(Closed) Traveling into Canada

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I am Canadian and we now need a passport to cross the Canada/US border. I’m pretty sure the same appplies to Americans!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think you might need a passport now!!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Yep, you need a passport.  Just went this summer and I’m headed back Sunday for work.  Used to be just drivers license, but not anymore!  : )

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You need a passport, unless you have an enhanced driver’s license. I don’t know if you can get an enhanced driver’s license in California though. I live in the state of Washington, so all we need is the enhanced license.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

@noritake22:  Just looked up the enhanced DL, and it seems to be just a couple of the bordering states that have adopted it… like Washington, Michigan, and New York… it’s a good idea though!  

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

Oh, and also it can apparently only be used when traveling via land, not air.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Do any of you know of good places to honeymoon in Canada? with mountains, hiking, etc.?

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

@loveispatient54:  Banff is a classic and is close enough to Calgary that you could fly there and rent a car.  I will warn you that it gets ultra-touristy during the summer (just as bad or worse than Yellowstone during the summer).  We did a month long roadtrip for our honeymoon and drove across Alberta and BC hiking, camping, and stuff.  Here’s our blog if you want to check out the photos to see if there might be any places you want to visit!  (Also, I am attaching a couple of our photos to give you an idea) roamingstones.blogspot.com [attachment=1303288,165902] [attachment=1303288,165903]

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Contrary to previous information, you do not always need a passport to cross the US Canada border by car.

Here is the accurate information from Canada Border Services website and a link to same:

“Non-Canadians

When you enter Canada, a CBSA officer may ask to see your passport and a valid visa, if one is necessary. If you are a citizen of the United States, you do not need a passport to enter Canada. However, you should carry proof of your citizenship, such as a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or naturalization, as well as photo identification. If you are a permanent resident of Canada or the U.S, you should bring your Permanent Resident Card with you.”

http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/security-securite/admiss-eng.html

For re-entry to the USA, here is the information from US Customs and Border Protection  and a link to same:

U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents: Document requirements for Lawful Permanent Residents will not change under WHTI. U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents can continue to use their permanent resident card (Form I-551) or other valid evidence of permanent residence status.”

http://www.getyouhome.gov/html/lang_eng/eng_sa.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

@julies1949:   It still says that you need more than just the permanent resident card and I think most people find it is just generally easier to carry a passport as opposed to their birth certificate (at the risk of losing it).  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I have only been to canada once and we split the trip between Banff Fairmont Hotel and the fairmont at Lake Louise! It was one of our favorite trips! Canoeing, lots of Hiking, and Horseback Riding! We had just enough adventure and relaxation. Here are some pics also 

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