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Border Traffic Calendar

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Holidays and special events can overwhelm border crossing stations.  This calendar shows you the days that may have significantly higher traffic delays at the border and on the roads in general.  Be aware that traffic can also be heavier than usual on days before and after holidays.  If the holiday is adjacent to a weekend, the entire weekend will likely have very heavy traffic.  If you must cross the border on these days, think about arriving early in the day, or perhaps use a lower volume port that may be less affected.

If you are aware of an event that will impact border crossing traffic please email us with this information so we can include it on this calendar.

Place your mouse over the event for more detailed information.  Right mouse click to open a link to the event in a new window.

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* Remembrance DayRemembrance Day

Remembrance Day is a statutory holiday in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, and Manitoba so there will be heavier traffic over this long weekend. It is not a holiday in Ontario or Quebec. If the holiday falls on a weekend, an extra day off is given on either the Friday before the the weekend or the Monday after. November 11th.

* Veterans DayVeterans Day

Although not a major U.S. holiday, traffic will be heavier when combined with Canadian Remembrance Day. All government offices are closed for the holiday although most businesses do not give an extra day off. When the holiday falls on a weekend, government agencies will close on either the Friday before, or the Monday after the holiday.

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* Thanksgiving - USThanksgiving - US

One of the heaviest travel periods of the year. Very heavy traffic for entire week. Heaviest traffic on Wednesday before the holiday and on Sunday. Fourth Thursday in November.

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* Black Friday - USBlack Friday - US

Black Friday in the U.S. causes huge border backups as many Canadians cross the border to shop in the US. Stores open very early on the Friday following Thanksgiving Day.

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Category Key
 a. Affects All Border Crossing
 b. British Columbia/WA, ID, MT
 c. Alberta / Montana
 d. Saskatchewan / MT, ND
 e. Manitoba / ND, MN
 f. Ontario / MI, MN, NY
 g. Quebec / NY, VT, NH, ME
 h. New Brunswick / Maine

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