Reminder: Chief Mountain border crossing remains closed

News release

May 13, 2022
Calgary, Alberta

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding travellers that the seasonal Chief Mountain, Alberta border crossing (AB Hwy 6) remains closed until further notice.

The CBSA has not opened Chief Mountain since the start of the pandemic. The continued closure is necessary to ensure enhanced health screening and management of border wait times at the busiest ports of entry.

Travellers driving to Canada must use an alternate port of entry, such as the Carway border crossing (AB Hwy 2) or the Coutts border crossing (AB Hwy 4).

The challenges posed by the pandemic are unprecedented. The CBSA is taking a phased approach to gradually reopen sites still affected by the temporary measures put in place, including the closure at Chief Mountain. We will continue to provide updates as constraints are lifted or amended.

Travellers are also encouraged to visit COVID-19: Open ports of entry and temporary service reductions for the latest information.

Quick facts

  • The Chief Mountain port of entry is located on the boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park. Persons considering a visit to Waterton Lakes National Park should visit the Parks Canada website for the latest COVID-19 information.

  • Travellers can do their part to reduce wait times by always coming prepared with their passport (or other acceptable identification) and by completing their mandatory ArriveCAN submission, including their COVID-19 vaccination information, within 72 hours before arriving at the border.

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