Hope this doesn't sound like I'm saying Canadians are not nice people, it's the custom agents from both the US and Canada I don't like. I've had a warmer welcome entering the United Kingdom than the last time I entered Canada. I've been to the UK about four times. All of which they inspected my luggage but never hassled me. Of course they ask the usual questions, like why are you here, how long will you be staying, etc. which I can undertsand because I am guest. He customs agent found a couple of bags of beef jerky I had brought with me for my own personal consumption and the guy said, technically you are not allowed to bring beef products into the UK with all this mad cow stuff going on but I'm not going to confiscate it. Nor did the say anything about a carton of smokes. Or even my transistor radio. Since you are supposed to buy a licence from the BBC even to own a radio, but I don't think this really applies to tourists. Then said have a nice stay. Coming back into the US from Europe was a different story. They don't say, welcome home, instead they look at you with suspicion. They wanted to know why I was in Europe for 2 weeks. I wanted to say, "Visiting your mother". Inspected my passport thourghly to make sure I did not enter a nation that was an enemy of the state (like Cuba), etc. Made me feel real welcome coming back to my homeland.