Friday, 30 September 2016 08:00

Chief Mountain port closes for the season

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The Chief Mountain border crossing as seen from the United States side. The Chief Mountain border crossing as seen from the United States side. Photo contributed by the CBP

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) advises travellers the Chief Mountain port of entry will close for the season at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.


It will re-open for the next summer season on May 15, 2017. Chief Mountain is located along Highway 6 in Alberta.
“During the summer of 2016, CBP officers at the Chief Mountain Port of Entry processed thousands of travelers arriving into the United States from all over the world, giving many their first opportunity to see the beauty of this area and view its wildlife,” said Great Falls Area Port Director Daniel Escobedo in a news release from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations in a news release.
Additionally, the Wild Horse port of entry will be resuming its regular hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on Oct. 1. The port of Wild Horse is located 145 km (90 miles) south of Medicine Hat on Highway 41.
Quick Facts
• From May to August, officers at Chief Mountain welcomed 90,182 travellers. There were 22,896 cars, 145 buses, and 266 ferries.
• From May to August, officers at Wild Horse welcomed 16,707 travellers. There were 7,021 cars, six buses, and 397 commercial trucks.

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