I always take two guns. Primary and a backup. The form to have authority to have a gun in Canada is $25 whether it's one gun or two. I would take at least two boxes of ammo for each day I were going to be hunting. So 1-1/2 to 2 cases for your trip if I were you. Duty is only about 6% for ammo above 8 boxes per hunter. Personally, I always found sleeping accommodations quite affordable. I never had to change locations, but the place we stay would not charge us if we left earlier than our days reserved. Many places are quite flexible. Food is a little higher than here in the states, but we eat a lot of our birds while there. Gas is higher at close to $4 per gallon (equivalent), but I think the amount of driving you have to do to scout is way overblown. It's big country, but you are going to a relatively known area and from there it's not that hard to find hunting opportunities in a typical year. Knowing your area minimizes windshield time. Just like anywhere you hunt. Exchange rate this past year was over 20% so that's a discount on everything you spend up there. One thing I have always done is take something to the farmers after the hunt. For me, after a good hunt, it's a case of beer and some Kansas City BBQ. And they remember us in following years for that. This past fall, we got permission on a good feed of snows and I figured it would be a good hunt. So I told the farmer whom I had never hunted on I wanted to give him a gift. He jumped in and said, "goose for a goose". Turns out he was referring to Blue Goose Vodka as his gift request. After our good hunt, I found a store with his goose, and tracked him down to give it to him. Added some BBQ and he was a happy camper. Said he was surprised. I said why, I said I would. He said lot's of guys say they will and none ever had. I said I may be back in future years and he said he would be glad to let us hunt anything he had. Lesson; give them something to remember you by and it will pay dividends down the road.