I know Canada hates American guns, but bears are no fun. We are leaving for Banff this weekend. Should I bring a shotgun? I have rubber buckshot and rubber slugs to be used to drive off bears. They can get pesky where we live. What trouble will I have at customs? We've not tried to bring guns in in the past.
Also going to Lake Louise and Jasper if that makes a difference.
Good luck with that. Canadian customs agent may disagree with your thoughts.
We just got back from Banff and Jasper. Bears in early July too. Most people that pay more attention to their surroundings are fine. At Lake Louise CG, they have an electric fence around the area for tent and soft side units. If you must, wear bear bells, and purchase bear spray for an emergency. Buy this after you get to Alberta.
Sandpiper1, There is several mail services you could use. Many in states that are tax friendly like South Dakota for instance. You can become a fulltime resident of that state if you want and do the complete full time deal. Or simply have an address there for shorter term and have mail service.