Drivers crossing the Canada/U.S. border can reduce wait times with three simple steps:
- Sending their PARS and PAPS in advance and verifying the status of their PARS/PAPS before proceeding to the border.
- Checking wait times on the CBSA website, which is updated hourly and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also available is the free “CanBorder – Border Wait Time” app for Apple and Android smartphones. CBSA also offers a Border Alert subscription service which notifies subscribers when unexpected events cause a significant disruption to normal Canadian border services.
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) also offers Border Wait Times on their website, as well as an app for smartphones.