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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    I don't know much about crossing into Canada since I live wayyyyy far from there, but what is required of you to be able to pass into Canada? How does the border crossing work?
    All you need is a passport or Nexus card. It's much easier than you think. I was in Buffalo this past weekend and crossed over just for a hotel. The rooms were much cheaper on that side of the border
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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    I don't know much about crossing into Canada since I live wayyyyy far from there, but what is required of you to be able to pass into Canada? How does the border crossing work?
    Same thing that Doc said. Usually it is just a conversation. Purpose of visit, where are you going, how long are you staying, any weapons, drugs or alcohol. If your unlucky they will ask you to go inside for a longer conversation and inspect your vehicle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potter0o View Post
    Same thing that Doc said. Usually it is just a conversation. Purpose of visit, where are you going, how long are you staying, any weapons, drugs or alcohol. If your unlucky they will ask you to go inside for a longer conversation and inspect your vehicle.
    That's pretty cool. My dad told me of a guy he knew that had a lot of trouble at the Canadian border somewhat recently so I wondered about that. Said he had capability of working from home so had his laptop pc with him among other things while I assume was on vacation, they asked to see his computer and ended up keeping it or something crazy like that. Didn't make a lot of sense and may have been exaggerated or even wrong, but ever since I pictured the Canadian border being similar to the Mexican border. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    I don't know much about crossing into Canada since I live wayyyyy far from there, but what is required of you to be able to pass into Canada? How does the border crossing work?
    You know Google says Niagara is only 13hrs from Northern AL. That's a leisurely 2 day ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc True View Post
    You know Google says Niagara is only 13hrs from Northern AL. That's a leisurely 2 day ride
    Maybe one day! Seriously, that would be a cool trip. I love visiting places of natural beauty, especially waterfalls. Niagara would be awesome. You may have given me something to mark off the bucket list!

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    So I just looked it up, close to 900 miles. I think one day when I finally take a whole week off of work for a bike trip, I will do a Mon-Fri trip to Niagara Falls....also saw where they have a casino there, Seneca Niagara Casino....and I like to gamble....would be a great place to get a room for a night. What an awesome idea for a trip! If next summer is less busy than this one is, I may take off and go! I have plenty vacation time at work, so that isn't an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    I don't know much about crossing into Canada since I live wayyyyy far from there, but what is required of you to be able to pass into Canada? How does the border crossing work?
    The process is as described above. No big deal really so long as you have a passport.

    Absolutely no weapons. Guns, mace, large knives. Big trouble if you have one. I hear even some Bear Sprays are not approved for Canada and can be confiscated. I crossed with camping gear, pocket knife and a hatchet without issues.

    I have heard that if you are carrying extra fuel, it has to be in an approved container that has clear labeling that it contains gasoline.

    Close to the border crossing, some stores may accept US currency but not all. Away from the border you must have a credit card or Canadian currency. I recommend having a card with the chip and a PIN number.

    When I crossed with a friend on motorcycles, coming back into the US they asked my friend to pull forward and they questioned us separately to make sure our stories matched.

    Also, call your insurance agent and ask for a proof of insurance for Canada. Makes things much easier if you get pulled over or have an accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jt105 View Post
    The process is as described above. No big deal really so long as you have a passport.

    Absolutely no weapons. Guns, mace, large knives. Big trouble if you have one. I hear even some Bear Sprays are not approved for Canada and can be confiscated. I crossed with camping gear, pocket knife and a hatchet without issues.

    I have heard that if you are carrying extra fuel, it has to be in an approved container that has clear labeling that it contains gasoline.

    Close to the border crossing, some stores may accept US currency but not all. Away from the border you must have a credit card or Canadian currency. I recommend having a card with the chip and a PIN number.

    When I crossed with a friend on motorcycles, coming back into the US they asked my friend to pull forward and they questioned us separately to make sure our stories matched.

    Also, call your insurance agent and ask for a proof of insurance for Canada. Makes things much easier if you get pulled over or have an accident.

    JT
    I'm sure there are a ton of things like this I need to learn before an endeavor like that. It's really sparked my interest thinking about it. As for card, would Visa debit card with chip work? Or does it have to be credit? I have never had and do not want a credit card.

    Also, do you have to cross into Canada to visit Niagara Falls? Looking on Google Maps, it looks like most is all on the US side. Or is the best spots/views on the Canadian side?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    I'm sure there are a ton of things like this I need to learn before an endeavor like that. It's really sparked my interest thinking about it. As for card, would Visa debit card with chip work? Or does it have to be credit? I have never had and do not want a credit card.

    Also, do you have to cross into Canada to visit Niagara Falls? Looking on Google Maps, it looks like most is all on the US side. Or is the best spots/views on the Canadian side?
    Your debit card will work fine. You can see the falls from the US side. If you wanted to get close to the horseshoe falls (its the more impressive side) you'll have to cross into Canada. There's probably exceptions made for the tourist boats that go right up to the falls. I'm not sure about that though. I never really considered them.

    Toronto is a very nice city, and is a reasonable distance from the falls. It's worth a detour
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    The US dollar trades at a premium so you are better off using debit, credit or a currency exchange. You get about 1.30 in $CAD Any smart retailer would accept dollars at par or trade at a reduced exchange rate.

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