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NEXUS is currently available at 21 land border crossings.

Entering Canada

  • Use the designated NEXUS lane and stop and hold your membership card in front of the proximity card reader.
  • Proceed to the inspection booth for a visual inspection. The border officer will indicate whether you are to enter the inspection area or proceed into Canada.

Travelling with non-NEXUS members: If you are travelling into Canada or the United States (U.S.) with non-NEXUS members, you must use the regular lanes. The driver is responsible for ensuring that all travellers in the vehicle are NEXUS members. If there is a non-NEXUS member in the vehicle, regardless of his/her age, it will result in the loss of the driver's NEXUS membership.

Declaring goods

As a member of NEXUS, it is your responsibility to report all goods being imported. NEXUS members are subject to the same reporting requirements for goods as non-NEXUS travellers.

Canadian residents

If you are a NEXUS member and a Canadian resident and you are using a Traveller Declaration Card (TDC) to import goods for your own personal use, complete it prior to your arrival in Canada and deposit it in the designated box in the NEXUS lane to facilitate and expedite your passage. At locations where there is no drop box available, you should hand the TDC to a border services officer immediately when you arrive.

Canadian residents returning to Canada by land who purchase, receive or acquire goods while outside Canada MUST declare all goods, including those within their personal exemption.

U.S. residents

If you are a NEXUS member and a U.S. resident entering Canada, you may use a NEXUS lane and make an oral declaration.

U.S. residents do not use the TDC. If you are within your personal exemption entitlement you may use the NEXUS lane without declaration. If you are bringing goods in excess of your personal exemption entitlement, you must use a regular lane to declare your goods.

If you have any commercial goods in your possession, baggage or on board the vehicle/recreational boat upon arrival in Canada, you may not use NEXUS in the air, land or marine modes of transportation. Commercial goods are defined as goods brought into Canada for sale or for any commercial, industrial, occupational, institutional or other similar use and include samples, tools and warranty repair parts. Personal computers and similar items carried by NEXUS members for their own personal use while on business trips are not considered commercial goods.

Note that third-party goods (transported but not owned by NEXUS members) are not part of personal exemption limits. When travelling into Canada with third party goods, members must:

If you have any goods that are considered to be restricted, controlled or prohibited, or if the goods you are importing require a permit, such as firearms, you may not use the NEXUS lane.

To avoid bringing pests, viruses and diseases into Canada or the U.S., all food, plants and related products from other countries must be declared at the border. If you are unsure whether the product is allowed, declare the item and discuss it with a border services officer. No penalties are assessed if goods are declared. Goods that are not declared are subject to seizure, penalties and could lead to prosecution. For more information, contact the CBSA Border Information Service phone line at 1-800-461-9999.

When the NEXUS lane is closed, you must use the regular lanes and declare your goods to a border officer.

Entering the U.S.

Declaring goods

If you are a Canadian or U.S. resident and you are importing goods for your own personal use, and you are within your personal exemption or entitlement, you may use the NEXUS lane and make an oral declaration to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer. If you are over your personal exemption or entitlement, you must use a regular traffic lane to report your goods.

NEXUS members who present themselves for NEXUS passage when arriving in the U.S. must not have any commercial goods in their possession or in their baggage. Please note that personal computers and similar items carried by NEXUS members for their own personal use while on business trips are not considered commercial goods.

Transporting non-NEXUS members

If you are transporting people into Canada or the U.S. who are not NEXUS members, you must use the regular lanes.

Where is it offered?

*Note: You must have a prepaid NEXUS / Toll card to cross at the Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge, between Niagara Falls, Ontario and Niagara Falls, New York. Cash or tokens are not accepted at this location. For more information on enrolling in the NEXUS / Toll program please refer to the U.S. Niagara Falls Bridge Commission web site.

Location (Canada) Province Location (U.S.) State Hours of service into Canada Hours of service into U.S.
Abbotsford-Huntingdon British Columbia Sumas Washington Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and
Weekends and holidays 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Monday to Friday
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)- ready including NEXUS
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Weekends
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)- ready including NEXUS
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aldergrove British Columbia Lynden Washington Seven days a week
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
n/a
Boundary Bay British Columbia Point Roberts Washington Seven days a week
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

From May 20 to September 6:
Seven days a week
7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Seven days a week
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Coutts Alberta Sweetgrass Montana Monday to Friday
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays
Seven days a week
Until further notice, NEXUS is accepted in all lanes
Emerson Manitoba Pembina North Dakota Monday to Friday
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays
Seven days a week
6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., except holidays
Fort Erie (Peace Bridge) Ontario Buffalo (Peace Bridge) New York

Monday to Friday
6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Weekends and holidays 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The NEXUS lane will remain open until 10 p.m. when there is a Buffalo Sabres home game
From June 7 Until Labour Day
Monday to Friday
5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
and
Weekends and holidays
6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Fort Frances Ontario International Falls Minnesota Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Seven days a week
NEXUS is accepted in all lanes
Lansdowne Ontario Alexandria Bay New York Monday to Friday:
6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday to Friday:
7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Weekends:
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Niagara Falls (Queenston/Lewiston Bridge) Ontario Niagara Falls (Queenston/Lewiston Bridge) New York Seven days a week
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday to Friday
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Niagara Falls (Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge) Ontario Niagara Falls (Whirlpool-Rapids Bridge) New York Seven days a week
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Seven days a week
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Pacific Highway British Columbia Blaine Washington Seven days a week
7 a.m. to midnight
Seven days a week
6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sarnia (Blue Water Bridge) Ontario Port Huron (Blue Water Bridge) Michigan Seven days a week including holidays
7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Monday to Friday
6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Weekends
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Holidays
8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sault Ste. Marie Ontario Sault Ste. Marie Michigan Monday to Friday
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday to Friday
7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
St. Armand-Philipsburg Quebec Highgate Springs Vermont Seven days a week
24 hours a day
Seven days a week
6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Friday
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
St. Bernard-de-Lacolle Quebec Champlain New York Seven days a week
6 a.m. to midnight
Seven days a week
6:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Stanstead Quebec Derby Line Vermont Monday to Friday
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
N/A
St. Stephen New Brunswick Calais Maine Seven days a week
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EST)
Surrey (Douglas / Peace Arch) British Columbia Blaine (Douglas / Peace Arch) Washington Seven days a week
7 a.m. to midnight
Seven days a week
6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Windsor (Ambassador Bridge) Ontario Detroit (Ambassador Bridge) Michigan Monday to Friday
6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
and
Weekends and holidays
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday to Friday
5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and
Weekends and holidays
11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m
Windsor (Detroit-Windsor Tunnel) Ontario Detroit (Detroit-Windsor Tunnel) Michigan Monday to Friday
7 a.m. to midnight
and
Weekends and holidays
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday to Friday
5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and
Weekends and holidays
11 a.m. to 7 p.m
Woodstock New Brunswick Houlton Maine Monday to Friday
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
except holidays
Monday to Friday
7 a.m. to 10 a.m. (EST)
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