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Old 03-11-2012, 03:52 PM
Location: Austin
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Where is the best place to cross the border into Canada from Detroit? Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:12 PM
Location: Michigan
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There's only two choices; the bridge or the tunnel. The tunnel puts you into downtown Windsor and the bridge puts you on the road to the 401 leading to the rest of Canada.
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:31 PM
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Either can be a nightmare..
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:20 AM
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Dated a Canadian for years and crossed eveyr other day or so. Bridge is the best bet, depending on time of day. Tunnel is one lane each direction with only 8 or so gates at each side. Bridge just moves a bit faster in my opinion. Not hard to get to downtown Windsor from where the bridge comes out either.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:13 AM
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Blue water ridge is also an option. It is a long drive, but it can be shorter tiimewise when things are backed up in Detroit.

It varies. Sometimes it take an hour or more of waiting, sometimes ten or fifteen minutes. The sign once said "5 Minutes" ut I cannot believe that is possible. Maybe.

A lot depends ont he time of day and what is going on. Holliday weekeends are very bad.

If I go in my Canoe, it is very quick to check in. However that is not what I think you had in mind.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:22 PM
Location: Austin
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Talking Sure appreciate it.

Thanks guys for the helpfuf tips. I think we may be coming out of southfield detroit and crossing over. I don't believe we'll go to deep into Canada but just being able to go is cool enough. I might definitely try one of the routes you guys suggested as well. Peace and Blessings!
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:21 AM
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Keep in mind you'll need either a passport or a Michigan enhanced driver's license to travel to Canada . When I travel to Canada from the suburbs , I usually go the the Chatham area and use the car ferry in Algonac which takes you to the Walpole Island Indian Reservation in Canada and its a short drive to the mainland . $5 toll on the ferry ... U.S. or Canadian it doesn't matter because the First Nation people who own and run the 2 car ferry's don't do exchange rates .
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