Historical Border Wait Times

Historical estimated border wait times (commercial and travellers flow) for Canada Border Services Agency land border crossings.

Resources

Resource Name Resource Type Format Language Links
Border Wait Times 2010-2014 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2010-2014 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2014 Q2 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2014 Q2 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2014 Q3 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2014 Q3 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2014 Q4 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2014 Q4 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2015 Q1 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2015 Q1 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2015 Q2 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2015 Q2 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2015 Q3 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2015 Q3 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2015 Q4 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2015 Q4 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2016 Q1 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2016 Q1 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Data Dictionary Guide ODT English
French
Access
Changelog - EN Guide TXT English Access
Changelog - FR Guide TXT French Access
Border Wait Times 2016 Q2 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2016 Q2 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2016 Q3 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2016 Q3 FR Dataset CSV French Access
Border Wait Times 2016 Q4 EN Dataset CSV English Access
Border Wait Times 2016 Q4 FR Dataset CSV French Access

Comments

As noted on the "current border wait times" page, please indicate units. Are wait times in minutes or people or vehicles?

In the 2010 to 2014 file, there are conflicting entries such as the one shown below. Do they denote different lanes at the crossings? How do we interpret it? 247807 "Cornwall","Cornwall, ON","2014-01-21 17:53 EDT","No Delay","No Delay" 247808 "Cornwall","Cornwall, ON","2014-01-21 17:53 EDT","10 minutes","10 minutes"

Thank you for your feedback. These duplicates can occur when system users make corrections to the wait times reported. Some are also due to system glitches "i.e. Missed Entry". Either way, only one record is correct. We are currently looking at options to improve our data extract for this dataset to only show the correct entries. We are now also publishing a change log for this dataset which you can access to view the latest changes we have made to the dataset. Thank you for helping identify this issue.

Is it possible to get border crossing wait times for the years before 2010 (i.e. 2000 until 2009) as well?

Hi Behzad, Thank you for your question. I have sent it to the data owner for action. Thanks, Tasha, the Open Government Team

Under commerce and travel flow, what is the unit for the numbers? Is it the number of vehicles or minutes?