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Old 01-11-2016, 03:22 PM   #1
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FOOD --Bringing it into and out of Canada

I think that it is easier to bring food into Canada than it is to bring it into the U.S. But I'm completely confused about it. So I'd appreciate hearing about people's experiences -- Is packaged meat and fish okay? Any vegetables? Cheese? Bread? Last time I just threw away all our vegetables when we re-entered the U.S.and it really annoyed me.

And what about beer and wine? Are we allowed a certain amount?

I seem to remember Glenn had a problem once when he forgot about a red pepper.

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Here is the link for going into Canada, there is another for returning.
Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) - Home
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:01 PM   #3
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This site may answer some questions
ezbordercrossing.com – Making it Easier to Cross the U.S. Canadian Border
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My current bookmarks:

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/det...s.-from-canada


What Can I Bring Into Canada in Terms Of Food, Plant, Animal and Related Products? - Food - Canadian Food Inspection Agency

You'll have to click and click and click to get the info you want -- typical government sites.



If you can stop at a grocery store "on the border" sometimes they have signs of what is currently allowed. USA stores tend to at least.
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Going into Canada we have been questioned / checked for passports ,drivers license, alcohol , tobacco , drugs ,food ,firearms , fireworks , nun chucks , throwing stars , worms ,minnows ,plants, birth certificates for minor children, firewood , DWI , felony convictions , fresh pork , bazookas , where we're going, purpose of visit ,where we are staying , length of visit ,where we live , are we leaving anything in Canada , do we have any gifts , how much money are we carrying , boat gas , boat registration ,pets ,pet vacinations etc- etc-etc-etc
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Going into Canada we have been questioned / checked for passports ,drivers license, alcohol , tobacco , drugs ,food ,firearms , fireworks , nun chucks , throwing stars , worms ,minnows ,plants, birth certificates for minor children, firewood , DWI , felony convictions , fresh pork , bazookas , where we're going, purpose of visit ,where we are staying , length of visit ,where we live , are we leaving anything in Canada , do we have any gifts , how much money are we carrying , boat gas , boat registration ,pets ,pet vacinations etc- etc -etc-etc


http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/Hx0...06700b54c.jpgs ,pets, boat gas , fishing boat

Pretty much the same for us going South except never asked about my bazookas though

Much improved with an Nexus card.

As has been suggested previously, go to the website and check it. We've chucked eggs in both directions recently. The list changes depending on outbreaks of this and that.

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Last September when we were crossing into Canada at Osoyoos, the customs agent seemed to really dwell on firearms and If I was aware of their laws. When I said I didn't own any firearms he kind of jokingly asked what kind of an American was I. As for fruits and vegetables, they all got chucked before the border crossing. But at that time of year there was sure a lot of good fruit to be bought just into Canada. Loren
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Going into Canada we have been questioned / checked for passports ,drivers license, alcohol , tobacco , drugs ,food ,firearms , fireworks , nun chucks , throwing stars , worms ,minnows ,plants, birth certificates for minor children, firewood , DWI , felony convictions , fresh pork , bazookas , where we're going, purpose of visit ,where we are staying , length of visit ,where we live , are we leaving anything in Canada , do we have any gifts , how much money are we carrying , boat gas , boat registration ,pets ,pet vacinations etc- etc-etc-etc
Pretty much the same, except for the boat stuff. My Colorado plates seem to invite questions about pot. "No, you have plenty of your own in BC" seemed an appropriate response.

The laws on fresh anything change too fast to keep up with. I just plan on running out before I cross.
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Pretty much the same, except for the boat stuff. ...
We seem to be targets for the "bear spray" question. And yes, I frequently carry bear spray - after a close encounter at a favorite fishing lake.

From what I read regarding Canadian regulations: Bear spray has to be labeled exactly as "Bear Spray" and contain between 9 and 11 ounces of ingredients.

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