Hello all, We will be leaving for our first visit to the North Channel in a little over a week. I have a few questions that hopefully you veterans of the North channel may know the answer to. We are very nervous as this is our first time out of the county and it all seems very intimating. 1) I just read up that you need to have a VHF license to operate ad VHF radio in Canada, Is this true? 2) From what I read you need to make your first stop at Telephone Reporting Site and call on a specific phone. Does this look like a payphone? Any tips of this? Any marinas you would recommend for this stop? 3)I see that Canada has different rules on flares than the US. As a US resident do I obey the laws of the US or the Laws of Canada when it comes to flares and safety equipment? I Currently have an e-flare and 4 hand held flares. However it looks as if Canada does not accept the e-flare and requires 12 flares in a variety of setups. We will be trailing to Detour and then heading east. Any tips or must see spots on the route. Thank you in advance.