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USA-Canada Border Crossings

The Canada-United States border is the longest international border in the World at 5,525 miles. There are more than 100 land border crossings between Canada and the USA, although not all of these are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week year round.

Land Crossings

Washington State has 13 land border crossings along the 427 miles it shares with British Columbia. The most popular of these crossings are the four that primarily serve the Vancouver-Seattle area; Peace Arch, Blaine Surrey, Lynden Aldengrove, and Sumas Huntingdon. These ports of entry handle most of the more than 30,000 vehicles that cross the Washington border daily, and can have wait times as long as 3-4 hours during peak traffic periods. The other border crossings are Point Roberts Boundry Bay, Nighthawk Chopaka, Oroville Osoyoos, Ferry Midway, Danville Carson, Laurier Christina Lake, Frontier Paterson, Boundry Waneta, and Metaline Falls Nelway.

If you have a WA DUI, you may be interested in our article about going to British Columbia with a Washington State DWI.

Idaho has two land border crossings along the 45 miles it shares with British Columbia: Porthill Rykerts and Eastport Kingsgate.

If you have an Idaho DWI, you might want to read our guide to Canadian DUI travel from Idaho.

Montana has 13 land border crossings along the 545 miles it shares with British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The most popular of these crossings are by far the three major trucking routes of Roosville Grasmere, Piegan Carway, and Sweetgrass Coutts. The other border crossings are Chief Mountain, Del Bonita, Whitlash Aden, Wildhorse, Willow Creek, Turner Climax, Morgan Monchy, Opheim West Poplar River, Scobey Coranach, and Raymond Regway.

If you have ever been charged with drunk driving in Montana, our Montana DUI and Canadian border article might be of interest.

North Dakota has 18 land border crossings along the 310 miles it shares with Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The most popular of these crossings are Portal North Portal, Peace Garden, Neche Gretna, and Pembina Emerson. The other border crossings are Fortuna Oungre, Ambrose Torquay, Noonan Estevan, Northgate, Sherwood Carievale, Antler Lyleton, Westhope Coulter, Carbury Goodlands, St. John Lena, Hansboro Cartwright, Sarles Crystal City, Hannah Snowflake, Maida Windygates, and Walhalla Winkler.

If you have an ND intoxicated driving violation on your record, it may be worth reading our article on getting into Canada with a North Dakota DWI.

Minnesota has eight land border crossings along the 547 miles it shares with Manitoba and Ontario. The most popular of these crossings are Warroad Sprague, Baudette Rainy River, International Falls Fort Frances, and Grand Portage Pigeon River. The other border crossings are Lancaster Tolstoi, Pinecreek Piney, Roseau South Junction, and Angle Inlet.

Michigan has four land border crossings along the 721 miles it shares with Ontario, all of which are extremely busy (top 10 highest volume crossings between the two countries). These crossings are Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, Detroit Windsor Tunnel, and Ambassador Bridge.

New York has 17 land border crossings along the 445 miles it shares with Ontario and Quebec. The most popular of these crossings are the Buffalo Niagara Falls area (Peace Bridge, Rainbow Bridge, Whirlpool Rapids Bridge, and Lewiston-Queenston Bridge), as well as Thousand Islands Bridge, Seaway Bridge (Massena Cornwall), and Blackpool Champlain. The other crossings are Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, Fort Covington Dundee, Trout River, Jamieson Line, Chateauguay Herdman, Churubusco Franklin, Cannon Corners Covey Hill, Mooers Hemmingford, Overton Corners Lacolle, and Rouses Point.

Vermont has 15 land border crossings along the 90 miles it shares with Quebec. The most popular of these crossings are the heavy truck routes of Highgate Springs Saint Amand, and Derby Line Stanstead. The other crossings are Alburg Noyan, Alburg Springs Clarenceville, Morses Line, West Berkshire Frelighsbrug, Richford East Pinnacle, Richford Abercom, East Richford Glen Sutton, North Troy Highwater, Beebe Plain Stanstead, Derby Line Interstate 91, Norton Stanhope, Canaan Hereford, and Beecher Falls East Hereford.

New Hampshire only has one land border crossing along the 58 miles it shares with Quebec, the Pittsburg Chartierville Border Crossing.

Maine has 24 land border crossings along the 611 miles it shares with Quebec and New Brunswick. The most popular of these crossings are Madawaska Edmundston, Houlton Woodstock, and Calais St. Stephen. The other crossings are Coburn Gore Woburn, Armstrong-Jackman Ste Theophile, Sainte Aurelie, Sainte Zacharie, St Juste, Saint Pamphile, Estcourt Station, Fort Kent Clair, St Leonard-Van Buren Bridge, Hamlin Grand Falls, Limestone Gillespie Portage, Fort Fairfield Perth-Andover, Easton River de Chute, Bridgewater Centreville, Monticello Bloomfield, Houlton Richmond Corner, Orient Fosterville, Forest City, Vanceboro Ste Croix, Milltown Saint Stephen, and Ferry Point Crossing Calais FDR Bridge.

The hours of operation for each border crossing are available on this Wikipedia page.

Ferry Crossings

Although most people travel between Canada and the United States by vehicle or airplane, there are a number of ferry crossings between the countries. You can travel between Ketchikan/Juneau AK and Prince Rupert BC via Alaska Marine Highway or between Whittier AK and Prince Rupert BC via AquaTrain. You can cross between Seattle, Port Angeles, or Bellingham WA and Victoria BC via Clipper Navigation or Blackball Transport, or between Anacortes WA and Sidney BC via Washington State Ferries. You can cross between Marine City MI and Sombra ON via Bluewater Ferry, between Algonac MI and Walpole Island ON via Walpole-Algonac Ferry, or between Detroit MI and Windsor ON via Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry. On Lake Erie you can ferry between Sandusky OH and Pelee ON via Ontario Ferries. You can cross the St. Lawrence River between Cape Vincent NY and Wolfe Island ON via Cape Vincent-Wolfe Island Ferry. You can cross between Eastport ME and Deer Island NB via Deer Island-Eastport Ferry. And lastly, you can travel between Portland ME and Yarmouth NS via NovaStar Cruises.

Canadian International Airports

There are a large number of airports in Canada with direct commercial flights or occasional chartered flights from the USA. The following Canadian airports serve as a "port of entry" into Canada for Americans and may have a Canada Border Services Agency person available, although CIC officials are not always available at all airports.

Airports of Entry:
Abbotsford International Airport
Atlin Airport
Atlin Water Aerodrome
Baie-Comeau Water Aerodrome
Beaver Creek Airport
Bedwell Harbour Water Aerodrome
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Billy Bishop Toronto City Water Aerodrome
Boundary Bay Airport
Brandon Municipal Airport
Brantford Airport
Bromont Airport
Calgary International Airport
Calgary/Springbank Airport
Campbell River Airport
Campbell River Water Aerodrome
Castlegar Airport
CFB Bagotville
CFB Cold Lake
CFB Comox
CFB Goose Bay
CFB Greenwood
CFB Shearwater
CFB Trenton
Charlo Airport
Charlottetown Airport
Cornwall Regional Airport
Coronach/Scobey Border Station Airport
Coutts/Ross International Airport
Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport
Dawson City Airport
Dawson City Water Aerodrome
Dawson Creek Water Aerodrome
Del Bonita/Whetstone International Airport
Drummondville Water Aerodrome
Drummondville Airport
Dryden Regional Airport
Dryden Water Aerodrome
Dunseith/International Peace Garden Airport
Edmonton International Airport
Edmundston Airport
Florenceville Airport
Fort Frances Municipal Airport
Fort Frances Water Aerodrome
Gander International Airport
Goderich Airport
Goose (Otter Creek) Water Aerodrome
Gore Bay-Manitoulin Airport
Grand Falls Airport
Grand Manan Airport
Greater Fredericton Airport
Greater Moncton International Airport
Guelph Airport
Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Hamilton/John C. Munro International Airport
Hanover/Saugeen Municipal Airport
Iles-de-la-Madeleine Airport
Inuvik (Mike Zubko) Airport
Inuvik/Shell Lake Water Aerodrome
Iqaluit Airport
J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport
Kamloops Airport
Kamloops Water Aerodrome
Kelowna International Airport
Kenora Airport
Kenora Water Aerodrome
Kingston/Norman Rogers Airport
Lac-a-la-Tortue Airport
Lac-a-la-Tortue Water Aerodrome
Lachute Airport
Lake Simcoe Regional Airport
Lethbridge County Airport
London International Airport
Masset Water Aerodrome
Montreal/St-Hubert Airport
Montreal-Mirabel International Airport
Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
Moose Jaw/Air Vice Marshal C.M. McEwen Airport
Muskoka Airport
Nanaimo Airport
Nanaimo Harbour Water Aerodrome
North Bay Water Aerodrome
North Bay/Jack Garland Airport
Old Crow Airport
Orillia Airport
Orillia/Lake St John Water Aerodrome
Oshawa Airport
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport
Owen Sound/Billy Bishop Regional Airport
Pelee Island Airport
Penticton Regional Airport
Penticton Water Aerodrome
Peterborough Airport
Piney Pinecreek Border Airport
Port Hardy Airport
Prince George Airport
Prince Rupert Airport
Prince Rupert/Seal Cove Water Aerodrome
Quebec/Jean Lesage International Airport
Quebec/Lac St-Augustin Water Aerodrome
Rainy River Water Aerodrome
Red Lake Airport
Regina International Airport
Region of Waterloo International Airport
Riviere Rouge/Mont-Tremblant International Inc
Rykerts Water Aerodrome
Saint John Airport
Sand Point Lake Water Aerodrome
Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport
Saskatoon/John G. Diefenbaker International Airport
Sault Ste. Marie Airport
Sault Ste. Marie Water Aerodrome
Sault Ste. Marie/Partridge Point Water Aerodrome
Sept-Iles Airport
Sept-Iles/Lac Rapides Water Aerodrome
Sherbrooke Airport
Sioux Lookout Airport
St. Catharines/Niagara District Airport
St. John's International Airport
St. Stephen Airport
St. Thomas Municipal Airport
Stephenville Airport
Stewart Water Aerodrome
St-Georges Airport
Stratford Municipal Airport
Sudbury Airport
Thunder Bay International Airport
Thunder Bay Water Aerodrome
Timmins/Victor M. Power Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Toronto/Buttonville Municipal Airport
Trois-Rivieres Airport
Tuktoyaktuk Airport
Vancouver Harbour Water Aerodrome
Vancouver International Airport
Vancouver International Water Aerodrome
Victoria Inner Harbour Airport
Victoria International Airport
Victoria Airport Water Aerodrome
Whitehorse International Airport
Whitehorse Water Aerodrome
Wiarton Airport
Windsor Airport
Wingham/Richard W. LeVan Aerodrome
Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport
Winterland Airport
Yarmouth Airport
Yellowknife Airport

If you are traveling to Canada with a DUI and plan on applying for a Canadian Temporary Resident Permit at your Port of Entry (POE), please note that many of these border crossings do not accept TRP applications.

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