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Old 27-06-2016, 11:35   #1
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Do we need a passport to cruise the north channel?
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Old 27-06-2016, 11:41   #2
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Only if you're a foreigner.
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Old 27-06-2016, 11:43   #3
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Do we need a passport to cruise the north channel?
Need more information.

1. Are you American planning on cruising through Canadian waters?
2. Are you Canadian planning on cruising through American waters?
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Old 27-06-2016, 12:15   #4
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yes i'm a foreigner, its hard to think of a U.S. citizen as a foreigner, but I sure am.
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yes i'm a foreigner, its hard to think of a U.S. citizen as a foreigner, but I sure am.


OK ... This has to be one of the funniest statements I've seen written here.

Unless I missed the memo, the North Channel is still almost fully in Canada. Now technically Americans do not need a passport to enter Canada. Other official ID still suffices. But the USA demands that everyone entering their (your) country have a passport, including all its citizens.

So you may be able to come to Canada without a passport, you just can't go home.


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OK ... This has to be one of the funniest statements I've seen written here.
Not to me. Most people I know consider themselves "local boaters and comrades" first, and don't really care which is American, which is Canadian, or where the arbitrary border is. Canadian boaters are not foreigners, they are friends we catch up with a few times a year. Those boats flying the Canadian flag w/ US courtesy flag are considered welcomed guests and we really don't care if they checked in with customs, brought too much beer (too much?) or plan to stay three months.
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Not to me. Most people I know consider themselves "local boaters and comrades" first, and don't really care which is American, which is Canadian, or where the arbitrary border is. Canadian boaters are not foreigners, they are friends we catch up with a few times a year. Those boats flying the Canadian flag w/ US courtesy flag are considered welcomed guests and we really don't care if they checked in with customs, brought too much beer (too much?) or plan to stay three months.
Foreigner is not a derogatory term. It simply means not being a citizen of the land one is in. It has nothing to do with being welcomed or not.

And yes, I live and sail on the border. As the saying goes, some of my best friends are Americans. We welcome you foreigners with open arms, and personally I don't care if you've cleared in or not. Sadly, Canada Customs does though.
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Did someone say they had too much beer. Better be CDN beer!!
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Do we need a passport to cruise the north channel?
What country are you a citizen of?

Where is the north channel?
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What country are you a citizen of?

Where is the north channel?
I believe he said he was a US citizen. Look up the North Channel of Georgian Bay Ontario. It is rated as one of the best cruising areas in the world. I am currently in the southern part of Georgian Bay and plan to cruise the North Channel next summer.
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