Border delays likely
The Canada Border Services Agency is anticipating higher traffic volumes at the Fort Frances port of entry this Thanksgiving long weekend and would like to remind travellers to plan ahead to avoid delays.
Travellers are advised to plan their border crossing outside of peak traffic periods if possible, and to check border wait times on the CBSA’s website or on Twitter (@CBSA_FFB).
Travellers also may choose to enter Canada via the Rainy River port of entry, where peak traffic volume is anticipated to be from 2-7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14.
Travellers also can help speed up processing by ensuring they have proper identification for everyone in their vehicle readily available upon arrival at the primary inspection booth, and have receipts for purchases in hand.
The CBSA also would 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 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.