my 21 yr. old nephew just took a road trip to buffalo with 4 friends to see a football game and party.
they decided to go into canada after visiting many bars in buf.
get pulled at the border and asked to search the vehicle. nothing was found. passed their id's through some kind of scanner and found drug residue on them. the drug residue was actually named as coke, pot, and hash.(i always thought pot and hash were the same, but there is my lack of knowledge).
according to my nephew the one w/ the coke was real(they strip searched him, found nothing) the guy w/ the hash hasn't used in 2 years, and the pot one was so minimal it wasn't a problem.
these guys went to 5 different bars in buf., had at least 5 different bouncers/bartenders/waitresses handle their id's.,and get hassled for residue on their id's crossing. does this happen to everyone who has had to show an id. somewhere.
i guess the bottom line is get a new id card before going to canada, place in a platic bag. when you get to the border to spend your cheap american dollars to support the canadian economy, turn around and go back home.