U.S./Canada border - Champlain-St. Bernard de Lacolle Crossing

Border Crossing
  • Devin G.
    "The next border in Vermont that leads to Noyan is quieter."(8 Tips)
    Skye W.
    "hard alcohol allowed into Canada per adult."(4 Tips)
    hussein s.
    "Passport, tickets, address in USA, 6$ for non-Canadians"(5 Tips)
    Saarim Z.
    "It really does take a long time without a nexus card"(4 Tips)
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  • Théo B.
    Théo BlochetMay 31, 2016
    Clearing a full bus can take a solid hour. Once you get your blue ticket and while waiting for your bus, you can enjoy the luxury of a lonely vending machine by the exit door.
  • leslie n.
    leslie nikoleJuly 7, 2012
    If you're going by bus, make sure you keep your passport and ticket with you! They're going to give you a little blue slip of paper, give it back to the officer when you leave.
  • Liz A.
    Liz AmandaFebruary 4, 2012
    As your current mayor, my tip would be to have lots of patience, good music, and the good fortune to have wifi on ur bus. Bon voyage!! Lol
  • Alejandro J.
    Alejandro JohnsonApril 18, 2015
    Be sure to visit early in the morning because there is hardly any traffic and the wait times are minimal.
  • Sam M.
    Sam McCrimsonAugust 18, 2013
    There is a woman that works on the US -> Quebec side who is most gorgeous woman ever. She's one of two woman I would turn straight for. Try to get into her lane!
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel W.October 15
    If you have Global Entry, bring your card to use the NEXUS lane for fast entry. The lane is poorly marked so squint to see which one it is.
  • hussein s.
    hussein sDecember 17, 2014
    Be prepared & be patient. Passport, tickets, address in USA, 6$ for non-Canadians
  • Oly .
    Oly 👀😸May 31, 2014
    leave your crying bald eagles at the border, and be sure to recite O Canada correctly or they send you back
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AlampiJune 30, 2012
    US customs often has a long wait so plan accordingly
  • Sally M.
    Sally MelvilleSeptember 12, 2016
    The queue was not too bad when I entered from the us on a Wednesday around 8pm
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BinkleyMay 20, 2012
    Be prepared. Have everything ready for the nice guys that can ruin your life in the middle of no where.
  • Linda B.
    Linda BellaApril 21, 2013
    Better to travel at night so that they re only a few people and it goes faster.
  • Thomas B.
    Thomas BeckersFebruary 12, 2016
    Passports ready! Don't forget your work permit if you're on a temp visa!
  • Travel.gc.ca - Travel Advice for Canadians
    Find out the waiting times at the border as you are heading from USA back to Canada! Read more
  • Bradley W.
    Bradley WalkerSeptember 5, 2012
    Save gas! Going into the US the road has a slight decline so stop the engine and put it into neutral.
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence LewitinnJanuary 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you're lucky, you'll get the border agent who looks like a cross between Jennifer Garner and Anne Hathaway. She has an Oprah-esque ability to get you to answer awkward personal questions.
  • Nick S.
    Nick SchultzNovember 25, 2013
    If you're worried about getting asked too many questions, hide in the trunk.
  • Gunju H.
    Friendly and gentle officers to Canada
  • Samuel-F P.
    Samuel-F ParentJuly 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The lines go through real quick at this border crossing. Staff is professional, both US/Can.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesAugust 26, 2015
    Canadian customs officials are nicer than the American customs officials.
  • Tim F.
    Tim ForsterMay 2, 2012
    I waited here for 8 hours after being sent back by the Canadian side. The chairs are uncomfortable and there's only power outlets in the bathroom.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SmithNovember 12, 2016
    I know that others hit traffic, but I had an easy crossing both ways.
  • Devin G.
    Devin GallagherApril 4, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Sunday evenings in the sunny months are a nightmare. The next border in Vermont that leads to Noyan is quieter.
  • Tasha
    TashaJuly 30
    Quick & easy!!
  • Dominic P.
    Dominic PaulOctober 20, 2013
    Ya nowhere near the border..lol so I checked in for fun !!
  • Skye W.
    Skye WoodrumApril 13, 2012
    Only 2 bottles of wine or hard alcohol allowed into Canada per adult.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanAugust 26, 2015
    It really does take a long time without a nexus card
  • Justin Q.
    Justin QuintalJanuary 21, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Better to check waiting time at http://goo.gl/T1lRN
  • Adrian A.
    Adrian AndreNovember 29, 2015
    There was basically no line up at night the time I went.
  • Cari
    CariAugust 2, 2011
    quick and easy compared to canadian side Read more
  • Philip B.
    Philip BApril 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Be nice to the custom agents! Get a nexus card if you want to skip the lines.
  • Linh T.
    Linh TaAugust 17, 2014
    Don't use your cell phone while going through customs. They get real crabby.
  • AwayIsHome
    AwayIsHomeSeptember 2, 2011
    Try and get on line with most trailer RVs.
  • Zach M.
    Zach MackAugust 16, 2011
    North = poutine. South = McDonalds. Fair trade off, really...
  • George F.
    George FavvasSeptember 1, 2010
    If you're reading this, you should get a Nexus card. Totally worth the $50 for 5 years.
  • Barry M.
    Barry MererJuly 18, 2013
    Feeling the effects of sequestration. A 2 hour wait at border control.
  • Farhat A.
    Farhat Agwaeten1 week ago
    Us / Canadian border
  • Jason
    JasonMarch 21, 2015
    "Welcome to New York. Welcome to New York." - Taylor Swift
  • Nileshd D.
    Nileshd DAugust 2, 2011
    Have all your documents ready
  • stephen
    stephenOctober 2, 2011
    The shortest line is always the longest.
  • Jean-François T.
    Jean-François ThibaultAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    WARNING! Be aware you are entering the province, from all the provinces and states in North America, where the taxes are the highest. Enter at your own risk.
    Downvoted Oct 15
  • Octavian M.
    Octavian MihaiJuly 31, 2010
    If congestion keep left, then second line from left. Be respectful don't cut in line.
  • André A.
    André Allen AnjosMarch 27, 2014
    this is where they send all the bad canadians
  • P.J. C.
    P.J. CaputoAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Aim for the right most booth, (not commercial)
  • Jacob Friis S.
    Jacob Friis SaxbergJuly 21, 2013
    Bring passport
  • adam s.
    adam stoneAugust 21, 2011
    Lane 6 is the fastest
  • Devin G.
    Devin GallagherDecember 16, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    This isn't remotely close to the border.
  • Martin T.
    Martin TuchschererAugust 6, 2011
    Get a Nexus card!
  • Vinnie D.
    Vinnie DaboulAugust 31, 2015
    Not sure who works there. They should have a minimum IQ requirement.
  • Michael S.
    Michael StoppayDecember 29, 2010
    Have your passports ready...
  • Jason V.
    Jason VincikOctober 12, 2010
    In and out rather quickly if you are on a bus. No soda machines. Don't even ask. They are rude.
  • Joshua W.
    Joshua WilliamsMay 19, 2012
    Turn around and go home.
  • Scott S.
    Scott SMay 1, 2010
    Pick the left lane... Pierre is the man.
  • Stephen A.
    Stephen AlleyMay 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Quit being cheap. Drive a car across. Busses suck
  • Cari
    CariAugust 2, 2011
    stay away from left most lane. Very slow Read more
  • Voyage.gc.ca - Conseils de voyage pour les Canadiens
    Vous vous demandez combien de temps vous serez en attente dans votre voiture à la frontière St-Bernard-de-Lacolle vers les États-Unis? Consultez nos temps d'attente en cliquant sur le lien suivant: Read more
  • Justin Q.
    Justin QuintalAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Never take pictures of the customs agent; they don't like it at all. Ne prenez pas de photos de l'agent car ils peuvent vous avertir de supprimer la photo... Respectons la vie privée...
  • Jean-frederic V.
    Jean-frederic VaudryMarch 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Il y avais beaucoup de gens au ligne vérifier sur le site des service frontaliers le temps d'attente
  • Sandra D.
    Sandra DubeJuly 14, 2013
    N'oubliez pas votre passeport !!!
  • Patrick
    PatrickAugust 17, 2013
    Respirez, ca va passer! Bienvenue au Québec !
  • Thoma D.
    Thoma DaneauAugust 22, 2011
    J'éteins mon char dans le Line up. #petitgestevert
  • Emilie
    EmilieOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Allez toujours à droite!
  • Cool M.
    Cool ManOctober 13, 2015
    Des sacrés rigolos
  • Steve H.
    Steve HovingtonJanuary 14, 2012
    Une seule voie d'ouverte
  • Rejean M.
    Rejean MonetteOctober 8, 2011
    Soyez patient :)
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