Border Crossing Information
What you are allowed to bring into Canada:
What you are not allowed to bring into Canada:
DUI Charges and Other Issues:
We suggest you communicate with a Canadian Immigration office prior to your planned trip if you have a criminal record.
Alcohol in the Car or Boat:
A police officer from the Ontario Provincial Police and a game warden from the Ministry of Natural Resources do fly into remote lakes and taxi right up to your boat to check for any illegal activity whether it's drinking in the boat or being over your fish limits. These guys are very very serious and do not show any compassion. You have been warned.
Lets all have tons of fun, catch lots of fish but save your drinking for around the campfire.
How Alcohol Works:
The rate in which your liver metabolizes alcohol dictates how drunk you feel; not the amount of alcohol in your blood. When your liver metabolizes alcohol it produces chemicals that block or distort the functions of neural transmitters in your brain. If you feel drunk and then have a big meal, you give yourself the elusion that you have become sober but in fact you have just slowed down the metabolism process and the alcohol will stay in your system longer. You are just fooling yourself. Only time gets alcohol out of your blood. The amount of food in your stomach and the health of your liver greatly affect the speed in which alcohol is removed from your system. That is why a teenager with a healthy young liver can get drunk on one beer while an older man, who has been drinking for years and has compromised the health of his liver, needs to drink much more to feel drunk.
Over 0.08 has nothing to do with feeling tipsy or drunk. If a 200 pound man drinks two 5% Canadian beers he will be over .08 for at least 45 minutes, even if he feels no affects of the alcohol. A stomach full of food means much longer than 45 minutes.
Outside of the metabolism process, alcohol itself still numbs nerve endings and will greatly affect reaction time. Even if you feel sober your ability to react has been compromised, even if you do not realize it.