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Travel Talk: Saving Time at Border Crossings

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Travel Talk: Saving Time at Border Crossings

Are You Tired of Wasting Time at the Canada-U.S. Border? Whether you're crossing the border from Coutts, Alberta to Sweet Grass, Montana, or from Windsor, Ontario to Detroit, Michigan or from St. Stephen, New Brunswick to Calais, Maine, the last thing you want is to spend hours stuck in a lineup at the Canada-United States border. Here's how you can make your border crossings go easier (and faster!): [caption id="attachment_2793" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Biding time at the border? Photo courtesy of Canada Border Services Agency"] Border crossings: Time to make it easy.  Photo courtesy of Canada Border Services Agency[/caption] Before you set off in your car wherever you are in Canada, you can save time and a lot of hassle by quickly logging onto the Canada Border Services Agency web site to get an update of current wait times. An easy-to-read chart will highlight delays for both commercial and traveller flow. You can also get your border crossing updates on Twitter, geared to your specific border-crossing point along the Canada-United States divide. A few other helpful web sites that can help:
  1. Border Lineups is particularly helpful if you live in British Columbia.
  2. U.S. Customs and Border Protection gives you the scoop on wait times and delays from the American side.
  3. Detroit-Windsor Tunnel offers tips for speedier border crossings 24/7.
Let me know if you've discovered any other time-saving travel tips.
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