As part of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), on June 1, 2009 Canadian citizens
entering the U.S. by land or water must have one of the following:
Passport;Canadian citizens 15 years of age or under are only required to present proof of Canadian citizenship (an original or a photocopy of a birth certificate or a citizenship card). Canadian citizens 18 years of age or under who are traveling with a school or other organized group, under adult supervision with parental/guardian consent, may also present proof of Canadian citizenship.
Free and Secure Trade (FAST) card;
Enhanced driver's license or enhanced ID card from a province where a US-approved program has been implemented;
Secure certificate of Indian status (when this certificate is available and approved by the US).
US citizens traveling by land or water from Canada to the US must have a passport, passport card, state "enhanced" driver's license or a trusted traveler ID like the NEXUS card.
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted a video on its Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) website to show US and Canadian citizens travelers how to benefit most from their new WHTI-compliant documents.
Washington State Ferries in Anacortes, WA from Sidney, BC on Vancouver Island. Photo by Sue Frause.