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post #1 of 7 Old Apr 22nd, 2008, 6:25 pm Thread Starter
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Question Riding in Canada??

HI,

I'm taking a trip to Maine and Nova Scotia in a couple of months and I was wondering if anyone can tell me if an US state issued drivers license is sufficient or is an international drivers license required to drive in Canada?

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Re: Riding in Canada??

Brian:

A US license is sufficent and accepted in Canada. You will need a brith certificate along with your license as proof of citizenship to enter and to return to the US.

Sounds like a great ride you have planned.

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I would double check, a passport is needed. Also Canada insurance card issued through your insurance company is must.

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Re: Riding in Canada??

No passport needed either way, and most insurer's will cover your PERSONAL travel into Canada for a limited time - but check with them to make sure. US Driver's license is fine.

The only thing they are really strict about is handguns. Don't even THINK of taking one across. I believe the minimum fine is $10K - not to mention a whole bunch of hassle and lawyer's fees, 'cause you're gonna need one to get out of jail.

Generally, U.S. citizens must possess
a valid U.S. passport to depart from or
enter the United States.2 However, U.S.
citizens who depart from or enter the
United States by land or sea from within
the Western Hemisphere other than
from Cuba have historically been
exempt from this passport requirement.3
U.S. citizens have always been required
to satisfy the inspecting officers of their
identity and citizenship.4 Since January
31, 2008, U.S. citizens ages 19 and older
have been asked to present documents
proving citizenship, such as a birth
certificate, and government-issued
documents proving identity, such as a
driverís license, when entering the
United States through land and sea
ports-of-entry. Children under the age of
19 have only been asked to present
proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate
.


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Re: Riding in Canada??

For you to ride in Canada is like us to ride in the US. Just check your insurance, Mine covers me anywhere in North America except Mexico. No special license required. Just come and have fun with us.

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Re: Riding in Canada??

And do not forget when you see the 80 per hour sign,its kilometers not miles.Thats 50 miles per hour when you see 80 on the sign.And gas is not cheap here.Mind you if you ride a BMW cost is not an issue.Currently $5 a us gallon for the cheapstuff.Thats a $1.25 a litre as advertised.If you want 94 octane break out the wallet.
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Re: Riding in Canada??

Thanks to everyone for the all of the useful information!! I appreciate it.

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