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, NB/Madawaska, ME
No delayNo delay
Woodstock Road
Belleville, NB/Houlton, ME
No delayNo delay
Stanstead, QC/Derby Line, VT
No delayNo delay
St. Armand, QC/Highgate Springs, VT
No delayNo delay
Lacolle, QC/Champlain, NY
No delay5 minutes
Cornwall, ON/Rooseveltown, NY
No delayNo delay
Prescott, ON/Ogdensburg, NY
15 minutes15 minutes
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 minuteNo delay
Rainbow Bridge
Niagara Falls, ON/Niagara Falls, NY
Not applicable4 minutes
Peace Bridge
Fort Erie, ON/Buffalo, NY
3 minutes19 minutes
Blue Water Bridge
Sarnia, ON/Port Huron, MI
No delay10 minutes
Windsor and Detroit Tunnel
Windsor, ON/Detroit, MI
10 minutes10 minutes
Ambassador Bridge
Windsor, ON/Detroit, MI
No delayNo delay
Emerson, MB/Pembina, ND
No delayNo delay
North Portal
North Portal, SK/Portal, ND
No delayNo delay
Coutts, AB/Sweet Grass, MT
No delay20 minutes
Abbotsford, BC/Sumas, WA
No delayNo delay
Aldergrove, BC/Lynden, WA
No delay2 minutes
Pacific Highway
Surrey, BC/Blaine, WA
8 minutes6 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.

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

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