Originally Posted by cariboocreek
No need to be freaked out. We are just like you. If it wasn't for an imaginary dashed line on the 49th parallel then you wouldn't know the difference. If the possibility of a small delay at a border crossing keeps you from travelling north then it is your loss. With exchange rates currently at 20% it is even financially a win for you to travel to Canada.
Camping is about the adventure. Get out of your comfort zone and explore the world.
I did start my 1st post with...
Originally Posted by VicS1950
I've only crossed to Canada a couple times towing a travel trailer, but I cross often towing my sailboat to regattas. To date I have never been pulled over for secondary inspection while towing. (knock/touch wood) ...
That is with over 40+ years of border crossing. Much of it towing my boat.
My knocking/touching wood superstition is used for any time I mention not having had any engine troubles, wheel bearing troubles, marital troubles, etc.
Crossing the border either direction is no big deal providing that you have your passports and general house in order. "House in order" is as simple as your reason for crossing being logical. Back in the day when I was behind the wheel heading across for the occasional boys night out adult entertainment, I would say exactly where we were going. That freaked out some of the guys with me, but not one official ever batted an eye at that whether male or female. Just tell the truth.
Make certain to have Canadian Bacon for breakfast and Poutine when the opportunity presents itself. I find the Poutine in the Montreal area is especially well put together.
P.S. - If you have any under age guest children with you be certain to have letters/documentation from the parents stating they know and consent to the border crossing. (Sorry to alarm, but forewarned is forearmed.)