If you're looking to head south this long weekend, the Canada Border Services Agency as some advice for you – get ready to wait when you come back.
In previous years, the August Civic Holiday weekend has been the busiest of the year in terms of traffic volume at border crossings.
In anticipation of higher traffic volumes and limits to the volume of traffic that can be processed at some ports of entry this weekend, travellers are advised to consider the potential for delays.
The CBSA says it is likely to be very busy at the Cornwall port of entry between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. at 9 p.m. Saturday, noon and 9 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday.
Wait times could exceed an hour in some cases.
Delays are also expected at Prescott and Landsdowne crossing where wait times could last between 30 and 60 minutes.
The CBSA told Seaway News traffic is expcted to be as much as 12 per cent busier this year, compared to 2011.