The Saint Leonard – Van Buren border crossing connects the towns of Van Buren, Maine and St. Leonard, New Brunswick across the Saint John River through an international bridge, the Saint Leonard – Van Buren Bridge. It is one of the top 25 busiest border crossings between US and Canada. Approximately 500 vehicles pass through each day.
Prior to the bridge’s construction in 1911, a hand-pulled cable ferry was used to link the two communities. In 1972, the original bridge was replaced. In 2008, the US border station was damaged due to a flooding of the St. John River. A doublewide mobile trailer served as the CBP border station until a state-of-the-art facility was built in 2013 that greatly increased its capacity of handling commercial and passenger vehicles passing through.
Hours of Operations & Wait Times
The US border station is open 24/7 to all vehicles. The Canadian border station is open to travelers 24/7 as well. However, its commercial services are limited to weekdays only from 8 am to 4 pm, except on holidays.
The Saint Leonard – Van Buren Bridge border crossing is a very busy port, especially during peak hours. Travelers can get real-time border wait times for this international bridge by getting the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes, or the use the CanBorder app.
Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions
The state of Maine provides travel information through a hotline that the public can call. Dial 511 for calls inside Maine or 1-866-282-7578 for calls outside the state. You can also follow their Twitter account @MaineDOT to get traffic reports on the go. The province of Quebec also participates in the North American initiative to provide road weather, transportation, and traffic information to the public. You can get current road conditions, road restrictions, and traffic alerts by dialing 511 or 1 888 355-0511 (toll-free).
On your way to crossing the border hotels are available, compare best hotels prices available on the US side and Canadian side. Bed and breakfast can be found here and here. If you are looking to find cheap cars for rent check this website for comparision of car rent prices. Check best car rental deals from Hertz, Avis, National Car Hire and Alamo.
Are you heading for camping, check for this fantastic campgrounds, or search for the best RV parking places. Need an RV hired, check this website. Boats and canoes are available for rent if you are crossing the border for some fun and hiking check these accommodation options. Are you going for golf – see the top golf courses and tee times here. Hiking options.
Did you car break down middle of the road, call for car help get emergency services. Do you need travel insurance – visit our partners here. You pets can be insured as well here. Visiting Canada for medical reasons, check this website.
Documentation needs to be all ready, for find the necessary legal forms here.
Contact & Directions for Your Trip
To get more information about the Saint Leonard – Van Buren Bridge border crossing, you can call the customs officials at this location using the phone numbers listed below. If you want to drive to this port of entry, you can use the map and the directions as a guide.
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