You need a passport, clean criminal / arrest record (they won't let me in for charges I was found innocent of) and proof that you have at least $300 to your name (this changes sometimes depending on the customs office, could be more or less). Its normally a good idea to tell them you have someone to stay with once you're in canada. Overall they ain't too happy about hitchers, but if you meet these requirements you'll most likely make it through.
I guess I should've mentioned that I'm only talking from personal experience and the experiences of friends who cross regulary. That said I would still try to have all the things I've mentioned. I've known plenty of people who've been turned around for not having enough cash and / or for having no contacts in canada. The last time I tried I was told that anyone with my # of felony arrests (4) would be rejected at any crossing, despite the fact that I have no felony convictons.
The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
Buy Matt a Beer
$75.00 of $75.00
Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
Feed Matt a Burrito
$90.00 of $100.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
Finance the Shopping Cart
$90.00 of $200.00
Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.