NEXUS lane opens from U.S. into Abbotsford

Travelling made easier for those coming through the border crossing

  • Jul. 25, 2012 8:00 a.m.
Border traffic coming from the U.S. into Abbotsford will be eased with the announcement of a NEXUS lane opening.

Border traffic coming from the U.S. into Abbotsford will be eased with the announcement of a NEXUS lane opening.

Travellers heading into Canada at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing can now take advantage of a NEXUS-only lane.

The lane opened Wednesday (July 25), complementing the southbound-crossing NEXUS lane into Sumas, Wash. that opened in May.

The lane into Canada is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. The lane into the U.S. is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

NEXUS members must show their membership cards upon arrival at the border until electronic card readers are installed later in the year.

Canada Border Services Agency said it decided to open the lane before it is fully functional given the popularity of the NEXUS program, particularly in B.C.

“This new NEXUS lane means a smoother crossing for pre-approved, low-risk travellers in British Columbia just in time for the long weekend in August,” said the Abbotsford MP Ed Fast. “It’s another example of how Canada is working to improve the flow of legitimate travel and trade across our shared border.”

The NEXUS program allows pre-screened, low-risk travellers expedited processing by U.S. and Canadian officials across the U.S.-Canada border at designated air, land, and marine locations.

Approved applicants are issued a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Radio Frequency Identification technology-enabled membership card.

For more information on NEXUS, go to nexus.gc.ca.