Originally Posted by Tobler Creek
We plan to visit Washington State this year. We will be in Bellingham Wa. and my wife would like to make a day trip to Canada. Will we need a pass port or what other paperwork will we need? Any problem taking our two dogs? We will have up to date shots, paperwork etc. Regards, Jim
Yes, you will need your passport and vaccination certificates for your dogs to show they are upto date on their rabies vaccines. If you carry firearms, be sure to leave them in the US or you could be refused entry and/or have them seized.
When you arrive at the border take your sunglasses off before you get to the booth, if your driving a diesel, turn off the engine. Our border folks will ask you the usual questions about place of residency, citizenship, purpose of your visit and how long your staying. The CBSA officer may look in your vehicle through the windows or ask you to open any storage compartments.
You can check online at Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) - Home
, for current restrictions on things like food, or banned items, if that applies.
Really no different than the type of questions your Homeland Security folks ask, as you will learn on the return trip.
You should consider coming up for a few days, the lower mainland is a large chunk of real estate to try to navigate and see much in a day. Add to that the traffic delays, due to some big road and bridge construction projects getting underway.
Not to many places you can swim in the ocean, then within an hour be standing on an observation platform on the top of Grouse Mountain, looking out over the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf Islands.
There is a really nice RV park in Fort Langley, right beside the Fraser River. If your into history, there is the old Hudson's Bay Company Trading post with demonstrations and reenactments throughout the day.
If you PM me with what your interests are and things you might like to visit, I'll see if I can get the latest info on them and the traffic situation.