What? Why would I even say to the North? As far as I know Canada has similar gun laws to the United States. I could be wrong about that, any Canadians want to tell me what the general gun laws in Canada are?
I'll fill this in. Guns are much more restricted here than in the States. You need to own a gun license, and there are different ones based on the firearm you own. There are different classes but in general, if you don't have a license for a restricted weapon then you can't own that weapon period. You also HAVE to register restricted firearms, before this applied to all weaposn but the long gun registration was destroyed not too long ago. The types of guns are also more strict, as far as I know AKs, AR15s and other (but not all) semiautos are banned, I don't know the full list but you can find it online.
What is a restricted firearm? This bascially http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/cfp-pcaf/fs-fd/restr-eng.htm. Most of the time, it's handguns. You are also not allowed to have open or concealed carry, unless you live in the wilderness where you need to carry around a gun in the open so you don't get mauled by a bear.
Most importantly, firearms are not a constitutional right here, so yeah that's pretty self explanatory.
Canada has about 30 guns per 100 residents, about 3 times less than the US, so while it's not uncommon to find people with firearms here. Most of the time it's county folk, hunters or hobbiests that do own guns.