United States Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report http://fornatgaex.com/alpha-monster-advanced/
  2. 2 http://supplementlab.org/alpha-monster-advanced/
  3. 3 Trip to USA in July
  4. 4 Trip Report a short trip to san francisco
  5. 5 Wine Country
  6. 6 Rafting the Colorado
  7. 7 Please help with Route 66 planning, overnight stops and detours
  8. 8 Driving from Provo to Grand Junction in March 2017
  9. 9 Arizona on a whirlwind update
  10. 10 Uber boston
  11. 11 Fall 1st time trip wine country
  12. 12 Where's best place to stay near volcano big island besides volcano house?
  13. 13 Steamboat Springs, CO
  14. 14 First Time Oahu/Maui
  15. 15 Florida vacation
  16. 16 Florida beach vacation
  17. 17 4 Nights in NM with a 10 Year Old
  18. 18 Camping in or near Big Bend National Park
  19. 19 San Diego to Oregon road trip itinerary
  20. 20 Kauai - Grand Hyatt and somewhere else?
  21. 21 28 Day Road Trip to the Northwest from Chicago
  22. 22 Olympic vs. Redwood NPs
  23. 23 I95
  24. 24 Asheville to Atlanta 5 nights in between...need advice for the coast
  25. 25 What streets are safest to live on in the French Quarter?
View next 25 » Back to the top

US Customs in Canada

Jump to last reply

This past weekend was my first trip to Canada since the new passport regulations took place.

I didn't think it would have much to do with me as I just assumed it meant "carry your passport" and show it instead of a driver's license.

I was surprised that it now means that US Citizens must pass through Canadian customs upon entering the country, stand in one of those l-o-n-g lines and fill out one of those entry declaration forms -- all for a 50 minute flight.

It was the departure that was really problematic. We arrive at the Toronto airport for our return flight. We found out that US Customs is physically located at the airport, so we had to fill in a arrival sheet and go through US customs with our boarding passes. Seemed to make sense -- it would save us a line back in DC.

Unfortunately, our flight was cancelled after we waited 5 hours for incremental delay announcements. Toronto does not have an in-transit lounge for traveling from Canada to the US, so we had to exit Canadian customs again to go to a hotel. The next morning, with our new boarding passes, we once again had to pass through US Customs. He actually questioned our assertion that we had purchased nothing -- after all we had only been in Canada for 7 hours to sleep.

I guess my primary feeling in all this is the dilution that Canada is our neighbor to the North. It feels less friendly and more like a foreign country.

13 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement