What is your craziest Canadian immigration experience?
I visited Canada in August 2014. I flew into Ottawa and the following conversation took place during Immigration
Immigration officer (IO) : “Purpose of visit ? ”
Me : “Tourism”
IO : “Duration of stay ? ”
Me: “10 days”
IO : “Where will you be staying ? ”
Me: “Ottawa Jail”
IO : “???”
Me : “Oh, Ottawa Jail Hostel”
IO : “Haha. Welcome to Canada!”
PS: Ottawa Jail Hostel originally used to be the Carleton County Gaol (a.k.a. Ottawa Jail). After the jail’s closure, the building was converted into a hostel. The hostel retained the jail theme, giving guests an opportunity to experience “jail-life”.