Northgate Border Crossing

Northgate border crossing

Northgate border crossing

The Northgate border crossing is a low-volume point of entry that sees less than 100 vehicles a day. It connects two unincorporated communities across a border, both of which are named Northgate – Northgate, North Dakota and Northgate, Saskatchewan.


 Hours of Operations & Wait Times

The Canadian port keeps seasonal hours. From the second Sunday in March to the first Saturday in November, passenger vehicles can pass through daily from 8 am to 9 pm. Commercial vehicles, however, are limited to weekdays from 8 am to 5 pm. For the remainder of the year, travelers can enter daily from 9 am to 10 pm while commercial vehicles are still limited to weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm, except for holidays. The US Customs Office, on the other hand, operates from 9 am to 10 pm daily.

Delays rarely occur while crossing the Northgate border crossing. To get notified of border wait times when entering Canada, you can download the CanBorder app. The US Border Office has a similar app called the CBP Border Wait Times app which you can get on iTunes and Google Play.

Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Find more about Weather in Northgate, ND

Traffic is usually light on the Northgate border crossing. If you want to know the status of Highway 40, you can call 511. This travel information hotline will provide you with traffic updates as well as weather and road conditions in North Dakota. Callers from outside North Dakota should use this number: 1-866-696-3511. You can also check the travel information map to get the information you need before your trip.

To get travel information on Saskatchewan roads and cities, you can visit their Interactive Highway Map.


Contact & Directions for Your Trip

If you want to learn more about crossing the border at Northgate, you can get in touch with the US or Canadian Border Office using the information we’ve provided below. You can reach this port of entry by following the map and our directions.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
To reach the border from the US side, travel on Highway 52 until you reach Highway 8. Head north until you get to the port. To arrive at the port on the Canadian side, head south on Saskota Flyway (also called Saskatchewan Highway 9) until you reach the customs office. 

Address & Phone Numbers


  • U.S.: 10921 Hwy 8, Flaxton, ND 58737
  • US Customs: 1 (701) 596-3805


  • Canada:Saskatchewan Highway 9 (Saskota Flyway), North Portal, Saskatchewan S0C 1W0
  • Canadian Customs: (306) 483-5111
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 Northgate Border Crossing:

  • The community of Northgate, North Dakota is mostly a ghost town. You can still check out the abandoned buildings and experience a bit of history.
  • Bowbells, North Dakota is just 13 miles from the border. Travelers looking for some bird and game hunting can do so in this area.
  • Alameda, Saskatchewan is approximately 32 km north of the border which is home to the Alameda Dam, a full-service recreational area.

Links of Interest

Canada Border Services Agency – Northgate
U.S. Customs and Border Protection – Northgate
Entry Data: Quick Search by Rankings
Inspection Station at Northgate, North Dakota Wikipedia page

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