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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Crossing into Canada

I'm going to Canada for the very first time and I have a couple questions. I hear a lot of stories of the Border Patrol denying entry and being real personal when corssing in. What should I expect crossing into Canada? Also, I'll be in Windsor Ontario, if anyone is from here I'd love to know what some fun stuff to do would be...
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:00 PM
 
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Expect bad weed and great beer, lots of French speaking people, and otherwise a lot of nice Canadian people.
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are the weed laws up there?
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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actually, in Windsor, you probably wont find any french people, thats not until you get around Ottawa. the myth that we say eh all the time is true, so dont be shocked not sure about the border patrol, but when me, my sister and parents went to the states, all they wanted was our passports, and looked inside the van. 30 seconds later, we're in the states. when will you be getting here, and for how long?
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idk, about the weed laws, i dont smoke it, but cops dont do anything im pretty sure, but maybe its just my town. but it's illegal.
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post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:19 PM
 
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if you want to go to a great music store, go to long and mcquade, there is one in windsor, i love it, great friendly staff, decent prices
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actually, in Windsor, you probably wont find any french people, thats not until you get around Ottawa. the myth that we say eh all the time is true, so dont be shocked not sure about the border patrol, but when me, my sister and parents went to the states, all they wanted was our passports, and looked inside the van. 30 seconds later, we're in the states. when will you be getting here, and for how long?
I'll be there for a day or two. Nothing major. Just always wanted to go. I'm actually a little Canadian nut down here. Always admired the country. I have a huge 3x5 Canadian flag in my room, drink Molson, own two team Canada shirts, etc. I know one thing I won't look like a tourist. Just hope they let me back in the states :O lol
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:28 PM
 
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lol, well ive lived here my whole life, and i think you'll like it. people here are fairly friendly.
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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I really wanna check it out. Any idea what there is to do Windsor at all?
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:30 PM
 
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Expect bad weed and great beer, lots of French speaking people, and otherwise a lot of nice Canadian people.
yes Canadian beer is great....I love beer...I believe that beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

As far as border patrol goes, I've never been through Windsor but I live only 3 miles from the Washington border crossing and I go down there a lot to ski and hike at Mt. Baker and I find that the Canadian border folks are less intimidating than the US border folks...the US border patrol officers are not very friendly at all and they all have guns and I've had my vehicle searched on several occasoins, whereas I've never had my vehicle searched coming back in to Canada and the Canadian boder guards seem less intimidating and intense...

too bad you aren't coming out to the west coast - the Vancouver area is sooooo nice with the mountains and Pacific Ocean...maybe someday you can come out this way. I hope you enjoy your visit to Canada

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post #11 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:33 PM
 
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no sorry, not sure what there is to do. ive never been there, i live about an hours drive from toronto
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post #12 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Toronto, theres a place I'd wanna go, Go Leafs!
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post #13 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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the downtown is sweet. there is the hockey hall of fame. id love to live downdown Toronto when im older, my little town is so boring
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post #14 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-21-2011, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well soon I'll be sippin' Molson and trying Poutine for the first time. I have a strong feeling I'll fit in just well.
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Well soon I'll be sippin' Molson and trying Poutine for the first time. I have a strong feeling I'll fit in just well.
sounds like you will IBZshredder's idea is perfect - visiting the hockey hall of fame is a great idea ! I've always wanted to go there...
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