Washington State DOT

Peace Arch Border Crossing

Border Crossing
Peace Arch (at Canada/US border), Blaine, WA V3s 9n7, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Tue
    • None
  • Wed
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 1:00 PM–2:00 PM
    • 4:00 PM–7:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 7:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM

Managing the transportation system of the beautiful Washington state. Drive safely out there, and please don't check in while driving.


Based on 263 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Chris H.
    "If you're entering from Canada, the left lane moves faster than the right..."(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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  • John H.

    Easy going into Canada but takes forever going back. Be prepared for long wait times to go back to the states.

    John Hankus · November 8, 2014
  • James C.

    Lane #2 is the worst

    James Choe · September 15, 2014
  • Bee P.

    Heading south - left lane is best.

    Bee P · September 15, 2014
  • Michael C.

    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.

    Michael Cluzel · August 18, 2014
  • Bradley L.

    Why is there a massive line up? Wait, there is always a huge line up!

    Bradley Laviolette · August 11, 2014
  • Roy C.

    Bring snacks and water

    Roy Choo · July 12, 2014
  • Daryl P.

    Coming North stick to the Left lane, doesn't get screwed by everyone trying to cheat up the Nexus lane and cutting back in.

    Daryl Pritchard · December 31, 2013
  • Gagan D.

    Your zen moment. Brought to you by your neighborhood customs officials.

    Gagan Diesh · September 28, 2013
  • Guy G.

    They are always nice and polite.

    Guy Gagnon · September 28, 2013
  • Bastian T.

    Don't be a douche and hold up the line, have your passport/passcard with you and ready when you get there. Thanks.

    Bastian Tiger 🐯 · September 2, 2013
  • Cam S.

    Be patient.

    Cam Smith · August 31, 2013
  • Chris H.

    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.

    Chris H. · August 16, 2013
  • Nicole D.

    Nexus saves tons of time!!!

    Nicole Donnelly · June 28, 2013
  • Paull Y.

    One side: freedom. One side: healthcare. Take your pick.

    Paull Young · June 15, 2013
  • Chris M.

    Nasty traffic!!

    Chris Mcafee · May 25, 2013
  • Mohamed B.

    Border wait times are NEVER accurate. Going often? Get a Nexus card.

    Mohamed Bhimji · November 26, 2012
  • Nicole D.

    Eat at Pearls in whiterock since u r in the hood, super yum!

    Nicole Donnelly · July 16, 2012
  • Elizabeth L.

    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 :-)

    Elizabeth Lafortune · July 15, 2012
  • Hardev S.

    Will be closed Sunday June 10th from noon to 4 pm

    Hardev Sumra · June 3, 2012
  • Parvej S.

    Don't bring drugs, do bring back Vanilla Coke. (the pop, not the drug.)

    Parvej S · June 2, 2012
  • nonarenee r.

    Pee before you get stuck in the lineup.

    nonarenee raybern · April 23, 2012
  • Hugo N.

    They don't take debit.

    Hugo Neuproler · April 17, 2012
  • Roam M.

    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

    Roam Mobility · April 5, 2012
  • Alex N.

    Old boy moving weight

    Alex Neil · December 31, 2011
  • Kimberly S.

    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

    Kimberly Shieh · December 21, 2011
  • Jeff H.

    Go to Canada, its nice there Read more

    Jeff Hackmeister · November 22, 2011
  • Allan C.

    Northbound, Canada tweets you updated wait times: https://twitter.com/#!/CBSA_DPA ... cool, eh? A different one for each crossing. Read more

    Allan Clark · November 16, 2011
  • Sonia T.

    Definitely stay in the left lane. It opens up to much more lanes/gates, so shorter waits.

    Sonia T. · October 29, 2011
  • Lisi C.

    Nexus pass is only $50 & good for 5 years!! Get one if you go down often!!

    Lisi Chow · October 14, 2011
  • Kennedy A.

    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.

    Kennedy A · October 10, 2011
  • Adrianne S.

    beautiful area Read more

    Adrianne Sandoval · September 27, 2011
  • Victoria P.

    Get Nexus! Best invention ever!

    Victoria P.D. · September 25, 2011
  • Darryl M.

    NEXUS card is a very valuable tool for quick boarder crossings.

    Darryl Miller · September 6, 2011
  • Gabe_Cera 7.

    Can't I just swim across the border!?

    Gabe_Cera 7 · September 5, 2011
  • Tiffany C.

    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.

    Tiffany Cheung · September 5, 2011
  • Lisa L.

    People didn't take their happy pill. Bring your passport and patience :)

    Lisa Liu · August 25, 2011
  • JP H.

    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.

    JP Holecka · August 20, 2011
  • Yvonne W.

    Go through Duty Free, buy a box of tictacs and skip most of the line :)

    Yvonne Wong · August 16, 2011
  • Jason B.

    If you're coming into Canada, be sure to stay in the left lane. Avoid merging traffic.

    Jason Baker · August 15, 2011
  • Joe S.

    Added new stoplight so you don't have to idle while in line.

    Joe Schulman · August 7, 2011
  • Christina M.

    Don't be sarcastic! It might land you into interrogation.

    Christina Macias · August 6, 2011
  • 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.

    Smile, be nice and provide all the right answers to each question

    Tomasz Wagner · August 2, 2011
  • Muerta R.

    Take the amtrak and zoom right on by :)

    Muerta Rico · August 1, 2011
  • Virgil M.

    The boarder patrol officer "welcomed me home!"

    Virgil Morar · July 17, 2011
  • Nabeel

    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.

    Nabeel · July 9, 2011
  • Mark B.

    Pay attention and don't rear end people like some lady did to me.

    Mark Burson · July 5, 2011
  • Sukhpreet S.

    Get a Nexus card! So worth it. Only $50 for 5 years and speed by all the long line ups!

    Sukhpreet Singh · July 1, 2011
  • Jason B.

    Stay to the left lane. It's far quicker once you go through the new light system.

    Jason Baker · June 19, 2011
  • Gagan D.

    Long lineups when the loonie is at par with the US dollar!

    Gagan Diesh · April 22, 2011

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