Border wait times

Whether you're returning home or visiting, CBSA wants to help you plan your trip across the border! CBSA has tools available to avoid border wait times at our 26 busiest land border crossings. 

The Current Border Wait Times table displays wait times for reaching the CBSA primary inspection booth when crossing the Canada/U.S. land border and is updated hourly. [More]

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Current Border Wait Times
All times local
CBSA Office Commercial Flow Travellers Flow Updated
St. Stephen
St. Stephen, NB/Calais, ME
Not applicableNo delay
St. Stephen 3rd Bridge
St. Stephen, NB/Calais, ME
No delayNo delay
Edmundston
Edmundston, NB/Madawaska, ME
No delayNo delay
Woodstock Road
Belleville, NB/Houlton, ME
No delayNo delay
Stanstead
Stanstead, QC/Derby Line, VT
No delayNo delay
St-Armand/Philipsburg
St. Armand, QC/Highgate Springs, VT
No delayNo delay
St-Bernard-de-Lacolle
Lacolle, QC/Champlain, NY
No delayNo delay
Cornwall
Cornwall, ON/Rooseveltown, NY
No delayNo delay
Prescott
Prescott, ON/Ogdensburg, NY
No delayNo delay
Thousand Islands Bridge
Lansdowne, ON/Alexandria Bay, NY
No delayNo delay
Sault Ste. Marie
Sault Ste. Marie, ON/Sault Ste. Marie, MI
No delayNo delay
Fort Frances Bridge
Fort Frances, ON/International Falls, MN
No delayNo delay
Queenston-Lewiston Bridge
Queenston, ON/Lewiston, NY
1 minute1 minute
Rainbow Bridge
Niagara Falls, ON/Niagara Falls, NY
Not applicableNo delay
Peace Bridge
Fort Erie, ON/Buffalo, NY
13 minutes1 minute
Blue Water Bridge
Sarnia, ON/Port Huron, MI
No delayNo delay
Windsor and Detroit Tunnel
Windsor, ON/Detroit, MI
No delayNo delay
Ambassador Bridge
Windsor, ON/Detroit, MI
No delayNo delay
Emerson
Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND
No delayNo delay
North Portal
North Portal, SK/Portal, ND
No delayNo delay
Coutts
Coutts, AB/Sweet Grass, MT
No delayNo delay
Abbotsford-Huntingdon
Abbotsford, BC/Sumas, WA
No delayNo delay
Aldergrove
Aldergrove, BC/Lynden, WA
No delayNo delay
Pacific Highway
Surrey, BC/Blaine, WA
No delay6 minutes
Douglas (Peace Arch)
Surrey, BC/Blaine, WA
Not applicableNo delay
Boundary Bay
Delta, BC/Point Roberts, WA
No delayNo delay

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About Border Wait Times

Border Wait Times are:

Border Wait Times – Highway Traveller Primary Processing

Service Description: The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) processes the entry into Canada of all travellers via the primary inspection line at its highway-based ports of entry. All travellers entering Canada are required by law to report to the CBSA for this primary processing, provide all relevant information and documents as required, report all goods, and answer truthfully any questions asked by a Border Services Officer.  Upon completion of primary processing, travellers will either be released to continue their travel or referred for Secondary Processing, should additional evaluation be required. 

Service Standard: Border Wait Times - Highway Traveller: The estimated wait times for travellers reaching the primary inspection booth, the first point of contact with the CBSA when crossing the Canada/US land border.

September to June:

  • 10 minutes on weekdays (Monday to Thursday)
  • 20 minutes weekends (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) and holidays

July to August:

  • 20 minutes (7 days a week)

Performance Target: 95%

Performance Result for fiscal year 2018-19: The CBSA met the service standard 96.12% of the time.

Border Wait Time – Highway Commercial Primary Processing

Service Description: The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) processes the reporting and clearing of commercial goods entering into Canada by highway via the primary inspection lines at its highway ports of entry. All commercial highway conveyances entering Canada are required by law to report to the CBSA for this primary processing. Drivers are required to provide all relevant information and documents, report all goods, and answer truthfully any questions asked by a Border Services Officer. Upon completion of primary processing, the commercial goods will either be authorized to move inland or referred for secondary processing if additional evaluation is required.

Service Standard: Border Wait Time – Commercial Conveyances – Highway: The estimated wait time for commercial conveyances reaching the primary inspection booth at a dedicated commercial lane, the first point of contact with the CBSA when crossing the Canada/US land border:

  • 45 minutes (7 days a week)

Performance Target: 90% on an annual basis.

Performance Result: This service standard came into effect in September 2019. The CBSA will report performance results on June 1, 2020 for the period of September to March of fiscal year 2019-2020.

Note: the service standard results are an average measurement of wait times of commercial conveyances for the annual reporting period; in daily peak periods there may be wait times in excess of the standard.

For more information on all service standards and performance results for previous years, consult the CBSA Service Standards.

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