Champlain – Lacolle Border Crossing

Champlain – Lacolle border crossing 

Champlain – Lacolle border crossing

The Champlain – Lacolle border crossing is a major port of entry located between Champlain, New York and St. Bernard de Lacolle, Quebec. It is the primary Montréal–New York traveler corridor, with Montréal just 60 kilometers north of the border. It is the most used crossing in Quebec as well as the second busiest port of entry between the US and Canada that is not a bridge. This port also has the distinction of being the 5th busiest crossing between the US and Canada. Based on the data gathered by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, an average of 3,700 vehicles passed through this port each day in 2015. In July 2016, around 5,500 vehicles used this port each day.

The Champlain – Lacolle border crossing is sometimes referred to as the Blackpool border crossing by locals because an old crossing used to exist just east of this port. The Blackpool port was closed in 1967 after Interstate 87 was built.


Hours of Operations & Wait Times in Champlain Lacolle

The Champlain – Lacolle border crossing is open to all vehicles 24/7 in both directions. NEXUS lanes are available in this port. Going into Canada, NEXUS lanes are open daily from 6 am to 12 midnight. Going into the US, NEXUS lanes are open daily from 6 am to 8 pm.

Because of the large number of vehicles that pass through the Champlain – Lacolle border crossing, lines can get backed up at the port. Delays are expected to occur during peak hours, summer months, and holidays.

Travelers can get current wait times for this port by visiting the CBP and CBSA websites. To monitor wait times while on the road, travelers can download the CanBorder app or the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes.


Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Traffic can get pretty heavy during peak hours at the Champlain NY border crossing. Travelers can monitor updates on traffic and road conditions by accessing information provided by the state of New York and the Canadian province of Quebec.

The state of New York’s 511 Traveler Information System provides reports on road incidents, roadway conditions, weather, and travel speed for tourists visiting their state. Travelers can call the telephone service by dialing 511 or 888-465-1169 (calls from outside the NY state). Other options include downloading the 511NY app (iTunes, Google Play) or visiting the 511NY website.

Quebec also provides road network conditions to travelers through the Quebec 511 program. Travelers can access the updates by calling 1-888-355-0511, downloading the mobile app, or following the Twitter account @Qc511_Mtl.


Contact & Directions for Your Trip

Travelers can use the phone numbers below to get in touch with the customs officials at the Champlain – Lacolle border crossing. The map and directions can be used as a guide for planning a trip to this port of entry.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
In the US, head north on Interstate 87 to the town of Champlain where the port is located. From Quebec, drive south on Autoroute 15 to reach the Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle port.

Address & Phone Numbers

  • U.S.: 237 West Service Road, Champlain, NY 12919
  • US Customs: (518) 298-8311
  • Canada: 501, Highway 15, St-Bernard-de-Lacolle QC J0J 1V0
  • Canadian Customs: (450) 246-3831

Things to Know About the Champlain – Lacolle Border Crossing:

  • All lanes going into Canada are designated bilingual.
  • Visit Africa in the heart of Quebec by stopping by the Parc Safari, just 15 minutes away from the Champlain / Lacolle border crossing.
  • Enjoy numerous outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, outdoor skating, disk golf, radon walking, and orientering at the Parc Régional St-Bernard, just 10 minutes away from the Champlain port.
  • Duty free shops are located on both sides of the border. The two shops, the IGL Duty Free Shop and the Duty Free Americas, are open 24/7.

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