Fort Frances, Ontario, May 17, 2011 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reminds travellers to plan their border crossing to avoid delays during this upcoming Victoria Day weekend.
In anticipation of higher traffic volumes and limits to the volume of traffic that can be processed at some ports of entry this weekend, travellers are advised to consider the potential for delays at the Fort Frances port of entry for the following dates and times:
Fort Frances port of entry: peak traffic volumes are anticipated between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. on May 19 and between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 20, when border wait times may exceed 30 minutes; and between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. on May 23, when border wait times may exceed 45 minutes.
Travellers in Northwestern Ontario may also choose to enter Canada via the Pigeon River port of entry (peak traffic volumes are anticipated to be between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on May 22, and 3 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on May 23) or the Rainy River port of entry (peak traffic volumes are anticipated between 12 p.m. and 10 p.m. on May 20).
Peak traffic volume information and anticipated border wait times are based on historical data. The CBSA anticipates a 5.4-percent increase in traffic this weekend from previous years based on traffic volume trends to date in 2011. The forecasted traffic volumes may vary from one port of entry to another depending on numerous factors, including weather conditions.
For more information on border wait times and for instructions on how to receive Twitter messages for border wait times at some ports of entry, visit the CBSA Web site at www.cbsa.gc.ca. You can also visit the Government of Canada Wireless Portal through your Web-enabled mobile device at www.wap.gc.ca or www.gc.ca.
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