Talk:List of Canada–United States border crossings

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Here is a list of the Canadian names of U.S border crossings from StatsCan website. It could be used to expand this site. Unfortuneatly the list does not come with the corresponding American counterparts.

138 items Canada

                Nova Scotia
                         Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
                 New Brunswick
                         Andover, New Brunswick
                         Bloomfield, New Brunswick
                         Campobello, New Brunswick
                         Centreville, New Brunswick
                         Clair, New Brunswick
                         Edmundston, New Brunswick
                         Forest City, New Brunswick
                         Fosterville, New Brunswick
                         Gillespie, New Brunswick
                         Grand Falls/Grand-Sault, New Brunswick
                         Milltown, New Brunswick
                         River de Chute, New Brunswick
                         St. Andrews, New Brunswick
                         St. Croix, New Brunswick
                         St. Leonard, New Brunswick
                         St. Stephen, New Brunswick
                 Woodstock Road, New Brunswick
                         Abercorn, Quebec
                         Armstrong, Quebec
                         Beebe, Quebec
                         Chartierville, Quebec
                         Clarenceville, Quebec
                         Covey Hill, Quebec
                         Daaquam, Quebec
                         Dundee, Quebec
                         East Hereford, Quebec
                         East Pinnacle, Quebec
                         Franklin Centre, Quebec
                         Frelighsburg, Quebec
                         Glen Sutton, Quebec
                         Hemmingford, Quebec
                         Herdman, Quebec
                         Hereford Road, Quebec
                         Highwater, Quebec
                         Jamieson's Line, Quebec
                         Lac Megantic, Quebec
                         Lacolle Route 15, Quebec
                         Lacolle Route 221, Quebec
                         Lacolle Route 223, Quebec
                         Morses Lines, Quebec
                         Noyan, Quebec
                         Phillipsburg, Quebec
                         Pohenegamook, Quebec
                         Rock Island Route 55, Quebec
                         Rock Island Route 143, Quebec
                         St. Pamphile, Quebec
                         Ste. Aurelie, Quebec
                         Stanhope, Quebec
                         Trout River, Quebec
                         Woburn, Quebec
                         Cornwall, Ontario
                         Fort Erie, Ontario
                         Fort Frances, Ontario
                         Lansdowne, Ontario
                         Niagara Falls Rainbow, Ontario
                         Niagara Falls Whirlpool, Ontario
                         Niagara Falls Queenston, Ontario
                         Pelee Island, Ontario
                         Pigeon River, Ontario
                         Prescott, Ontario
                         Rainy River, Ontario
                         Sarnia, Ontario
                         Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
                         Sombra, Ontario
                         Toronto Seaport/Island Airport, Ontario
                         Walpole Island, Ontario
                         Windsor Tunnel, Ontario
                         Boissevain, Manitoba
                         Cartwright, Manitoba
                         Coulter, Manitoba
                         Crystal City, Manitoba
                         Emerson East, Manitoba
                         Emerson-West Lynne, Manitoba
                         Goodlands, Manitoba
                         Gretna, Manitoba
                         Lena, Manitoba
                         Lyleton, Manitoba
                         Piney, Manitoba
                         Snowflake, Manitoba
                         South Junction, Manitoba
                         Sprague, Manitoba
                         Tolstoi, Manitoba
                         Windygates, Manitoba
                         Winkler, Manitoba
                         Big Beaver, Saskatchewan
                         Carievale, Saskatchewan
                         Climax, Saskatchewan
                         Coronach, Saskatchewan
                         Estevan, Saskatchewan
                         Monchy, Saskatchewan
                         Northgate, Saskatchewan
                         North Portal, Saskatchewan
                         Oungre, Saskatchewan
                         Regway, Saskatchewan
                         Torquay, Saskatchewan
                         West Poplar River, Saskatchewan
                         Willow Creek, Saskatchewan
                         Aden, Alberta
                         Carway, Alberta
                         Chief Mountain, Alberta
                         Coutts, Alberta
                         Del Bonita, Alberta
                         Wild Horse, Alberta
                 British Columbia
                         Aldergrove, British Columbia
                         Boundary Bay, British Columbia
                         Carson, British Columbia
                         Cascade, British Columbia
                         Chopaka, British Columbia
                         Douglas, British Columbia
                         Huntingdon, British Columbia
                         Kingsgate, British Columbia
                         Midway, British Columbia
                         Nelway, British Columbia
                         Osoyoos, British Columbia
                         Pacific Highway, British Columbia
                         Paterson, British Columbia
                         Prince Rupert, British Columbia
                         Roosville, British Columbia
                         Rykerts, British Columbia
                         Sidney, British Columbia
                         Stewart, British Columbia
                         Victoria, British Columbia
                         Waneta, British Columbia
                 Yukon Territory
                         Beaver Creek, Yukon Territory
                         Dawson/Little Gold, Yukon Territory
                         Pleasant Camp, Yukon Territory
                         Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Hope this helps. Sirtrebuchet 04:34, 7 December 2006 (UTC)

A partial list of both the Canadian and American border crossing names can be found here Sirtrebuchet 19:55, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

See also the International Boundary Commission's website. Sirtrebuchet 20:03, 9 December 2006 (UTC)

Current or former as well ?[edit]

Does this list include former border crossing points that are no longer active as well as current ones? I noticed two places which aren't crossable now but were in the past. Do i remove them from the list? Does a border crosing mean that there is a border station present as well? Thanks Sirtrebuchet 19:39, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

The Emerson–Noyes crossing has been struck through; what is the second one you had in mind? Perhaps a (sub)section for former crossings would be a solution for this; the Point Roberts article mentions a now-closed second border crossing in that community. As for your last question, it is now answered in the introductory paragraph of the Road Crossings section. Mr Death 06:04, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Split this article?[edit]

Would it be worthwhile to split off the rail crossings into a separate article, and reserve this one for road/ferry crossings only? Mr Death 05:52, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Move due to bad style concerns[edit]

According to the Manual of Style's section about en-dashes,

"All disjunctive en dashes are unspaced, except when there is a space within either or both of the items (the New York – Sydney flight; the New Zealand – South Africa grand final; July 3, 1888 – August 18, 1940, but July–August 1940)."

The title of this article, "List of Canada–United States border crossings", is is in clear violation of this guideline, which is followed by the Naming conventions and which makes perfect sense regarding the good appearance of text anyway. I have thus decided to move the article, as well as several others suffering from the same problem, in this case to "List of Canada – United States border crossings". A redirect shall be created and properly tagged, so that the article will still be searchable and linkable in its previous version, and I will change as many incoming links as possible. Waltham, The Duke of 19:31, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

It appears Ontario-New York crossings are listed under Ontario-Michigan section. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Twiebe85 (talkcontribs) 05:12, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

Incorrect listing[edit]

Ontario-New York crossings are listed under the Ontario-Michigan heading. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Twiebe85 (talkcontribs) 05:13, 22 June 2008 (UTC)

This has since been fixed Wbaron (talk) 02:35, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

subsections and coordinates[edit]

Two things I'd do when/if I have the time and there were consensus: Moving the table captions out into subsections so we have a more useful "contents", and adding a column for the coord templates so you can map the locations. Reasonable? B.S. Lawrence (talk) 15:33, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

I see you started adding coordinates, but only got about 80 percent of the way. Can you finish it? Tools I have only give me degrees and minutes, where the standard has seconds and sub-seconds. (talk) 17:13, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Closed Crossings[edit]

I expanded the fledgling section on closed crossings. I believe this is a complete list of places where inspections once occurred at the border. There were many other uncontrolled crossings, and there still are a few.

Also, I dressed up the whole page with some photos. I think the page is now technically accurate. --Wbaron01 (talk) 02:49, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Crane Lake/Ely MN crossings[edit]

According to my Minnesota state highway map, there are ports of entry at Crane Lake, Minnesota and Ely, Minnesota. Just wondering what the deal is with those. DandyDan2007 (talk) 11:56, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Sorry Dan - It only took 9 months for me to see your question. Crane Lake and Ely are technically seaports because there are no roads crossing at those points. They are inspection stations for boaters, and I believe they are only periodically staffed. There are many others like this throughout the great lakes, Puget sound, and downeast Maine. With the exception of point-to-point commercial ferry ports, seaports are not part of this list because it's difficult to decide where to draw the line as qualifying as a port of entry from Canada. The great lakes ports are good candidates, Maine seaports are questionable, and midatlantic seaports are not good. My thought is that seaports should be listed in a separate article because there is no assurance that arriving vessels are coming from the nearest country. Wbaron (talk) 23:35, 26 November 2010 (UTC)


A problem with the article is being able to easily access or reference subsections. Can't do it. I wanted to be able to ref, rather than repeat the list for a state in another article, but can't get to it. No subsections. Student7 (talk) 01:35, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Good point - I refined the structure and added a TOC. Wbaron (talk) 02:35, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Port of Entry names[edit]

I have removed references listed with some port of entry names for local municipalities (in parentheses) nearby the ports of entry. This is because it was confusing as to what the actual name of the port of entry is (according to CBP and CBSA). I am tempted to add a full address section, then list the local town there, but for now have decided not to because I think that will clutter up the page with information most people will not find useful. Wbaron (talk) 02:35, 27 November 2010 (UTC)

Once again, the Port of Entry name is not necessarily the name of the municipality where the border crossing is located. It is the name used by the border inspection agencies to identify the port or station.Wbaron (talk) 18:41, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Where the official Port of Entry name is different from its community, I would like to bracket the [community] name. The official Canadian port names are quite clear on their website; the U.S. less so. SofDetrHerg (talk) 09:16, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Unilateral Removal of graphic content[edit]

Someone has wandered onto this article and removed all of the highway shields and example images. One would think that person would leave a note here explaining the rationale for doing this. The changes could not be easily undone (undo only replaced a few shields), and I am reluctant to spend the time it takes to repair the damage. Wbaron (talk) 00:48, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

Thank you Backguy for replacing most of the highway shields.Wbaron (talk) 16:18, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

Sadly, Fredddie didn't like your hard work, and decided to remove the shields (again). (talk) 03:29, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

Alburgh VT border crossing[edit]

Much thanks to the person who added information about the border crossings on the Alburgh peninsula. However, I don't think either the US or Canada ever had an inspection station at any location other than where they are currently located, so I have removed this item from this page. It is just one of many roads that once were legal placed to cross the border, but you had to travel some additional distance to report for inspection.

Now, it does raise the question of whether or not we should add a section that lists unattended roads that crossed the border. These would include many vermont roads, some in Eastern Maine, and those in the Akwesasne / St. Regis area, among others. Anyone think we should try to take this on? Wbaron (talk) 17:41, 10 September 2011 (UTC)

Unstaffed crossings[edit]

I added the Akwesasne crossings (QC-NY). Perhaps the list should include unstaffed crossings only where those without special approvals can cross, such as there and Hyder AK. And what about Angle Inlet MN which is "staffed" remotely? SofDetrHerg (talk) 09:36, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

  • I think it should include all crossings as the article indicates.Hogie75 10:24, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

OK if they're legal. But instead of all crossings, I'd rather list only those which connected to roads in both countries. It would be only marginally useful (and cluttering) to list all the roads that run to and along the border only to return to the same country (or dead-end) without making any further connections to the other country. Also there are dozens of individual properties with driveways onto roads in the other country; these shouldn't be listed here. SofDetrHerg (talk) 01:32, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Specifically, the unstaffed - but legal and open, not closed - Stanhope QC (Rue Principale) - Norton VT (Nelson Rd) should be included in the open crossings (not closed) for southbound only (which is legal). I'll take Wbaron01's word that northbound is prohibited now. Also, Coutts AB (several rural roads) - Sweetgrass MT (Border Rd) appears to be open in both directions according to Google Street View. If the situation has changed since August 2009 when the views were taken then maybe it shouldn't be listed at all.SofDetrHerg (talk) 23:18, 18 August 2014 (UTC)