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Old 05-19-2016, 07:06 PM   #1
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What food items can be taken into Canada

I have looked far and wide but I am at a loss as to what I can take into Canada. I don't smoke and I plan on carrying two bottles of wine, local sweet wine from NC. No guns. I was mostly wanting to know about what food I can take. Would it pay to load up with food before I cross the border. I have residential refrigerator. I know food cost more in Alaska and Canada. I am retired military and plan to get on base in Alaska. Any help would be much appreciated


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Old 05-19-2016, 07:33 PM   #2
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I don't want to sound rude but this has been covered a lot. Here is a recent topic.

Bringing food from US into Canada and from Canada into US

The biggest item of concern since more outbreaks of avian flu in birds is uncooked chicken products including eggs
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:53 PM   #3
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The link CanadianCrew provided to you will answer most of your questions. It will take you the Canadian Food Inspection Agency site...keep in mind that groceries are generally more expensive in Canada but that is not necessarily always accurate....more importantly your US dollars are worth much more in Canada right now so the exchange on your money will probably more than make up for any increased cost. Liquor on the other hand is far cheaper on your side of the border!
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Thanks. I looked a the thread. We do plan to take a few groceries with us. I have one bee hive and I plan to take honey. But mostly just groceries. Thanks


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Just call Canada customs tell where your going and ask what not to bring, coming into the US they took some of my fruits & vegetables and you can each have one bottle of liquor, but make sure you have NO GUNS or you will be going home without them. It's a stupid old British tradition. Most of us have rifles but rare to own a hand gun unless you belong to a gun club.
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Spock, you can take ANY FOOD you want into Canada! Anything.

You just have to eat it first!

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Old 05-21-2016, 01:04 PM   #7
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Buy local

Within the last few months I was in several Florida large grocery store chains.
It was very clear to me that beyond alcohol and beer it is cheaper to buy your groceries in Canada.( certainly once you factor in the 30 percent exchange on US dollars to Canadian dollars. When we crossed we were told no meat no vegetables no fruit , so really, no fun at all.
My suggestion declare nothing and/ or bring nothing and buy local
Good luck and welcome to Canada
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Taking guns to Canada/Alaska

Regardless of what some are saying here, it is relatively easy to take rifles, or shotguns, into and through Canada. Pistols are harder. For long guns you print a form off of the RCMP website, fill it out, show the guns at the border and pay a $25C fee and you are in, if you followed the directions correctly. It takes about 15 extra minutes when crossing the border the first time, from then on, you just show the paperwork, like coming back to Canada from Alaska. Been there and done it.
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Last I knew as far as wine you could take 750ml or one bottle in. If you have a criminal record they won`t let you in either . I use to enjoy going to Canada but the customs got to be, that its not worth waiting in line for several hours then to be asked a million questions.
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I would not go into Canada for anything the last few times I was treated like I was some kind of felon and asked a million questions and I the very last time I said to the agent you know I think I will just go back then he got nice and I said bye I am going back and have not gone back since 1999. When friends come to visit we are just a few hours away from the falls I take then up and say see ya when you cross back and I go to the casino
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