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Old 04-20-2016, 07:27 AM   #1
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Traveling to Canada.

I need a little help from my Crossroads friends.

This summer we are traveling up the east coast of the US. We will be spending most of our time in the New England states. But we are thinking about crossing into Canada from Maine and traveling west and coming back in in through New York.

We need any advice in regards to crossing the boarder. I started thinking about what foods we are allowed to cross over with? What about my firearm? I'm a Floridian and normally cary a firearm especially when traveling. Last year going West was not a problem but I know in some of the northern states the laws are strict like New York and New Jersey. Gun laws are easy to find but if anyone has resources in regards to crossing the boarder. Any help would be greatly appreciated. And as always thanks you in advance.
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Old 04-20-2016, 07:31 AM   #2
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You never want to try and take a gun into Canada. You will get in big trouble. Not even pepper spray, taser, or stun gun of any type.
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:16 AM   #3
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Easy answer for the firearm, just leave it locked up at home if coming to Canada. I travel all over Canada and US with out one. Go on Transport Canada website and there will be info on what you can bring in .
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Old 04-20-2016, 09:30 AM   #4
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Easy answer for the firearm, just leave it locked up at home if coming to Canada. I travel all over Canada and US with out one. Go on Transport Canada website and there will be info on what you can bring in .
Actually, it's Canadian Border Services you need to contact:

Travellers - Visitors to Canada
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:22 AM   #5
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We have traveled from border to border coast to coast the last 8 years & never once needed a weapon, yea imagine a Texan without a gun, & don't plan on carrying one. So as they said, leave it at home & take your passport instead.
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You need either a passport or pass card to get into and out of Canada now. Passports take about 6-8 weeks to process, not sure about the pass card.
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Old 04-20-2016, 10:33 AM   #7
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I was reading into it after I made the post. With the right forms and securing the firearm properly it can be done. The problem is I wanted to come in from one location and leave from another. Moving around Canada with a firearm seems a little more difficult. True I can leave my firearm and travel for 30 days without. Most likely I will not encounter the need for it. But unfortunately growing up in Miami and having numerous bad encounters, I prefer to have it with me. We will see what I do. In regards to food though it looks like meats and fruits have to be left in the US. We will need to shop in Canada and they do the same leaving.
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Judging from your profile photo, it seems like you could just bark at the bad guys and scare them off.

I'd google "traveling with pets in canada" too and see if you need any special papers.
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Judging from your profile photo, it seems like you could just bark at the bad guys and scare them off.

I'd google "traveling with pets in canada" too and see if you need any special papers.
Unfortunately when we travel on long trips like this one the babies stay home with Grandma. Last year we did 30 days and 8200 miles. We don't spend enough time at the TT to bring the dogs. We don't like leaving them locked up for too long. Not to mention most parks don't allow it either.
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You won't need a gun in Canada. People are nice there. As for foods, you'll need to purge the fridge of meat, fruit and (I think) dairy as well. Have fun!
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