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Old 06-09-2008, 12:37 PM
 
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I get stopped every time I cross because of things in my past, but I made sure that I met their criteria before going. However, finding out what you have to do is sometimes bordering upon the impossible.

But, it's a beautiful drive! It's worth the trip just for the drive itself.
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Old 06-09-2008, 12:42 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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I assume your boyfriend had a DUI. As far as I know that is the only offense that would prevent entry into Canada, well and also probably serious things.

You were allowed in the first time as a fluke and got lucky.

Saying they "won't let you come home" isn't the case. They wouldn't let you into Canada. The fact that you were on your way home while going through Canada is inconsequential.

I do think Canada is a little nuts on driving drunk considering how laid back they are about other things.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Gramercy
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I watch that show Ice Road Truckers and guys die in the Yukon there.
Uhm, they drive on a temporary ice road, not a public one.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: NJtoPhilaTo?
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I get stopped every time I cross because of things in my past, but I made sure that I met their criteria before going. However, finding out what you have to do is sometimes bordering upon the impossible.
Is it close to what they make you do at u.s. airports?
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: NJtoPhilaTo?
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I do think Canada is a little nuts on driving drunk considering how laid back they are about other things.
Yea,you can watch your hockey and drink your beer but you can't go out driving afterwards.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:08 PM
 
Location: NJtoPhilaTo?
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Uhm, they drive on a temporary ice road, not a public one.
Still,guys die.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Still,guys die.
People die on any road anywhere you drive, not only in the Yukon.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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They may let you in the on the way up because they don't have access to your complete criminal record. They then send for the record and thus bar you on your return. It happends all the time on the ferry run from Ketchikan to Prince Rupert.
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Old 06-09-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: NJtoPhilaTo?
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People die on any road anywhere you drive, not only in the Yukon.
Tell that to the o.p. They said they saw someone die in Yukon.
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:26 PM
 
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Is it close to what they make you do at u.s. airports?
Actually, a bit more friendly!

Because I meet the criteria for entry, but I do have the dings on my record, they ask me questions, and are usually polite and friendly. (Except for this one woman from Quebec.) Then, they send me on my way.

When I brought my guns, a bunch of them came out there to admire them, talk about them, and talk about how bad the Canadian government is and how stupid it is to put the restrictions on guns they have.

But, I always have to stop and talk to them and answer questions. Every single time.
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