Originally Posted by crash3
The fam and I are heading to myrtle beach in a couple of weeks. Just wanted to find out if any one has any experience crossing the boarder the day before the long weekend in Canada. We are leaving June 30 and will be crossing at rainbow or peace. Just trying to get an idea of wait times. Thanks in advance
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You can access border wait times on line - go to Canada Border Service Agency.
I cross regularly, but use Lewiston instead of the Rainbow, or cross at Buffalo, depending on the wait times and destination ...the most direct Interstate highway routes.
If you arrive early at the crossing at Lewiston you usually breeze through, but after 9 am you will have a wait. The U.S. customs at this crossing are thorough but fast. It is a commercial crossing for commercial truck traffic heading to the U.S.
Alternatively Buffalo also works.
At Lewiston you avoid the urban cores of Niagara Canada/U.S. Both Lewiston and Buffalo put you straight on to interstate highways for fast connections. Check your routes and final destination for connections.
I always avoid the downtowns, except mid afternoon when most everyone is shopping.
Hope this helps.