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March Break exodus means busy day at Pearson & U.S. border crossings

About 107,000 March Break travellers are expected to pass through Pearson International Airport on Friday, making for one of the busiest days of the year at the travel hub.

With so many people passing through the airport, travellers should expect long lines and Pearson staff will have some tricks up their sleeves to ensure restless kids are kept occupied.

A colouring wall and giant crayons will be available for kids in terminals 1 and 3. A mobile art cart will also be moving through terminal 1 giving kids the chance to do some crafts and other hands-on activities while waiting for a flight.

And volunteers from the Canadian Air and Space Museum will show off some models and other items from the museum’s collection in terminal 3, near gate C32.

Pearson also has an online tool that will provide travellers with shopping, restaurant, security and check-in information. You can find Pearson’s trip planner here.

Those travelling to the United States by car could face some delays at border crossings due to American government budget cuts. Click here for a look at wait times at the crossings.

And there’s no shortage of activities for those who are staying home for the weeklong break. Click here for a list of March Break activities across the GTA.