Travel through Canada?

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    Travel through Canada?

    I will be going on an extended trip from Florida to Alaska and return. Part of the trip will, by necessity be through Canada. Anyone know the drill on transporting firearms through that area. I would most likely have a shotgun and a couple of pistols with me. I could just stash them in the RV but would feel better if I was legal. Thanks.
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    I don't know about rifles but the pistols are a no go. I tried a few years back and they wouldn't let me in...
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    Pistols are definitly a no-no.long guns,you have to get a passport now and a slip of paper saying that you had them over here before you go into canada.I would ckeck at the border patrol office. sj

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    I came across this website when I was planning a road trip up to Alaska

    Canada's Gun Laws for Americans-

    http://panda.com/canadaguns

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    glembe:

    That's a very informative website and a great resource.
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    Taking a pistol into Canada is a great idea if you are interested in paying heavy fines, having possible jail time, and donating your car to the Canadian government...they'll get it all, and you will be a big time loser...

    Don't take firearms into Canada without reading the written requirements...long guns are tricky, and pistols will cause BIG problems!

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    The transportation of handguns in and through Canada is just a definite no-no! Arrangements can be made for rifles and shotguns but make the arrangements well in advance of your trip. When I did it they took my rifle and put a device on the trigger with a seal which I had to present, unbroken and untouched, when I left Canada. It is a royal pain in the --- and my advice is, either avoid Canada or don't take any firearms in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dairycreek View Post
    The transportation of handguns in and through Canada is just a definite no-no! Arrangements can be made for rifles and shotguns but make the arrangements well in advance of your trip. When I did it they took my rifle and put a device on the trigger with a seal which I had to present, unbroken and untouched, when I left Canada. It is a royal pain in the --- and my advice is, either avoid Canada or don't take any firearms in.
    You think that's a pain in the ---? Try living here Please don't avoid Canada, we're really not that bad - those of us that aren't I'm looking forward to retiring soon and moving to a place where I can see lots of and

    All info pertaining to bringing firearms into Canada can be found somewhere in this mess.
    http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/default_e.asp

    More specifically here:
    http://www.cfc-cafc.gc.ca/info_for-r.../default_e.asp
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    Wow good luck, i got detained for several hours because i had some plastic squirt guns. And yes they were bright yellow and orange.
    Don't try to sneak them in, you may make it into canada but remeber you still have to make it back to america. And they randomly search vehicles(especially rvs i've found)
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    It's about as bad as NYC, but at least they speak an understandable dialect of English (the Canadians, that is).
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    Quote Originally Posted by obxned View Post
    It's about as bad as NYC, but at least they speak an understandable dialect of English (the Canadians, that is).
    Ha. Did you ever try to understand that Fringlesh
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    NO handguns? Perhaps that explains the following:

    "Crime up in nearly every province and territory

    Crime rates increased in all provinces and territories, except Ontario and Yukon, where they remained virtually unchanged. Double-digit increases were reported in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island.

    Oh and this. The poor Canadian taxpers were told their gun control program would cost C $ 2 million. Seems the cost has swollen to C $ 3 billion.

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    When we last drove through Canada (a year ago), the kind lady at the border told us that we could've just showed up with the guns and we'd have done the paperwork on the spot. One fee ($25?) for the whole pile. Can't remember if there was a way to pay to take handguns through, e.g. locked up with a government seal to be inspected on the way out or something. Probably not. But overall, the Canadians were really quite friendly. Either way, I don't bring guns to or through Canada but just take them in luggage on a plane when I fly over. Oh, and don't drive through the main ports of entry ...pick one off to one side or the other if possible. It can be very SLOOOW at the border, and slow borders mean grumpy border agents...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppy View Post
    NO handguns? Perhaps that explains the following:

    "Crime up in nearly every province and territory

    Crime rates increased in all provinces and territories, except Ontario and Yukon, where they remained virtually unchanged. Double-digit increases were reported in Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Manitoba and Prince Edward Island.

    Oh and this. The poor Canadian taxpers were told their gun control program would cost C $ 2 million. Seems the cost has swollen to C $ 3 billion.
    And they blame the United States for the guns that DO get in, but I won't mention that. It's called pandering on the part of the government... If governments stuck to just what they are supposed to do and nothing more, then maybe things would be a lot better. Serve the people? Represent the people? Say whut? In any case, Canada is my second favorite country and the people there have always been great. It's the government that I don't like (and I don't feel too warm and fuzzy about ours either...)

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    Thanks to you all for your very informative responses. Screw em, I'll take the ferry.
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