Yes. And I got my spray from REI as well. I carried it across both directions in my saddle bags. My first crossing onto Vancouver Island, Border Patrol wanted to see it, did, and then let me go; no big deal. Coming back over to US, no concern whatsoever. When I got to bear-country, I tied it to my handlebars with a red bandana for quick access (see pic below). I also carried a little airhorn in my jacket. July 2015, turning right onto Denali Hwy. July 2015, ferry west to east into Dawson City, YT. Good luck.