This may seem like a silly question but does anyone carry anything for self defense while traveling?
The reason I ask is the CBSA officer asked me if I carried any weapons while traveling the other day coming back into Canada.
I have very briefly considered this in the past but never seriously.
Sometimes I have my small pocket/work knife in my tank bag but never anything I would think of as a weapon.
I did seem to run into a fair number of odd characters on my last trip but none I would consider scary,mostly homeless or mentally challenged people.
My girlfriend was also asked if she had any weapons including pepper spray.
Is it illegal to carry pepper spray across the boarder?