are needed for your cats... Dogs, at least, need certain docs.

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Old 08-21-2016, 09:24 AM   #4
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Yup, if you travel with animals you have to have a health certificate from vet verifying vaccines etc.

Depending on where you cross there may be more scrutiny on what foods you are carrying and limits on dairy products, meats, cat/dog food etc. Also a limit on alcohol. If your lucky they won't ask but be prepared.
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Be careful drinking our Beer in Canada.

It has alcohol in it!
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Yup, if you travel with animals you have to have a health certificate from vet verifying vaccines etc.

Depending on where you cross there may be more scrutiny on what foods you are carrying and limits on dairy products, meats, cat/dog food etc. Also a limit on alcohol. If your lucky they won't ask but be prepared.
I'll second this. The 2 times we crossed, we weren't asked for proof of anything and were only asked a few benign questions...was very non-eventful. But, we were prepared with pet documentation, passports, vehicle regs, etc. We saw others being searched. I think in most cases it's the luck of the draw.
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Be careful drinking our Beer in Canada.

It has alcohol in it!


LOL. Good one!
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I'll second this. The 2 times we crossed, we weren't asked for proof of anything and were only asked a few benign questions...was very non-eventful. But, we were prepared with pet documentation, passports, vehicle regs, etc. We saw others being searched. I think in most cases it's the luck of the draw.
Actually most searches are based on how you answer the questions. Be truthful and don't answer more than they ask and always be respectful.

Works for you going the other way too.
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Be careful drinking our Beer in Canada.

It has alcohol in it!
Nice going Les, that's supposed to be a secret.
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Remember , that Southern Ontario & Quebec , are the most heavily populated areas in Canada , border crossings and roads will be busy throughout the area.
Choose your travel times carefully. ( rush hour gridlock is no fun in an RV.)
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Skip. a few years ago Denise and I crossed on the Peace Bridge at Fort Erie and were about third in line. (Friday on a long weekend) Then the following day we crossed at the International Bridge into Sault Ste Marie. We got into the lineup at 3 mile road and were about 4 1/2 miles from Canadian Customs. Talk about a long tiring time. Not all crossings are congested at all times. Neat thing was the officer at the border was an old acquaintance and he asked two questions and then flagged us through.
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As long as we're on the subject...

Do you guys stay in the auto lane or use the truck lane?
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As long as we're on the subject...

Do you guys stay in the auto lane or use the truck lane?
With our two units (at different times) C & A we had to use the truck lanes as the clearance under the canopies is too low to clear your rooftop appliances.
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