Whitlash – Aden Border Crossing

Whitlash Aden border crossing

Whitlash Aden border crossing

The Whitlash – Aden border crossing lies between the communities of Whitlash, Montana and Aden, Alberta. This crossing has the distinction of being the second least traveled port of entry in the US, averaging around 3 vehicles per day based on data gathered by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Despite the fact that less than 1000 vehicles pass through this port per year, the CBP considers the Whitlash port as the centralized location for processing vehicle exports in the Great Falls Area Port. For this reason, the CBP replaced its old station with a state-of-the-art facility in 2012.

Hours of Operations & Wait Times

The US port of entry is open to all vehicles daily from 9 am to 5 pm (MST). Passenger vehicles heading to Canada can also make use of this port seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm. Commercial vehicles, however, are limited to weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm, except on holidays. Travelers who want to check the current wait time at the Whitlash – Aden border crossing can get the CanBorder app or the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes.

Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Find more about Weather in Whitlash, MTWeather-related traffic and road conditions reports on Montana highways are available to the public via the state’s online travel info map and travel information service hotline (dial 511 or 800-226-7623 if you’re calling from outside the state). Travelers can also get reports on road and weather conditions in Alberta by calling a similar hotline (dial 511 or 1-855-391-9743 if outside Alberta), following the DOT’s Twitter account @511Alberta, or checking the Road Conditions Map online.

Contact & Directions for Your Trip

To learn more about crossing the border at the Whitlash – Aden port of entry, travelers can use the phone numbers below to get in touch with customs officials at this location. To drive to this port of entry, travelers can use the map and directions below as their guide.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
From the US, head north on Highway 409 until you reach the US-Canada border, just 6 miles from the town of Whitlash, Montana. From Alberta, head south on Highway 880 until you reach the Aden port of entry.

Address & Phone Numbers


  • U.S.: 10 Whitlash Road, Whitlash, Montana 59545
  • US Customs: (406) 432-5522


  • Canada:Highway #880 South, Aden, Alberta T0K 0A0
  • Canadian Customs: (800) 461 9999

Useful information for travelers

On your way to crossing the border hotels are available, compare best hotels prices available on the US side and Canadian side. Bed and breakfast can be found here and here. If you are looking to find cheap cars for rent check this website for comparision of car rent prices. Check best car rental deals from Hertz, Avis, National Car Hire and Alamo.

Are you heading for camping, check for this fantastic campgrounds, or search for the best RV parking places. Need an RV hired, check this website. Boats and canoes are available for rent if you are crossing the border for some fun and hiking check these accommodation options. Are you going for golf – see the top golf courses and tee times here. Hiking options.

Did you car break down middle of the road, call for car help get emergency services. Do you need travel insurance – visit our partners here. You pets can be insured as well here. Visiting Canada for medical reasons, check this website.

Documentation needs to be all ready, for find the necessary legal forms here.

Things to Know About the Whitlash – Aden Border Crossing:

  • The Whitlash port is a Permit Port. Individuals who want to import cargo through this border crossing are required to get advance approval from the Area Port of Great Falls before arriving at this location.
  • Travelers who wish to visit the community of Whitlash should know that it is only accessible through an unpaved road.
  • The Sweet Grass Hills are just southwest of the community of Whitlash. These hills are considered by the Blackfoot aboriginal people as a sacred site where a battle between the natives and encroaching wolf hunters took place in 1872.
  • The nearest hospital to Whitlash, Montana is Liberty Medical Center in Chester, Montana, around 30 miles south of the community.

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