Jackman – Armstrong Border Crossing Wait Times & FAQ’s

Linking the town of Jackman in Maine, USA and St Theophile in Quebec, Canada, the Jackman-Armstrong border crossing is the joining of two roads. In the US, it is Route 201, also known as Old Canada Road. In Canada, the Quebec Route 173, also known as Route-du-Président-Kennedy, terminates at the crossing.

The crossing is used primarily as a commercial route, with lots of trucks crossing the border. This is because it is one of two border crossings that link Maine and Quebec which are open 24 hours a day.

Please note during the COVID-19 situation some of the FAQ info below might be subject to change. Please let us know of any corrections requiredLive and average Jackman-Armstrong wait times below remain accurate and are sourced from the US Customs & Border Patrol.

It is possible to walk across the border at the Jackman-Armstrong crossing. However, as this border is heavily used by trucks and commercial vehicles, it may not be the safest or most pleasant walking route. Furthermore, the surrounding area is relatively remote. The terrain is mountainous and has lots of woodlands.
There is no toll to cross the border at the Jackman-Armstrong border crossing.
The border is always open and is in operation 24/7. It has three passenger lanes and two cargo lanes.
There is a duty-free store in Jackman at 2621 Route 201 North. It is open from 8 am to 5 pm from Saturday to Tuesday, and 8 am to 6 pm from Wednesday to Friday. In Quebec, there is a Boutique Hors Taxes de la Beauce Inc, which is located at 1000 Route du Président-Kennedy. The opening times at this store vary. You can check the website for up to date information
It is essential to have a relevant ID. This should be a government-recognized form of photo identification such as a passport or Enhanced Driver’s License. If you are traveling into the United States, then you will need to show a relevant visa as well as ID. Children will need an ID too, and if a parent is traveling alone with the child, they will need to have written permission from the other parent to take the child across the border. Alternatively, parents can show a legal custody agreement.
It is important to note that this border crossing is relatively remote. As a result, there are fewer travel services available for those crossing the border. It is essential to carry an emergency kit in your vehicle and to ensure you fill up on gas at regular intervals in the major towns. You can also call 511 or 1-866-282-7578 to find out about the road and weather conditions ahead of your journey.

Jackman-Armstrong wait time data from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Times may take a few seconds to load…

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