Planning on crossing the border this Black Friday? You need to check out our Black Friday travel tips to help you get over the border efficiently both ways and maximize shopping time!
This year Black Friday is on November 29th and thousands of shoppers are going to flock across the border to take advantage of some great Black Friday deals.
Border Crossing Tips for Black Friday Shopping
Use Available Resources
Canadian shoppers looking to take advantage of some Black Friday deals will likely face longer wait times and lots of traffic at the border. If you're crossing over in the Niagara Region you have 3 options - be sure to use the links below to find the shortest wait time!
Fill Your Gas Tank Before Your Shopping Cart
You may want to wait until you’ve crossed the border to fill your tank up with some cheap gas so you have more spending money for Black Friday shopping. However, if your gas tank is low, it's important to fill up beforehand to ensure a long wait at the border doesn’t result in your car running out of fuel.
Thousands of Ontarians are going to be making the trip over the border for Black Friday shopping; be prepared to wait up to two hours to cross the border. Prepare yourself for this by using the restroom before leaving and eating a good meal. Also, you shouldn’t zigzag between lanes - you’ll hold everyone up!
On Black Friday you should try to cross the border at non-peak times such as very early morning (before 7:00 A.M.) or late afternoon when entering. When coming back to Canada, you will have less traffic to deal with after 9:00 P.M.