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A guide to western Canada-US border crossings

Travelling south to the U.S. from western Canada? Here’s a list of major land border crossings

motorhomes coming through the US/Canada border
Travelling across the border can be stress-free if you plan ahead. — Photo courtesy Carol Ann Quibell

Whether you’re a Canadian with plans for a snowbirding journey, or you’re just taking a brief day trip to the USA, you will need to have a few details sorted out. For starters, look into Duty Free Canada stores to get some excellent deals along the way (if you haven't already, check out our FAQs about duty-free shopping).

Of course, you’ll also need to figure out which border crossing you wish to use. There are many points of entry, so for this list we’ve focused on the western provinces:

- Deborah K Hinter photo

Canada-US border crossings in British Columbia

Point Roberts–Boundary Bay Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Point Roberts, Washington and Tsawwassen, British Columbia.

Peace Arch Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia

Pacific Highway Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia

Lynden–Aldergrove Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Lynden, Washington and Aldergrove, British Columbia

Sumas–Huntingdon Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Sumas, Washington and Abbotsford, British Columbia

Nighthawk–Chopaka Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Loomis, Washington and Cawston, British Columbia

Oroville–Osoyoos Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Oroville, Washington and Osoyoos, British Columbia

Danville–Carson Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Danville, Washington and Grand Forks, British Columbia

Frontier–Paterson Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Northport, Washington and Rossland, British Columbia

Metaline Falls–Nelway Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Metaline Falls, Washington, Nelway and Nelson, British Columbia

Ferry–Midway Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Curlew, Washington and Midway, British Columbia

Laurier–Cascade Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Kettle Falls, Washington and Christina Lake, British Columbia

Boundary–Waneta Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Northport, Washington and Trail, British Columbia

Porthill-Rykerts Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Bonners Ferry, Idaho and Creston, British Columbia

Eastport–Kingsgate Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Bonners Ferry, Idaho and Yahk, British Columbia

Roosville Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Eureka, Montana, with Grasmere, British Columbia

- Andy Chappell photo

Canada-US border crossings in Alberta

Piegan–Carway Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Babb, Montana and Cardston, Alberta

Chief Mountain Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Babb, Montana and Pincher Creek, Alberta

Whitlash–Aden Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Whitlash, Montana and Aden, Alberta

Del Bonita Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Cut Bank, Montana and Del Bonita, Alberta

Wild Horse Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Havre, Montana and Medicine Hat, Alberta

Sweetgrass–Coutts Border Crossing

- Photo courtesy Tourism Saskatchewan/Douglas E. Walker

Canada-US border crossings in Saskatchewan

Willow Creek Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Havre, Montana and Govenlock, Saskatchewan

Turner–Climax Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Turner, Montana and Climax, Saskatchewan

Morgan–Monchy Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Havre, Montana and Govenlock, Saskatchewan

Opheim–West Poplar River Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Opheim, Montana and Rockglen, Saskatchewan

Scobey–Coronach Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Scobey, Montana and Coronach, Saskatchewan

Raymond–Regway Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Plentywood, Montana and Minton, Saskatchewan

Fortuna–Oungre Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Fortuna, North Dakota and Oungre, Saskatchewan

Ambrose–Torquay Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Ambrose, North Dakota and Torquay, Saskatchewan

Northgate Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Bowbells, North Dakota and Alameda, Saskatchewan

Sherwood–Carievale Border Crossing

Bordering communities: Sherwood, North Dakota and Carievale, Saskatchewan

We have several other articles about crossing the border, including this one about the importance of knowing current regulations. Good luck with your southern travels!

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