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Old 09-06-2011, 08:28 AM   #15
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We've had the gamut of happenings at border crossings. Most of our crossings are here at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo. Sometimes we are told to turn off the engine and hand the keys to the agent and unlock the door. Other times they just look at the passports and don't even ask the kids to come up front to show their faces. It just depends on who you get and what type of requirements they have going on that day. Generally we find it is easier to go into Canada than to come back to the US. Less hassles on the Canadian side generally.

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:15 PM   #16
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We been over the ''stripe'' several times and your crossing is completely dependent on the person in the booth at the time. We always have all our ''stuff'' in a pile in Willa's lap. We put the dogs in the carry box and unlock all outside stowage bin doors. We have a ''list of everything including food, booze, meds (in original bottles) shots for the puppies and registration for dogs, all vehicle registration cards and Canadian insurance cards, Passports and everything we can think of and THEY SELDOM LOOK AT ANYTHING EXCEPT OUR PASSPORTS. They take them and ''zip them'', ASK A FEW QUESTIONS like ''destination'' and how long are you going to stay in Canada? They did ask about money once and I showed them the Visa card.
If you will be HONEST and dont be a jack ass or dont be CUTE with your answers you should have no problem crossing.

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:29 PM   #17
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And if you put all purchases on a credit card you get the exchange rate. If you pay cash you probably won't.
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As a side note, you can get some credit cards that do not hit you for a transaction fee for every charge you make in Canada. As an alternative, check with your local bank and see what their exchange rate is. In Ontario, you can exchange US for Canadian right at or near the border. I didn't see any place to exchange $$ in New Brunswick but I wasn't looking at the time.
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Last fall crossed into USA from Canada at Blaine. Had a cat and a sentimental plant. The guard saw the cat in cage and didn't give a rats about it. He spotted the plant and thats where the fun began. He sent me to the inspection area where I was told I could not enter the USA without a clearance letter from the Canada side. Had to go back in to Canada and sit at the inspection place for 4 hours. They couldn't find anyone there that could inspect the plant. However a vet showed up to inspect a few horses so they got the vet to inspect and certify the plant. Now it wasn't a venus fly trap, so he didn't even know what it was, but rooted around in the dirt, filled out the certification letter, I paid my 25 bucks and was on my way.

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