Blaine / Surrey

 
Picture of Canadian Customs at Blaine Border Crossing

Canadian Customs

Blaine / Surrey / Pacific Highway Crossing /Truck Crossing, WA Hwy 543 / BC Hwy 15

Because trucks are not allowed at the Peace Arch border crossing on Highway 5, they are diverted to this port.  That is why it is typically called “Pacific Highway Truck Crossing”.  This port may also be used by cars and it is sometimes a better choice than the Peace Arch crossing.

Current Traffic at the Blaine / Surrey Pacific Truck Crossing Port

Always check our page with real time weather, traffic, and border wait times to see conditions at the Blaine / Surrey border crossing.

Blaine / Surrey  Border Crossing Information

  • Hours of operation- 24 hrs per day
  • Northbound – 3 truck lanes, 5 auto lanes
  • Southbound – 2 truck lanes, 6 auto lanes
  • One FAST lane in each direction
  • NEXUS lanes – Entering Canada – open daily 7 a.m. to Midnight. An additional dedicated NEXUS lane can be opened during high volume periods.
  • NEXUS lanes – Entering the U.S. – open daily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • This is a Class A U.S. port which means it is a designated port for all aliens.  Foreign nationals entering the U.S. should use Class A Ports of Entry.

Map of Blaine / Surrey Border Crossing Area

This map is interactive so you may zoom in or out.  Drag the orange “man” to the map to see a street view if available in this area.

Lane configuration for U.S. side of Blaine Surrey Border Crossing

Lane Configuration Approaching Canadian Customs

Traveler Tips for the Pacific Highway Truck Crossing

  • Here is a handy link to hotels in Vancouver, Canada and here is another link to hotels in Seattle, Washington.
  • In general, the northbound wait is less than that of the southbound delay.
  • Northbound traffic tends to be lowest in the morning, with traffic peaking mid-day and remaining heavier till around 6 pm. Northbound traffic at the border on weekends tends to peak later and be busiest between 6 pm and 10 pm.
  • NEXUS lane starts several miles before the border
  • Avoid Weekends – “A Saturday morning in Blaine is like a large city at rush hour.”
  • Despite the addition of a FAST lane it is reported that many commercial trucks have shifted to Sumas-Huntingdon and Lynden-Aldergrove.
  • You can get customized traffic information for Washington over the phone using the 511 system. Simply dial 5-1-1 and say “traffic”. Next say the road number, such as “5,” and receive up-to-the-minute updates on the road segment you plan to use. If you cannot dial 511 on your phone you can also use the toll-free number 1-800-695-7623
  • To hear current road conditions in British Columbia you can call (800)-550-4997.
  • On the Canadian side of the border there is a West Coast Duty Free Store open 24 hours.  It is located at 111 – 176th Street, Surrey B.C., Canada V3S 9S4. Phone (604) 538-3222.  Once you enter the store you cannot turn around and return to Canada.  You must continue on to the U.S. Customs Office.
  • On the U.S. side there is a Duty Free Americas store located at 20-12th Street, Blaine, WA 98230  Telephone: (360) 332 – 5223.  It is also open 24 Hours a day 7 Days a Week.
  • Blaine / Surrey GPS coordinates – Latitude & Longitude: 49.00198, -122.73533

Wait Times Averages – Canada to U.S.

  • January: 15 minutes
  • February – June: 20 – 26 minutes
  • July: 33 minutes
  • August: 54 minutes

Telephone Numbers for the Border Customs Offices at Pacific Truck Crossing

  • Blaine U.S. Customs Office Telephone Number: (360) 332-7237
  • You will need to call the Canadian Border Information Service (CBIS) for information on the Canadian port as they discourage calls directly to the customs office.
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