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RE: Why won't the borders allow rvs across?

This was posted this morning and is just a FYI. There's just too much "what if" flying about on this thread. Border Crossing/ Canadian Canadian Border That first link is not an official Canadian Govt website, and it doesn’t matter if they are right or wrong in what they are saying, it’s not and Official Gov’t of Canada website. The second link is to the Canadian Gov’t website, and that’s the only site to get current and correct information on any topic, not just this one that is Gov’t of Canada related. And if you don’t understand ot believe the website, phone them. YouTube is not the place to ever get official information unless it is linked back to the government website. And even that info could be out of date by the time you see it on YouTube. There are a lot of people asking questions about crossing the boarder going either direction on this, and many other sites, the answer to all their questions is go contact the Canadian or USA Govt by what ever means to get the answers to the questions your looking for. Soup.
SideHillSoup 08/03/21 10:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Touring British Columbia

Someone suggested waiting till next year -- but will the smoke be any different? Ten years ago, we could count on clear air in September in the Canadian Rockies. But for the last several years, it has been bad. yes it will, we havent had smoke in the interior for at least three years now. the two befor that was a little haze off and on the clear for a few years befor that. this year is probably the worst in a long time as the whole southren interior of BC is covered with firesso it comes in from every direction. normaly here on a bad year it will be mostly clear then blow in for a couple days. this year its pretty much all haze with the odd clear day then it blows back in at night. my buddy just drove to alberta yesterday and he didn't hit clear skys till jasper. this fire season will most likly go down as a record season for BC. Steve I live approximately 5.5 hrs drive south east of Steve, we also didn’t get hardly any smoke the last 2 summers. We do get smoke for time to time in the “fire” months not just from fires in BC, but also from the western USA as well. Figuring on when / where/ and for how long the smoke will invade an area is like saying the Leafs are going to win the cup this year, it’s just unpredictable. If you decide to come next year, you could run into the same smoke and or wild fires again. I posted that picture of our Main Street in town with all the smoke 4 days ago, and then the next day skies were clear. The 28th was the last day for us valley dwellers to see blue sky’s. Today I can’t see the tree tops 1000 ft away from our house. We took a drive up onto the mountain passes yesterday to get “some” fresh air and blue skies. We had to get up to 5800 ft to get out of the really bad smoke. My brother in-law was camping in Banff last week for 3 days, no smoke, today, it’s “kinda” smoky, but nothing near as bad as us. So it’s a **** shoot. Calling for 10 mm of rain tomorrow and we are all crossing our fingers. Maybe by September “IF” we start getting more rain... it will help, but the fire service people are saying theses fires will smoulder until the snow flies. ...... Soup.
SideHillSoup 07/31/21 10:31am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Touring British Columbia

Our Oldest Daughter lives between Banff and Calgary, so we got to enjoy the drive through Kootenay and Banff National parks all the time. This is just after Numa Falls, and before the BC / Alberta Boarder ( Kootenay National Park) https://i.imgur.com/vAdv4ptl.jpg
SideHillSoup 07/28/21 05:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Touring British Columbia

And today clear skies. Yesterday we were inside all day, today it’s coffee on the sundeck.... so far https://i.imgur.com/NgPxisCl.jpg
SideHillSoup 07/28/21 12:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Touring British Columbia

I know this is in alberta but consider spending a couple of days at Tunnel mountain rv park (national park) in Jasper. Our favourite rv park of all time. only problem with this is tunnel mountian is in Banff. I am not sure where you are coming from, but I can tell you this fall BC will most likly still be covered in smoke the way the forest fire season is going now. a lot of places are under evacuation alerts and such. unless you are going to vancouver I would not comitte any money to reservations or such so you can cancle if conditions are not improved. Steve Good point Steve, I never saw the date, yes this year would not be a good time to visit southeastern BC Castlegar today. https://i.imgur.com/mgsminKl.jpg
SideHillSoup 07/27/21 09:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Touring British Columbia

There are a lot of places to visit up here. Banff / Lake Louise (LL) and Jasper are located in Canadian National Parks ( Canadian Rocky’s) and are very popular, so even in September if you have a “guesstimate” of when you will be in the area make reservations. Note: the campground in LL is right by the CPR mainline Railways that crosses Canada. Between now and when the National Parks system open for reservation for 2022, make an account and familiarize how it works well before the reservation opening date. Theses three towns I listed are very very very busy, and a reservation with hookups is a must. Parks Canada British Columbia Parks system also have a reservation system so same goes here with getting familiarized with it before next spring. However, 98% of all BC parks stop taking reservation after labour day weekend, and most close up for the season the last weekend in September. You can still drive in and get a FCFS site, and some of the park facilities may have also closed for the season on Labour day weekend. On the BC Parks page for making reservations you it will tell you how big a rig will fit into the site and most have pictures as well. BC Parks Lots of Private campgrounds all over BC and there are a lot of hidden gems out there. Easiest is to just Google a town or area you will be in a type in Campgrounds, most show up. Some of the areas you should be googling over the fall and winter are: Okanogon Valley, Thompson Region & West & East Kootenays As I live in the Kootenays check out: Slocan Lake, Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lakes, Jewel Lake, Christina Lake, Moyie Lake, Kootenay River, Columbia River, Wasa Lake, towns of Nelson, Castlegar, Rock Creek, Greenwood, New Denver, Silverton, Ghost town of Sandon, Kaslo, dry docked paddle wheeler SS Moyie, Nakusp, Kimberley Revelstoke. Revelstoke Railway Museum, Railway cam Spiral Tunnel, Rogers Pass, Golden, Raduim Hot Springs, Fairmount Hot Springs, Ainsworth Hot Springs , Nakusp Hot Springs, Halcyon Hot Springs, Fort Steele Historic Site. Kootenay Lake Ferry, which is the longest free ferry ride in the world. Creston Valley ( fruit and Vegie, Hwy Stands) Most of theses committees that I listed are small towns with a scatter of small cities, and most have small community campgrounds. As well PC Parks are scattered everywhere and some are not close to towns. Note: there are two differnt ferry systems in BC. The Inland Ferries ( fresh water ferries) in BC, are all free. Inland ferries The BC Ferries Corp. cost $$$$, theses ferries are located on the BC coastal areas of BC ( salt water ferries) BC Ferries BC Hwy Cams The Kootenay region alone from ( Alberta Boarder) east to west is about 5.5 to 6 hr drive, USA boarder) south to north is a 5 to 6 hrs drive. So there is a lot of other places you can see in BC, and hopefully others from theses areas will chime in with that info. Your biggest dilemma is how much road traveling do you want to do, and or how much relaxing do you want to do. As in days between travel time. Good luck with your quest and adventure. Soup. This picture was taken in June from our BC Parks campsite on Kootenay Lake. https://i.imgur.com/igdvoSwl.jpg
SideHillSoup 07/27/21 05:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Open in August 9th

This is the official site Canadian Govt Note: "and who qualify as fully vaccinated travellers," Did you take the time to open any links on the page I supplied and read them? Click on this link under the heading ( Check if you qualify for the exemption) or the page that Steve so kindly opened. It’s pretty straightforward Soup.
SideHillSoup 07/20/21 08:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Open in August 9th

This is the official site Canadian Govt
SideHillSoup 07/19/21 03:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

To all of you vacationers think you have it bad, it seems the residents of Point Roberts have it worse. It is a unique location, that land travel to the the rest of the US, requires travel through Canada. Point Roberts Point Robert’s USA isn’t the only place isolated for “land” travel because of boarder restrictions. There are even places within Canada that have strict isolation protocols. Haida Gwaii, was closed to non residents and has just opened up to the rest of Canada approx 1 month ago, “lots” of First Nations territorial lands were closed and has strict protocols in place, the NWT are still closed to non essential travel and have been since the start of Covid, the Atlantic Bubble is slowly opening ...etc. The Province’s and Territories are “slowly” opening up, when it is deemed safe to do so. Yes Point Roberts, Hyder Alaska and other places that use Canada for road access are in a tough way, however they are far from the only ones, they just have one of the smallest foot prints. Let’s “hope” for the best for everyone. Soup.
SideHillSoup 07/17/21 09:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

Uniform vaccine identification program will never work in my opinion. Nor should we want it (also my opinion). What's to stop "the world" from using that process for other things. Slippery slope to world policing. I think the vaccine cards we get when we get our vaccine should be enough to prove vaccine. Sure, someone can maybe buy a fake one, but the number of people who would do that would be small. I hope the border opens up soon. Tourism has taken a big hit, and the industry can use the relief. And PackerBacker - hope you get to see your RV soon. Hope it held up to the elements for the past two years. Mike I agree, people that are going to cross the boarder into Canada have to use a Passport.( same for USA) If they spend the money and time to acquire a passport and then use a counterfeit immunization card / document at the boarder, that means they will most likely get a Red Card and get booted from the game so to speak. Using a counterfeit document at a federal facility like at the Boarder & Customs crossings in this case for either country, can’t be a good thing... in my thinkin anyways.
SideHillSoup 07/17/21 08:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

The interesting part of this will be if they want proof of vaccine before you enter Canada, just what will that “proof” document look like? Stay safe out there. Soup
SideHillSoup 07/17/21 06:13am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

There is a possibility that the Canadian boarder May open for “fully vaccinated” USA travellers by mid August., and world travellers by September. Time will tell. Boarder opening possibility Soup I am still sticking to the after sept long weekend, we are not suposed to even be fully openen internaly till september.. Steve I had my money on after Canadian Thanksgiving in October, but with the news of cruise ships opening up with health restrictions in place for November 1st, this “could” happen. Hope you staying safe up your way with the Fires Steve. Clear sky’s down here this morning, but fires all around us, just not as bad as you guys. Soup.
SideHillSoup 07/16/21 07:35am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Possible Canada boarder opening mid August

There is a possibility that the Canadian boarder May open for “fully vaccinated” USA travellers by mid August., and world travellers by September. Time will tell. Boarder opening possibility Soup
SideHillSoup 07/16/21 06:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Canada barring folks still

Ever since The Leafs lost, ( again) hockey hasn’t been essential service .... :) ...... :W
SideHillSoup 07/04/21 07:05pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: CDN/US border closed another month, at least.

On the plus side, there may be some room in campgrounds in BC for those of us who live here Well in the last 2 weeks of camping in BC there isn’t much room in them campgrounds. Now before that when the weather was still cool and wet, yup lots of room, but not now. Soup.
SideHillSoup 06/19/21 11:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: CDN/US border closed another month, at least.

Our neighbourhood has a bet going on when it will open. Most are betting on the day after labour day weekend. My money is on, after Canadian Thanksgiving. Only 1 guy bet on after August Long weekend. Time will tell. Stay safe everyone. Soup.
SideHillSoup 06/18/21 02:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Border open?

the anouncment was for fully vacanated canadians returning home. all it was is that they no longer have to quarenteen for 14 days , only for the time it takes to get a negitive test result. as for limited opening of the boarder, I am thinking september long weekend would be my guess. there is no camping available in BC or banff/jasper untill then anyaways, I have been trying to get a spot for a month now, its worse then when the boarders were open a few years ago .... Steve I guess I was lucky with BC Parks reservation system. We are set to head out again tomorrow morning on our 5th BC Parks camping trip this season, and we are staying in our Health region and haven’t left the west Kootenays. I will say that we reserved every site ( campground), on line 2 months ago when the reservation system opened up. When I booked all my campground sites it showed very few unreserved sites available in theses campgrounds, so we grabbed what was available. We have yet to be in one of these campgrounds that were even 1/4 full. Now we are only camping Monday to Friday morning so the weekend warriors aren’t out yet. But everyone of these campgrounds showed there were just about fully booked with “maybe” 1 or 2 available sites, and when we got there the place was nearly empty. Even the FCFS site weren’t full. So if you live close to any Provincial campgrounds, go have a peek, and I’ll bet they are not full on the weekdays. Heck we went to a local PP last weekend to visit some friends and that campground wasn’t even full on a weekend. Something is fishy with the BC PP reservation system. Soup.
SideHillSoup 06/10/21 07:57am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel fuel at Card Locks across Canada

Thanks Soup. I ask because I don't have a registered company-it's for private use only. Do you think your son-in-law would hire me? Lol He’s happily married, and as he says... one wife is “enough”...l;)
SideHillSoup 05/30/21 09:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel fuel at Card Locks across Canada

There are pickup trucks filling up with diesel and if gas all the time at card locks, they are not just for semi trucks. My son in-law owns a logging outfit and has a number of pickups and service vehicles that use the card lock daily. We just happen to work for our son in-laws outfit and part of the deal on marrying our daughter, we get a card lock card.....lol... I think it was a fare trade. Soup.
SideHillSoup 05/30/21 09:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel fuel at Card Locks across Canada

I use Chevron card locks in Western Canada and I have yet to find one that didn’t have the smaller size of diesel nozzle. Can’t talk about any east of Saskabush. Now, I haven’t been to every chevron card lock, but the ones I’ve used have both sizes for diesel fuel.
SideHillSoup 05/29/21 07:59am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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