Moaning about price differences between Canada and the United States might be our second national sport ' but the truth is, you really can get a bargain if you're willing to travel. Blame it on the once-low Canadian dollar (and retailers who haven't caught up), on import taxes or on higher labour costs in Canada; regardless, there really are significant price differences.
And with $200 worth of goods allowed back in duty-free on a visit under 48 hours ' and $800 on trips beyond that ' you've got some room for spending. Here are some items to watch out for.
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Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened th... More Fifty years ago, in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law, setting 54 areas aside for federal protection. It opened the way for an American wilderness system that has grown to more than 110 million protected acres in which, the act says, "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain." More proposed areas await congressional approval, including the Rocky Mountain Front in Montana and the Columbine-Hondo in New Mexico. Read more about the legacy of the Wilderness Act online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/09/wilderness-act/kolbert-text
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