First, Labor Day made a hash of our plan to arrive in Canada a few days earlier than expected, as the ferries were all booked up. Unable to put one and one together, let alone two and two, we did not take any special care with lodgings for August 30.
And so, we have diverted 30 miles off track, to Yakima, to get a hotel room. This this places us a moderately long drive from Burnaby (Aunt Bef) instead of an easy drive. That's not including the border crossing!
Our plan is to check the wait times at the different crossing points when we arrive in Bellingham. Hopefully at least one option will be more or less painless. I don't fancy a multi hour wait with kids in the car.