Porthill Rykerts Border Crossing South of Creston BC

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Just a Hop & Skip Away From the USA

 

The Creston Valley  is just a short drive from the United States-Canada border and with two options to cross the border at Kingsgate Crossing near Yahk and Rykerts Crossing near Creston, is a very accessible vacation destination from Idaho, Washington, and Montana. Please find further information on border crossing  locations, directions from the USA, travel documents required, Covid-19 travel regulations and other tips for travel below.

USA-Canada BORDER CROSSINGs Near Creston Valley

The Creston Valley area is just north of the US/Canada border and both the Town of Creston and the hamlet of Yahk are short 15 minute drives from the following two crossings:

 

Rykerts-Porthill Border Crossing

 The Rykerts-Porthill Border Crossing connects the town of Bonners Ferry, Idaho with Creston, British Columbia on the Canada–US border. It can be reached by Idaho State Highway 1 on the American side and British Columbia Highway 21 on the Canadian side.

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

7 days a week

250-428-2575

More Rykerts Border Crossing information here

Kingsgate-Eastport Border Crossing 

The Kingsgate-Eastport Border Crossing connects the town of Bonners Ferry, Idaho with Yahk, British Columbia on the Canada–US border. It can be reached by U.S. Route 95 on the American side and British Columbia Highway 95 on the Canadian side.

24 hours a day

7 days a week

1-800-461-9999

More Kingsgate Border Crossing Information here

 

 

What Documents will You Need TO CROSS THE BORDER

1. A valid passport is required for each individual when crossing the border.

 

2. A secondary piece of photo ID is also advisable to bring with you.

3. Your vehicle registration is also advisable to bring with you as this may be requested at the border crossing.

Covid-19 Related Border Regulations 

  • All visitors to Canada must be double vaccinated against Covid-19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination upon entry to Canada.

  • Fully vaccinated travellers may still continue to undergo random testing upon entry to Canada, but they will no longer be required to quarantine while awaiting their results.

  • Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated travellers will continue to be tested with COVID 19 molecular test on arrival and on day 8 while they quarantine for 14 days.

For further details on current travel restrictions please visit Destination BC's Know Before You Go page.

 

OTHER TIPS FOR A SMOOTH Border Crossing

1. Know What You Can and Can't Bring Into Canada - Whether you're wondering if you can bring your pet, how much alcohol or tobacco you can bring, or what the restrictions are for hunting rifles and motorboats, know the rules before you show up at the Border Officer's booth.

2. Check Your Vehicle Before Arriving at the Border - Unnecessary items in your vehicle may be a source of questioning by border officials and may add time to your border crossing or perhaps being asked to pull over for an inspection. It's a good idea to remove anything from your vehicle other than what you need for your trip in advance of crossing the border.

3. Be Prepared As you Approach the Border - Passengers should pass their passports and other ID to the driver before reaching the border services booth. In addition, take off your sunglasses, and turn off radios and cell phones. Also, roll down your front and back vehicle windows so the Border Officer can see everyone in the vehicle, speak with them, and see what else you are bringing across.

4. Answer Questions Directly & Honestly - The Border Services Officer at the Canada-U.S. border will ask you a series of questions, such as "how long you will be in the country," "why are you traveling to Canada," and "what is the address of the place where you will you be staying." It is best to answer these questions directly and honestly and avoid cracking jokes or appearing unsure.

For further information on regulations for travelling to Canada from the United States or abroad please click here.

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