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RE: New Canadian currency melts?

The toonie is also known as the Queen with a bear behind. While Queen Elizabeth is on the front there is a bear on the backside. Never heard of it. I'm Canadian. X2
Little Kopit 08/29/14 09:58am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: taking cats into canada

There are regulations on file that permit customs on either side to take, ie confiscate pet food. What can trigger that is events in either or both countries, such a bird flu. In which case, your pet food might include poultry as a source of protein. I travel with pet food I can buy in either country. If I had a pet with a special diet, I would always carry a signed copy of my vets prescription for such special diet. :C ps. there are stickies in the section of this forum called RVing in Canada and Alaska that cover lots of border crossing info.
Little Kopit 08/21/14 05:16pm RV Pet Stop
RE: crossing the borders (food & fuel)

Just a thought. Coming from the UK you are likely used to prices determined by a high density population. Checking google, US has 317 million people as of 2014. Canada has a population of 35 million. Of course it makes a difference in prices. Gasoline to drive on so many roads, for one. But as has been said, food prices are close, especially when you think of freshness. Enjoy :C
Little Kopit 08/17/14 06:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Labrador

Report from friend who was just up as far as Happy Valley - Goose Bay. "They are working on the road between Red Bay and Port Hope Simpson. taking our the rock cuts and going around and making it a bit wider. Lots of heavy traffic on the road at times. " :C
Little Kopit 08/16/14 05:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Labrador

I got a reply to my query to Transportation and Works re. routes 500 and 510, specifically: "What parts of these two routes have pavement? Are connecting roads paved. Please advise." Reply: "In response to your email requesting road surface condition; Ø Route 500 (Boarder in Labrador West to Goose Bay) is 546 km, of which 486 is paved and 60 km is a well graded gravel surface. Ø Route 510 (Goose Bay to L’anse au Clair) is 606 km, of which 80 km is paved and 526 is a well graded gravel surface. All of the connecting / access roads have a well graded gravel surface. As an added note, the gravel road within Labrador is well maintained, wet weather and gravel roads generally don’t provide the ideal driving conditions." :B
Little Kopit 08/15/14 06:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Labrador

You could also try towns, as found via google.ca, http://www.happyvalley-goosebay.com/ . Ask them a couple of questions, one of which would be roads going to and from that town and nearby road repairs. Dates of special events and local festivals, name of newspaper and maybe online url, also. :C
Little Kopit 08/14/14 06:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Labrador

You might use the 'contact' for Transportation and Works given on this webpage: http://www.roads.gov.nl.ca/cameras/ I know quite a bit of those routes have been paved, but am not sure of current conditions, or of the paving on connector roads. :C
Little Kopit 08/13/14 10:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best Way to Buy Canadian Dollars

In my experience: Best Way: Canadian Bank in person Worst Way: US Bank. Rate for large purchases and general guide: http://www.bankofcanada.ca/rates/exchange/ :C
Little Kopit 08/13/14 03:33am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: More things to NOT cross the border with...

Well, where are you finding out about these cases? And Frances, your link didn't work before. I tried several ways to make it link. :C
Little Kopit 08/09/14 06:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: More things to NOT cross the border with...

Gary, If you've posted on this sort of thing before, I missed it. Even for those who may have read a previous thread, it would be a good idea if you validated your stories by telling one and all where you found them and what confirmed their accuracy. PLease. :C
Little Kopit 08/09/14 02:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Purchases in Canada

Besides which the taxes you pay in Canada on the purchase are refundable, so why not declare it? Incorrect. The refund for GST thing got stopped more than 6 years ago, i.e. that's when I moved from Newfoundland and I know it was stopped before that. :C
Little Kopit 08/09/14 01:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Not the campground I expected.

Just a reminder for current reviews. Fewer BATS, fewer BATS. White Nose syndrome has killed bats. See my previous posting before you rush in and blame where that's not really a good idea. :)
Little Kopit 08/07/14 04:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Not the campground I expected.

As others have said re. mosquitos, noseeums and other flying insects, these are usually consumed by bats. But through all of eastern North America, the bats have been attacked by white syndrome, a European ailment. Our bats have little immunity. Don't blame the cgs, they didn't bring the disease over from Europe. :C
Little Kopit 08/06/14 04:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: gaspe' - what are the larger grocery stores

I have a basic question for the thread starter. 1. When you start to check out an area for a trip to part of Canada, do you contact the provincial department of tourism (i.e. google.ca search term: "name of province & tourism") to get the visitors guide? Basic step 1. 2. Do you bring up google maps and look at the names of the places on that tour route? Then google up two websites for key names: municipality webpage & Wikipedia review of population settlement and history. basic step 2. In this case those two steps will help you see differences between the North Shore of the St. Lawrence River and the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River. And also, I am not the only one who missed the dietary need you have. Put such as either the first words of a sentence or the last words of a paragraph. So, check for health food stores in places like Rimouski, Matane and Gaspe. If they have webpages email them and ask where to find what you want. I'd bet you can find gluten free bread. Lastly, may I suggest using Canadian sources. If you can find a suitable media center, such as www.cbc.ca and search for radio or television. Radio especially can be picked up online. Follow through: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Quebec_media Under radio I see quite a few called CBC Radio One. That's jargon to replace 'am' radio. I have known a potential Labrador traveler to hunt up the towns there and contact each and every weekly newspaper and get online address. We keep hearing of folks overseas who use these sources to keep up with 'home.' :C
Little Kopit 08/05/14 01:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: gaspe' - what are the larger grocery stores

Sigh! You know they grow food in gardens in Gaspe, like many other places!!! & while I haven't been there since 2006, I recall that their stores were much the same as else where in Canada, including some very nice local, non chain stores. WHO the heck ever gave you the idea that to get good food, there have to be chain stores. My experience is go to the roadside stand for freshness, or the Farmer's Market. Farmer's Markets have been increasing their locations up here in recent years. :C
Little Kopit 08/03/14 05:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Labrador Newfoundland

Little kopit Very interesting info with the cameras . The way it goes we would be leaving the end of Next July for about 4 to 5 weeks Gaetan I'm not a fisherman, but I hear tell that the fishing in Labrador is great. :B
Little Kopit 07/31/14 12:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: dump stations/taking on water in Gaspe', PEI during OCTOBER

I don't know of any commercial dump stations on PEI. That time of year there will not be any campgrounds open. The vast majority shut down by the end of September. All are closed after Thanksgiving (Oct 13). You better come with your waste tanks empty and perhaps your water tank full. I still say, ask and you will find a place that says yes. & that for me includes experience on PEI in the off season. If you check my photo album you will find shots of MacPhail and Orwell backside from November. :B
Little Kopit 07/28/14 03:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Beer, Beef, Dairy, Fruits and Vegetables

I have to ask WHY? Your implication is that Canada is a 3rd world country. While in many cases our beef is even better than what you find in your superstores. But yes, you can load yourself down with extra weight and lack of freshness. Keep things in store container. No root vegetables, no citrus fruits. These can pick up insects. Of course, there are limitations on all alcoholic products. & isn't travel for discovering new or what you don't know???? :C
Little Kopit 07/28/14 05:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: dump stations/taking on water in Gaspe', PEI during OCTOBER

You may find cgs open if people are using rvs as a way to take a job away from normal home range. I found that to be the case in October, 2004. Fredericton was the city where such occurred. But one of the best places to check is the municipality. Say you want to dump off season and the "information" place with such is closed, check with the water/water safety plant. Chances are they have a place for secure/healthy dumping. There are boondocking places around and about outside of towns. :C
Little Kopit 07/25/14 10:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Labrador Newfoundland

There are more municipalities than you think. Although the road does go inland, there are settlements, villages/towns along the coast. There are lots of useful links at this page: http://www.roads.gov.nl.ca/cameras/ Then we have the NL Municipal Directory: http://miga.gov.nl.ca/municipal_directory/index.html & a map: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-bOTP6juxxxE/UkDGFFN7o-I/AAAAAAAABZQ/2dcAKvOIKdk/s1600/labrador+csd+map+-+labelled.png :B
Little Kopit 07/25/14 08:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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