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Vermont-Montreal.....Border crossing?

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Vermont-Montreal.....Border crossing?

I am planning on renting a place somewhere in VT and wanted to do a day trip to Montreal. Is this feasible? As I read stories about borrder crossings-its kind of scaring me off based on traffic, length of time etc.

Has anyone found this to be the case lately? Bringing the passport is no problem. Its the long traffic lines. I read that they are suspicious if you try to use a smaller crossing...is that true? I just want to go visit Canada for my first time from VT.

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1. Re: Vermont-Montreal.....Border crossing?

Hi morpion6;

Customs on both sides of the border are suspicious...that's their job. You'll most likely be one of the 99% of the people that cross the border and will wonder what all the fuss was about.

Best Regards

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2. Re: Vermont-Montreal.....Border crossing?

Lines at very small border crossing are not stupendous in my experience, quite the contrary. For example the Lacolle/Champlain borders can be totally clogged while the stations on the east, respectively 1 and 3 miles away have almost no waits. For that leave highway 89 at Swanton and take road 78 on the Champlain islands. T hen 2 to rouses Point or or other small crossings in the area. Then it will be very easy to reach highway 15 in the province of Québec. Really do check maps.google.com and you will see all the details.

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3. Re: Vermont-Montreal.....Border crossing?

It depends where in Vermont you are and will cross. I cross the border yesterday afternoon and was the only car.

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4. Re: Vermont-Montreal.....Border crossing?

Vermont is a big place. I think you might be underestimating distance.

Also, note that coming into canada for leisure with a stay under 24h may raise some red flags and you have higher chances at customs of being searched.

If at all possible, i would recommend you stay one night in montreal (or a subburd since you'll hae a car) to enjoy your stay better.

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5. Re: Vermont-Montreal.....Border crossing?

Neither border crossing, at either Route 89 or 91 takes that long IMHO. Going into Canada is usually quicker also than getting back. With your passport it should be no problem.

Enjoy!!!

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6. Re: Vermont-Montreal.....Border crossing?

anyone cross into Canada at Alburg Springs or Morses Line? Does this border shut down or can you cross over and report to another area?

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9. Re: Vermont-Montreal.....Border crossing?

Yes...crossed at both. Never a line. They may not be open 24 hours though...check the hours.

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