Thursday, September 13, 2007

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.

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