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Old 09-29-2019, 02:49 PM   #1
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Thinking about taking a cruise next year and Seattle PO'd the cruise lines and a lot are starting in Canada now a days. Of course take our time and take the RV. What should I be looking out for?

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Thinking about taking a cruise next year and Seattle PO'd the cruise lines and a lot are starting in Canada now a days. Of course take our time and take the RV. What should I be looking out for?


Have crossed several times with RV. They never batted an eye


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Have crossed several times with RV. They never batted an eye


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Did you bring a weapon? Should have asked that earlier.
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Did you bring a weapon? Should have asked that earlier.

I have Canucks as family. And with all their anti gun stories I’ll never gun hunt Canada or pass through to Alaska with a weapon.
So no.
I have run the Alcan. Shipped the guns


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Good deal, thanks for the info.
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Bringing long guns across the border is a piece of cake. Some paperwork in triplicate and yer good to go.
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Old 09-29-2019, 03:44 PM   #7
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Bringing long guns across the border is a piece of cake. Some paperwork in triplicate and yer good to go.



I was thinking a short gun for close quarter combat if needed.
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Are guns allowed on the cruise ship? If not, do you have someone to watch it on shore?
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Are guns allowed on the cruise ship? If not, do you have someone to watch it on shore?

Keep it locked in the Safe in the RV.
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Dave: Not legal but if yer feelin’ lucky and have a good hiding place. Have some visible peace and love stickers to remove indication you’re a violent criminal.
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Thinking about taking a cruise next year and Seattle PO'd the cruise lines and a lot are starting in Canada now a days. Of course take our time and take the RV. What should I be looking out for?
Seattle P.O.s a lot of people but as far as cruise ships the number of sailings out of Seattle continue to increase in addition to ships' size and passenger capacity.

What I don't like out of Seattle is that the ships generally do not transit the east side of Vancouver Island but that is another issue altogether.
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No problem going through. If you want to take firearms through make sure they are firearms they allow , do your homework ,fill out the paperwork and it is a breeze. DO NOT try to sneak anything through. ONLY ticket of any kind in my entire life was a firearms violation in BC, and that was way before the rules they have currently. The magistrate told me "Ignorance was no excuse."
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DO NOT TRY TO SNEAK A HANDGUN THROUGH. If they have ANY suspicions about you after they have asked you numerous questions, they will ask you to get out of the RV, then 8-10 agents will go in the RV and start checking. They pull out drawers, check heat vents, check all they can with the exception of tearing off the walls etc. How do I know this, my wife and I watched them do this to a RV. What did they find? They sent a dog in and found a drug stash in the interior walls. Then, one agent checked the trucks spare tire stored up under the p/u bed and they found a handgun. The people were handcuffed and taken away.

To have a fun trip in Canada, have your valid Passport. If you take a dog, have all current paperwork pertaining to shots etc. If you want to take a long gun, fill out the paperwork and its no problem. Canada is a beautiful country and they have extremely strict laws, just obey them. The O'L USA could learn alot from the Canadians pertaining to enforcing laws........
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I never felt lucky enough to try.
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I never felt lucky enough to try.
I went on a fishing trip to Canada and completely forgot about the secret jammy I have stashed in my truck for emergency when the Mounty asked me about it. Talk about immediate adrenalin rush suppression. I went all in on sergeant Schultz. " I knew nothing" Wont do that again.

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My first and only border crossing into Canada, was greeted with outright hostility from the ossiffer.
I couldn't figure out why the hostility, until he told me to read the signs as I was approaching the border.
I didn't read them, and hopped out of the truck to take some photo's.
That is a no no.
Little brother was ahead of me in line and waiting on the other side.
He told me not to antagonize those guy's.
Or they'll tear apart your vehicle and leave it spread all over the place, and make you re-pack everything yourself.
I just told the guy I really felt welcome for the first time I've ever been in Canada. He just waved me through, and didn't reply.
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Old 09-30-2019, 01:56 PM   #17
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BTW check EVERYTHING especially the old silverware drawer with an EXPIRED canister of pepper spray ($200.00 fine) and make sure you aren't carrying any excess Alcohol, beer, wine or spirits, 5liter box of wine 25 years ago duty was $50.00 or forfeit the $8.00 item, made a comment about that and WOW they had no sense of humor, There comment was we can confiscate your motorhome and your boat too! Nice people!!!
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I can’t see any need to bring a gun to Canada to go on a cruise. But, I’d prefer to come back without any issues. Vancouver is a larger city, so I also wouldn’t want to leave a gun in the RV while I’m out on a cruise.

Like dealing with TSA, don’t joke and make sure you have that conversation with anyone in your RV. They can search your RV.

Have you thought about going for a train ride? That would give you a different view. Also, there are plenty of cruises leaving from Seattle after looking at Expedia. Maybe you are looking at an unpopular time.
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I'll tell you another thing - their beer sucks!...

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Old 10-01-2019, 08:26 PM   #20
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Depends where you are traveling to. When we drove to Alaska, they almost dismantled the camper in Victoria. Came from Port Angeles. Only time they did that. Several trips with the boat to Vancouver Island, they just ask. Some years ago, we took a cruise from Vancouver. We had flown to Seattle and took the train to Canada. Piece of cake. They do all the TSA stuff when you get to the train in Seattle.
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