Tips for RVing to Alaska. Winter is the time of year when many RVers start planning for the upcoming RV travel season.
- Take the Interisland Ferry to get to Prince of Wales Island, AK. You ride free, your motorhome is charged $7 per foot, and any passengers are charged a small fee. About a 3-hour ferry trip.
- A must-have book is The MILEPOST 2022: Alaska Travel Planner, available from Amazon.com. It gives you mile-by-mile locations of campgrounds, rest stops, fuel, attractions, and all major and some minor roads of Canada and Alaska.
- You will need to have your Passports. You will require current Health Certificates and rabbis’ documentation for the pets. Also, ensure you have a current list of medications for anyone, including pets. Besides a current driver’s license, you will also need proof of insurance in Canada, a card you can get from your current stateside insurance company at no charge.
- Most all credit card companies are now charging a foreign transaction fee for any charges made outside the US or its territories. So any charges made in Canada may be subject to that fee when you pay your monthly credit card bill. You will not see that charge at the point of sale. Only when you get your statement will you see the charge. Call your credit card company and ask.
- Cell phone calls originating from Canada can also bring further fees. Check with your wireless provider to see what their policies are. You may have roaming in Canada, or you may be able to add it to your plan.
- There are also some limited food restrictions regarding what you can or can not bring into Canada, Alaska, or back into the south 48. And, of course, California also has some strict food regulations and inspects almost every MH entering California.
Also see: Alaska RV & Camping Guide: 2023 Edition Available