Announcement of the upgraded port of entry at Fraser, British Columbia


Fraser, BC port of entry

  • The Fraser port of entry (POE) opened in 1979
  • The Fraser POE is the northernmost port in British Columbia. It is located 185 kilometres south of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory on the South Klondike Highway
  • The POE services both traveller and commercial traffic and is open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight
  • The Fraser POE is an integral port for facilitating the flow of goods in and from the Lower Mainland, Yukon Territory and Skagway, Alaska
  • Traveller traffic at the POE increases during the summer season with cruise ships that are docked in Skagway, Alaska and from the White Pass and Yukon train
  • Pre-pandemic, border services officers at the Fraser POE processed over 2,000 commercial vehicles and 350,000 travellers each year
  • It is the first of 24 ports of entry to be upgraded or replaced through the Land Border Crossing Project. The Fraser POE infrastructure cost approximately $5 million to build
  • The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) engaged with the Taku River Tlingit First Nation on the upgrades being made to the port of entry, including the addition of Indigenous cultural representation. Over the course of the Fraser upgrades, a written collaborative arrangement was signed between the First Nation and the CBSA
  • The Indigenous interpretive signage at the Primary Inspection Line was designed by Manu Keggenhoff on behalf of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation

Land Border Crossing Project

  • Through its multi-year Land Border Crossing Project (LBCP), the Government of Canada is investing almost half a billion dollars to upgrade and replace 24 ports of entry across Canada. It is the largest infrastructure project in the history of the CBSA
  • Budget 2015 committed $440 million for the replacement of land border ports of entry across Canada and Budget 2019 recommitted this funding. In 2021, an additional $41 million was brought forward from Beyond the Border funding for a total project budget of $481 million
  • The LBCP is scheduled to take place over a seven year time frame, starting in 2021. It sets new standards for CBSA infrastructure in areas related to important Government of Canada initiatives including, gender-based analysis plus, accessibility, environmental sustainability and health and safety
  • The LBCP will replace out of date infrastructure to improve current and future operations

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