Skagway - Fraser Border Crossing

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Skagway - Fraser Border Crossing
Skagway AK border station.jpg
The US Border Inspection Station at Skagway, Alaska
Location
CountryUnited States; Canada
Location
Coordinates59°37′47″N 135°09′52″W / 59.62972°N 135.16432°W / 59.62972; -135.16432Coordinates: 59°37′47″N 135°09′52″W / 59.62972°N 135.16432°W / 59.62972; -135.16432
Details
Opened1979
US Phone(907) 983-2325
HoursOpen 24 hours
Website
http://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/skagway

The Skagway - Fraser Border Crossing is on the Klondike Highway, which connects the communities of Skagway, Alaska and Carcross, Yukon, near White Pass in the Boundary Ranges on the Canada–US border. Although people have been crossing the border at or near this location in large numbers since the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, the Klondike Highway wasn't completed until 1977. It initially was a seasonal crossing, closing in the winter, but it has been open year-round since 1986.

Due to frequent harsh weather, the actual inspection stations are not located at the border itself. The border is near the summit of White Pass, where the elevation is 3292 feet (1003 meters).

The US Border Inspection Station is located 7.9 miles (12.7 km) south of the border at 59°31′38″N 135°13′47″W / 59.52732°N 135.22961°W / 59.52732; -135.22961, making it the farthest offset from the border of any US land border station. More people cross the Canada–US border here than at any other land border crossing in Alaska.[1]

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) station of Fraser is similarly located, 7.6 miles (12.2 km) north of the Canada–US border at 59°42′54″N 135°02′47″W / 59.71496°N 135.04642°W / 59.71496; -135.04642, though it is not the farthest offset of any Canadian border station. The Beaver Creek station is 28.6 kilometres (17.8 mi) from the border crossing along the Alaska Highway.

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  1. ^ "Border Crossing/Entry Data: Query Detailed Statistics". Retrieved 2014-09-20.