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Old 04-23-2013, 09:44 AM   #1
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Crossing the northern border

Very specific question about what food stuffs are allowed coming and going across the Canadian border.

Canned goods
Packaged goods (flour, pancake mix, rice, etc)
Frozen goods (meats, tv dinners, etc.)
Fresh veggies (potatoes, carrots, peppers, etc)
Fresh fruits
Milk, OJ,
Butter, margarine, jelly
Frozen fish from Alaskan ventures

I just don't want to restock some border guard's home refrigerator with the stuff he confiscates.

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I find it interesting that you can bring fresh produce and meat up into Canada, but Canadians cant do the same when travelling South even though much of our produce is from the US and you buy your beef from us. Double standards, or are Canadians more "laid back"??

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Old 04-23-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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At the present time Our Canadian Borders are open to all the items that You are asking about.
There are restrictions on the amount of Liquor that You intend to bring along.

There are also Fire Arms restrictions so don't bring along the Peacemaker or any of It's ammunition!

Have a great Vacation and enjoy Your Visit to Canada!
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All sounds good to me, we will be crossing on May 27th for a 8-9 week vacation in our RV
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #5
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We cross both ways to and from Alaska annually. Food has never been an issue. Not to say it couldn't, just that it has not.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:31 PM   #6
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We have had issues northbound with some fresh fruits. They did not ask when we crossed in March.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:55 AM   #7
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Here is a link to a site that has an abbreviated list of prohibited items.
Bringing Food, Plant & Animal Products into Canada | Cross Border Shopping - Deals, Sales and Coupons for Canadians
There are good links on the page for more detailed rules.
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Where are you crossing into Canada?
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It does seem to depend on where you are crossing the border as to what may be the "hot" items right now. We cross very regularly and the questions vary from time to time and even from one border crossing such as the Peace Bridge and another local border crossing such as the Lewiston Queenston Bridge. One thing is definite and that is the firearms issue. Canadian Border Crossing folks are very adamant about the firearms issue and pistols are a definite no way and rifles have certain restrictions.
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Thanx for the link describing the limitations on food types and amounts of each.

Also, we will enter Canada near Vancouver and exit somewhere south of Calgary on the return trip. (Obviously, we're also crossing up north into Alaska)
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With any food and pet food it is best if it is in it's original package. We have had an issue with rice that my wife put in a plastic container. She had the cooking instructions off the bag contained as well so they let it go. We also have had pet food checked and kept it in original packaging.
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X2 on the pet food,and got the riot act for not having meat in the original package with inspection. US citizen and got the grief coming back into US.Oh well everyone has a job to do. Jim
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yeah. Pet food always seems to be the issue. We leave it in the original bag, inside a plastic receptical and there's never a problem.

Crossing into US from Mexico we were told the confiscated people food goes to an orphanage or food kitchen
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Keep any prescription meds in their original containers.

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