Lubec Campobello International Bridge

Lubec Campobello International Bridge



Time zones

Atlantic Time (AT) in New Brunswick is one hour ahead of Eastern Time (ET) in Maine: 1 pm (AT) = 12 noon (ET). Depending upon where you are along the Bold Coast, your cellular phone may pick up international towers and display the incorrect time.

Cell phones

Cell phones may incur roaming charges if a time zone difference is detected; also, international charges may be incurred in border regions.

Roosevelt Cottage, Campobello Island

Roosevelt Cottage, Campobello Island


International purchases

When you travel across the U.S./Canadian border you will be asked to declare whether you are bringing certain types of goods with you.  Generally speaking, items that you bring into either country for your personal use during your visit are considered “personal baggage” and are exempt from duties and taxes. Examples include your car, clothing, personal food, camping and sports equipment, boats, snowmobiles, fuel, personal computers and cameras.

Bringing any other type of goods across the border is considered “importing” and you may be subject to duties and taxes.  Customs officials are therefore focused on establishing whether you are truly bringing the goods in for your personal use.  For good information regarding international purchases and clearing customs, click here.

Follow these direct links for information about what you must declare, prohibited items,  duty free shopping, and calculating how much you will pay in duties, including a calculator for estimating Canadian Duties.

Fine Dining Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews, NB

Fine Dining at Kingsbrae Garden, St. Andrews


Traveling with pets

The rules for bringing pet dogs, cats, and birds across the U.S. – Canadian border are pretty straightforward but there are differences between the two countries – and even different U.S. States.  In theory, you should contact the state veterinarian of each state you are intending to visit.  Finally,  regulations change, so it is always a good idea to call the specific border crossing station you will be using if you are bringing your animal along for the first time in a while, or are traveling with something other than a dog or cat.  Click here for detailed information about international travel with pets.

Kayaking the Bay of Fundy with Baymount Outdoor Adventures Inc.

Kayaking the Bay of Fundy with Baymount Outdoor Adventures Inc.


Border crossings

Travel between the U.S. and Canada by car at the border crossings in Calais/St. Stephen and Lubec/Campobello requires the following documents:

For U.S. citizens: passports or passport cards are required for all cross-border travel.

For Canadian citizens: one of the following is required: a passport, a NEXUS card, a Free and Secure Trade (FAST) card or an enhanced driver’s license (EDL) or enhanced identification card (EIC) from a province where a U.S.-approved EDL/EIC program has been implemented, or a Secure Certificate of Indian Status.

For additional information contact:

U.S. Customs in Calais: (207) 454-3621 .

Calais Border Crossing Info

Lubec Roosevelt/Campobello Border Crossing Info

U.S. Department of State:

Canadian Custom in St. Stephen: (506) 465-2100

Canadian Border Services Agency:

Inventorying Our Scenic Resources

Inventorying Our Scenic Resources

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