Hi. I stumbled upon the forums while googling, "trouble crossing border to Canada", and I have to say I'm a bit daunted.
I am a 21-year-old single, caucasian female. I'm driving (in possession of my own vehicle and the registration as well as insurance papers) and planning on visiting friends within the week in Seattle, and then travelling to Vancouver to visit friends I've known for ages. We're planning on attempting the Grouse Grind (eek), and they're showing me around the Vancouver area (Stanley Park, art museum, et cetera). Anyway, I'm staying with her, and bringing my six month old Golden Retriever puppy, since I take her everywhere.
To be blunt, I read a few horror stories here and I do NOT want to be turned back at the border, since I get these two weeks off from work, and I don't want to miss out and have to turn back.
I have a passport, my dog's vaccination records, am planning on printing out my bank statement. What else should I have with me to make crossing an easy and painless experience?
Any help would be great. Thanks, guys.