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Know Before you go


Planning to visit the Creston Valley? Plan ahead so you can travel safely and enjoy the trip.  On this page, learn about the latest travel advisories for border crossings, air travel, highway and road closures, local emergencies, forest fires, flooding and more. 

Canada US Border Crossing HOURS UPDates
Rykerts-Porthill Border Crossing Hours

The Rykerts-Porthill Border Crossing connects the town of Bonners Ferry, Idaho with Creston, British Columbia on the Canada–US border. Please note that currently the respective Canadian and US Ports of Entry do not have the same hours of operation, with the Canadian side being open for longer throughout the year, which will require consideration when planning to return to the US. Please find the current hours of operation, phone number and further contact information below:​

  • Rykerts (Canadian) Port of Entry

    • 7am – 11pm (2nd Sunday in March to first Sunday in November)

    • 8am – midnight (first Saturday in November to 2nd Saturday in March)

    • 250-428-2575

    • Further information

  • Porthill (U.S.A)  Port of Entry

Kingsgate-Eastport Border Crossing Hours

The Kingsgate-Eastport Border Crossing connects the town of Bonners Ferry, Idaho with Yahk, British Columbia on the Canada–US border. Kingsgate is the name of the Canadian crossing or port of entry, while Eastport is the name of the US port of entry. 


Note that at the Kingsgate-Eastport crossing that both Canadian and U.S.A. ports of entry share the same hours of operation and are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Find hours of operation, phone number and further contact information below:

Covid-19 Related Border Regulations 

For all travellers entering Canada by air, land or marine mode on or after October 1, 2022:

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required

  • COVID-19 pre-entry and arrival tests are not required

  • Quarantine after you enter Canada is not required

  • Using the ArriveCAN is not required

  • Pre-boarding tests for cruise passengers are not required

  • Health checks to board planes and trains are not required

  • Wearing masks on planes and trains is not required


** It's still strongly recommended that you wear a high quality and well-fitted mask or respirator while you travel.


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

Regional & Provincial Travel Information

Further current news and information on travel to the Creston Area as well as the Kootenay Region and British Columbia can be found at Destination BC's Visitor Website, linked here.

Can we help?

Have any other questions or need more information about current travel advisories or other important updates to help you plan your trip to the Creston Valley? Contact the Creston Valley Visitor Centre and staff will be happy assist you!

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