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Old 01-30-2008, 08:45 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your responses.
As a follow-up: so it's okay to take your car across the border and drive in Canada? I've had one Seattle friend tell me he'd never drive to Vancouver, always fly. But if I'm checking out the city, I wouldn't mind having wheels.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:15 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your responses.
As a follow-up: so it's okay to take your car across the border and drive in Canada? I've had one Seattle friend tell me he'd never drive to Vancouver, always fly. But if I'm checking out the city, I wouldn't mind having wheels.
Sure it's ok. Just make sure it's your car, or that the owner is in the car or has given you a notarized "permission slip" to drive it.

I drive through the border all the time, no problems.
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Old 01-30-2008, 09:35 PM
 
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We've driven our vehicle there several times in the past couple of years. Be aware, though, that Vancouver isn't the most car-friendly place. No freeways to speak of - so allow time to navigate congested surface streets.

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Thanks everyone for your responses.
As a follow-up: so it's okay to take your car across the border and drive in Canada? I've had one Seattle friend tell me he'd never drive to Vancouver, always fly. But if I'm checking out the city, I wouldn't mind having wheels.
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Old 01-30-2008, 10:26 PM
 
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We've driven our vehicle there several times in the past couple of years. Be aware, though, that Vancouver isn't the most car-friendly place. No freeways to speak of - so allow time to navigate congested surface streets.
Definitely agree with this - even I-5 (US) / Highway 99 (Canada) turns into a pseudo residential street once you get into Vancouver city limits. With that said - amazing city regardless, and (I assume) substantially cheaper to drive. I've been to Van and back many many times and never had a problem crossing with my car, aside from the occasional search by the border patrol.
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Old 01-30-2008, 11:31 PM
 
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:57 AM
 
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I am going to Seattle in a couple of weeks for vacation, and we want to drive from Seattle to Vancouver. I noticed in another post about driving your own car, well we will have a rental car. Is that ok? And when you get to the border, do they just need a passport, or a passport and another form of ID?
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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Passport will be just fine. And so will a rental car, provided the rental car company is communicated with before you take it to Canada..Different rental companies have different rules.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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DOES ANYONE KNOW???
I have a question! We're planning a trip to Seattle soon. My friend who's travelling with me is worried. She lived in California where she got arrested for drunk driving, instead of paying the $500 she was supposed to she moved back to europe and never paid that amount.
Now, almost 20 years after she's affraid to travel to the states. Does anyone know about that????
I mean it's been almost 20 years, i don't think that she's still registered.
Thanks for a respond!
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Old 08-14-2011, 11:19 AM
 
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DOES ANYONE KNOW???
I have a question! We're planning a trip to Seattle soon. My friend who's travelling with me is worried. She lived in California where she got arrested for drunk driving, instead of paying the $500 she was supposed to she moved back to europe and never paid that amount.
Now, almost 20 years after she's affraid to travel to the states. Does anyone know about that????
I mean it's been almost 20 years, i don't think that she's still registered.
Thanks for a respond!

Check out [url=http://www.felonyborder.com]Inadmissible to Canada - Assistance for Ex-Felons[/url] for help
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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It takes roughly three hours and it's an easy drive. Unless you have any sort of felony conviction you shouldn't have any problems getting into Canada, it's returning to the US that can be a pain.
If you don't have an enhanced Driver's License or Passport, you won't get in.

And if you're not in a hurry, take Chuckanut Drive. And while it's only about 10 minutes longer, you'll likely want to stop for photo ops. It really is spectacular. For that matter, I Highly recommend a side trip to Deception Pass. (Figure 30 minutes from Interstate 5, another 30 minutes to walk across the bridge and take photos, Walk across the bridge. WELL Worth it.

There's an awesome short cut you can take back to pick up Chuckanut Drive as you head north. (Farm to Market Road heads north and cuts through the cute little town of Edison. It intersects Chuckanut Drive.

Chuckanut Drive




Deception Pass. These photos, while incredible simply do not do this place justice. This is one of the coolest places in the state. Walking across this bridge is a spiritual experience.





There are great places to eat on Chuckanut Drive. Let me know if you're interested.

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