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Old 01-08-2013, 12:45 AM   #31
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Highway 17 that goes around the north side of Lake Superior is a beautiful drive, and the highway is in great shape. We just drove it last fall, and loved it. And most of the semis use the #11, so traffic isn't a problem. I think you'll have a great time!
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:12 AM   #32
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I would not bother with traveler cheques. Most businesses around our area take the green back at par. You can also exchange your US dollars to Canadian at any bank. Most locations will honor Master Card, Visa and debit. At gas stations your credit cards might not work in the pumps but will be OK to use inside. If you are going to be in the 1000 Island region I recommend taking one of the boat tours of the river. Rockport is a "small drinking village with a fishing problem". The 1000 Islands KOA Mallorytown is a great place to stay. They have a pool, hot tub,sauna and some 75' long drive trough sites. These site are 50 amp with two sewer outlets.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:27 AM   #33
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Stock your pantry and fridge with the essentials on the US side of the border - some of them are twice the price in Canada. Salt, sugar, flour, butter, oatmeal, raisins. spices, honey, jam, bread, salad dressing, baking soda, baking powder etc. We do a massive grocery shopping before crossing north. There are limits on some food items - check the previously cited links for specifics, but they aren't restrictive - $20 worth of cheese per person - for us that's $100 worth of cheese. They don't let you bring raw potatoes into Canada (it's a trade thing). Leave your firearms and weapons at home, but yes bring any alcohol you want for the trip. Over certain limits you'll pay duty, but even with the duty it's less expensive than a purchase in Canada (particularly if you are a Trader Joe's TwoBuck Chuck fan). Make sure you are honest when they ask you what you have.

Coming home to the US there are certain restrictions. For example don't even think of bringing citrus into the US!! Eat fast or juice it and pour it into a bottle! You can bring into the US fruits and veggies that were grown in the US. So when you are shopping in Canada avoid the "grown in Peru" label and choose only the US source - that way when you return you can show the label and don't have to dump anything.

Oh, when you have to pay duty on something (like beer or bottles of wine) you do have to go into the office but it doesn't take long. Some of the time they will wave you through even though you are somewhat over the limit.

One big recommendation is to have your paperwork ready to go. Border agents are not happy about waiting even if there is no one behind you in line. Before you head to the border returning to the US, gather your receipts for purchases in Canada, and make a list - have it neat and ready to present when asked.

ALSO - big suggestion write down your licence plate numbers and have them ready when asked. We have it on a label just next to the driver's window.

And no, Tim Horton's coffee is only so-so - the McDonalds offerings are better quality. They do not make the donuts from scratch. The locations heat frozen donuts - not worth the calories! They are filled with artificial flavors, colors and preservatives!
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:14 PM   #34
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I have traveled all over Canada and could not imagine having a problem. The people in general are very nice and helpful. Things are more expensive, fuel, beer etc.
You will have a great time. The only issue that I have ever had is that some border staff are concerned about guns, don't bring any, and they some times act as if you are an American gun nut. They have a different view of firearms then many in the US.
Several years ago I was crossing over from the US into BC to go fly fishing for a few days and was asked if I had any alcohol and when I responded four bottles of wine, I was told I would have to pay duty on, I think three of them, I was asked what I was going to do with the wine and I answered I was taking it to the people who run the fish camp as a gift. The border agent told me to go on and enjoy my trip, no duty.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:22 PM   #35
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a park in canada ive heard about and seen pics of that i would love to go see is algonquin prov park. looked to be an excellent place to spend a week or 2.
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Keep on posting guys (and gals)!

I am getting great information ! You forum members are full of it ! Information that is ! Thanks to each and every one of you ! Please keep on coming with the suggestions .... Jim
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:22 AM   #37
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A number of years ago I stopped at a 7-11 Store in Canada to purchase beer. I was told by the clerk that I'd have to go to the "beer store" to buy beer. I commented that I thought 7-11 WAS a beer store, but they sent me a couple of blocks away to a big warehouse.
No beer was visible inside; just a price list on the wall and a clerk who used a gooseneck microphone to call orders to the back. Guys were in there ordering multiple cases of beer at a time, and the orders would momentarily come through a big hole in the wall via a conveyor belt.
My single 6-pack of LeBatt look rather puny when it came through the hole, but I learned a lesson on how things worked up there - at least back then.
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A number of years ago I stopped at a 7-11 Store in Canada to purchase beer. I was told by the clerk that I'd have to go to the "beer store" to buy beer. I commented that I thought 7-11 WAS a beer store, but they sent me a couple of blocks away to a big warehouse.
No beer was visible inside; just a price list on the wall and a clerk who used a gooseneck microphone to call orders to the back. Guys were in there ordering multiple cases of beer at a time, and the orders would momentarily come through a big hole in the wall via a conveyor belt.
My single 6-pack of LeBatt look rather puny when it came through the hole, but I learned a lesson on how things worked up there - at least back then.

As a life long, beer guzzling Canadian, I have never heard tell of a a beer store like that. In Newfoundland, you can buy beer at any corner store, any day of the week. Nova Scotia, it's available at NSLC stores. And btw, its real beer.
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A number of years ago I stopped at a 7-11 Store in Canada to purchase beer. I was told by the clerk that I'd have to go to the "beer store" to buy beer. I commented that I thought 7-11 WAS a beer store, but they sent me a couple of blocks away to a big warehouse.
No beer was visible inside; just a price list on the wall and a clerk who used a gooseneck microphone to call orders to the back. Guys were in there ordering multiple cases of beer at a time, and the orders would momentarily come through a big hole in the wall via a conveyor belt.
My single 6-pack of LeBatt look rather puny when it came through the hole, but I learned a lesson on how things worked up there - at least back then.
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As a life long, beer guzzling Canadian, I have never heard tell of a a beer store like that. In Newfoundland, you can buy beer at any corner store, any day of the week. Nova Scotia, it's available at NSLC stores. And btw, its real beer.
Looks like he's describing the Beer Stores in Ontario...only place to get beer in Ontario, other than imported beer at the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) stores.

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As a life long, beer guzzling Canadian, I have never heard tell of a a beer store like that. In Newfoundland, you can buy beer at any corner store, any day of the week. Nova Scotia, it's available at NSLC stores. And btw, its real beer.
There's fake beer?
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