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Current Travel Information & Advisories for Creston BC

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Know Before you go

Planning a visit to Creston BC? Ensure a smooth trip by planning ahead with important and up-to-date travel information for the area available on this resource page. Find the latest updates for nearby Canada-US border crossings, highway & road conditions, forest fire alerts, flood advisories, local emergency information, and much more. Stay informed and equipped with the necessary information and resources you need to enjoy your trip to Creston!

Canada US Border Crossing HOURS UPDates

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 Rykerts (Canadian) and Porthill (US) Ports of Entry have different hours of operation, with the Canadian side open later 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

However, note that the hours of operation at the nearby Kingsgate (Canadian) & Eastport (US) Ports of Entry, located south of Yahk, BC are still the same and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which may make for a more convenient border crossing option for US visitors to the area.


For additional information regarding border crossing hours of operation, phone number and further contact information please visit our Border Information page.

Covid-19 Related Border Regulations 

For all travellers entering Canada by air, land or marine mode most Covid-19 related border regulations for entry into Canada have now been been lifted. For further information regarding recommendations on safe travel to Canada and Covid-19 visit the Government of Canada's website here.

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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