We shipped two bikes into Montreal last year with Air Canada.
Unfortunately you have to remove the crate from the terminal before you un-pack it. It's all to do with the dreaded health and safety BS.
We got help from the ADV forum, a guy called Kirk picked us and our crates up in his truck and helped us unload at his place.
We got a quote for $180cd from a freight company to move them but you will get help from the ADV inmates if you ask nicely.
The good news is that it's dead easy to clear customs, all are friendly and it only cost about $40cd to proses. If you are looking for bike insurance, try Progressive on line in the US.
All the best
Originally Posted by andy1979
Hey hey I have nearly the same question...
But my bike goes on tuesday by air to montreal.