Toll bridges, roads and tunnels in Canada

Toll bridges, toll roads and toll tunnels in Canada

Toll Bridges Along the US Canada Border

If you are planning to cross the boarder between USA and Canada in a rental vehicle it is advised to talk to your rental agency beforehand. Most bridge tolls can be paid in either U.S. or Canadian dollars. You can also use credit cards but keep in mind that you may pay a foreign transaction fee. For example, if you are using a Canadian credit card and you are paying the toll to a U.S. company, you will be charged in American dollars. This can be considered a foreign country transaction. You will need to check with your credit card company to see if they will handle your transaction this way.

Toll Bridges Along the US Canada Border

Peace bridge boarder crossing Canada

Several of these toll bridges are part of the E-Zpass system. E‑ZPass members receive “tags” that are typically mounted on the inside of your vehicle’s windshield behind the rear-view mirror. The tags are RFID transponders and they communicate with reader equipment mounted in some, or all, of the toll lanes. You use your credit card to charge the tags with funds and the tolls are automatically deducted when you pass the reader equipment in the proper the toll lanes.

Toll Bridges Along the US Canada Border

Bridges Connecting Ontario to the state of Minnesota
Baudette-Rainy River International Bridge – No Toll
Fort Frances-International Falls International Bridge
Bridges Connecting Ontario to the state of Michigan
Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge,
Blue Water Bridge,
Detroit Windsor Tunnel,
Ambassador Bridge,
Bridges Connecting Ontario to the state of New York
Peace Bridge,
Rainbow Bridge,
Whirlpool Rapids Bridge,
Queenston-Lewiston Bridge,
Thousand Islands Bridge,
Ogdensburg–Prescott International Bridge,
Seaway International Bridge,Three Nations Crossing Bridge

Canada

Port Mann bridge Vancouver

Champlain Bridge Montreal

Confederation Bridge The Confederation Bridge joins the eastern Canadian provinces of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick,

The 407 Express Toll Route
The 407 ETR was built to relieve the strain on these roads. So if you’re travelling east-west, but aren’t up for sitting in traffic on the busiest highway in North America (the 401,) then consider paying to use the less-clogged 407 ETR.

The privately owned 407 ETR runs 108 km from Burlington in the west to Pickering in the east. Ontario is planning to extend the highway eastward and provide a north-south link from the 407 ETR to the 401 near Oshawa. The government will collect tolls on those extensions when they’re completed, but for now, it’s 407 International Inc. who will charge you to use their ETR.

There are no manual tollbooths on the ETR. When you enter and exit the 407, you drive under a bridge-like platform called a gantry. The platform carries cameras that take images of your licence plate to automatically record the start and end of your trip. You’ll get your toll bill in the mail later, rather than having to stop and pay the fees along the way. 407ETR tolls and fees

Driving a rental motorhome or car – The bill is automatically sent to the rental company, who may tack on a $10 to $60 processing fee when they forward the bill to you. Find out their fees before you rent or ask for a car with a transponder if you think you’ll be using toll routes.

Toll tunnels in Canada

The Detroit–Windsor Tunnel connecting Detroit, Michigan in the United States, with Windsor, Ontario in Canada. It is the second busiest crossing between the United States and Canada. The Detroit–Windsor Tunnel  toll fees

Canada to U.S. border wait times
– If you are driving to the United States from Canada, the table link above will keep you up to date on border wait times for entry into the United States.