RVing in Canada & Alaska

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RVing in Canada & Alaska (405 members)

A group for those who love (or wish to love!) RVing in Canada and up to Alaska.  Lets connect here to share travel info and tips, plan North-of-the-Border meet-ups, and improm...

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  • Eileen & Gary
    Eileen & Gary:
    Any recommendations for RV park in Bonner's Ferry Idaho before going into Canada?
    • August 5
    • · via iPhone
    • Eileen & Gary
      beyondskp One free option is parking at the Bonner County fairgrounds (72 hour limit) which is a couple of blocks away from Kootenai Brewing Company which has excellent beer, good food, and interesting customers.. I did this one night in the spring of this year.
  • Ronald Saumure-Canadian RVillage Ambassador
    Ronald Saumure-Canadian RVillage Ambassador :
    If anyone is looking at locations for the BC forest fire, this is a map that may help.
    • July 17
    • Becca Ray and 2 others like this.
    • Ronald Saumure-Canadian RVillage Ambassador
      John And Debbie Maxson Thanks for info. Heading towards cassier hwy in am. We heard there are road closures on 97 by 70 mile house. Also check out drive car.ca
    • Ronald Saumure-Canadian RVillage Ambassador
      John And Debbie Maxson That is. drivebc.ca
  • Ronald Saumure-Canadian RVillage Ambassador
    Ronald Saumure-Canadian RVillage Ambassador :
    If anyone is looking at locations for the Alaska forest fire, this a map may help.
    • July 17
  • UnoMas
    UnoMas :
    We will be crossing into Canada in 10 days and I read on the Canada Border Services Agency website that you have to declare everything. That includes all food, even canned and processed, as well as wood products like furniture. I find it hard to believe t...  more
    • July 10
    • · via iPhone
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    • UnoMas
      UnoMas Thank you! I think I'll be prepared. 
      • July 11
    • UnoMas
      Claude & Theresa Have fun, enjoy your trip and take in all beauty around. Cheers.
    • UnoMas
      Claude & Theresa I see on your profile you enjoy dining out, while in Quebec City if you enjoy fine French dining check out Le Continental restaurant in old city. It is one of Canada's best French restaurant. We were there a long time ago (30 years) and still remember it ...  more Hide 1 Reply
      • UnoMas
        wearecanadian the old city is bi-lingual if you go further its mainly French. We were there last year and great restaurants all over, and lovely street patio's
    • UnoMas
      AdventureUs When we crossed into Canada at Rooseville, MT they asked us very few questions, but one was "What are you carrying to defend yourself?" we answered "bear spray" and they were okay with that answer. Of course, we knew not to bring guns. She asked Do you ow...  more
    • UnoMas
      Dale & Kathy We crossed on Saturday. We had lots of fresh vegetables and fresh meat from Costco all in original packaging and unopened. We were only asked about weapons, tobacco, alcohol and our occupations. They didn't care about anything else. We had no fruit, potat...  more
  • Eileen & Gary
    Eileen & Gary:
    Do you need special international coverage with Verizon Wireless for travel in Canada? We live in California and I'm having trouble getting info from Verizon
    • July 10
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    • Eileen & Gary
      John And Debbie Maxson We have unlimited coverage and we're told when we cross the border to have the roaming turned on shut the phone leave it off till 5-10 miles into Canada then turn on so it will find a Canadian tower. Be sure you have the unlimited plan that allows Mexico...  more
    • Eileen & Gary
      Bill & Joy Careful, we are from Canada and just travelled 1.5 months through the states. When we first got into the states, we signed up for the Verizon Jet Pack. We were told you could use it in the US and Canada. It worked great in the states, even after we reache...  more
    • Eileen & Gary
      Seann When you get to Canada buy a cheap phone and month to month plan Pretty much anything else is useless... T-Mobile does have a trans boarder plan that works well BUT if the tower is jammed up you will be the first one dropped.
    • Eileen & Gary
      Eileen & Gary Thanks everyone. I have found that Verizon is not well trained on this feature.  Think I will go into the store and see if anyone there can help
    • Eileen & Gary
      Eileen & Gary Reached out to Verizon and they set me up for one month in Canada.  I'm glad I got this set up before we leave.  I just need to remember to power off when we get to Canada and then back on.
      • July 11
  • wearecanadian
    wearecanadian:
    See my post concerning boondocking on the crossroads to Alaska:)
    RVillage - Group - Boondockers Welcome
    • July 3
  • Boots&Coffee
    Boots&Coffee :
    Dempster south of Eagles Plain is closed due to fire. Awaiting the opening of road again so we can get to Dawson City
    • June 20
    • · via iPhone
  • beyondskp
    beyondskp :
    Crossed back into the U.S. after driving through the Canadian Rockies up to Jasper (where I had a terrific elk dinner!) and then crossing Alberta and Saskatchewan (and a little bit of Manitoba). Was running out of Canadian cash and realized BOTH my debit...  more
    • June 9
    • Becca Ray and 2 others like this.
    • beyondskp
      John And Debbie Maxson lol learned that in Gautama with John. Thank god mine was still good
  • EdandShirley
    EdandShirley :
    Ed and our granddaughter and I are overnighting in Ft. Nelson, BC tonight. Tomorrow "we" tackle the Canadian Rockies. I drove this highway in 1990 with my two kids and I guess I have forgotten how steep and twisty they can be. We have seen ...  more
    • June 8
    • · via mobile
    • Becca Ray and 5 others like this.
    • EdandShirley
      Mary and Rollie Enjoy the scenery and wildlife! It is well worth the trip!
  • JTK
    JTK:
    Hi, we will be leaving Oregon on June 10th to join a Fantasy RV group in Coeur d' Alene, ID heading into Canada and Alaska for a 60 day tour. Any one else in this group going that way?
    • June 8
    • Becca Ray and 1 other like this.
    • JTK
      Art and Candy Have a great time! We are doing the tour that starts on the 20th! Can't wait!!
    • JTK
      Mary and Rollie I think Fantasy stops at our park, Denali RV Park and Motel! We are workamping.