We were stuck in over an hour long wait to cross into Canada near Detroit a few years ago. The border agent started questing me if I owned guns, when was the last time I shot guns, the current location of my guns., if I had any guns or ammo in the car, if I was going to shoot guns in Canada, etc. It was ridiculous. After the long delay, I was in no mood for stupid questions.
bridge or tunnel?
I personally Prefer the Tunnel. the US Guys have asked some odd questions, but you can tell, at least I could, that they were "seriously" messing with me, just b/c they could.
granted that was back in...2017?
the only time the Canadians looked twice at me was a misunderstanding over what the purpose of the trip was. which to be fair... was a bit odd in it self.
Mom's parents were Missionaries, stationed in India. She and her sibs went to a Boarding school up in the Himalayas near Nepal.
lots of the other students were similarly kids of Missionaries, foreign dignitaries, foreign Gov workers, etc.
one of her school Friends Lives in Guelph, ON. I was Driving mom to Her house, then they would go over to Montreal, and pick up another class mate from a cruise ship, then back across the border into Maine, where yet another class mate has a house. (it was a mini-reunion "Girls Trip" given that the "girls" are in their 70's.)
so the Canadian border agent asks why we're crossing over,
"Taking My mom to visit a School friend in Guelph"
oh, did you go to school in Canada?
okay.... how long will you be staying?
"I'm coming back tomorrow, she's staying with the friend, and they're going across to Maine, Then in a week i'm coming back to Guelph to pick her up"
okay... you folks have a good day...
is that Arrive Can app something new since Covid? cuz i didn't fill anything out back in '17... if I was supposed to...oops!