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Border Crossing Information

WSDOT wants to ensure that travelers make it to the U.S.-Canada border safely and efficiently.

Are you planning a trip to Canada? Do you know what identification you need to cross the border? Or what types of items you must declare when entering or leaving the U.S.? Or what items you must pay a duty on? Know before you go. Before crossing the border, make sure you have both a government-issued ID, such as a driver's license, and proof of citizenship, like a birth certificate.

If you're planning to travel up north, but don't feel like driving, you have options. Check out Amtrak, or B.C. and Washington State Ferries.

For additional border crossing information and contacts, visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection Travel site.

In Whatcom County, there are four border crossings:


Peace Arch crossing

  • Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, daily
  • NEXUS hours: 7 a.m. to midnight daily (into Canada)
  • Restrictions: No commercial vehicles

The Peace Arch border crossing.

















Pacific Highway crossing

  • Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, daily
  • NEXUS hours: 7 a.m. to midnight daily (into Canada)
  • Restrictions: None

The border crossing at Pacific Highway.

 















Lynden crossing

  • Hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m., daily
  • NEXUS hours: Not available
  • Restrictions: None

The border crossing at Lynden, looking north to Aldergrove, B.C.















Sumas crossing

  • Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, daily
  • NEXUS hours: Not available
  • Restrictions: None

The border crossing at Sumas.