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Old 02-08-2012, 08:47 PM   #29
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Davidso : The wife & I live in Windsor Ontario & are across to the US side & back many many times per year, because where we live...cross-border shopping is a very popular pass-time !!! I'm sure that you'll find the experience of crossing the border an easy one. Keep in mind, the people of Canada want tourism & so you'll be most welcome...however, going back home...be prepared to be considered suspicious by the border guards until they've decided they shouldn't be concerned.
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:25 AM   #30
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???? Inspection by whom? Where?
At the border crossing from Canada to the U.S. (personal experience).
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:50 AM   #31
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Canadians are great folks and the country is breathtaking.
Aw, thanks!
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:54 AM   #32
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Here's an unrelated question but has to do with Canada. I'm cleaning out my desk drawers, and found a coin or token the size of a quarter. In the center is "Pont Champlain Bridge" and around the outer part is "National Harbours Board". I'm guessing that this is a toll token for a bridge. Is it still a toll bridge? Bob
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:02 AM   #33
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Here's an unrelated question but has to do with Canada. I'm cleaning out my desk drawers, and found a coin or token the size of a quarter. In the center is "Pont Champlain Bridge" and around the outer part is "National Harbours Board". I'm guessing that this is a toll token for a bridge. Is it still a toll bridge? Bob
does it look like this?
Pont Champlain Bridge token - Google Search
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:12 AM   #34
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looks like the 2nd one down,top far left. are they still in use, or outdated technology replaced by ezpass or similar device.
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Old 02-11-2012, 09:30 AM   #35
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The toll was abolished on May 4, 1990.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:53 AM   #36
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Hi: All...Easiest crossing into the U.S. we ever had was towing our trailer. The first ? the border crossing guard asked; " What is the nature of your vacation?" I answered VACATION!!! and she smiled, red faced, and waved us through.
It's not always that easy!!!
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Old 02-12-2012, 12:19 PM   #37
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Our world has changed dramatically and why anyone would travel without a passport is beyond me. We had to have them to travel to from Ontario to Baffin Island which is Canadian territory! It just makes life so much easier.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:02 PM   #38
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Regardless of which side of the border you live on, DON'T cross the border, either direction with firewood! Both the Canadian and USA do not allow crossing the border into the other country with your home country's firewood. Each country fears foreign bugs, worms, beetles, etc. from the other's country.

I can only take American wood into Canada (for wood turning on my portable lathe) if I can produce proof that it has been kiln dried. The kiln drying kills all the critters.

I just barely avoided a $400 fine because I had two pieces of firewood in the truck bed that I did not was there, and it had not left the truck during the trip.

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Several times a year we cross the border into Canada. We stay only several hours and return to the US that same day. Each time Canada asks how long we will be staying, and when returning, the US asks how long we were there. I think that their computers know our routine and the US knows exactly at what time that day we crossed into Canada. But they don't disclose that.
Also, I recently found out that the US shares court data with Canada. So when you pull up to Canadian customs they know all about you. Got a DWI in 1987 in the US [not me], no entry into Canada for you.
My worst experience coming back to the US was when the agent typed the wrong state abreviation for my license plate. We were checked as if it was a stolen car. Additionally, they wanted us to leave our dog outside in the car in 100 degree heat while we went to speak with customs management. My wife told the agent on site that they would have to shoot her for her to do that. Management okay'd us bringing the dog with us.
Today they have plate recognition software, so hopefully that issue has gone away.
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Vet certs for dogs including rabies shots, must be within 30 days of crossing (not shots, but certs)
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What is a cert?
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Certificate from the vet that states the dog is in good health. Actually the only thing a dog coming into Canada from the USA really needs is a certificate/letter from vet showing what date the dogs current Rabies shot expires - some shots are only good for a year but most vets these days are using the ones that a good for 3 years. That is all they will ask for at the border going either way - that is if they bother to ask at all. I use to leave a copy in the glove box of the car so I would not forget it.
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Convinced me! I'm not going
Besides, I hear they increased the price of a passport... tenfold!
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