General Guidelines for Border Crossing
The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) provides general guidelines for admission into Canada for non-Canadians and returning Canadians. Generally, a passport is the recommended form of identification. For more information, visit http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ivc-rnc-eng.html.
Arrival & Check In
Upon arriving at one of our ports, the master of the boat (the person in charge) is required to go to a telephone reporting marine site and call the telephone reporting centre at 1-888-226-7277. No one except the master may leave the boat until the CBSA gives authorization. See below for a list of telephone reporting marine sites in Elgin County.
Designated Telephone Reporting Sites in Elgin County
To learn more about the services each site offers, click the location name. For a national list of telephone reporting sites, visit http://cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/contact/listing/indexpages/indextype39-e.html. To find a designated telephone marine site in another area, call 1-888-226-7277.
North Erie Marina/Trailer Park Ltd.
RR #2 Aylmer West
3344 Bank Street
Port Bruce, Ontario N5H 2R2
Port Burwell Municipal Docks
Off of Wellington St.
Port Burwell, Ontario N0J 1T0
Port Glasgow Yacht Club & Marina
Lot 6 Concession 14
RR #2 Haven's Lake Road
Aldborough, Ontario N0L 2C0
519 785 0189
Port Stanley Sailing Squadron
305 Sailor's Alley
Port Stanley, Ontario N5L 1C2
Frequent Traveler Programs
For people who are frequent travelers, two programs are offered to low-risk, pre-approved individuals. See below for more details.
The CANPASS programs for marine travel apply to individuals who frequently travel directly to Canada from the United States on small, private pleasure boats. For more information on CANPASS, visit http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/canpass/canpassprivateboat-eng.html.
NEXUS is designed to expedite border clearance for travelers to Canada and the United States. For more information on NEXUS, visit http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/prog/nexus/menu-eng.html.
REMEMBER that regardless of your mode of transportation, it is always best to be informed of border crossing protocol. It is your responsibility to be informed and prepared. Visit the Canadian Border Services Agency website, www.cbsa.gc.ca, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, www.cbp.gov, for complete information.