Living in the Okanagan Valley (on the Canuck side) tree fruit is always up there on the list of inquiries, going both ways. We are asked about firearms when heading south just as you are asked about firearms heading north. People try to put to much extra time and thought into when it's a simple issue. No difference going either way, just leave the guns at home unless you have the required paperwork to transport them across the border. I always try to take a quick check under the seats and whathaveyou before we cross just ot make sure their aren't any spare shells or rounds floating around. I've also never found a reason to hide my "enthusiasm" for things that go bang when crossing the border. I've had conversations regarding them at both sides of the border, along with conversations about many other things, and find if I'm honest and up front then we never have an issue.
It seems that the Canuck border guards are most concerned about getting the governments tax due out of us when we return, and the American border guards are most concerned we aren't coming down to take jobs away.
This will be the first season we wil be crossing with a trailer, up until now we have always had a tent trailer, and in all the times we have crosssed the border we have only ever had to pop it up once.
We make sure to bring an unopened US approved bag of dog food, no tree fruit and no vegetables when we cross. It's just simpler that way, and in most cases it is more cost effective to purchase those items once in the US.
You are also not allowed to bring firewood into the US from Canada, I'm not sure about the other direction, but just a heads up.
And hey, Welcome To Canada! We enjoy having you all up here, and appreciate the fact you have decided to spend some of your income here.
"Anywhere I roam, where I lay my head is home"
Days camped in 2014 - 35
Days camped so far in 2015 - 30