In reviewing the comments from sportsman on my website (http://www.sportsmanlawyers.com) I have heard it all.
There have been comments from thankful folks that can cross the border to hunt the Canadian Rockies due to an application for rehabilitation, to sad stories of honeymooners staying on the US side of Niagra falls because of a prior misdemeanor.
However, there has been recent talk in the papers that getting into Canada is now much easier (http://www.startribune.com/sports/outdoors/152115605.html) The Canadian government has stated that they are easing entrance restrictions.
This may not be the case.
I just received this note on my website:
On Monday evening (May 21, 2012) my girlfriend and I were both denied entry to Canada at Vancouver airport. The reasons for both of us being denied entry were said to be because of old criminal convictions.
Unfortunately, access is still at the desecration of the border patrol. Aa an attorney at Chaudhary Law Office, PLLC I continue to urge you to clear up any prior legal entanglements before heading north for business or pleasure.
You can save yourselves a lot of money and inconvenience.