Firearm rules to go thru Canada to get to alaska . In 2008 flew to Fairbanks AK rented an RV fished every day for trout / salmon for 3 weeks also put over 2000 miles on the rental while in Ak. Now I just bought my own rv and want to head back this summer. IT was a great time BUT THOSE BEARS ARE HUGE. Yes I saw quite a few on the rivers. I carried a pistol never had to use it tho. But wouldn't go back without a side arm. Has anyone got permission from the Canada govt to carry a pistol accross the border???? In reading the rules it sounds almost imposible. Most of the fishing I did were in very remote areas that why I need some protection Bear spray is ok but you need to wait for the bear to charge and come within 10 FEET before you use the spray. I think the bear bell are really diner bells for them. ANY ideas would be greatly appreciated.