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Old 05-18-2020, 05:17 PM   #113
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I called ahead of time and was told going thru Canada was allowed. All I had to say was I was going straight on thru to Alaska. They asked if we had enough water and food to make the trip with out stopping for supplies, we said yes. We were told to only buy necessary fuel and stay in the rv, no hotels, no rv parks. Emergency medical was allowed. We have made the trip 20 times so we no longer stop for anything anyway. Our normal trip from Sacramento, California to Anchorage is 6 or 7 days every year. If caught being out of the rv and going around people was subject to a fine of up to $1,000,000 I don't know if that's Canadian or American money. It seemed like we were allowed 14 days if necessary. That's quite a bit of extra water and food though.

Anyone can google Canadian Border Information and get the phone number and ask for themselves. I managed to contact the border station in Sumas and they did not want to be contacted and would not give me and info. The number I was told to use was 204 983-3500 and is one google will find.

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Old 05-18-2020, 06:04 PM   #114
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Thanks for the reply. We had planned to cross at Glacier NP, but have rerouted to Seattle. Our two grand daughters were to fly back to GA from Edmonton, but that was a none starter. So they will have to return from Seattle. I don't mind the "boon docking" along the way, DW might. I assume the dogs can be walked and "serviced".
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Thanks for the reply. We had planned to cross at Glacier NP, but have rerouted to Seattle. Our two grand daughters were to fly back to GA from Edmonton, but that was a none starter. So they will have to return from Seattle. I don't mind the "boon docking" along the way, DW might. I assume the dogs can be walked and "serviced".
You don't give up any conveniences when you boondock. You have a generator to run things.
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Yes we have 6KW of power, and we are serviced and ready. Will begin trip 5/30 from Chattanooga. We've been planning this for years. Had to wait for retirement.
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Old 05-19-2020, 09:28 PM   #117
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I too am very surprised they let you drive through Canada.

Today Canada announced their border will remain closed for another 30 days minimum. I guess I don't understand what closed means and how you made it through. Glad for you, but I think we are going to have to push our Alaska trip back a year.
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Looks like it means:
Direct route only, max 7 days
No RV Parks, boondock only alongside the road
Pay At Pump fuel only (I know this does not work in many areas from previous trips, sometimes due to Only Canada issued cards at pump)
Food and water for the whole trip

Our usual trip is minimum 5 days in Canada, with most days around 500 miles. There is an unattended waste water and fresh water station on the north end of Ft Nelson by the Visitor Center, two lanes, no waiting.
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