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

Border Crossing, Government Building, and Tourist Information Center
1 Border Control St (I-87 & Québec Autoroute 15), Champlain, NY 12919, United States
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Tue–Wed
    • None
  • Thu
    • 3:00 PM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 24 Hours
  • Sat
    • 6:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM

This is the United States/Canada international border between the Town of Champlain, New York and Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Québec. It is the main ground route between Montréal and New York City. Québec Autoroute 15 (Décarie Expressway) becomes Interstate 87 when entering the Unite... (See all)


Based on 209 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Samuel-F P.
    "The lines go through real quick at this border crossing."(7 Tips)
    Saarim Z.
    "It really does take a long time without a nexus card"(4 Tips)
    leslie n.
    "your passport and ticket"(3 Tips)
    "quick and easy compared to canadian side"(2 Tips)
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  • Adrian A.

    There was basically no line up at night the time I went.

    Adrian Andre · 1 day ago
  • Vinnie D.

    Not sure who works there. They should have a minimum IQ requirement.

    Vinnie Daboul · August 31
  • Saarim Z.

    It really does take a long time without a nexus card

    Saarim Zaman · August 26
  • Gabriel H.

    Canadian customs officials are nicer than the American customs officials.

    Gabriel Hayes · August 26
  • Alejandro J.

    Be sure to visit early in the morning because there is hardly any traffic and the wait times are minimal.

    Alejandro Johnson · April 18
  • Jason

    "Welcome to New York. Welcome to New York." - Taylor Swift

    Jason · March 21
  • H S.

    Be prepared & be patient. Passport, tickets, address in USA, 6$ for non-Canadians

    H S · December 17, 2014
  • Linh T.

    Don't use your cell phone while going through customs. They get real crabby.

    Linh Ta · August 17, 2014
  • Oly .

    leave your crying bald eagles at the border, and be sure to recite O Canada correctly or they send you back

    Oly 🌽🍆🍌 · May 31, 2014
  • André A.

    this is where they send all the bad canadians

    André Allen Anjos · March 27, 2014
  • Nick S.

    If you're worried about getting asked too many questions, hide in the trunk.

    Nick Schultz · November 25, 2013
  • Dominic P.

    Ya nowhere near the border..lol so I checked in for fun !!

    Dominic Paul · October 20, 2013
  • Sam M.

    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!

    Sam McCrimson · August 18, 2013
  • 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

  • Jacob Friis S.

    Bring passport

    Jacob Friis Saxberg · July 21, 2013
  • Barry M.

    Feeling the effects of sequestration. A 2 hour wait at border control.

    Barry Merer · July 18, 2013
  • Linda B.

    Better to travel at night so that they re only a few people and it goes faster.

    Linda Bella · April 21, 2013
  • Justin Q.

    Better to check waiting time at http://goo.gl/T1lRN

    Justin Quintal · January 21, 2013
  • Bradley W.

    Save gas! Going into the US the road has a slight decline so stop the engine and put it into neutral.

    Bradley Walker · September 5, 2012
  • Jean-François T.

    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.

    Jean-François Thibault · August 6, 2012
  • leslie n.

    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.

    leslie nikole · July 7, 2012
  • Amanda A.

    US customs often has a long wait so plan accordingly

    Amanda Alampi · June 30, 2012
  • Thomas B.

    Be prepared. Have everything ready for the nice guys that can ruin your life in the middle of no where.

    Thomas Binkley · May 20, 2012
  • Joshua W.

    Turn around and go home.

    Joshua Williams · May 19, 2012
  • Tim F.

    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.

    Tim Forster · May 2, 2012
  • Skye W.

    Only 2 bottles of wine or hard alcohol allowed into Canada per adult.

    Skye Woodrum · April 13, 2012
  • Liz A.

    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

    Liz Amanda · February 4, 2012
  • Devin G.

    This isn't remotely close to the border.

    Devin Gallagher · December 16, 2011
  • stephen

    The shortest line is always the longest.

    stephen · October 2, 2011
  • AwayIsHome

    Try and get on line with most trailer RVs.

    AwayIsHome · September 2, 2011
  • adam s.

    Lane 6 is the fastest

    adam stone · August 21, 2011
  • Zach M.

    North = poutine. South = McDonalds. Fair trade off, really...

    Zach Mack · August 16, 2011
  • Martin T.

    Get a Nexus card!

    Martin Tuchscherer · August 6, 2011
  • P.J. C.

    Aim for the right most booth, (not commercial)

    P.J. Caputo · August 5, 2011
  • Nileshd D.

    Have all your documents ready

    Nileshd D · August 2, 2011
  • Cari

    stay away from left most lane. Very slow Read more

    Cari · August 2, 2011
  • Cari

    quick and easy compared to canadian side Read more

    Cari · August 2, 2011
  • Stephen A.

    Quit being cheap. Drive a car across. Busses suck

    Stephen Alley · May 19, 2011
  • Jason V.

    In and out rather quickly if you are on a bus. No soda machines. Don't even ask. They are rude.

    Jason Vincik · October 12, 2010
  • George F.

    If you're reading this, you should get a Nexus card. Totally worth the $50 for 5 years.

    George Favvas · September 1, 2010
  • Octavian M.

    If congestion keep left, then second line from left. Be respectful don't cut in line.

    Octavian Mihai · July 31, 2010
  • Samuel-F P.

    The lines go through real quick at this border crossing. Staff is professional, both US/Can.

    Samuel-F Parent · July 5, 2010
  • Scott S.

    Pick the left lane... Pierre is the man.

    Scott S · May 1, 2010
  • Devin G.

    Sunday evenings in the sunny months are a nightmare. The next border in Vermont that leads to Noyan is quieter.

    Devin Gallagher · April 4, 2010
  • Philip B.

    Be nice to the custom agents! Get a nexus card if you want to skip the lines.

    Philip B · April 1, 2010
  • Lawrence L.

    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.

    Lawrence Lewitinn · January 11, 2010
  • Cool M.

    Des sacrés rigolos

    Cool Man · October 13
  • Patrick

    Respirez, ca va passer! Bienvenue au Québec !

    Patrick · August 17, 2013
  • Justin Q.

    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...

    Justin Quintal · August 1, 2013
  • 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


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