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Canada isn't as accessible as the states. You simply just can't drive up to a waterfall or rock formation like you can in the states. Combine that with the fact that Canada has 6 months of winter and less then 40mil people, I just don't see the money....

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Granted it's pretty touristy, and expensive, but Whistler Bike Park is still my favorite place on earth.  

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Granted it's pretty touristy, and expensive, but Whistler Bike Park is still my favorite place on earth.  

 

More tourism if they open up dirt bike trails :)

 

Here's the thing, Canada has a boatload of open land. It seems they could build that world class offroad trail system and draw lots of folks.  What else are they doing up there with all that tax money?

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wasting it on their socialist healthcare, oh wait that's the USA now

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By nearly all standards of measure Canadians have better health care than we do, and it costs them far less. They also have nearly endless dirtbike trails nearly all of it user built.

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Most of the people I work with won't even go into Canada anymore. It seems that treating you like garbage and giving you grief for over an hour at the border is the usual these days. Two of them went up last weekend with their families and just turned around and went home after the amount of crap they were given. I too have had the "treatment" at the border nearly every time I come up, but I don't really care. Then again, I don't have a car full of kids with me.

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Sounds like the border patrol is doing their job,  I'd give you the treatment as well Lincolnlock. 

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By nearly all standards of measure Canadians have better health care than we do, and it costs them far less. They also have nearly endless dirtbike trails nearly all of it user built.

 

 I guess you didn't get my joke.

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Sounds like the border patrol is doing their job,  I'd give you the treatment as well Lincolnlock. 

 

 

you are a sick man

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By nearly all standards of measure Canadians have better health care than we do,

 

Then why are there plenty of BC plates on cars parked at the major clinics in Bellingham?

(at least there were five years ago, maybe it got much better recently)

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Most of the people I work with won't even go into Canada anymore. It seems that treating you like garbage and giving you grief for over an hour at the border is the usual these days. Two of them went up last weekend with their families and just turned around and went home after the amount of crap they were given. I too have had the "treatment" at the border nearly every time I come up, but I don't really care. Then again, I don't have a car full of kids with me.

This same can be said about the american border, which I believe is one of the worst especially after 911 with the tsa believing they can get away with anything now.

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Most of the people I work with won't even go into Canada anymore. It seems that treating you like garbage and giving you grief for over an hour at the border is the usual these days. Two of them went up last weekend with their families and just turned around and went home after the amount of crap they were given. I too have had the "treatment" at the border nearly every time I come up, but I don't really care. Then again, I don't have a car full of kids with me.

 

I typically (but not always) get much more grief from US border agents than those of other countries including Canada.

Since I am usually traveling by myself for airline related business so maybe that's different.

 

That said, anywhere in the world where the tourism is the primary industry expect to be treated as a source of money and nothing more. I know enough about that industry to avoid it whenever possible.

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This same can be said about the american border, which I believe is one of the worst especially after 911 with the tsa believing they can get away with anything now.

 

Keep in mind the TSA and ICE are very different creatures.

 

I flat out despise everything about TSA, but although often annoying, I understand and respect ICE border control responsibilities.

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Tod there are Canadians coming down here for medical care because they don't want to wait for treatment for chronic conditions.  We have a culture that has no clue what delayed gratification is.  We have been led to believe we have a god given right to live a pain free life free from waiting in lines or adversity whatsoever. Our medical system is no different.   Have a headache?  Better rush to the ER to get a catscan.  Have an ache or pain?  Quick get a jug of addictive pain pills.  Starting to look a little old?  Better get some plastic surgery.  Have to be admitted to the hospital?  The room better look like the Hilton.  Anecdotal evidence says we have the finest healthcare in the world which we do if you have a cadillac health plan and can afford to pay for it.  The rest of the population receives really crappy reactive care and all the numbers support this. Relative to other industrialized countries we lag behind in nearly every measurable data point of healthcare, from infant mortality to  life expectancy,   all at a higher cost. 

 

I  agree obamacare is a total debacle,  why?  We left the insurance companies in the drivers seat. 

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But back to original post BC has the finest riding anywhere.  Drive north past the crappy DNR and FS riding available here,  hook up a with a local in BC and be prepared to be blown away.

 

Hook up with this guy if you can.

 

 

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He will show you the goods!

 

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But back to original post BC has the finest riding anywhere. Drive north past the crappy DNR and FS riding available here, hook up a with a local in BC and be prepared to be blown away.

Hook up with this guy if you can.

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He will show you the goods!

Heck, I'll take anyone out for a weekend.... Even give them a place to sleep if need be!

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