Tips for Traveling this Victoria Day Weekend


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If you are traveling during Victoria Day Long Weekend, you’ll want your vacation to be a breeze. Here are some tips recently provided by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) that will ensure your travel plans will run smoothly.

Create a Budget

You don’t want any added stress during your Victoria Day weekend vacation. Budgeting can be a great way to alleviate any financial worries you might have, which will make your travels that much more enjoyable. Create a budget spreadsheet or find a tool online to determine what you will need to spend on your trip. Don’t forget to include meals, gas costs, and any activities.

Bring the Right I.D. 

If you are traveling across the border, you’ll want you and your entire family to have the right identification with you. Make sure all your passports are up to date and with you, or don’t leave your NEXUS card behind if you have one. Also, you should know that you will likely have to pay taxes when you get back. Remember the following rules:

• For 24 hours, you can bring back $200 worth of goods
• For 48 hours, you can bring back $800 worth of goods
• Goods purchased on a day trip may be taxed

To make the process go faster, keep all receipts with you and have them ready to show to the border agent. You’ll also want to know the ideal time to cross the border. The busiest times during long weekends to cross the border are between 4 pm and 7 pm. To make your life easier, you can check the CBSA website for wait time updates.

If you’re traveling within B.C. this upcoming Victoria Day weekend, call one of our many Prestige locations and book yourself a hotel. Whether you want to spend your long weekend in Sooke, Rossland, Radium Hot Springs or whatever speaks to you, we would be happy to accommodate your needs.

Where will you be traveling this Victoria Day Weekend? Share your travel destinations with us in our comments section. 

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