Long Weekend CBSA Forecast – Lots of Traffic
THUNDER BAY – Are you headed south this weekend? The Pigeon River and Fort Frances Points of Entry are expected to be very busy.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is anticipating higher traffic volumes at the Pigeon River port of entry this upcoming Thanksgiving long weekend and would like to remind travellers to plan their border crossing to avoid delays. The CBSA advises travellers to plan their border crossing outside of peak traffic periods if possible.
Peak traffic volumes are anticipated to be between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday, October 13 and between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Monday, October 14, when border wait times may exceed 30 minutes.
Travellers can help speed up their processing by ensuring that they have proper identification for everyone in their vehicle readily available upon arrival at the primary inspection booth and by having receipts for purchases in hand.
The CBSA would also like to remind travellers to declare all firearms or weapons when entering Canada. If you don’t, CBSA officers may seize the weapons and file criminal charges. Those bearing firearms must prove that they are entitled to possess a firearm in Canada. Most weapons are prohibited from entering Canada, including Tasers, brass knuckles, pepper spray and similar items.
For more information on border wait times, visit the Border Wait Times page. You can also visit the CBSA mobile Web site or the Government of Canada Wireless Portal through your Web-enabled mobile device atwww.wap.gc.ca or www.gc.ca.