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Old 15-01-2017, 10:07   #1
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We plan to cruise Eastern Canada this summer, coming up from the carib. OUr timing looks like we'll be in northern Maine around June 1st and we plan to cruise canada until the end of summer.

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1- What are the entry rules for ueropean boats/citizens (danish) - we B-2 visa to the us , do we need visas for cruising canada?
2- What's the best cruising guide for Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (not sure if we will make Newfoundland)
3- Weather - is June too early?
4- any other help is appreciated

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We plan to cruise Eastern Canada this summer, coming up from the carib. OUr timing looks like we'll be in northern Maine around June 1st and we plan to cruise canada until the end of summer.



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1- What are the entry rules for ueropean boats/citizens (danish) - we B-2 visa to the us , do we need visas for cruising canada?

2- What's the best cruising guide for Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (not sure if we will make Newfoundland)

3- Weather - is June too early?

4- any other help is appreciated



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The best guides are CCA Cruising Guide to the Nova a Scotia Coast and A Cruising Guide to Nova Scotia by Peter Loveridge. For Maine get A Cruising Guide to the Maine Coast by Taft.

June might be a bit early for Canada, why don't you cruise Maine in June. We usually get to Nova Scotia in early July and it is usually fine temperature wise by then.
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Not sure about visas but check the Canadian government website for visitors. If you can make it to Newfoundland, even at the expense of Nova Scotia and PEI. We have visited around 40 countries on our boat and no other cruising ground is as fascinating as Newfoundland. You need to be very self-sufficient since most of the former fishing villages (outports) have now been abandoned. You will need radar and warm clothes. When we were on the south shore of Newfoundland in mid-summer we never saw 20C, although it was not much cooler at night. Go with June 1 but be prepared for nippy temps (or gorgeous weather).
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Not sure about visas but check the Canadian government website for visitors. If you can make it to Newfoundland, even at the expense of Nova Scotia and PEI. We have visited around 40 countries on our boat and no other cruising ground is as fascinating as Newfoundland. You need to be very self-sufficient since most of the former fishing villages (outports) have now been abandoned. You will need radar and warm clothes. When we were on the south shore of Newfoundland in mid-summer we never saw 20C, although it was not much cooler at night. Go with June 1 but be prepared for nippy temps (or gorgeous weather).
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we'd love to get to Newfoundland - but it might be just a bit too far. re the temps - we're from Denmark so we're used to cold and wet

anybody know anything about entry requirements for EU citizens/boats?

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As another resource there is a Facebook page called 'Cruising & Sailing: Maritime Canada' that is reasonably active.
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Hi Carsten,

We were pretty happy with the cruising guides. I can't tell you which ones we bought, however. (Boat's in England and I'm in Alaska), but there are only a few choices anyway.

I do remember that one was called 'cruising guide to the Canadian Maritmes', it's a green book, available through Landfall Navigation. It was decent enough.

I know it's far, but I second the advice on Newfoundland. What an utterly amazing, wild, fantastic place that is. Really special. I think that if I had a single season to spend there, I would make tracks for NFLD and give a lot of the spots further south a pass.

You can take a look at the 'Canada' section on our website- svrocketscience.com if you want to get a glimpse into some of the places there. We made a few stops in NS, then went to NFLD, then back to FL in the summer '15, then stopped up there briefly again last year on the trip from USA to Europe.

I don't think June's too early. Foggy and cold, but you hearty Danes won't mind.

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June is fine for arrival in eastern Canada. Boats come out of storage in my area (Saint John, NB) then. Can't help on permits info, check in at first available Customs post once past Trumpland border.
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Thanks guys

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