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Crossing the happy travel border: Planing your trip to Canada

Crossing the happy travel border: Planing your trip to Canada

Every year, millions of visitors as well as Canadian citizens travel across the Canadian border. Everyone wants their border crossing to go smoothly with fewer delays. The best way to make sure this happens is to know what to expect and be prepared. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has this advice to travelers planning to cross the border to visit its country or to return home.

Whether you’re returning home or visiting, CBSA wants to help you plan your trip across the border with some useful tools [and links].


Information and services for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as and for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.

Border wait times

Information on current border wait times to plan your trip across the border. Border alerts let you know if there is a significant disruption to normal operations.

Travel tips

Looking for travel tips for returning home or visiting Canada? Here you’ll find a travel checklist, videos, frequently asked questions and more.

CBSA offices

Find a list of the CBSA’s offices, service locations and hours of operations across Canada.

Border and contact information

Find more information on the border and reach us through the Border Telephone Information Service.

Remote Traveler Processing Pilot at Morses Line, Quebec

A remote traveler processing pilot at the Morses Line border crossing in St-Armand, Quebec, will provide travelers with extended hours of service.