Originally Posted by novaboy
If you have any "blips" in your past I'd contact Canada Border Services first to see if they will let you in, be bad to find out once you hit the border. Our customs have gotten more strict since 9/11, but not near as strict as the US has become.
The best way to cross any border, be honest, no chit chat, do not volunteer any info, and be nice and polite.
I found the US guards are somewhat surley. If I took my helmet off before they asked they were a lot more friendly, particularly at the AK crossing. Also the crossing above Seattle was very slow in both directions. Maybe an hour wait coming back into the US.
I carried a passport, proof of insurance and license. Nobody asked for anything but my DL.