MONTREAL - Canada Customs is beefing up its staff for the summer holidays to allow those crossing the border to suffer a less painful wait.

The CBSA recommends that those hoping to avoid long waits should avoid crossing at peak periods, which are from 2 p.m. to midnight.

They also point to their site and their Twitter notifications to get updates on delays at each border crossing.

And travelers should have all documents, such as identification and proof of purchases, in hand by the time they get to the attendant.