Record number of people chose to head south over May long weekend

The number of people heading south to spend their long weekends in the United States is on the rise.

  • May. 29, 2013 4:00 p.m.
The number of Canadians choosing to head to Montana to spend their vacation time is increasing.

The number of Canadians choosing to head to Montana to spend their vacation time is increasing.

The number of people heading south to spend their long weekends in the United States is on the rise.

Numbers reported by US Customs and Border Protection showed that a record number of cars and passengers headed into Montana over Victoria Day weekend, May 16 to 20.

Over those five days, 4,564 cars and 10,534 people crossed the border at Roosville, Montana, heading south.

This is an increase of nearly 2,000 people from last year, when 8,624 people crossed, in 4,224 cars.

The numbers have been steadily increasing over recent years. In 2010, only 2,915 cars, with 6,802 passengers travelled across the Roosville border.