This site is dedicated to making it easier for everyone who has to cross the United States / Canadian border. We have a separate page for every port along the 4,000 mile border and have accumulated a wealth of information for commuters, vacationers, truckers, RV’ers and anybody else who needs to know what is happening on the road ahead. You will find details on each port’s hours of operation, contact information, and real-time information such as weather and road conditions, current border wait times, traffic, and much, much more.
Our section on “The Inspection Experience” contains information on almost everything you need to get through your Customs inspection including the required documentation, what they know about you, and how a prior criminal offense may affect you. Our pages on “Clearing Customs“ discuss such things as items you are prohibited from bringing across the border, duty calculators, and how duty free shopping works. On our page about children traveling without both parents we discuss what border officials are looking for and we have a fill-in-the-blanks Consent Letter you can use.
We also have a Border Traffic Calendar were we show holidays, special events, and other activities that you may want to plan for because of the heavy traffic they create.
In our Travel Resources section we have lots of informational pages including links to official government websites, and tools such as calculators to convert speed limits, distances, money and other measurements between metric Canada and non-metric America. Our Travel Store contains some of our favorite travel products including packing aids, emergency supplies, outdoor items, electronics, and automotive necessities.
We are constantly adding even more information and new tools so check back frequently to stay on top of our changes. You can get instant notification of breaking border crossing news by subscribing to our email mailing list.
Our goal is to make this site the focus of an active community of travelers who share their border crossing tips and experiences with the rest of the community. Please send us an email with your insights and we will incorporate your tips into this website.
This site IS NOT intended to help you EVADE border security or to cross into either the United States or Canada illegally. We will not allow any post that would facilitate illegal border crossing.
The laws, traffic conditions, and absolutely everything we write about on this site is constantly changing. We therefore offer the information on this website without any representation, guarantee or warranty as to the correctness, merchantability or suitability for ANY purpose. We will accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions, or for any loss or damage, consequential or otherwise, suffered as a result of anything you may find on this website. YOU MUST take your own steps to ensure that you understand the rules, regulations, and travel requirements for crossing the border. We provide you with many links to the United States Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. State Department, the Canadian Border Services Agency, and other governmental agencies so you can make sure you are prepared for your trip. USE THEM to ensure your border crossing will go smoothly!