Come Prepared to Cross the Border This Weekend: CBSA

As the weekend draws near, many Manitobans will be flocking south of the border to North Dakota.

The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding travellers to arrive prepared to their chosen border crossing.

“Know your personal exemptions, including those for alcohol and tobacco. Declare all purchases made (including duty-free purchases), and have your receipts totaled and readily available upon your return to Canada,” the CBSA said in a release.

Recent amendments to the personal exemption limit do not go into effect until June 1,

If crossing into the U.S. at Pembina, North Dakota, officials say the busiest times are between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Friday before a long weekend.

Border wait times are available online or can be received via Twitter.