Yes the Cdn $$ has finally reached par
the first time in over 30 years!
You're quite right, the Cdn retailers will take their time to catch up with the reality of the marketplace. Many were quick to raise prices when the dollar fell back in 2002 - and not so quick to lower prices as the dollar gained strength.
It's actually quite easy to import an Airstream into Canada - NAFTA means that you only pay the same taxes you'd pay if you purchased from a dealer in BC. (GST+PST) So, no import duties. If the trailer is 15+ years old, it doesnt' have to go through the vehicle inspection process when imported. If newer than 15 years, it has to have a letter from Airstream Corp stating that it meets all safety standards.
Check out this website:how to import
George Sutton RV in Eugene OR has sold several trailer to club members in BC - they are very accommodating. Also, have heard some good things about the dealer in Spokane.
Good luck on your search!