Originally Posted by Jbook
Really great write up and looks like a fun trip! What was the reasoning behind a few of the cars not being let in at the Canadian border?
Two members were denied entry because they had felony convictions on their record from 25 years ago when they were youngsters. They have to get a diplomatic pardon or something like that from the Canadian consulate and pay a $1000 processing fee to be allowed back in.. Their passport chip is now marked to alert Canadian border patrol if they are within a 5 mile radius and are now subject to arrest if they try to return..
So if you get "yellow carded" make sure your record is clean or sealed. The US side checks Canadians the same way too apparently..