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Canadian Border

The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) of the U.S. government establishes new travel document requirements that are already in effect for crossing the border to enter or re-enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and the Caribbean by land and sea. The goal of the new requirements is to facilitate entry for U.S. citizens and legitimate foreign visitors, while strengthening U.S. border security. All United States, Canadian and Bermudian citizens are subject to the new requirements
For more information on U.S. Border requirements, visit the following sites:

Canadian Border wait times
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Interstate 5 At Mount Vernon, WA Reopens

After May’s partial collapse of the four-lane freeway bridge over a river at Mount Vernon, WA, Interstate 5 reopened June 19, thanks to a temporary span. Each direction of the temporary span will be reduced to two 11-foot lanes with 1-foot shoulders and the speed limit will be reduced from 60 to 40 mph between the College Way and State Route 20 interchanges, a distance of roughly a half-mile on each side of the bridge. All oversized or overweight trucks must exit and use the current detour route.

The permanent replacement is expected to be ready for installation after the Labor Day weekend and before October 1. The installation of the new span could require a full closure of that stretch of Interstate 5 for up to two weeks, with reroutes again necessary.

For more information on the project, visit

Currency Exchange:
  • Travelex Currency Services: locations at Sea-Tac Airport and in downtown Seattle at Westlake Center.
  • Custom House Currency Exchange centers: Locations at Pier 69 (The Victoria Clipper terminal) and just north of Pioneer Square at 911 Western Avenue, Suite 399.
  • Most banks are also able to exchange currencies
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