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Chief Mountain Port Of Entry, Alberta, Canada.

Visitors traveling from the United States into Canada or vice versa can use any of the following six ports of entry:

  • Aden, Alberta/Whitlash, Montana; 09:00 - 17:00     7 days a week
  • Carway, Alberta/Peigan, Montana;
    Open all year; daily, 0700 hrs - 2300 hrs
  • Del Bonita, Alberta/Del Bonita, Montana;
    June 1 - Sept 15, 0800 hrs - 2100 hrs
    Sept 16 - May 31, 0900 hrs - 1800 hrs
  • Wild Horse, Alberta/Wild Horse, Montana;
    8:00 to 21:00 - May 15 to Sept. 30
    8:00 to 17:00 - Oct.1 to May 14
    7 days a week all year long
  • Coutts, Alberta/Sweetgrass, Montana;
    Open all year, daily 24 hour service

  • Chief Mountain, Alberta/Chief Mountain, Montana.  
    7:00 to 22:00 - June 1st to August 30th;
    9:00 to 18:00 - Sept 1st to Sept 30th;
    October 1st to May 31st. - the gate is closed, the next nearest  crossing is Caraway

For further information on border crossing please contact: 
Canada Customs & Revenue Agency
Southern Alberta District
Box 220
Coutts, Alberta  TOK ONO
Ph (403) 344-3766
Chief Mtn. Port (403)653-3535 (Canadian side), (406)732-5572 (USA side)
Carway Alberta Port of Entry Headquarters, crossing the border information Ph (403)653-3009

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Customs and Immigration

Visitors from all countries except the US will need a valid passport to enter Canada. They may also require other documentation such as a visas or alien card. Check with a Canadian embassy.

US citizens are required to provide proof of citizenship upon request. In order for a US citizen to prove country of residence, a voter's registration, social security card or driver's license is acceptable. Persons under 18 years travelling without their parents should have a letter of authorization from a parent or guardian to travel into Canada.

Each visitor may import, duty free, a maximum of 40 ounces (1.1 litres) of liquor, or 24 12-oz cans of beer or ale into Canada as personal luggage. Up to 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes, and 400 grams of tobacco and 400 tobacco sticks may be allowed entry duty free. To import tobacco products, a person must be 18 years of age or over.

Visitors may bring sporting equipment and personal goods for their own use, duty free, by declaring them at entry. Once in every 31 day period, after being in Canada for at least 48 hours US visitors may take back merchandise for personal or household use up to the value of $400 duty free. US visitors spending less than 48 hours, may take back $200 worth of merchandise free of US duty and tax. Other visitors should check the customs regulation of their own country prior to departure.


The general nature of firearms in Canada may be different than in other countries. Firearms in Canada are generally used for sport or necessary tool for land owners. The use of firearms for self defense is something better left outside of Canada.

 If you are a visitor to Canada, as of January 1, 2001, you will have to declare your firearms in writing.  The cost to obtain a permit to import your firearms is $50 and is valid for a period of one year. A non-restricted firearm may be imported at the discretion of a customs officer for purposes such as hunting, during hunting season, wilderness protection, target-shooting events, gun shows, or if they are being taken in transit through Canada. If you are importing restricted firearms you need an authorization to transport. You can get an application for an authorization to transport by calling the Canadian Firearms Centre at 1-800-731-4000. 

Revolvers: Arrangements to hold Revolvers until you return, will have to be made before you get to most ports of entry.

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