Scobey – Coronach border crossing
The Scobey – Coronach border crossing links the town of Scobey, Montana to Coronach, Saskatchewan. It is one of the least used ports of entry between the US and Canada. Based on data gathered by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, less than 20 vehicles a day passed through this port in 2015. Most of the vehicles that make use of this crossing are locals and vacationers.
Hours of Operations & Wait Times
The US port of entry is open seven days a week to all vehicles but its operational hours are seasonal. From June 1 to September 15, the port is open from 8 am to 9 pm (MDT). From September 16 to May 31, the port is open from 8 am to 6 pm (MDT).
The Canadian port of entry also observes seasonal hours of operation.
- From the Second Sunday in March to May 31, passenger vehicles can use this port from 9 am to 6 pm daily.
- From June 1 to September 15, passenger vehicles are allowed entry through this port from 8 am to 9 pm daily
- From September 16 to the first Saturday in November, passenger vehicles can use this crossing from 8 am to 6 pm daily
- From the first Sunday in November to the second Saturday in March, passenger vehicles can pass through this port from 9 am to 7 pm daily.
- Commercial vehicles are allowed entry into Canada only on weekdays (except holidays) and the hours are seasonal as well. From the second Sunday in March until the first Saturday in November, they can only enter this port from 8 am to 5 pm. For the remainder of the year, commercial vehicles can enter between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm.
Delays at this border crossing are rare. Travelers who want to check the wait times at this location while on the road can get the CanBorder app or the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes.
Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions
Weather-related reports on the roads in the state of Montana are provided to the public through the state’s travel service hotline. Travelers can dial 511 or 800-226-7623 for calls outside Montana to hear road conditions reports. They can also go online and check the state’s travel info map to get the same information. Road conditions in Saskatchewan are also provided to the public via the Highway Hotline that travelers can call (1-888-335-7623) and through the online Provincial Map.
Contact & Directions for Your Trip
If you want to gather more information about the Scobey – Coronach border crossing before your trip, we suggest that you get in contact with the US or Canadian customs officials at this port using the phone numbers provided below. If you want to plan your driving route to this port of entry, you can use our map and directions as a guide.
Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map
Address & Phone Numbers
- U.S.: 1440 Hwy 13 North, Scobey, MT 59263-9514
- US Customs: (406) 783-5375
- Canada: Highway 34, Coronach SK S0H 0Z0
- Canadian Customs: (306) 267-2177
Things to Know About the Scobey – Coronach Border Crossing:
- The Scobey – Coronach border crossing was the first fully automated port of entry in the world, making use of a speaker recognition system that would allow registered locals to cross the border even after the port has been closed for the night. This was back in 1996. A Remote Video Inspection System replaced the speaker recognition system later on. After 9/11, the automated system was decommissioned.
- The Canadian province of Saskatchewan observes the Central Standard Time year-round. Please keep this in mind when you are planning on crossing the Canadian port.
- The Scobey – Coronach border crossing was established as an official port of entry by the US Customs Service back in 1914 when homesteading was at its peak in this area. It wasn’t until 1937, however, that the government first built its border station here.
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