OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE YET - Canadian Border Crossing in an RV

  • Our Biggest Travel Challenge Yet - Canadian Border Crossing in an RV
    Having conquered every kind of break down an RV could throw at us, it was time for a new challenge- what happens when you’re denied entry at the Canadian border crossing in an RV?
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    In our previous trip, we visited over 25 countries in a year. RVing into Canada in July 2018 would be our first (and only) time we’ve been denied.
    While this set our travel plans back two weeks, I was able to pull paperwork to prove that I fit the criteria to be allowed entry into Canada.
    Please understand that we are real people and won't be sharing more detailed information than this but do encourage anyone crossing the Canadian border in an RV to be more prepared than we were!

Comments • 80

  • TIM and FIN
    TIM and FIN  Year ago +112

    To answer some burning questions:
    1.) We DID have our passports. You can see them in the video!
    2.) I (TIM) am not an international jewel thief.
    3.) Border guards had some incorrect records on me (Tim). I basically had to clear my good name by gathering a few documents.
    4.) After pulling some records to set the story straight- I was able to enter CA right away.
    I think this covers everything!

    • Dennis Leveridge
      Dennis Leveridge 5 hours ago

      @Jelly Bean Calm down dude. It may be none of our business why they were denied entry, but they made it our business when they included it in their video. Either fess up or shut up. Look at all the negative comments their infantile actions produced.

    • Edward Calcut
      Edward Calcut Month ago

      @Jelly Bean 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣....communist libtard...🤣🤣🤣🤣...go sip a soy latte soy boy....🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Jelly Bean
      Jelly Bean Month ago

      @Edward Calcut I know I'm late to the game here, but, all you people that think that just because someone shares a part of their life with the world on RU-clip that, somehow, you are entitled to know every aspect of their personal lives. You didn't cry? Oh goodie for you, piss ant. Go back to school. Learn correct English grammar and for God's sake, learn to spell. Then you can come back and troll. And, to Tim and Fin: Thanks for the beautiful scenery and fun times.

    • wileym
      wileym Month ago

      ​@Alan Macphail Mostly they're bored. I prefer the small crossings.
      The smaller the better.

    • Yangerdog John
      Yangerdog John 2 months ago

      You need an illegal Mexican with you . Far better than a friggin passport

  • Scott Cockburn
    Scott Cockburn Day ago

    sorry for your troubles and hope you enjoyed

  • pewyoutuber
    pewyoutuber 2 days ago

    Wait why were you crying in the intro?

  • Mr Watto
    Mr Watto 4 days ago

    The crying was a bit dramatic.

  • Fadumo Ardo
    Fadumo Ardo 12 days ago

    I don't know why people from us get less hassle through Canadian broader unlike Canadian who gets so much hassle crossing the border

  • Michael Phillips
    Michael Phillips 16 days ago

    You have a beautiful channel...It reminds me of when we went to Yellowstone via Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming. Just enjoy yourself while you can!!!

  • William Heimiller
    William Heimiller 21 day ago

    I guess you just gotta pull the drugs out of the water tank and do them in the USA.

  • Spirit
    Spirit 26 days ago

    Crossing a different border is a really bad idea in either direction

  • Allen Black
    Allen Black 26 days ago

    When I moved from Fresno to Anchorage I packed everything in the back of my truck. Drove from Fresno to Anchorage the border guards unpacked my truck for me. It was really difficult going through there. They check everything including your financial situation. This was back in 91 so I don't think they had records on any of us.

  • D rop
    D rop Month ago

    Yep it can be very frustrating trying to get into Canada. I dont understand why they make it so hard. I live right on the CA. Border in up state NY. My town is small and I would love to go to the big cities of Canada (wich are very close to my home town) to spend my American dollars but I cant because when I was younger I got a mistomener DWAI charge. Anyone with any kind of legal record can not get into Canada with out a mountain of paper work to be filled out and fees. And still you have to wait for an answer from the power's that be ans its still not a guarantee you will get to get in. i think Canada is a beautiful country. I see it every day from my frount yard thats how close I live to the country. I just can't go there. Its a shame.

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  • William Holleman
    William Holleman Month ago

    Was this problem because of no passports?

  • Reggie Warrhol
    Reggie Warrhol Month ago

    You get turned away at one crossing and decide to try another the same day? You do realize they are all connected, they all know where you've tried.

  • JW
    JW Month ago

    Click-bait crap that creates more questions than answers. Sorry I clicked on it.

  • Emile Roth
    Emile Roth Month ago

    I've been to Canada its pretty and all but the people really don't like the U.S. so its always something with them, there's nothing there to ever make me want to return,NOTHING

  • Glyn Grand
    Glyn Grand Month ago

    I used to cross back and forth at Detroit/Windsor twice a week. Coming back into the US was always way more difficult. If you want NO HASSLES, spend a few extra bucks and get a NEXUS card. My son uses one as his GFs family is half in Ontario. I think it's about $60US. Also, count yourself lucky. They didn't tear your RV apart piece by piece. I've seen it happening when crossing over at the Soo for a fly in fishing trip. And, they don't put it back together for you. It could have been much, much worse. Good luck on future crossings. As my Canadian buds say, cheers bra.

  • Mark Wagstaff
    Mark Wagstaff Month ago

    I was working for a beer company and had to go to Canada by air. I was there to checkout a new equipment that was going to be shipped to the USA. They would not let me into Canada do to the fact that I worked for a USA beer company as a engineer. I could not checkout the equipment so the company stopped the order. That order was total of $6,000,000.00 USD.

  • Sylvia Logan
    Sylvia Logan Month ago

    Awesome real video! God bless your hearts.

  • Daymaker
    Daymaker Month ago

    You said you did not have your passports. All Canadians require a passport to enter America since you have the Moscow candidate pres. That amount of paperwork is required for offences of some kind , everyone entering Canada does not require any of that. Returning to the border you then had the passport. Did you have a gun in the vehicle? Any criminal convictions? Anyway it is all good now, I was thinking you could offer advice to save time and documentation for US folks. Regards, James.

  • She Wolf
    She Wolf 2 months ago

    Very stressful crossing the border. So is flying these days 😓

  • Jo Mr
    Jo Mr 2 months ago +1

    I have seen many canadians turned down and sent back to Canada as well as many US Citizens banned to enter to Canada for whatever reason, it can happens to anybody.

  • rogeeeferrari
    rogeeeferrari 2 months ago +1

    We just stick with the lower 48, enough challenges with that alone...

  • Danny Reese
    Danny Reese 2 months ago +1

    Youre right....waa. From where I sit, you two are sitting in gods shirt pocket.... No one got hurt, no crash, jesh!!
    Young and healthy.... shut up....respectfully.. lol

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  2 months ago +1

      Thanks for watching and for the lovely comment! How nice of you to spread such a positive message.

  • Johnny Canuck
    Johnny Canuck 2 months ago

    Bonjour! Now living in Korea, have NOT been back to #KANADA since summer of 2007. b/c of PRISON PLANET (Police State conditions, bio-metric intrusiveness etc, likely will never leave the peninsula). "VOTING" w/ my feet.

  • Fishgutz
    Fishgutz 2 months ago

    BOOOOOHOOOOO! Poor little snowflake. Why won't they let you in? Let's hear why!!!! This BS about running all over the dammed state of Montana to try and get in when you were refused is stupid. Tripped in the parking lot? More like tripped over your own failure to plan properly. Try reading up before you try to go places with a larger vehicle. I still want to hear why they would not let you in.

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  2 months ago

      Thanks for watching. Enjoy the channel!

  • You Cant HandleTruth
    You Cant HandleTruth 3 months ago


  • Summer Omstead
    Summer Omstead 3 months ago

    So many eye rolls...

  • Tn Tn
    Tn Tn 3 months ago

    Why shes crying

  • Bill Whitis
    Bill Whitis 3 months ago

    Your a victim of the current politics. Canadian visitors to the US, are being turned away, and given 5 year bans on entry. This is being done despite the facts that some of these very same people have entered the US without any problem for years. With Trump's attacks on several sectors of Canada's economy (to this day...), there is a 'tit for tat' going on at the border.

  • Sizzle Wrap
    Sizzle Wrap 3 months ago

    I am confused, on why they can’t get in Canada.

  • sebastian Sm
    sebastian Sm 3 months ago

    Thats the problem when your countries are built on stolen land

  • Malcolm M
    Malcolm M 3 months ago +1

    Boo freakin hoo😭😭😭😭😭did you make some RU-clip money from your crocodile tears, talk about drama queen😭😭😭

  • Heidi Ho Canadian Freedom Fighter

    marry christmas from saskatoon sask -5 F

  • alain benoit
    alain benoit 4 months ago

    Crossing the usa or canadian border is a previlege,not a right. I never had hard times crossing to usa,but i know some poeples who had . You have to be very carefull to the answers they ask you. Be PREPARE.

  • grosvenorclub
    grosvenorclub 4 months ago

    Life is just so much more complicated than back in the 60's / 70's when we lived in Canada . Drive up to USA/ Canadian border usually a friendly smile maybe a question or two ( mainly about fruit! ) and on your way . I can't remember showing even a driving licence , let alone a passport . And we were just immigrants into Canada from the UK . I feel so sorry for these folk and others where they come away feeling like criminals . Whilst we no longer live in North America we have returned to Canada quite a lot from our home in Australia but have not gone back to the USA again , which is a shame , but I can't be bothered with the hassle . My problem really as we remember the USA as such a friendly place years ago .

  • true american
    true american 4 months ago

    Every liberal out there will argue that you have a right to cross any border

  • Bell Ohboy
    Bell Ohboy 4 months ago

    If she sticks around he's prob not a communal garden pedo

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  4 months ago

      😂😂 haha I appreciate the thought that went in to this comment 😂

  • Bell Ohboy
    Bell Ohboy 4 months ago

    They have a tv prog In uk with bored hard on Canada border guards so it could be any ucing ting

  • Bell Ohboy
    Bell Ohboy 4 months ago

    Just made it up for a bit of Hollywood

  • Bell Ohboy
    Bell Ohboy 4 months ago

    Probably weed

  • Susan Hutchinson
    Susan Hutchinson 4 months ago

    It's wonderful to have free spirit and the freedom, but we all are a guest and travel on this earth be respectful and loving.

  • Michael Tessier
    Michael Tessier 5 months ago

    Sounds like domestic violence or fraud conviction or something.

  • Kevin M
    Kevin M 5 months ago

    American border agents are way too stringent than their Canadian counterparts.

  • Jenn RN
    Jenn RN 5 months ago

    My husband and I were harrassed by the Canadians at the border going over for a charity party. They were HORRIBLE and treated us like crap! We did nothing wrong but they decided to make us pull over and they searched our car. A bunch of women in a little uniform with a power trip is what it amounted to. They finally let us in after an hour or so but man was I pissed! I am so sorry this happened to you!

  • listerone
    listerone 5 months ago

    If you both had a NEXUS card ($50) you'd have no problem.With my NEXUS card I pass over the border (in both directions) in about 30 seconds.

  • Glenn McEnroe
    Glenn McEnroe 5 months ago

    I've never had a problem getting into Canada, but getting out was a nightmare from Edmonton, Alberta flying back. The line for customs was so long at the airport I almost missed my flight. Luckily they announced my flight was about to leave and I was escorted to the front of the line by the airline.

  • Kathy Fann
    Kathy Fann 6 months ago

    Can you tell us what happened? Help us all get prepared. What’s on the Check list so we can have our ducks in a row

  • Danielle Taylor
    Danielle Taylor 6 months ago

    My grandma and I once almost didn't make it into Canada because we had some mean border guards. They can deny you entry for the smallest of things. Oh and... WE ARE CANADIAN....

  • James Avakian
    James Avakian 6 months ago

    I was also refused entry in 2009. We were driving to Alaska with my family in a 2 year old Class A motor-home with all of our passports in order.

    The Canadian agents were real assholes. After denying us entry , instead of allowing us to leave the parking lot and turn around, they forced us into some b.s. garage on the north side of the border for a 5 hour inspection. I asked them why they are doing this if I am not going into Canada ? They told me to shut up and were determined to find something illegal. They repeatedly asked us questions on contraband which I had none. After they finally let us go , we had to cross back through U.S. side. The Canadians told us how it was going to much worse going through the U.S. side. The U.S agents asked us how long we were in Canada. I told him 8 hours, but never actually entered. They checked our passports and registration and 10 minutes later we were driving back in Montana .

    The Canadians were desperate to find something wrong . During the three hours waiting in the main waiting room , I noticed they proudly post how much contraband they take and how many people they denied entry. There were two other elderly couples next to us that I noticed were also being denied . Ironically , Canada is a haven for undocumented aliens from Asia and Latin America.

  • profnasty
    profnasty 6 months ago

    Grew up in Niagara falls NY, '70s. Enter Canada, not even a driver's license. Where'r ya born, where'r ya goin? Boom in.
    Whatever this is, it's only going to get worse.

  • T Brown Records
    T Brown Records 6 months ago

    Cool video

  • roger eastman
    roger eastman 6 months ago

    Soooo.... You never mentioned WHY you couldn't get into Canada. Nothing special about me, but I've never had a issue.
    Are you a International Super Spy ????

  • Rich Cooper
    Rich Cooper 6 months ago

    Came back from Canada recently with my adult son, pulling a travel trailer. US Border agent was anything but a gentleman. The nicer and more cooperative we tried to be, the snottier and more accusatory he got. He even asked my son if he had picked me up out on the road somewhere, even though we look alike and had passports with the same last name. He finally let us proceed, but for a few moments there I was concerned that we were going to get 'special treatment'. I get the need for security, but geez louise, this was over the top. You have my sympathy.

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  6 months ago +1

      Geez! Pretty skillful of your son to pick you up on the side of the road AND have a passport in your name! 😂

  • Purselmer
    Purselmer 6 months ago

    At 12:50, please do not wear your seatbelt that way, ever.

  • Purselmer
    Purselmer 6 months ago

    Thank GOD the Canadian/American border police are on it! Like THAT'S the real border Americans need worry about, geez.

  • Michael Berman
    Michael Berman 6 months ago

    so sorry you had such a hard time getting into Canada, it seams like the world we live in today that decent people have a harder time travelling than the shady people do! as a Canadian I would like to apologise, and I hope some day things go back to the good old days, when we as Canadians and our American cousins to the south can come and go as family should be able to!!!

  • Opie stanborough
    Opie stanborough 6 months ago

    we both have "troubled" gov leaders rite now.... i dont/wont go to USA anymore.... and to be fair, ya kinda look like the shady type..... drugys or whatever.... Ontario, Michican.... were the same people..... you think B.C. boarder is bad.... you dont evan wanna meet the Quebec cops......

  • Mark Cole
    Mark Cole 6 months ago +1

    Oh, and as you drove 3 hours south from Roosville BC and saw no sign of civilization, you also missed that international airport in Kalispell (80 miles south of Roosville)... oh wait you drove through Kalispell.

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  6 months ago

      Hey Mark- Thanks for watching and leaving a comment. Don’t forget to subscribe!

  • Mark Cole
    Mark Cole 6 months ago

    I’m late to this party but WTH. You were on the west side of the park which means you took Hwy 93 to the border. Driving south means not 300 miles of no towns/cities... Whitefish is about an hour south and Kalispell right after it. “3 hours and nothing” hahahahaha If you took the east side of Flathead lake that takes you wayyy down and through the south pass of the mountains over to Helena... or you could’ve taken 93 to 90 and hit Polson and Missoula. You drove over 400 miles from Roosville BC to Sweetgrass MT to try another entry point... Math doesn’t add up and wow... that desperate to try to finagle another way in. At minimum 7 hours driving... “3 hours and nothing” hahahahaha

  • jj 767
    jj 767 6 months ago

    if you were a terrorist they would have let you in example roxham road quebec

  • bbertrand007
    bbertrand007 6 months ago +1

    Both of our countries allowed entry with any reasonable id. Then YOUR country INSISTED (MANDATORY) that Canadians entering the US had to have ....................ready for it .................. passports. So guess what Canada did in return? You cry over this? Should I refuse to stop at the US border because as your residents of the southwest like to say "am I free to go or am I under arrest; if I'm under arrest what am I charged with?". Your reactions are incredible. Your country instituted this. Call Washington and give them sh....

  • Julie Dancliff
    Julie Dancliff 6 months ago +3

    Wahwahwaaaaah...exaaaactly ...

  • Wheelie Kings
    Wheelie Kings 6 months ago +5

    Whaaaa!!! Boo hoo!!! Big baby

  • Steve Wood
    Steve Wood 6 months ago

    Canada, bunch of leftist scum, a country given to islam, if you invited me for a five star vacacion free id turn it down.

  • Digger Wheels
    Digger Wheels 6 months ago

    Uh no passport and no paperwork on your business your a bunch of fucking morons

  • Cousin Eddie
    Cousin Eddie 6 months ago

    Screw them Canadian assholes! their border agents are rude ignorant Morons. I've been there a few times and every time the border patrol agents were complete assholes - I now spend my vacation dollars elsewhere.
    I hope you used their flag as toilet paper!

  • udmbfck x
    udmbfck x 6 months ago

    Blame Canada! Eh?....Drama Teacher Trudeau is in charge! Gringos go home, we blame your President..!
    Nah, just turn around, will let you in.....(grin)....we just messing with ya!

  • Klaus Uhlig
    Klaus Uhlig 6 months ago +1

    something is fishy there, they got something on u guys, ( u mentioned on line business?) and they aint gona tell u, maybe the paperwork for ur RV, yep the good old days are over with they would just look at ur plates, and thats going both ways, good thing u guys werent riding harleys and looked like bearded bikers The US and Canada has maybe over 20 different agencies now watching commings and goings and neither knows what the other one is doing, Me I have problems going back to the US even though I worked and lived there legally for almost 20 years,

  • Mark
    Mark 6 months ago +17

    Yes!.....why cry? ... when you find out a friend or loved one has is terminally ill that's when you cry! ..crossing a border is not one of those time's!

    • Lisa Stewart
      Lisa Stewart 6 months ago

      Every person is different. You should judge so harshly.

    • rodney perry
      rodney perry 6 months ago

      Probably a major disappointment. Some people can't handle it. She had these plans in effect for quite a while, and a major monkey wrench got thrown in. To top it off, there was no service.....wbuch can heap loads of stress on a younger person, who's used to having coversge.....even without anything else going on. I remember my nephews reaction when we lost power, due to a storm. He went 12 years with electricity, and with one flash, it was gone. His eyes got as big as saucers. He was totally lost. We lived in the city, so we still had water. Where i live now, everything shuts down, except the stove (it's propane)

  • majorrock06
    majorrock06 6 months ago

    you should have stated your a muslim refugee and they would have let you in with no questions asked.

  • Janice Havens
    Janice Havens 6 months ago

    I’m disabled and when I tried to cross the wouldn’t let me use my cane to get out of my car,insisted I go sit on a bench 8 ft away with out any assistance. Because I was from Texas going to visit family they tore my car and luggage apart. They called to verify I had family there that were expecting me. After 3 hrs and not being able to get my cane to walk with or get assistance to get to a restroom I wet myself in the lobby. It was horrendous, and when I finally got to my families place an unpacked I realized that the jewelry that I was bringing up to my niece from her mother who had passed away in the states had been stolen during the search. It was heartbreaking

  • Martin Roy
    Martin Roy 6 months ago

    Hey guys I’m sorry about my Canadian borders bullshit affected u so much. I can’t go to USA but that is my stupidity. Too bad again. I’m sorry to hear about this

  • Mature Patriot / Vernon Currier

    You need a satellite phone, or ham radio, for emergency communications.

  • Lawrence lawrence
    Lawrence lawrence 6 months ago

    I don't think that you need your passport if you are an American entering Canada

  • Jim Buckley
    Jim Buckley 6 months ago

    It seems so strange dealing with passport stuff. When last there it was a non issue and went on in. Crossing any border now has become an unnecessary pain. Glad you made it. Subscribed

  • Nick Brown
    Nick Brown 6 months ago

    and you just picked up my flag and threw it the ground stay the fuck of Canada

    • Nick Brown
      Nick Brown 6 months ago

      Ya your. Welcome. For watchingyour shit video American cunt bag

    • Nick Brown
      Nick Brown 6 months ago

      Fuck off murican goof

    • TIM and FIN
      TIM and FIN  6 months ago

      Thanks Nick! Thanks for watching! 👍🏽

  • Nick Brown
    Nick Brown 6 months ago

    Should. Have showed them your tits. Guess what we dont want you murica fucks here .take a boat to alaska

  • Helen Ettlin
    Helen Ettlin 6 months ago +1

    The folks at that crossing are just as nice as can be!

    KISS MY MONKEY AZZ 6 months ago

    Canada sucks!!! OH YES WASTE OF TIME.

  • Richard Whitbread
    Richard Whitbread 7 months ago +2

    This video just popped up in my feed so it's long past since the incident, but it seems (as shown in your other vlogs) that you got it straightened out and we able to enjoy the rest of your time in Canada. I'm glad you got to experience Banff... its truly one of the jewels of North America. I know it was a PITA with the border issue, and I'm glad you got it resolved.
    I also cannot believe the hate being thrown around about both countries' border guards. They got a job to do, and it is an important one. I'm a relatively old guy and can remember back to the days when I lived twenty minutes from a border crossing (on the Canadian side) and we used to, as kid, bounce back and forth across the border on a Saturday night hit different clubs; all with nothing more than a driver's license for ID.
    So yes, our two countries used to be tied hip to hip back then, but sadly that is not the case today, and citizens from either side do not have any right to access the other side. Crossing into another country is a privilege, not a right, and that privilege is set by the arriving country, not the departure one. There are "horror stories" involving both sides' border guards; it's a fact of life today, and is not going to go away. In fact, it has only gotten worse since Canada decriminalized marijuana; US border guards are asking all manner of questions now; as they should as they are enforcing US law, not Canadian law.
    It is truly none of our business why an individual is denied access, that is between the individual and the country they are attempting to enter. There are times when mistakes are made, and we hope they (both parties) learn from it and improve their situations. Speculating on "why" or saying that "there is some national disrespect" going on etc, it fruitless, because we do not know all the facts, and frankly, it's none of our business to know those facts in the first place.
    At any rate, again, I hope you two enjoyed your trip, and hope you continue your travels and one day return to Canada.