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Tom/Barb

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enblethen wrote:

Do not try to take meat, chicken, eggs, vegetables or fruit across board.


We went across with a full load of groceries, no problems, even with an over load of booze, Vender operators do that every year with box trailers full.

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Fill up the RV with gas before crossing! fill up your boots with it and sinks and bath tub and anything that will hold liquid. Man oh man gas is expensive North of the boarder eh?





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The specific food restrictions change relatively frequently, and sometimes enforcement is a bit variable. I think most commonly restricted are fruits and veggies (particularly ones with seeds such as peppers and tomatoes) and meats, particularly if not commercially packaged by a store. I generally don't go out of my way to alter what I'm carrying, and just answer any questions at the border accurately and truthfully and if requested surrender any food that happens to be verboten at the moment. So far, that has worked out just fine.

It probably goes without saying, but take very careful care to obey firearm restrictions. The penalties for failing to do so are significant.





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Here is link to current(?) crossing information. By the looks it has changed drastically from a little over a year ago.
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trnewtown wrote:

Stick dog - I don't plan on carrying more than $10K cash with me. I probably need to carry some US and Canadian cash with me for this trip. Will not assume that every place takes credit cards.

Ava - Rice is not allowed? Who knew? Will check the Canadian Border Service site.


Questions may follow but you can carry more than 10K in cash across the border in either direction, however you must declare it.


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Tom/Barb wrote:

You'll need less that 100.00 in Canadian cash, most places will give cash back on your CC

Do every thing on your CC, allow the CC company make the exchange rate conversion.

I have not tried this trick in a number of years so I don't know if it is still valid !

If you had a credit balance on one of your credit cards (i.e. they OWE YOU money) like Visa or discover, then you could go to an ATM and remove cash in that countries currency without occurring any cash advance charges ! There may be an ATM transaction card.

As stated before, the credit card companies use the latest exchanges rates.

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I bank with a Toronto based bank, but I will check to see what fees might be involved with Canadian debit and credit card transactions.
The Burlington WA Costco seems like a likely place to stop for supplies in the US. Where should I cross into Canada if I want to avoid the Vancouver traffic? And where should I stop over the border in Canada for items like eggs and chicken?

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Here you go, cross at Sumas and there is a Costco as soon as you cross. Don't forget, no weapons or pepper spray!
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