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Shipping to Alaska from lower 48

The ferry wants $750 each way to ship from washington to the mainland of Alaska, one shipper I contacted said about the same, the other one never got back to me. For me and my bike on the ferry would be about $1300 each way, way too expensive for a summer excursion up and back. I can't go thru Canada due to a DUI seven years ago and I do want to get my own bike up there since I think renting one up there would be very expensive too. Perhaps there are cheaper shippers, or someone knows a good Canadian immigration lawyer that can help with the process. The application to clear my name with all the hoops to jump thru is $200 each time. I've already been turned down once being told wanting to ride thru Canada was not a good enough reason for them to consider my application. I can re-apply but risk losing another $200 dollars in the application process. So anyway, a cheap way to ship my bike up there is what I'm looking for, any help would be appreciated.
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Hi nangosa4

Please explain what you mean application to ride thru Canada ! If you just show up at the border on your bike and have a current passport shouldnt you be sent on thru ?

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Read again. He won't get admitted to Canada due to a past DUI conviction.
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I read that but Im suprised you cant travel thru Canada as a tourist if you ever had a DUI in the states or elswhere.
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DUI's, are considered felonies

DUI's are considered felonies in Canada, no matter how long ago they occurred. I know people who have not drank for twenty years, have gone across the border countless times for business reasons, and one day get checked, they run a drivers license check, and thats it, they can no longer go into Canada even for work until they jump thru all the hoops. If they don't they face a life time ban and if they try to get in again and get caught they face jail. Granted I could just ride to the border and chances are I probably wouldn't get checked and they would wave me thru. But there is no garauntee of that and what a hassle if you get caught. I love Canada and do want to travel there again, but not under the fear of worrying about being caught and be "exported" back to the states....
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WOW ! Thanks for the clarification !

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