CBSA advises travellers to plan their border crossing for the Civic Holiday

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CBSA advises travellers to plan their border crossing for the Civic Holiday long weekend
August 2, 2017 Ottawa, Ontario Canada Border Services Agency

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is anticipating heavy traffic volumes at ports of entry in Eastern and Northern Ontario this Civic Holiday long weekend and would like to remind travellers to plan their border crossing to avoid delays.

Beat the border rush by crossing at a non-peak time. Regardless of your itinerary, try to plan crossing the border in the morning, especially if you cross on Sunday or Monday. Most lineups at the border start building in the afternoon and carry on throughout the evening.

For travellers crossing at the Lansdowne (Thousand Islands) port of entry, be aware of the current construction taking place for the new facility. Travellers and commercial vehicles may experience delays as a result of reduced processing lanes. At peak times, travellers and commercial vehicles may choose to enter Canada via the Prescott port of entry.

Travellers and commercial vehicles may also experience delays weekdays at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge while the structure is being painted and traffic will be reduced to one lane.