Turner – Climax Border Crossing

Turner – Climax border crossing 

Turner – Climax border crossing

The Turner – Climax border crossing is a remote port of entry that has an average of 30 to 40 vehicles passing through each day. It is also one of only six ports along the US-Canada border that have joint facilities, housing both US and Canadian customs officials. The building is split right down the middle, and the inspection lanes are located on either side of the building. The nearest communities to this crossing are Turner, Montana and Climax, Saskatchewan.
The Canadian port of entry was first located within Climax back in 1927. The border station was moved to the boundary line in 1936. It was in 1992 that the joint facility was completed. The primary purpose of sharing a building was to ensure the safety of the customs officials manning this port since the port is usually only staffed by one officer for each agency.


Hours of Operations & Wait Times in Turner Climax

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 9 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: 9 am to 6 pm daily
    • commercial vehicles: 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays (except holidays)
  • From June 1 to September 15
    • passenger vehicles: 8 am to 9 pm daily
    • commercial vehicles: 8 am to 5 pm on weekdays (except holidays)
  • From September 16 to the first Saturday in November
    • passenger vehicles: 9 am to 6 pm daily
    • commercial vehicles: 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays (except holidays)
  • From the first Sunday in November to the second Saturday in March
    • passenger vehicles: 10 am to 7 pm daily
    • commercial vehicles: 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays (except holidays)

As a lightly traveled port of entry, delays at this 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

Travelers can expect to experience light traffic when passing through the Turner – Climax border crossing. To access weather-related reports on the roads in the state of Montana, travelers can contact the state’s travel service hotline by dialing 511 or 800-226-7623 for calls outside Montana. They can also go online and check the state’s travel info map to get the same information. The Canadian province of Saskatchewan also provides road conditions reports 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

Travelers who want to learn more about border crossing, particularly at the Turner – Climax port of entry, can get in touch with the customs officials at this location using the phone numbers provided below. The map and the directions can serve as a guide for travelers who wish to plan their route for their trip to this border crossing.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
From Turner, Montana, drive 12 miles north on Highway 241 to reach this port. From the village of Climax, Saskatchewan, head south on Highway 37 to reach the US-Canada border.

Address & Phone Numbers

  • U.S.: 41725 Turner Road, Turner, MT 59542
  • US Customs: (406) 379-2651
  • Canada: Highway 37, Climax SK S0N 0N0
  • Canadian Customs: (306) 293-2262

Things to Know About the Turner – Climax Border Crossing:

  • The Turner MT border crossing is a Permit Port. Individuals who are planning on importing cargo through this port of entry are required to get advance approval from the Area Port of Great Falls before arriving at this location.
  • When checking the hours of operation for the Canadian border station, please keep in mind that the Saskatchewan province observes the Central Standard Time year-round.
  • Despite the remoteness of the Turner – Climax border crossing, the village of Climax can provide many travel services to visitors including fuel, medical services, and food. The village also has its own museum which displays historical material from the area.
  • Turner, Montana is a small agricultural community of fewer than 100 people. Travel services are limited here. The closest place that provides travel services is Harlem, Montana which is around 31 miles away.

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