Are you Headed to Duluth for the Long Weekend?


Canada_Border_Services_AgencyPigeon River — Are you planning a trip to the United States this weekend? For many people in Thunder Bay, a trip to Duluth, or to Grande Portage is a Labour Day tradition. You can save yourself time by heading south to avoid the peak times to cross the border.

It is also worth mentioning that as the 10th Anniversary of the 911 Attacks on the World Trade Centre, and Pentagon draw nearer, the United States will be ramping up security as well.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) are reminding long weekend travellers to plan their border crossing to avoid delays. In anticipation of higher traffic volumes and limits to the volume of traffic that can be processed at some ports of entry this weekend, travellers are advised to consider the potential for delays at the Pigeon River port of entry for the following dates and times:

Pigeon River port of entry: peak traffic volumes are anticipated between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on September 4, and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on September 5 when border wait times may exceed 30 minutes.

Peak traffic volume information and anticipated border wait times are based on historical data. The CBSA anticipates an increase in traffic this weekend from previous years based on traffic volume trends to date in 2011. The forecasted traffic volumes may vary from one port of entry to another depending on numerous factors, including weather conditions.

For more information on border wait times and for instructions on how to receive Twitter messages for border wait times at some ports of entry, visit the CBSA Web site at You can also visit the Government of Canada Wireless Portal through your Web-enabled mobile device at or

Get the latest border wait times at Border Wait Times.

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