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.
To avoid problems when you arrive at the border, you should be sure to review our pages on The Border Inspection Experience and Clearing Customs. You should also visit our page for the specific border crossing you will be using for tips and a complete description of that port. If you are crossing the border with minor children, you should read our page which details the special requirements for Traveling With Children.
If you think this calendar is missing a major event that will impact traffic and should be added, please email us with this information.
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* National Holiday - QCNational Holiday - QC
Coincides with Midsummer & St. John the Baptist Day. Can be very heavy traffic at Quebec borders if this creates a 3 day weekend.
|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|