The International Falls – Fort Frances border crossing is an international bridge connects the communities of International Falls, Minnesota and Fort Frances, Ontario. The Fort Frances – International Falls International Bridge is the busiest port of entry in Minnesota, one of the 20 most heavily used border crossings between the US and Canada. It is both a road and rail bridge with the center lane of the bridge dedicated to train, truck, and bus traffic. The two other lanes are for automobiles, one lane for each direction.
Northbound travelers are charged a toll of US$7 for a round-trip crossing of the Fort Frances – International Falls International Bridge. Discounted cards good for 12 trips can be bought at the Stop & Shop, Super One, and Super Value in International Falls for US$21. The commuter cards are also available at the Canada Safeway in Fort Frances.
Hours of Operations & Wait Times
|Vehicle Type||Canada -> USA||USA -> Canada|
|Personal vehicles||Lanes open: 2Status: no delay - 5mNexus: N/AReady Lanes: N/A||no delay|
|Commercial vehicles||Lanes open: 1Status: no delay - 0mFAST LaneN/A||no delay|
The International Falls – Fort Frances border crossing is open 24/7 in both directions. This port of entry has NEXUS lanes going into US and Canada. All lanes going into the US accepts NEXUS cards 7 days a week. All lanes heading into Canada also accept NEXUS cards but only on weekdays from 7:30 to 8:30 am.
More than 1,000 vehicles pass through the International Falls which could lead to delays during peak hours and on holidays. Bumper to bumper traffic can also occur during the summer months.On the other hand, delays are rare during the winter months. Travelers who want to get current wait times for crossing the International Falls – Fort Frances Bridge can check the CBSA and US CBP websites. Getting updates on border wait times while on the go is also possible by downloading the CanBorder app or the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes.
Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions
Traffic can get really heavy on the International Falls – Fort Frances border crossing. Travelers who are heading to Minnesota can get reports on traffic and road conditions in the state by calling the 511 hotline or checking out the DOT’s online interactive map. A similar travel information service is available for travelers heading to Ontario. By calling 511 or 1-866-929-4257 (for calls outside Ontario), travelers can get updates on traffic and incident reports while on the go.
Contact & Directions for Your Trip
If you want to learn more about the International Falls MN border crossing, you can get in touch with the US or CBP customs officials at this port of entry by calling the contact numbers listed below. You can use the map and the directions provided as a guide if you want to use this international bridge to cross the US-Canada border.
Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map
Address & Phone Numbers
- U.S.: 2 Second Ave, International Falls, MN 56649
- US Customs: (218) 283-2541
- Canada: 101 Church Street, Fort Frances, ON P9A 3X8
- Canadian Customs: 807-274-3655
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.
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Documentation needs to be all ready, for find the necessary legal forms here.
Things to Know About the International Falls – Fort Frances Border Crossing:
- There are duty free shops located on both sides of the border – the Fort Frances Duty Free on Mowat Avenue and the Duty Free Americas on 2nd Avenue.
- There are several historical landmarks in Fort Frances including a museum that’s housed in a historic building that’s been part of the community since 1898.
- The premiere bass fishing tournament in the state of Minnesota, the International Falls Bass Championship, is held annually in International Falls.
Links of Interest
Recent News & Updates about International Falls – Fort Frances Border Crossing
CBC.ca - 3 months ago
The man, who was the subject of a warrant, was identified by Canadian border agents on Sunday at...
CBC.ca - 7 months ago
A joint project between Fort Frances and International Falls could help re-establish the...
International Falls Journal - 2 months ago
2, 1968, at Fort Frances, Ontario. She and her husband moved to International Falls in 1968. Her...