The Vanceboro – St. Croix border crossing is a lightly traveled port of entry that links the town of Vanceboro, Maine to Saint Croix, New Brunswick. Less than 100 vehicles use this crossing every day.
Vanceboro used to be a booming rail town with a railway bridge that connected it to Saint Croix. In 1915, a German spy bombed the bridge in an attempt to interrupt the Canadian railway system during World War I. The bombing wasn’t very successful since it didn’t destroy the bridge like intended.
Hours of Operations & Wait Times
The US port of entry is open to all vehicles 24/7. The Canadian port of entry is also open to passenger vehicles 24/7. Commercial vehicles, however, are limited to weekdays from 8:45 am to 5 pm.
Very little truck traffic pass through the Vanceboro – St. Croix border crossing. The port is mainly used by locals and tourists. Travelers can check the wait times at this border crossing by downloading the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes, or the use the CanBorder app
Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions
The Vanceboro – St. Croix border crossing has a low volume of cars passing through, so travelers shouldn’t experience any heavy traffic when using this port. If you want to get reports on traffic and road conditions in Maine, follow @MaineDOT on Twitter or dial the 511 travel service hotline (1-866-282-7578 for calls outside the state). New Brunswick also participates in the North American initiative to provide travel information to the public. If you’re heading to New Brunswick, you can also dial 511 (or 800-561-4063) for traffic updates.
Contact & Directions for Your Trip
If you’re planning on using the Vanceboro – St. Croix border crossing, you can follow the map and the directions provided below. If you want to get more information about this port of entry before you go on your trip, you can get in touch with the customs officials using the phone numbers listed below.
Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map
Address & Phone Numbers
- U.S.: 133 Water Street, Vanceboro, ME 04491
- US Customs: (418) 593-3582
- Canada: 2785 Route 4, St. Croix NB E6J 2A7
- Canadian Customs: (418) 593-3971
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.
Things to Know About the Vanceboro – St. Croix Border Crossing:
- Visit the McAdam Railway Station, a National Historic Site and New Brunswick Provincial Heritage Place, just 10 km away from the US-Canada border.
- Hiking enthusiasts can visit the City Camp Nature Trail at McAdam, New Brunswick, a nearby town to St. Croix.
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