Spring break

It’s Spring Break time! Going south with your fellow students to party on a beach or travelling with your children for a week in the sun? Spring break is one of the most popular times for Canadians to travel. 

Whatever your reason for going south for spring break, you should be aware that you are travelling during one of the busiest times of the year, when border traffic volume increases and airports are jammed. Here are some tips to make your trip more enjoyable.

Be prepared

If you are flying, check our Air travel page for information on what you can bring on a plane, pre-boarding identification requirements and an explanation of the airport security screening process. If you have packed your baggage properly and have all of the necessary pre-boarding identification with you, you will make your way through airport security with a minimum of delay. Before you leave home, check the airport security screening wait time at your international airport to save time before you leave.

If you are driving, be aware that border traffic volume will have increased, so avoid peak travel times. Save time by checking the Canada to U.S. border wait times for your port of entry before you to leave home.  And when you return to Canada, check the U.S. to Canada border wait times and get home faster. 

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