Willow Creek Border Crossing

Willow Creek border crossing 

Willow Creek border crossing

The Willow Creek border crossing is a low volume port of entry that connects the communities of Havre, Montana and Govenlock, Saskatchewan. This crossing averages less than 15 vehicles per day and is considered as one of the top 5 slowest ports on the US-Canada border.
Originally, individuals who entered the US from the Willow Creek port were required to stop by Havre, Montana for a customs inspection. In 1962, US and Canada border stations were built near the boundary line. These stations have since been replaced with modern facilities.


Hours of Operations & Wait Times in Willow Creek

The US port of entry is open daily to all vehicles from 9 am to 5 pm (Mountain). The Canadian port of entry, on the other hand, observes seasonal hours of operation. From the Second Sunday in March to the first Saturday of November, passenger vehicles can enter Canada from 9 am to 5 pm daily while commercial vehicles are limited between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm on weekdays (except holidays). For the remainder of the year, passenger vehicles can use the Canadian port from 10 am to 6 pm daily while commercial vehicles can only cross this port from 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

As one of the least traveled border crossings between US and Canada, travelers shouldn’t experience any heavy traffic at this location. To get weather-related reports on Montana highways, travelers call 511 or 800-226-7623 (for calls outside Montana). A travel info map provides similar information online. Reports on the road conditions of highways in Saskatchewan are also provided to the public through the province’s Highway Hotline (1-888-335-7623) and its online Provincial Map.


Contact & Directions for Your Trip

If you want to get more information about crossing the border at the Willow Creek port, you can get in touch with the CBP and CBSA customs facilities using the numbers provided below. If you’re planning on using this port to cross the US-Canada border, you can use the map and directions below as your guide.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
From Havre, Montana, head north on Highway 23 (also called St. Joe Road) until you reach the US-Canada border. From Glovenlock, Saskatchewan, head south on Highway 21 until you reach the Willow Creek port.

Address & Phone Numbers

  • U.S.: 29942 St Joe Road Havre, Montana 59501
  • US Customs: (406) 398-5512
  • Canada: Highway 21 South, Willow Creek, Saskatchewan S0N 0P0
  • Canadian Customs: (406) 398-2361

Things to Know About the Willow Creek Border Crossing:

  • The Canadian province of Saskatchewan observes Central Standard Time year-round.
  • The Willow Creek US port of entry is a Permit Port. Commercial merchandise that will be imported to the US through this crossing will need to be first approved by the Area Port of Great Falls before it arrives in Willow Creek.
  • The city of Havre is just half an hour away from the Willow Creek port with plenty of travel services as well as attractions for visitors.
  • Govenlock, Saskatchewan is a ghost town, one of 32 that belong on the Ghost Town Trail which runs along Saskatchewan Highway 13. The nearest large community to Govenlock is Maple Creek which is about an hour away. Travelers who are planning to enter Canada through the Willow Creek port will need to stock up on fuel, food, and emergency kits from Havre, Montana before proceeding on their way.

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