Plan your trip across the border
Notice - Surtax
Starting July 1, 2018, certain goods originating from the U.S. are subject to a surtax that will apply to commercial shipments as well as goods being imported by travellers above their personal exemptions. The list of goods is available on the Department of Finance website. For more information, please refer to Customs Notice 18-08, Memorandum D16-1-1 and Frequently Asked Questions.
Every year, millions of Canadian citizens and visitors travel across our Canadian borders. 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.
Whether you're returning home or visiting, CBSA wants to help you plan your trip across the border with some useful tools
Information and services for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as and for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.
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.
Looking for travel tips for returning home or visiting Canada? Here you'll find a travel checklist, videos, frequently asked questions and more.
Find a list of the CBSA's offices, service locations and hours of operations across Canada.
Find more information on the border and reach us through the Border Telephone Information Service.
A remote traveller processing pilot at the Morses Line border crossing in St-Armand, Quebec, will provide travellers with extended hours of service.
Notice - Cannabis
Despite the fact that cannabis (marijuana) will become legal and regulated in Canada in the near future, it will remain illegal to take cannabis across Canada’s national borders, whether you are entering or leaving Canada. For more information, consult cannabis (marijuana) legalization.
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