Travel between Canada and the US often? Gone are the days when the radio was the only border wait time resource. Now, you can get info about the major US-Canada border crossings on-demand with the BorderWait app.
If you don’t want to pay $0.99 for BorderWait, you can also find the information on twitter! Just in time for cross-border summer travel, the Canadian Border Services Agency has launched a pilot program posting border wait times on twitter. Here’s a list of major Canada/US border crossings’ hash tags. For those in Vancouver/Seattle, Pacific Highway crossing’s tag is #CBSA_PCH, and the Douglas (Peace Arch) crossing’s tag is #CBSA_DPA. Another resource for dual-direction border wait times is @News1130radio.
As I was re-familiarizing myself with the details of BorderWait (which I use and love), I came across another similar app called BorderTimes. The best parts: it’s free and provides specific info on passenger, nexus and commercial lanes, as well as number of lanes open, border hours and time of last update. I just downloaded it!
BorderWait App Details
- $0.99 (used to be free, now they charge)
- works with iPhone, iTouch, iPad (no word on when similar Blackberry or Android apps will be developed)
- access the most recent wait times at vehicle crossings on the Canadian/American border
- provides maps to help you find your way to the closest crossing
*If you have an Android phone you can download the WSDOT app for northbound Canadian border wait times, among other things.
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