It's better to have and not need, than need and not have. In Canada I travel with a non restricted firearm whenever I can, I've used it to put down animals that have been struck , injured , and are suffering.Why do you think you need a firearm? The world isn't all that bad as the news makes it out to be. I travel year round and I'm not anti-gun but I have no interest in navigating the laws of where I'm going every time I cross a state line. I rarely feel unsafe. If I do I drive away.
I know, you didn't ask for my opinion. Enjoy your trip.