Plan your trip across the border

Every year, millions of Canadian citizens and visitors travel across our Canadian borders. Everyone wants their border crossing to go smoothly with fewer delays. The best way to make sure this happens is to know what to expect and be prepared.

Whether you're returning home or visiting, CBSA wants to help you plan your trip across the border with some useful tools


Information and services for Canadian citizens and permanent residents, as well as and for non-residents visiting, settling in or doing business with Canada.

Border wait times

Information on current and forecasted border wait times to plan your trip across the border. Border alerts let you know if there is a significant disruption to normal operations.

Travel tips

Looking for travel tips for returning home or visiting Canada? Here you'll find a travel checklist, videos, frequently asked questions and more.

CBSA offices

Find a list of the CBSA's offices, service locations and hours of operations across Canada.

Border and contact information

Find more information on the border and reach us through the Border Telephone Information Service.

Notice - Avian Flu

2015-11-09 — Due to the discovery of highly pathogenic avian influenza in the United States, all raw poultry and all poultry products and by-products that are not fully cooked, including eggs and raw pet foods, sourced, processed, packaged or shipped from several U.S. states are prohibited from entry into Canada until further notice. For more information visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Web site.