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Old 06-15-2015, 07:33 PM   #1
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Canada Travel Permit for Americans

We are being told that there is a travel permit purchase requirement for Americans if travelling in Canada with the trailer. $29 CAD per day for BC or $215 for 15 days. Does anyone know about this?

We will not be in BC for long but expect to be in Alberta for a while and Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Is anyone paying for such a permit when crossing the border? Thank you.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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Where did you get that information?
Never heard of such a thing.
It is possible that an insurance company may charge a premium if taking a trailer out of country.
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I believe that is the insurance you have to purchase if you do not have adequate US coverage. I always obtain a form from my insurance carrier, good for 6 months that specifies my coverage meets Canadian standards.
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We have been traveling to Canada for years with trailers and have never heard of such a thing. We spent 2 months in Cape Breton, NS last fall. We have never been asked about anything except certain foods, but that varies from year to year...coming and going.
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We are being told that there is a travel permit purchase requirement for Americans if travelling in Canada with the trailer. $29 CAD per day for BC or $215 for 15 days. Does anyone know about this?

We will not be in BC for long but expect to be in Alberta for a while and Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Is anyone paying for such a permit when crossing the border? Thank you.
Please send these funds by e-transfer to my email address for processing. I will then alert the border patrol, who will then let you through with no troubles.

Thank you for considering to visit Canada.

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This is regarding picking up the trailer from Escape and it is unregistered until you register it. Supposedly for BC travel, you need a permit. I thought I recalled some people saying they had received temporary tags.

We are also told that a travel permit can be bought by an American not from Washington state at the DMV in Lynden. Anyone done that?
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Is that a BC National Park camping permit?
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Is that a BC National Park camping permit?
Nothing to do with camping
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We are being told that there is a travel permit purchase requirement for Americans if travelling in Canada with the trailer.
I thought Canada was in North America? If so then aren't all Canadians Americans? Does this apply to Canadians also?

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Yes, aren't we all North Americans and I know the Indians are irked that there is a border. This is supposedly for Americans only.

I will be interested to know though how the Washington state DMV gives so-called travel permits for non-residents to travel elsewhere in the U.S. (Oh, perhaps they think they are D.C.!!)

Perhaps a temporary permit that people said they had from ETI was the dealer permit. Wonder how long that is good for. In the U.S., such dealer tags are used, I guess usually for 30 days.
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