Crossing Provincial borders during lockdowns

Discussion in 'Canada' started by borderlinebob, May 24, 2020.

  1. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    Just announced Ontario provincial and private campgrounds to open this Friday, the 12.
    Hopefully includes showers and washrooms open.
    And restaurant outdoor patio areas will open.

    Will definitely make it easier to travel in-province here.
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  2. Bayner

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    A lot of folks (at least in the Okanagan) have residences in both Alberta and BC but choose to use AB for vehicle registration and insurance. We all know the reason of course...
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  3. shuswap1

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    True, I'm surrounded by Alberta neighbors, some of who are semi-permanent BC residents that insure their vehicles in AB. This was in the campground itself, where the Gov't announced that only BC residents would be allowed for the time being. There are lots of vacancies there, so no BCers are being displaced anyway. Isn't there a 6 month limit to using a non-BC registered vehicle in BC before registering it in BC?
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    I think it's three months to update plates and drivers license. If they ever get into an accident they could be SOL
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  5. SSPhoto

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    My understanding is BC Parks will only accept reservations from BC residents, but if there's open sites you can still try your luck and just show up and get a spot, even for out of province people.
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    Thanks for correcting me, I think you're right about that, RESERVATIONS will only be accepted from BC residents but it doesn't sound like anyone else is prevented from using parks that have vacancy when you arrive. Our local park appears to be about 50% occupancy at this time.
    Thanks for setting the record straight!
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  7. canuck 1

    canuck 1 nautical disaster

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    Actually if you are a resident in BC but your main work is in Alberta you have to have AB registration
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  8. toddiscdn

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    From Ont. parks website(washrooms-yes)= Facilities such as showers, laundry, group camping, picnic shelter rentals and swimming pools will remain closed for the season.
    https://www.ontarioparks.com/covid19
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  9. borderlinebob

    borderlinebob Been here awhile

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    Thanks for hat info Todd
    Heading east this Sunday cross top of Superior but looks like no provincial parks this trip.
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    PEI Premier King is saying an Atlantic Provinces bubble could happen in early July. Good news for us here on the extreme east coast. I love riding here and have seen every road possible many times over. I have done most areas of the Atlantic provinces as well but it gives me the possibility of not having to deal with as many slow moving RVs and road pirates.
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    I like the thought of that. Imagine no RV's on the Cabot Trail, dang!
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  12. CDMAN

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    As soon as New Brunswick and Nova Scotia borders open we will be there mc touring the southern end of NS.
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    Methinks it might not be this season. The Atlantic provinces have had extremely low rates of infection as opposed to QC and ON thus the discussion of an atlantic bubble.
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    CanadianX Don’t leave a steaming pile for others.

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    Entering NB was pretty ridiculous with long line up and recording of license plate and your driver license - all the while handling my license with bare hands after I handed it over and other officers had gloves but kept the same pair on with each encounter and handing over of documents. So who is the vector point in that situation? I don't agree with having to show and have my information recorded to move around Canada and enter the province I live in but I knew that was the deal, just don't agree with it and this slow creep to watchdog state.
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    Totally agree with you and it bothers me that I even had to start this thread.

    “IF” it was anything but health and guvmint at any level put a plan like this in place I’m quite sure they’d have a full revolt on their hands.

    They really can’t stop determined folks from sneaking into the country, but got us who are already here going on the internet to figure out if we can move around within Canada.
    Are we too submissive?
    I know—health related!

    It was almost comical yesterday watching ON reps explaining “family circles “ and “social circles” and the differences.
    On the other hand it was scary thinking our guv is actually explaining such a thing. Like being in the Twilight Zone
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    CanadianX Don’t leave a steaming pile for others.

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    Well you look at how people are responding, snitch lines, public shaming and so on. People can't think for themselves and go through the motions thinking they are being clean and safe, like the officers on the NB border handling everyone's ID without hand washing or changing gloves or Justin Trudeau heading to the cottage for Thanksgiving weekend. Sanctimonious virtue signalling. Protect those that need it at their choosing and let everyone else decide for themselves. Anyhooo….looking forward to voting my views soon.
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    J. T. ?
    Thanksgiving? last year? i wasn't social distancing either. my bad?
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    I think he meant May long weekend.
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    CanadianX Don’t leave a steaming pile for others.

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    My bad, meant easter. Can't keep the religious holidays straight. Turkey, chocolate....it's confusing :lol3
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