Plan Ahead for Black Friday at the Border: CBSA

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)WINNIPEG — Heading to the U.S. this Black Friday to take advantage of retail deals? Arrive to the border prepared, warns the CBSA.

The Canada Border Services Agency is reminding travellers to plan ahead to avoid possible delays at the border.

Everything from having travel documents ready to adding up receipts upon your return home can speed up the process.

The CBSA also asks travellers to be aware of any restrictions on the goods coming back into Canada, including certain fruits, vegetables, meats and plants from other countries.

Border wait times fluctuate, but during peak hours, all primary inspection lanes will be open and the Emerson, Manitoba port of entry will be operating at maximum capacity.

Wait times are updated frequently on the CBSA website and on Twitter by following @CBSA_EMR.

For wait times at the Pembina, North Dakota port of entry, visit

— Staff