Too many to list. I rode BC to Nova Scotia in '06, all the way across Canada and its one of my best trips ever! Less people, less traffic, sometimes cooler, gas by the Litre(con), RCMP's leave you alone, for the most part. Speed. Anyhow, I found Canada travel easy going and friendly, even Quebec. Don't hesitate going that way, when possible. A Passport makes life easier too, nowadays, but not required as yet. '09 is the year you need one! USA will give you the Passport speech when entering. I've gotten a few speeches recently crossing Mexico and Canada, without a Passport. They just have to do it. Just got my Passport,btw. Randy"Polarbear"