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Old 03-17-2014, 09:45 AM   #11
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If you have a concealed weapons permit, expect questions from the Canadian customs people because it shows in their system you have the permit. Also how much beer or alcohol you have.
I'm dropping out of this game.

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I live in Florida also and I was ask specifically about my CWP as the second question. The first question was the purpose of visiting Canada and the second was "do you have a CWP" , the third question was "Do you have a firearm" and would you object to us searching your RV and truck. He also ask
why I did not have my weapon with me. My answer was " I did not need the hassle of crossing the border for a vacation. Have a nice visit.
Great answer, when in doubt leave it home.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:48 AM   #12
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I live relatively close to the Canadian border and the question they ask about if you have a CWP is a standard one. They always ask about guns. Many Canadians assume all US citizens are packing because they view us as a gun crazy culture. And in many parts of the western US, like Montana, there is a lot of truth to this. Where I live, many many people are carrying either concealed or open. It is just normal.

Canadian customs has access to some US criminal information. Usually data listed in NCIC. That is why you will likely be told you can't enter if you have a DUI or other criminal record. To my knowledge there is no "federal" all inclusive list of CWP holders that Canadian customs has access to since CWP programs are run by the States and not the Fed.
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Old 03-17-2014, 10:58 AM   #13
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Next question is about pets I know about dogs and cats but my wife has birds, there is no paperwork on them?
Here ya go, direct link to the regulations regarding pet birds coming into Canada from the US.

Importing or Travelling with Personally Owned Pet Birds from the United States - Animals - Canadian Food Inspection Agency

From what I read, it sounds like you just need to sign a form.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:01 AM   #14
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Generally speaking they seldom ask questions like the CWP ones that they don't already know the answer to. The easies way to get across either border is by being honest and answer all questions as shortly as you can, unsolicited answers cause suspicion on the officers part, bring your ownership for the vehicle and trailer and proof of insurance, you will also need passports to get back into the US, it is better to go into the US with no food as their list of restrictions changes constantly, never had any problems going into Canada (except plants) we usually load up on groceries on our way back to Canada.
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Another thing that trips people up all the time at our border crossings is bringing pet food into Canada. Here is a cut/paste of the Canada restrictions from Import Policies - Pet Food - Animals - Canadian Food Inspection Agency:

Travellers may bring into Canada a personal import of pet food (limit of 20 kg), if the import meets all of the following requirements:

The pet food or product must be of United States origin and be commercially packaged.
The pet food or product must be in the possession of the traveller at the time of entry from the U.S.
The animal that will eat the imported product must accompany the traveller at the time of entry.
The imported product is fed only to the animal that accompanied the traveller into Canada.
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your pets, if you bring them have to have all vet papers aboard. We have been asked a few times, sometimes not. We cross back forth a number to times a year and really have had to issues to date ..
If you have a newer trailer or truck, you may wish to bring both the ownerships (no brainer) and your insurance papers. we were stopped and both vehicles were run through a database to check on any via the VINs for issues ... dont know why .. but hey it happened to us.
Canadian border guards are actively staffing all the time .. and sometimes you can run into a real keener ... who may quiz you about everything to prove to him/herself that they really do have a reason for what they do.
you really should not have any issues .. you will be one of the thousands crossing every day to enjoy the deflated Canadian dollar ..

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I live in Florida also and I was ask specifically about my CWP as the second question. The first question was the purpose of visiting Canada and the second was "do you have a CWP" , the third question was "Do you have a firearm" and would you object to us searching your RV and truck. He also ask
why I did not have my weapon with me. My answer was " I did not need the hassle of crossing the border for a vacation. Have a nice visit.
I know that firearms are prohibited in Canada. My question is, did they know you had a CCL or did you give them that info when they asked? There is no way that info shows up running your license, not even in the states. They asked because they know Florida is a right to carry state.
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Thanks to all that had input especially the ones with the pet answers. I live right on the border too but haven't taken a pet across in years and never a bird. We do go across several times a year so I think I will stop at Customs on both sides so I have all my papers right before we decide to take the trailer over. Found one that I never new a lot of trailers use s hooks to hold safety chains on and this is not allowed in Ontario, they must be a closed secure link. Also I don't believe you can drive your tv without tt if hitch is in place.
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Thanks to all that had input especially the ones with the pet answers. I live right on the border too but haven't taken a pet across in years and never a bird. We do go across several times a year so I think I will stop at Customs on both sides so I have all my papers right before we decide to take the trailer over. Found one that I never new a lot of trailers use s hooks to hold safety chains on and this is not allowed in Ontario, they must be a closed secure link. Also I don't believe you can drive your tv without tt if hitch is in place.
Good plan to check with the border patrol at your crossing. It's the only way to be 100% certain you have everything in order.

The hitch issue was debated here: $250 fine in Ontario - true or false

While the debate is still going on, I stick by my post that according to the official laws (The highway traffic act of Ontario) it is not illegal to drive your vehicle with a hitch. Direct links to the laws are in the other thread.
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Old 03-18-2014, 10:00 AM   #20
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We crossed at Niagara Falls last summer.

One time with my truck no trailer, I was in line and when I was 1
to go, I rolled past the STOP line! The guy in the booth immediately
jumped out and YELLED at me BACK UP!! I did!! Camera is aimed
at the rear license of the guy at the booth and I had pulled too close
and apparently blocked the camera.
I will NEVER do that again!!

When we did cross with my trailer in tow I wondered about the signs
saying trucks over there. They didn't specify RVs and as I sat in the car
line I wondered if I was in the wrong line....
When I got to the booth the nice lady took our passports without
comment, asked a couple questions and sent us on our way into Canada.
Apparently they mean big rigs when they say trucks and not RVers.

The guys going into the US side were more .... grim looking.
I wondered if they are taught to look so stern.
Both ways was easy.
Remove your sunglasses or they will ask you to each time.
I did mention the 20 beers I had brought from home. They didn't
flinch and sent us on our way.
They always ask about weapons!
When they asked if we'd purchased anything, my answer was post cards
and photos. That seemed to satisfy them every time.
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