Border crossings

Find out how to safely and efficiently cross the U.S.-Canada border.

Crossing the U.S.-Canada border safely and efficiently

  • Are you planning a trip to Canada?
  • Do you know what identification you need to cross the border?
  • Or what types of items you must declare when entering or leaving the U.S.?
  • Or what items you must pay a duty on?

Know before you go and check the U.S. Department of State for the latest information.

For additional border crossing information and contacts, visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection Travel site.

Cameras and wait times

We have 16 traffic cameras stationed at or near border crossings on I-5 and State Route 543 in Blaine, on Guide Meridian (State Route 539) in Lynden and on State Route 9 in Sumas.

We post current border wait times on our Web site so travelers can make informed decisions about where and when to travel.

Electronic traveler information signs are installed along I-5 north of Bellingham to provide drivers with current border wait times as they approach the border. This information will allow travelers to make route adjustments if necessary.

Use our statewide map of traffic cameras to check traffic conditions and congestion.

Travel information

Peace Arch crossing

  • Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, daily
  • NEXUS hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily (into Canada)
  • Restrictions: No commercial vehicles

Pacific Highway crossing

  • Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, daily
  • NEXUS hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily (into Canada)
  • Restrictions: None

Lynden crossing

  • Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m., daily
  • NEXUS hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., daily
  • Restrictions: None

Sumas crossing

  • Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, daily
  • NEXUS hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily
  • Restrictions: None

For additional border crossing information and contacts, visit CBP.gov.

 

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