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Old 11-25-2014, 10:07 PM   #21
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Is that in Canadian or US dollars?? And per liter or per gallon?

Researching on the internet, I calculated the cost for diesel in Canada to be about $4.75 (US) per gallon in the Calgary area.

We're planning a trip to the Calgary area for next summer...but if it's $5 per liter, maybe we'll reconsider.

[3.78 x ($ per litre)] / Exchange Rate = $ per US gallon

Example: Vancouver area
[3.78 x 1.369] / 1.13 = 4.58US per US gallon
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:56 PM   #22
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Tommyb, if you go to the Useful Links page of the FROG website, you'll find links to both the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection websites. You should find some helpful information there about crossing the border in both directions.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:59 AM   #23
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That pricing is 'per gallon'... the fuel cost is just a bit higher than down here.

Try to hit Calgary during the Stampede (July 3 - 13 th this year I think). It is one awesome event and the whole city transforms!
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Old 11-26-2014, 11:42 AM   #24
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If you're on Medicare, its coverage doesn't extend over the border. Check your supplemental (commercial) health insurance to see if it gives full coverage in a "foreign" nation. If not, I'd suggest a short-term traveller's coverage. Also, check your drug coverage insurance.

Some employer insurance coverage also is US-only. When I was with Boeing, that wasn't an issue, but it may have changed in the 15 years I've been retired.
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Old 11-27-2014, 08:11 PM   #25
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We are paying $1.25 per litre right now. That would be approx. $5.50 per gallon.


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Old 11-28-2014, 08:02 AM   #26
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Price up here has been falling recently and is just under a $1 a litre in Saskatoon. It's a nice bonus but I'm sure that by TT season there will be a remarkable recovery in fuel prices and the normal consumer gouging practice that precedes the long weekends during the summer will undoubtably continue. It's kinda like the seasons and taxes......


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Old 01-19-2015, 12:22 PM   #27
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Check with your cell phone and internet provider!!!!!!!!! Cost could be very costly, especially Internet.
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:40 PM   #28
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Check on auto and trailer insurance to be sure you are covered. In our case ten years ago, when we crossed with just our car, the insurance company appreciated us calling ahead of time to let them know.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:33 PM   #29
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Check with your cell phone and internet provider!!!!!!!!! Cost could be very costly, especially Internet.
This is very true. You can also purchase a phone in Canada and pay as you go or possibly purchase a plan depending on your planned length of stay. This will reduce your costs if you plan to use your phone/ data much. When we have travelled we shut the phone side down and use wifi for communication. Many places offer free wifi.
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Old 01-19-2015, 01:39 PM   #30
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Get put on a U.S./Canada small business plan. If your not they charge $5 a MB for data.

Update on diesel, in Nova Scotia it is $1.02 a ltr so with the exchange it is right around $3 a gallon.
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:12 AM   #31
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Remember the U.S. Dollar is worth $1.21 Canadian
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:59 PM   #32
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Everyone forgot the most important thing, bug dope, bring lots...lol. Oh, and lots of that cheap beer;-)
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:18 PM   #33
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Bring beer to Canada??? That's like bringing a date to the cathouse, lol
Our beer and whiskey is 10X better than the US, sure, it IS more expensive, but it's still better
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:56 PM   #34
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You are so right Riderstan.


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Old 03-23-2015, 07:26 PM   #35
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Don't forget to let your credit card company know where you are travelling. If they start seeing purchases made in far away places, they may cancel the card on the assumption that it's been stolen. That applies anyway, whether or not you cross the border.
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Don't forget to let your credit card company know where you are travelling. If they start seeing purchases made in far away places, they may cancel the card on the assumption that it's been stolen. That applies anyway, whether or not you cross the border.
I had mine cancelled a couple of times just here in the USA. Now we always call, to let them know we are traveling. Big Brother is watching they don't want to be stuck with the bills. I also never use my ATM, then it's my lost.
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  • Relax its Canada – a lot like the US only more people are polite and some have a French accent
  • Remember it’s not the United States, it is a sovereign country with its own rules. Behave yourself, you are now a US Citizen in a foreign land, represent us well (I have seen UGLY Americans, don’t be one)
  • Bring your Passport, Car papers (registration & insurance) and papers for your pets (shots)
  • Bring your health insurance card but be prepared to use a credit card in an emergency (true anywhere outside the US)
  • If you are taking any medications take them in the original bottles (or have the originals), bring your prescriptions. If you have insulin needless/sharps warn customs before they search bags – it’s only polite.
  • ATMs give a good exchange rate, get a credit card that does not have a foreign transaction fee
  • No other country in the world has the gun freedom or gun violence of the US, don’t leave home with them (hunting rifles with license are an exception) – read up before you go if you carry firearms.
  • Anything else that is designed as a weapon (Bear Sperry) – Declare it
  • You are limited on how much alcohol and tabaco you can bring across the border (both directions), don’t even think about illegal drugs!
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