Table 9-2a Top Land Passenger Ports, Canadian-U.S. Border: 1996

Table 9-2a
Top Land Passenger Ports, Canadian-U.S. Border: 1996

(Thousands of vehicles or passengers/pedestrians)

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Port name Northbound Southbound Total
Personal vehicles      
Canadian-U.S. border, total 38,858 39,537 78,394
Detroit, MI/Windsor, Ont. C  8,324 N 
Ambassador/Windsor Bridge C  N  N 
Windsor-Detroit Tunnel 4,311 N  N 
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY/Fort Erie-Niagara Falls, Ont. 7,273 7,574 14,847
Buffalo, NY/Fort Erie, Ont. 3,190 N  N 
Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls, Ont. 4,083 N  N 
Queenston Bridge 1,860 N  N 
Rainbow Bridge 1,597 N  N 
Whirlpool Bridge 626 N  N 
Blaine, WA/Douglas and Pacific Highway, B.C. 4,056 4,667 8,723
Blaine, WA/Douglas, B.C. 2,293 N  N 
Blaine, WA/Pacific Highway, B.C. 1,763 N  N 
Port Huron, MI/Sarnia, Ont. 1,920 2,075 3,995
Sault Ste. Marie, MI/Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 1,414 1,617 3,031
Passengers in personal vehicles      
Canadian-U.S. border, total 77,975 100,444 178,419
Detroit, MI/Windsor, Ont. C  23,511 N 
Ambassador/Windsor Bridge C  N  N 
Windsor-Detroit Tunnel 8,238 N  N 
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY/Fort Erie-Niagara Falls, Ont. 15,279 16,517 31,796
Buffalo, NY/Fort Erie, Ont. 6,242 N  N 
Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls, Ont. 9,037 N  N 
Queenston Bridge 4,078 N  N 
Rainbow Bridge 3,765 N  N 
Whirlpool Bridge 1,194 N  N 
Blaine, WA/Douglas and Pacific Highway, B.C. 7,761 11,387 19,148
Blaine, WA/Douglas, B.C. 4,357 N  N 
Blaine, WA/Pacific Highway, B.C. 3,404 N  N 
Port Huron, MI/Sarnia, Ont. 3,984 5,392 9,375
Sault Ste. Marie, MI/Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 2,854 5,325 8,179
Busesa      
Canadian-U.S. border, total N 174 N
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY/Fort Erie-Niagara Falls, Ont. N  54 N 
Buffalo, NY/Fort Erie, Ont. N  N  N 
Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls, Ont. N  N  N 
Rainbow Bridge N  N  N 
Queenston Bridge N  N  N 
Whirlpool Bridge N  N  N 
Detroit, MI/Windsor, Ont. N  40 N 
Ambassador/Windsor Bridge N  N  N 
Windsor-Detroit Tunnel N  N  N 
Blaine, WA/Douglas and Pacific Highway, B.C. N  19 N 
Blaine, WA/Douglas, B.C. N  N  N 
Blaine, WA/Pacific Highway, B.C. N  N  N 
Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY/Lacolle (Routes 15, 221,223), Que. N  11 N 
Champlain, NY/Lacolle Route 15, Que. N  N  N 
Rouses Pt., NY/Lacolle Routes 221 and 223, Que. N  N  N 
Sault Ste. Marie, MI/Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. N  10 N 
Passengers on busesa      
Canadian-U.S. border, total 3,232 3,871 7,103
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY/Fort Erie-Niagara Falls, Ont. 1,004 1,419 2,422
Buffalo, NY/Fort Erie, Ont. 306 N  N 
Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls, Ont. 698 N  N 
Rainbow Bridge 463 N  N 
Queenston Bridge 233 N  N 
Whirlpool Bridge 2 N  N 
Blaine, WA/Douglas and Pacific Highway, B.C. 300 479 780
Blaine, WA/Douglas, B.C. 0 N  N 
Blaine, WA/Pacific Highway, B.C. 300 N  N 
Detroit, MI/Windsor, Ont. C  564 N 
Ambassador/Windsor Bridge C  N  N 
Windsor-Detroit Tunnel 276 N  N 
Champlain-Rouses Pt., NY/Lacolle (Routes 15, 221,223), Que. 240 288 528
Champlain, NY/Lacolle Route 15, Que. 239 N  N 
Rouses Pt., NY/Lacolle Routes 221 and 223, Que. 0.9 N  N 
Sault Ste. Marie, MI/Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 170 122 292
Pedestrians      
Canadian-U.S. border, total 965 614 1,579
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY/Fort Erie-Niagara Falls, Ont. 359 264 623
Buffalo, NY/Fort Erie, Ont. 6 N  N 
Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Falls, Ont. 353 N  N 
Rainbow Bridge 334 N  N 
Queenston Bridge 18 N  N 
Whirlpool Bridge 0.2 N  N 
Sumas, WA/Huntingdon, B.C. 37 58 95
Calais, ME/St. Stephen, N.B. 36 42 78
Bar Harbour and Portland, ME/Yarmouth, N.S.b  34 35 69
Bar Harbour, ME/Yarmouth, N.S. N  6 N 
Portland, ME/Yarmouth, N.S. N  29 N 
International Falls-Rainer, MN/Fort Frances, Ont. 18 34 52

aIncludes charter, intercity and school buses.

bPort is a pedestrian/ferry combination crossing.

KEY: C = Data are confidential. N = Data are nonexistent.

SOURCES

Northbound

Statistics Canada. Culture, Tourism and the Center for Education Statistics Division. Special tabulations. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

Southbound

U.S. Department of Treasury. U.S. Customs Service. Office of Field Operations. Operations Management Database. Special tabulation. (Washington, DC: 1998).