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Border Crossing Information

The Pacific Border Crossing (also known as the "Truck Crossing") is located 7 miles (11 kilometers) south of Cloverdale on Highway 15. All commercial traffic going to or from the I-5 Freeway is directed to this border crossing. However, cars are also welcome. There are duty free shops on both sides of the border.

Crossing times vary depending on the day of the week, time of day, and other factors. It is wise to check crossing times in advance, particularly when going into the U.S. where border lineups can be quite lengthy, particularly on weekends. Crossing into Canada is usually much quicker, generally taking only a few minutes.

There are several websites that provide information on rules for entering Canada or the U.S., current border crossing times, and webcams. These include:

People who cross the border frequently may find it helpful to obtain a Nexus pass. This can greatly reduce crossing times, particularly when going south. A Nexus pass costs $50 for 5 years, and there are Nexus lanes on both sides of the border. For more information on the Nexus program go to www.getnexus.com.