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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    What documentation is required for a US citizen to visit Canada?
    Follow this link to get it from the horse's mouth: http://www.cbsa.gc.ca/travel-voyage/td-dv-eng.html

    Of course, being a government website, nothing is stated in a clear, easy to understand manner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Calow View Post
    Canada was still British territory until 1867.
    Stan, you're correct that we became a country in 1867, however Canada became independent in 1931 with the signing of the Statute of Westminister. Until the signing of that statute our parliament was subordinate to England's parliament.

    regards, Rod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Potter View Post
    Excuse my ignorance Aaron, but are you saying that Canada was a military ally with the US during the war of 1812?

    If so, please educate me as I am confused.

    PS: Happy Birthday Canada.
    Sorry, we were a British colony in 1812, as England was at war with the USA at that time, so were we..........Rod.

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    Thanks Rod,

    That is what I was taught also, but Aarons post mentioning that we were military allies since 1778 made me wonder if I had missed something. Maybe he meant 1878.

    In any case, we are great neighbors.
    Rick Potter

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    Thanks Rick, we are great friends.

    For Canadians, it’s tough to appreciate the grief of the American Civil War, with perhaps friends, neighbours and family fighting each other.

    In 1812 there wouldn’t have been much of a border, and at that time you would have had very little to no interaction with government. It would have been very easy to be hunting or even build your house on the “wrong” side of the border.

    The war of 1812 would have been like that, The British had a professional army, the US and Canada didn’t, we had a ragtag militia, and the “war” was best described as a bunch of skirmishes by farmers who wanted to go home.

    The famous American rallying cry “Remember the Raisin” surprisingly has nothing to do with fruit😀

    A very readable book is “Flames across the border” by Pierre Burton, well worth reading....
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    Rod

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    As an immigrant to the United States I am glad to have such a fine neighbor.

    I am apparently going to be spending a week in Toronto in November. Anything I should do? I'm primarily interested in art and food. Woodworking stores worth visiting?

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    Hi Gunter, I would suggest

    The Art Gallery of Ontario

    The Royal Ontario Museum

    A stroll through the Distillery District

    We have several Lee Valley Tools locations, including one downtown on King Street.

    We also have a Felder location, unfortunately the big WMS show is at the beginning of November......Rod

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod Sheridan View Post
    Hi Gunter, I would suggest

    The Art Gallery of Ontario

    The Royal Ontario Museum

    A stroll through the Distillery District

    We have several Lee Valley Tools locations, including one downtown on King Street.

    We also have a Felder location, unfortunately the big WMS show is at the beginning of November......Rod
    I forgot about Lee Valley. THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!!!!!

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    Günter, we were just there - on Canada Day! Go up the CN tower, whether for dinner or not. We enjoyed the Hop On Hop Off bus tour which also included a 45 minute boat tour of the harbor. St Lawrence market is pretty cool if you like old fashioned indoor markets. Try a Beaver Tail for something good to eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Potter View Post
    Excuse my ignorance Aaron, but are you saying that Canada was a military ally with the US during the war of 1812?

    If so, please educate me as I am confused.

    PS: Happy Birthday Canada.
    LOL! You got me there.
    It looked strange when I wrote it, and somehow I never got back to do the correction.
    'Course to WAS the last time we ever fought each other - now, Rick, quick now - who won that skirmish
    Happy 4th
    Young enough to remember doing it;
    Old enough to wish I could do it again.

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    Without cheating and looking it up, I am gonna take a wild guess and say it was when George Washington attacked Montreal.

    But hey, I live in CA. We weren't even a state unit the US wanted our gold in 1850.
    Rick Potter

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