Breezy border crossing if you travel midweek, travel early
|Peace Arch crossing at Blaine, WA between US and Canada. Sue Frause photo.|
I reported earlier about the border crossing between the US and Canada at Blaine, Washington. The headline in the Seattle P-I screamed, Wait at Canadian border going from bad to worse.
Yesterday I drove up to Canada, arriving at the Peace Arch crossing at Blaine around 10:30 AM on a weekday. Although only two inspection lines were open, plus the NEXUS lane, I only had about a ten-minute wait. So don't let the headlines scare you away. Travel midweek, travel early.
And if you're a frequent visitor to Canada, think about applying for a NEXUS pass. It's only $50 and both Canadian and US citizens are eligible.
Note: On my way back on a Friday afternoon, it was a 40-minute wait at the Peace Arch crossing.