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Hey all. We're planning a trip that will include Montreal down to Niagara Falls at the end of August and beginning of September of this year. My question is do I need any extra insurance on our bike/trailer for taking it outside of the US? I know that at one time you could/had to buy extra car insurance to go down into Mexico and I didn't know if the same might be true for going into Canada.:?



I figured that with all the knowledge on this board, someone could answer my question....



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My Canadian insurance covers me in both the US and Canada. The insurance documents should state that somewhere. Our vehicle proof of insurance slip states "applicable within Canada and the United States of America".
Mexico is a whole other issue. You would have to get extra insurance for Mexico and I think it has to be a licensed Mexican company.
 

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Call your Agent...............
 

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If you have valid 3rd party and proof of ownership you are good to go Have fun here Montreal is an awesome city
But don't let them convince you the laurentians are real mountains
AND Don't forget the prime language spoken there is french ( Canadian)
 

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Most US insurance companies will cover you in Canada. Check with your agent or your policy. Not the same in Mexico, you usually have to buy special Mexican insurance before going South of the Border.
 

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You will need a passport for land crossings after June 1st I believe. Especially to get back into the US.

Your government did that!
 

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If you have valid 3rd party and proof of ownership you are good to go Have fun here Montreal is an awesome city
But don't let them convince you the laurentians are real mountains
AND Don't forget the prime language spoken there is french ( Canadian)

Actually Montreal is pretty bilingual if you're American. They just dummy up if they think you're from Ontario. :cheeky1::cheeky1:Whatever you do, don't wear a blue maple leaf.

Let us know when you're going to be around and maybe we can give you an escorted tour. We are really good at getting lost on bumpy roads. :D
 

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Yes, give us a shout too. We (Button Lady and I) are in Hamburg, New York, suburb of Buffalo, New York, south of Niagara Falls. Maybe we can meet up. You are welcome to use our house as a rest spot for a meal and drink or an over nighter.
 

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If you're heading up that way, find the time to visit Quebec City-Beautiful.

I've never needed any extra insurance going through Canada. Just be careful cause the roads aren't paved.
 

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HogansWing wrote:
If you're heading up that way, find the time to visit Quebec City-Beautiful.

I've never needed any extra insurance going through Canada. Just be careful cause the roads aren't paved.
That's not completely true.

In Toronto we have several paved roads.

And two stoplights. :shock:

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Just a heads up, there are "no" English road/traffic signs in the province of Quebec (anywhere). Let us know when you are heading towards Toronto you'll be going past us & we'll have the coffee on.:action::action:
 

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Is French Quebec still part of Canada ???????????????
 

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Is French Quebec still part of Canada ???????????????
As much as a lot of them don't want to be they are still here Our govm't throws buckets of money at them every time they start to whine :X:X



But I personally think they should stay... Canada would not be the same with out them
 

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Sounds like our New Orleans.............
 

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Just a heads up, there are "no" English road/traffic signs in the province of Quebec (anywhere). Let us know when you are heading towards Toronto you'll be going past us & we'll have the coffee on.:action::action:
The Quebecers don't bother reading any of the signs themselves, French or English, so you shouldn't have to either.
 

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Geese.....:clapper:So many friendly offers.... Yea, I checked and the insurance is good up north and we do have our passports (good till 2010 then they need renewed) that can be pulled out of mothballs. We are planning on coming north from Maine to Montreal, spending the night there and takin in the Hard Rock Cafe (My rear seater collects shot glasses) then heading down the river to the north side of Lake Onterio with a stop at Fort Henry to stretch the legs and get gas, then on to Toronto, stopping at the Hard Rock Cafe there, maybe getting lunch (and another shot glass) before heading on around to Nigara Falls. Meeting folks would be welcome and as we are not bi-lingul (sp?- can't speak French cept for saying hi, thank youand asking for the toilet - always necessary where ever you go!).:dude:



We are planning on doing the normal tourest things at Niagra Falls --- yep! --- Hard Rock Cafes (on Canada's side and US's side), seeing the falls and maybe seeing the Fort at the mouth of the river by Lake Onterio. Staying there one day before continuing south and west on our jurney.:waving:
 

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Sounds like a great trip, you'll be within 1/2 hr from us going to Kingston to see Old Fort Henry. If you have the time take the #2 parkway rather than the 401 - we'll even go out & ride it with ya'll, been planning to go to the Fort again anyway. :waving::waving:
 

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FYI the 401 is the main East-West superslab with the usual traffic. Highway 2 is more visually friendly. A more pleasant ride is along the lake to the Glenora Ferry (Free) and across Quinte Island.

There is no pleasant ride across Toronto but we would be happy to see you whenever you get here.
 

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The wife and I are heading out for NASSIR 2 around Sept. 7th or 8th, but if you happen to be in Niagara Falls before that, we do have a spare room and your welcome to stay. Hotels in Niagara Falls could bankrupt a person. We'd also be happy to give you the grand tour and show you the forts at both end of the river where we held them damn Yankees at bay during the war.:cooldevil:
 

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Just for the sake of research, the #2 hwy is called the Thousand Islands Parkway, it is the original small 2 lane, well paved, E-W route along the St Lawrence river & Thousand Islands from Cornwall to Toronto through many small towns/villages. As nobbie mentioned, the Glenora Ferry (5 minutes) just west of Kingston takes you past the "Lake on the Mountain", great little restaurant & old log cabins, then into the wine country. Great B&B's & antiques. This area is often used by the media for motorcycle reviews, tests & new model launches. It turns into Lakeshore Blvd going through Toronto. If you want to avoid the large City you can shift north before getting to TO & take the hwy 407 superslab (toll) across enroute to Niagara. :waving::action::action:
 
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