Canadian border

“May these gates never be closed” are the words written on the iconic Peace Arch at the Canada – US border.

“This area is the only place on the entire Canada-U.S. border where there’s an international peace park that people can cross to…

If mirth can be found in despair, a bit of it seeped through the cracks as Whatcom County soldiered through the early stages of the pandemic: “At least,” the local tongue-in-cheek wisdom went, “we can park at Trader Joe’s now.”

The reference was to border restrictions — barriers to entry…

In the first weekend of no COVID-19 testing requirements, Whatcom County’s border crossings were very busy, resembling almost pre-pandemic levels of traffic.

The daily number of vehicles crossing four of the five Whatcom border crossings northbound and southbound topped 15,000 vehicles…

With another round of restrictions going away on Friday, April 1, local officials and businesses are expecting a robust increase to cross border travel into Whatcom County.

Earlier this month Canada announced that it is dropping the testing requirement for vaccinated travelers beginning…

Canada will remove mandatory COVID-19 testing for those entering the country as of April 1, a move being met with optimism and varied expectations in both Canada and United States.

Advance COVID-19 screening will no longer be required for visitors wishing to enter Canada via land, sea or…

While vaccinated travelers entering Canada will no longer have to get tested for COVID-19 before arriving, all travelers must provide mandatory travel information before getting to the border.

Subject to limited exceptions, all travelers must use the ArriveCAN app or website to submit…

Fully vaccinated travelers entering Canada will not have to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test before their arrival, starting April 1. 

However, travelers must still prove their vaccination and may be randomly asked to take a PCR test when arriving at the airport. 

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While it still won’t be as simple as before the pandemic, making plans to cross the border should be a little easier and less expensive starting Monday, Feb. 28.

Earlier this month the Canadian government announced that it will allow a rapid antigen test to show that a traveler doesn’t…

The truck crossing from Whatcom County was closed for a second consecutive weekend due to a protest on the Canadian side of the U.S.-Canada border on Saturday.

The Washington State Department of Transportation tweeted about the closure of the State Route 543 border crossing in Blaine at…

British Columbia authorities are preparing for a second weekend of protests by members of the “Freedom Convoy” at the Pacific Highway crossing at the U.S.-Canada border near Blaine.

Whether that will result in a second weekend of the truck crossing being closed remains to be seen. “We…

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