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I am looking at a trip up to alaska this summer. I cannot decide to bring my truck and camper or just take a harley and tent. With the price of fuel and my quest for adventure I am leaning toward the Harley. I recall reading somewhere that your are required to carry a certian amount of cash when traveling through canada. As I recall you need enough to get you past an emergency. Am I rememebering this wrong or is there such a thing and how much do I need.

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I have visited Canada several times and have never been asked that question.


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Don't know, but we go into Canada fairly often and rarely have over $100 cash. Visa and Mastercard work everywhere.


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Have never heard of that but have been ask how much cash I had at the border (Canadian side).


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You must declare more than $10,000.00 in cash or securities. Actually, major credit cards and debit work surprisingly well here but do suggest you have adequate medical insurance. Non resident fees can be stiff.

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I know a lot of people here in Canada that don't have a lot of money...

I didn't know it was a prerequesite to being in the country, but the more you bring and the more you spend here, the more it is appreciated.







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FreeLanceing wrote:

I am looking at a trip up to alaska this summer. I cannot decide to bring my truck and camper or just take a harley and tent. With the price of fuel and my quest for adventure I am leaning toward the Harley. I recall reading somewhere that your are required to carry a certian amount of cash when traveling through canada. As I recall you need enough to get you past an emergency. Am I rememebering this wrong or is there such a thing and how much do I need.
I rode it on a motorcycle and used a tent every night. It was 1962 and gas cost was around 50 cents per gal U.S. money. The road was gravel in those days. I had a Honda 305, I'm not sure a Harley would make the trip that far and back even today.


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Curious as to why you don't think a Harley would not make it.
Roads are pave 99% of the way, Harley dealers along the way if repairs needed ????


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FreeLanceing wrote:

I recall reading somewhere that your are required to carry a certian amount of cash when traveling through canada. As I recall you need enough to get you past an emergency. Am I remembering this wrong or is there such a thing and how much do I need.

That one.

And I won't even ask where you think you got your ..."information" to begin with.....


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You never know what you are going to have for weather in Alaska. Even in the summer nights will be cool. Whatever the weather pattern is, some seasons it rains frequently, sometimes it will be be clear for a month at a time.
First time we went up we got some Canadian currency at the first bank. That lasted us about two more trips through and we still had to get some changed back to US dollars three years later.


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