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Old 02-13-2019, 01:46 PM   #1
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Crossing the border at Calais ME

Anyone crossed the border there, either way? Going to Nova Scotia in August and staying at Cove Oceanfront Campground. Seeing we live in NH we will opt out of using the ferry.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:47 PM   #2
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yep... it's a breeze.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:20 PM   #3
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Following, crossing at Calais, ME Sept 7, 2019, our first border crossing. New Brunswick, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and returning to US Sept 17, 2019.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:22 PM   #4
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I wouldn't worry about going 'in' to Canada, it's the coming 'out' to the US that usually results in trials and aggravation and searches.... just sayin'....we're livin' proof.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:44 PM   #5
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We are stopping for the night there. Just happens to be a boondocking friendly Walmart in Calais. Got the info from Allstays. So the roads after must be good.
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Calais/St. Andrews NB crossing

Couple of comments.

We, as Canadians can make the same statement that quite often our most inquisitive dealings at the border are getting back to our own country, just like lots of Americans will tell you the same. If we forego the entire topic of guns crossing the border, I’ll bet there’s a lot of agreement here. Most times, your own border officials want to know what you’re bringing back that you may not WANT to tell us about. Just sayin’.

As far as crossing at St. Andrews/Calais....no troubles. We done both directions several times.

We too did NOT use the ferry to cross over from New Brunswick to Nova Scotia.....their pricing for vehicles (based on length) is crazy. I didn’t want to BUY the ferry, just take a ride!

An absolutely gorgeous Campground just inside the Canadian side is named Kiwanis Ocenafront Camping. The Maritme FROG Rally stopped in there last year, and along with ourselves, you won’t find a nicer place in St. Andrews. Do yourself a favour and book at least 2 nights to take in the sights of St. Andrews and the surrounding area.

If you don’t believe me.....just ask anyone that FROGGED there.

BTW....your American dollar goes almost 30% further with the exchange rate in your favour. Happy shopping.
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Old 02-13-2019, 03:12 PM   #7
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I have no issues crossing the border coming or going, just sayin' (lol)
Imma gonna look into that campground you mentioned. Thanks
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Old 02-13-2019, 05:16 PM   #8
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When dealing with the border agents be sure to look everywhere before pulling out. Going into Canada from Detroit DW was behind the wheel. She was talking to the officer when he said "OK, You may go." There was another officer bent over at the right front corner looking at something, never found out what. As she put the vehicle in drive I had to tell her to stop or she would have hit him. I can just imagine what would have happened if we were pulling a trailer and one of them was at the rear corner of the tv.
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We ha an issue there a few years ago. I don't know if its changed, but a new, large border crossing opened a bit north of Calais center. The crossing in town still existed at the time. On entering Calais we came to a sign that said something like "all trucks to Canada turn left here." We weren't in a truck, and since there was no low clearance sign. we continued straight. As soon as we pulled into the Canadian booth we saw a sign ahead of us that said 12 foot (as I recall) clearance. The nice Canadian border guard stopped traffic and let us turn around. But we then had to go back to the US through the US entry. The US Border guy asked the usual question: "How long were you in Canada?" I answered "Five minutes." I had some 'splainin' to do, but he let us through and gave us directions to the new, high clearance, crossing point. As I said, I don't know if the situation is the same, but if you have anything bigger than a Class B and come to a sign indicating all trucks need to turn...turn.
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Couple of comments.


An absolutely gorgeous Campground just inside the Canadian side is named Kiwanis Ocenafront Camping. The Maritme FROG Rally stopped in there last year, and along with ourselves, you wonít find a nicer place in St. Andrews. Do yourself a favour and book at least 2 nights to take in the sights of St. Andrews and the surrounding area.

If you donít believe me.....just ask anyone that FROGGED there.
What Ken said ^^^^^^^ We've camped at Kiwanis Oceanfront Camping twice...three years ago with another couple, and last year with 23 RVs when we hosted the FROG "Great times in the Maritimes" caravan. An beautiful campground in an absolutely wonderful little town. Do yourself a favor and add both Kiwanis Oceanfront Camping and Saint Andrews By-The-Sea.
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