I didn’t know this until after I published Ride Lake Superior, but Canada has very strict laws regarding drivers who have a DUI/DWI on their driving record. They’re not allowed in. Period.
It doesn’t matter if you took your last drink 14 years ago, Canadian immigration officials will track you down and send you home.
That’s bad news for a lot of bikers who’d like to traverse our neighbor to the north. Or even ride around the top side of Lake Superior.
There are immigration lawyers who can help you get across the border. Your chances are better if you’ve had only one DUI. But it’s time-consuming and expensive. You have to REALLY want to go to Canada to make it worth your while.
There’s another way you can take a Lake Superior Circle Tour, and you don’t have to mess with border crossing guards. Get a copy of Ride Lake Superior. Throw a leg over your favorite recliner and enjoy. Helmet not needed.