Hands Across the Border closes Peace Arch crossing
The Peace Arch border crossing between Douglas, BC and Blaine, WA will be closed on Sunday, June 13 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM.
The closure is for the annual Hands Across the Border celebration. Both the northbound (I-5) and southbound (Highway 99) lanes will be closed during the event. Drivers will be detoured to the SR 543/Highway 15 crossing, which is one mile away.
If you're crossing the border on Sunday, consider traveling early or late and using one of the other border crossings: Lynden/Aldergrove or Sumas/Huntingdon
Keep an eye on backups and wait times at all four border crossings with Washington State Department of Transportation's Canadian Border Traffic website.
A view of Semiahmoo Resort from Amtrak Cascades in Blaine, WA
Photo by Sue Frause