Vermont Border Crossings

Vermont shares 15 border crossings with the Canadian province of Quebec along a 90-mile border. While many of the ports of entry generally experience low volume traffic, two border crossings are included in the top 20 busiest ports of entry along the northern border – Highgate Springs and Derby Line. These 2 border crossings carry around 2,000 passenger and commercial vehicles every day.

Travel Tips for Crossing the Border in Vermont to Quebec:

  • Travelers can get updates on traffic and road conditions in Vermont and Quebec through the 511 hotline. You can also get updates on the go by following the VTrans Transportation Management Center Twitter feed.
  • Canadians who want to go hunting in Vermont must have a previous hunting, combination, archery, or trapping license in Canada or a State-approved safety course certificate. To fish in Vermont, non-residents are not required to have a previous fishing license in order to apply.
  • Generally, if you want to bring your pet into Vermont, you will be required to acquire an import permit from the state along with Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  • Vermont prohibits the importation of deer or elk (including just parts of the animal) from Alberta and Saskatchewan due to the possibility of the animal being a carrier of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) with the following exceptions:
    • boneless meat
    • meat that has been cut, packaged, and labeled with the hunter’s license information. The meat should not have been mixed with other deer or elk at any time while it was being processed.
    • hides or capes that are no longer attached to any part of the head
    • clean skull-cap with antlers attached
    • antlers that have no meat or tissue attached to them.
    • finished taxidermy heads
    • upper canine teeth that have no remaining tissue attached to them.

If you want to learn more about a particular border crossing in Vermont, you can click on the corresponding link below. Each page discusses important travel information such as border wait times, traffic and road conditions, and contact details for the border officials in the location.