Traffic was backed up as much as two hours at southbound border crossings into Whatcom County on Friday, March 29, as Canadians began traveling for the long Easter weekend.
Canadians have a three-day or four-day holiday weekend, depending on where they work.
Good Friday is a holiday across Canada. Along with government offices and banks, many businesses are closed Friday, March 29.
Government offices and some businesses also will be closed Easter Monday, April 1. Most banks won't be closed Monday because by law they can't close four days in a row.
Many Canadians take advantage of their long weekend by traveling.
If you are heading to Canada, call ahead to make sure any attractions or businesses you plan to visit will be open.