THE BORDER

We count ourselves very lucky to be a border town! Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario were historically one city before the War of 1812. It's been many years since then, and there have been some changes. To enter Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario from the USA you will need to cross the International Bridge and go through customs. We know for some of you this will be a new experience - but we're here to help! Many of us are "border crossing experts" and make the trip multiple times a month (or week) to get groceries and fill up on gas. We hope the information below helps, if you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask. The information on this page is current as of the date it was uploaded, but it is always a good idea to do your own research depending on what you are trying to bring through customs.

This site is dedicated to making it easier for everyone who has to cross the 4,000 mile border between the United States and Canada. They have a wealth of information for commuters, vacationers, truckers, RV’ers, and anybody else who needs to know what is happening on the road ahead.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, CBP, is one of the world's largest law enforcement organizations. As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.

The Canada Border Services Agency facilitates the flow of legitimate travellers and trade. Every year, millions of Canadian citizens and visitors travel across our Canadian borders. Everyone wants their border crossing to go smoothly with fewer delays. The best way to make sure this happens is to know what to expect and be prepared.