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Border Patrol Announces Delayed Opening, Limited Hours For Some Canadian Ports

The sign for port of Wild Horse, taken June 24, 2014.
Jimmy Emerson, DVM
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The sign for port of Wild Horse, taken June 24, 2014.


The opening of a summer port of entry between Montana and Canada has been delayed indefinitely while another port at the border with Canada will remain on winter hours until further notice. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced on May 13 the seasonal port of Chief Mountain between Glacier National Park and Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park will remain closed until further notice.

Normally the Chief Mountain port opens for the summer on May 15.

Passenger traffic that is determined to be essential may enter the U.S. from Canada through the port at Piegan, Montana, which is east of Chief Mountain.

CBP also announced it is keeping the winter hours for the cargo permit port of Wild Horse until further notice. Those hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Normally summer hours at Wild Horse begin on May 15.

These delays are in effect until further notice because of current travel restrictions as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.