Peace Arch or Douglas Crossing is the main border crossing it is a fairly
symbolic crossing with the Peace Arch Monument. It is an attractive crossing
with special attention given to its park like setting with flowers and garden
Border Wait Times
After crossing the border you will have entered
Surrey BC if you
continue on Hwy 99 it takes you through Richmond
BC and into Vancouver. It is
about a 35 minute drive to
Downtown Vancouver from there.
Border Crossing Tips
When approaching the Canadian Border at Blaine Washington there is a digital
reader board on the highway that will give estimated wait times at the border
crossings. The Douglas crossing can be a good option as not all travelers
especially first time tourist to the area know about , it is an extra 5-10
minutes driving time to get off Hwy 5 and back on to Hwy 99 in Canada but heavy
border traffic can easily make up for this.
If you are crossing often you may
want to look into
Nexus which is a pre clearance ID that allows you to cross the border in a
The main border crossing is the Peace Arch/Blaine
crossing. The Peace Arch is the most beautiful and popular of the local
crossings and is open 24 hours.