U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 04-26-2022, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
81,680 posts, read 75,117,221 times
Reputation: 104475

Advertisements

I am not the mod for the Canada forum, but I know the one who is won't mind me saying that Urban Peasant is correct--the thread was being hijacked with an off-topic discussion.

It ends now.
__________________
Moderator posts are in RED.
City-Data Terms of Service: http://www.city-data.com/terms.html
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-26-2022, 10:46 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
43,588 posts, read 18,652,567 times
Reputation: 112352
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mightyqueen801 View Post
I am not the mod for the Canada forum, but I know the one who is won't mind me saying that Urban Peasant is correct--the thread was being hijacked with an off-topic discussion.

It ends now.
True, MQ. I've since done further cleanup of the thread, deleting a number of off-topic and/or inappropriate posts. It's good to go now.
__________________
My posts as a Moderator will always be in red.
Be sure to review Terms of Service: TOS And check this out: FAQ
Moderator of Canada (and sub-fora), Illinois (and sub-fora), Indiana (and sub-fora), Automotive, Caregiving, Community Chat, Fashion & Beauty, Hair Care, Games/Trivia, History, Nature, Non-romantic Relationships, Psychology, Travel, Work & Employment, Writing.
___________________________
~ Life's a gift. Don't waste it. ~
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-27-2022, 02:36 PM
 
32 posts, read 25,424 times
Reputation: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by PJSaturn View Post
True, MQ. I've since done further cleanup of the thread, deleting a number of off-topic and/or inappropriate posts. It's good to go now.
Thank you.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-02-2022, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
3,569 posts, read 4,939,339 times
Reputation: 4144
Default Updated reporting courtesy of CBC

The CBC reports that American tourism to Canada is still down from pre-pandemic days. Does anyone believe this?


https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/arr...alls-1.6568236


It's interesting that the article is questioning the integrity of the ArriveCAN app, which I have now used not once but twice to cross the border, and have found no issues with it. You don't even need to download the app if you upload all of your information into their website portal via a computer as I learned. Once uploaded, the system gets saved onto the Canada Border Patrol database. If you're concerned, then do download the app and print out paper copies of all of your information just in case the information did not upload properly the first time. That's what we did. I definitely saw other American visitors while I was there. There could be other reasons why American tourism to Canada is down. I'd rather think the mandatory random testing policy at the border that the O.P. of this thread referred to would be a stronger reason for putting off American visitors but then again as another article alludes, only 1 in 20 visitors get affected by this policy. Another possible reason is that the Euro and the Pound Sterling took hard hits this year and so visiting Europe seems to be a better deal right now. Anyone else have thoughts?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-02-2022, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
81,680 posts, read 75,117,221 times
Reputation: 104475
Quote:
Originally Posted by Urban Peasant View Post
The CBC reports that American tourism to Canada is still down from pre-pandemic days. Does anyone believe this?


https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/arr...alls-1.6568236


It's interesting that the article is questioning the integrity of the ArriveCAN app, which I have now used not once but twice to cross the border, and have found no issues with it. You don't even need to download the app if you upload all of your information into their website portal via a computer as I learned. Once uploaded, the system gets saved onto the Canada Border Patrol database. If you're concerned, then do download the app and print out paper copies of all of your information just in case the information did not upload properly the first time. That's what we did. I definitely saw other American visitors while I was there. There could be other reasons why American tourism to Canada is down. I'd rather think the mandatory random testing policy at the border that the O.P. of this thread referred to would be a stronger reason for putting off American visitors but then again as another article alludes, only 1 in 20 visitors get affected by this policy. Another possible reason is that the Euro and the Pound Sterling took hard hits this year and so visiting Europe seems to be a better deal right now. Anyone else have thoughts?
I believe I was one of the first people to use ArriveCAN. It was optional, not yet required, when I came in on 11/11/20 under the exemptions for extended family as a committed partner. It became required a few weeks later. I have used it three times since. It was upgraded since the first time.

It is not onerous. Once you upload your passport and vaccination info, all you have to do again is enter the date, time, and place you plan to cross the border each time. It makes it easy. They know you are coming.
__________________
Moderator posts are in RED.
City-Data Terms of Service: http://www.city-data.com/terms.html
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-02-2022, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Australia
3,612 posts, read 1,885,517 times
Reputation: 6906
My daughter and her family were looking at going to ski in Canada in January. What has stopped them are the price of the flights, much higher than pre Covid. Instead they have booked for Japan, even though it is not yet fully open.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2022, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Etobicoke
1,028 posts, read 474,868 times
Reputation: 647
ArriveCAN is not convenient for those without cellphones. If one travels outside of Canada, then a hotel computer would be needed to fill out and return back.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2022, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Pa
336 posts, read 302,310 times
Reputation: 774
We crossed the border in Maine 3 weeks ago via car. The agent did not ask to see ArriveCAN information or the ArriveCAN number issued when filling out the app! I know of 2 others folks who came to Canada and they never asked for the ArriveCAN info!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2022, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
81,680 posts, read 75,117,221 times
Reputation: 104475
Quote:
Originally Posted by TLC1957 View Post
We crossed the border in Maine 3 weeks ago via car. The agent did not ask to see ArriveCAN information or the ArriveCAN number issued when filling out the app! I know of 2 others folks who came to Canada and they never asked for the ArriveCAN info!
They have never asked me for the receipt, either. When you hand them your passport and they scan it in, they can see that you did or did not complete ArriveCAN. If it shows you did, they have no reason to ask for your receipt. The recept is your proof that you did it in case you're not in the computer as planning to arrive.

The reason for ArriveCAN is that they know in advance you are coming and can flag any issues before you get there.
__________________
Moderator posts are in RED.
City-Data Terms of Service: http://www.city-data.com/terms.html
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-03-2022, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
81,680 posts, read 75,117,221 times
Reputation: 104475
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lancerman View Post
ArriveCAN is not convenient for those without cellphones. If one travels outside of Canada, then a hotel computer would be needed to fill out and return back.
Yes, that is on the website. You can have someone complete it on your behalf, and there are accommodations for those with disabilities.
__________________
Moderator posts are in RED.
City-Data Terms of Service: http://www.city-data.com/terms.html
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top