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Peace Arch Border Crossing

Border Crossing
South Surrey, Blaine
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  • Jeff H.
    "Go to Canada, its nice there"(9 Tips)
    Noah B.
    "Left lane always wins, especially when you switch out of it"(14 Tips)
    Darryl M.
    "NEXUS card is a very valuable tool for quick boarder crossings."(5 Tips)
    Dr. A
    "don't travel with friends who don't have a Nexus pass!!"(4 Tips)
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  • Paige H.
    Paige HunterAugust 15
    Been here 5+ times
    Get ready to wait. Even the Nexus line is often congested.
  • Brook S.
    It's a border, cross it.
  • John H.
    John HankusNovember 8, 2014
    Easy going into Canada but takes forever going back. Be prepared for long wait times to go back to the states.
  • James C.
    James ChoeSeptember 15, 2014
    Lane #2 is the worst
  • Bee P.
    Bee PSeptember 15, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Heading south - left lane is best.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CluzelAugust 18, 2014
    Slooooooow, take most left lane going back into Canada to avoid the slowing down by pricks cutting in constantly on the right... Or be a prick yourself and jump the queue.
  • Bradley L.
    Bradley LavioletteAugust 11, 2014
    Why is there a massive line up? Wait, there is always a huge line up!
  • Roy C.
    Roy ChooJuly 12, 2014
    Bring snacks and water
  • Daryl P.
    Daryl PritchardDecember 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Coming North stick to the Left lane, doesn't get screwed by everyone trying to cheat up the Nexus lane and cutting back in.
  • Gagan D.
    Gagan DieshSeptember 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Your zen moment. Brought to you by your neighborhood customs officials.
  • Guy G.
    Guy GagnonSeptember 28, 2013
    They are always nice and polite.
  • Bastian .
    Bastian 🐯September 2, 2013
    Don't be a douche and hold up the line, have your passport/passcard with you and ready when you get there. Thanks.
  • Cam S.
    Cam SmithAugust 31, 2013
    Be patient.
  • Chris H.
    Chris H.August 16, 2013
    If you're entering from Canada, the left lane moves faster than the right lane because it feeds into far more lanes when you get closer to the checkpoint stations.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DonnellyJune 28, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Nexus saves tons of time!!!
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungJune 15, 2013
    One side: freedom. One side: healthcare. Take your pick.
  • Chris M.
    Chris McafeeMay 25, 2013
    Nasty traffic!!
  • Mohamed B.
    Mohamed BhimjiNovember 26, 2012
    Border wait times are NEVER accurate. Going often? Get a Nexus card.
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DonnellyJuly 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Eat at Pearls in whiterock since u r in the hood, super yum!
  • Elizabeth L.
    Elizabeth LafortuneJuly 15, 2012
    If you have to wait at the border you can always read the many Border Tips like we just did now. Some are really interesting and original, a few are stupid, but all in all the time goes by faster :-)
  • Hardev S.
    Hardev SumraJune 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Will be closed Sunday June 10th from noon to 4 pm
  • Parvej S.
    Parvej SJune 2, 2012
    Don't bring drugs, do bring back Vanilla Coke. (the pop, not the drug.)
  • nonarenee r.
    nonarenee raybernApril 23, 2012
    Pee before you get stuck in the lineup.
  • Hugo N.
    Hugo NeuprolerApril 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They don't take debit.
  • Roam M.
    Roam MobilityApril 5, 2012
    Skip the border lineup! Stop by Peace Arch Duty free and pick up a Roam Mobility SIM card to avoid roaming in the US. Read more
  • Alex N.
    Alex NeilDecember 31, 2011
    Old boy moving weight
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly ShiehDecember 21, 2011
    If the line is too long here. Try the boarder crossing at 176 pacific hwy, which is just 5 min away from peace arch but the line is usually shorter
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HackmeisterNovember 22, 2011
    Go to Canada, its nice there Read more
  • Allan C.
    Allan ClarkNovember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Northbound, Canada tweets you updated wait times: https://twitter.com/#!/CBSA_DPA ... cool, eh? A different one for each crossing. Read more
  • Sonia T.
    Sonia T.October 29, 2011
    Definitely stay in the left lane. It opens up to much more lanes/gates, so shorter waits.
  • Lisi C.
    Lisi ChowOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Nexus pass is only $50 & good for 5 years!! Get one if you go down often!!
  • Kennedy A.
    Kennedy AOctober 10, 2011
    Non-Nexus cheaters! GRRR. When entering Canada, go in the left lane if you don't want to be screwed over by all the rude ppl cutting in.
  • Adrianne S.
    Adrianne SandovalSeptember 27, 2011
    beautiful area Read more
  • Victoria P.
    Victoria P.D.September 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get Nexus! Best invention ever!
  • Darryl M.
    Darryl MillerSeptember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    NEXUS card is a very valuable tool for quick boarder crossings.
  • Gabe_Cera 7.
    Gabe_Cera 7September 5, 2011
    Can't I just swim across the border!?
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany CheungSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Lineup like everyone else and don't cut in front with the nexus line!! You block nexus ppl n you're budging!! Even if you can't see it, everyone's giving you the angry glare.
  • Lisa .
    Lisa 💕August 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    People didn't take their happy pill. Bring your passport and patience :)
  • JP H.
    JP HoleckaAugust 20, 2011
    If you are going to be using the Nexus lane to bud in the regular line, better think twice. The cops just busted two cars for doing that.
  • Yvonne W.
    Yvonne WongAugust 16, 2011
    Go through Duty Free, buy a box of tictacs and skip most of the line :)
  • Jason B.
    Jason BakerAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're coming into Canada, be sure to stay in the left lane. Avoid merging traffic.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SchulmanAugust 7, 2011
    Added new stoplight so you don't have to idle while in line.
  • Christina M.
    Christina MaciasAugust 6, 2011
    Don't be sarcastic! It might land you into interrogation.
  • BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
    Don't forget you can check drivebc.ca for border wait times and live web cam shots of the crossing. Read more
  • Tomasz W.
    Tomasz WagnerAugust 2, 2011
    Smile, be nice and provide all the right answers to each question
  • Muerta R.
    Muerta RicoAugust 1, 2011
    Take the amtrak and zoom right on by :)
  • Virgil M.
    Virgil MorarJuly 17, 2011
    The boarder patrol officer "welcomed me home!"
  • Nabeel
    NabeelJuly 9, 2011
    While you're waiting to get into the US, watch all the people leave their vehicle to go to the restroom and then come out running to catch up with their cars, since the line moved.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BursonJuly 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pay attention and don't rear end people like some lady did to me.
  • Sukhpreet S.
    Sukhpreet SinghJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a Nexus card! So worth it. Only $50 for 5 years and speed by all the long line ups!
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