Resources

Border Info

Border Line-ups
Southbound Traffic and Cameras from BC Ministry of Transportation
Northbound Traffic and Cameras from WSDOT
Northbound Border Traffic from U.S. Customs & Border Protection

Border Crossing Documentation
Documents Required to Enter the U.S.
Documents Required to Enter Canada

Nexus
If you're planning on making frequent trips to the U.S. a Nexus card will save you hours of waiting in line! Click here to find out more.

Declaring Your Purchases
Saving the few dollars on tax or duty...if they even send you in to pay...is not worth losing your privilege to cross the border. Make sure you bring a printout of your invoice or receipt with you because sellers often only send a packing slip with your parcel. You will need a print out to prove the value of the item when you cross the border back to Canada.


Online Shopping

U.S/Canadian Exchange Rates
XE.com
Online Stores Requiring Your Credit Card Address to Match Your Shipping Address
Sometimes online sellers require that your Credit Card address matches your Shipping Address. To do this you need to call your credit card company (number on back of your card) and add our address as a secondary address. If you tell them why you are adding the address they should know what to do. Please ensure they do not change your main address as we do not want to receive your credit card statements.

Some of Our Favorite Online Shopping Websites
Cameras and Accessories - http://www.adorama.com/
Costco
Overstock
Maternity Stuff - JC Penney, Gap, Old Navy, Hooter Hiders, Mally Bibs
Books and Toys - Amazon, Toys R' Us
Cheap Diapers and Formula - Diapers.com


Restaurants & Shopping On Your Way

Paso Del Norte
758 Peace Portal Dr
Blaine, WA 98230
(360) 332-4045
Real Mexican food that's quick, cheap and big portions. Just a few blocks South of the Peace Arch crossing and a mile from the Pacific Highway crossing.

C.J.'s Beach House
7878 Birch Bay Drive
Birch Bay, WA
(360) 371-3400
Great pub and seafood right on the Birch Bay waterfront. A few minutes from our house.


Bob's Burgers & Brew
8120 Birch Bay Square St.
Blaine, WA 98231
(360) 366-3199
Great burgers in a pub atmosphere. Jack-in-the-Box is in the same complex if you're looking for burgers on-the-go! A few minutes south on I-5 after the border. If coming to our house after, take Birch Bay Lynden Road all the way to Blaine Road and turn left.

Birch Bay Square (formerly Peace Arch Outlets)
3400 Birch Bay Lynden Rd
Custer, WA 98230
(360) 366-3127

Outlet shopping center in the same complex as Bob's Burgers and Jack-in-the-Box above.