Travel tips for the holiday season in the Pacific Region
December 18, 2018 Surrey, British Columbia Canada Border Services Agency
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) advises travellers to prepare for a busy holiday season at the border in the Pacific Region. The CBSA anticipates higher than normal traffic volumes. Here are a few things you can do to make your cross-border trip a little easier:
Plan ahead: Please check border wait times on the CBSA website before leaving for your trip to pick the best route. It will be busy at the border this holiday season.
Be prepared: Have your travel documents, proper identification for all persons in the vehicle, and receipts from purchases outside of Canada ready to present to the border services officer. Be ready to declare all goods purchased and/or received while outside the country.
Know your exemption limits: If you plan to make purchases or pick up online purchases across the border, be aware of your exemption limits. Be sure to check the CBSA duty and taxes estimator to calculate taxes on goods purchased in the United States and to help you make informed decisions when shopping abroad.