Nighthawk – Chopaka Border Crossing

Nighthawk - Chopaka Border Crossing

Nighthawk Chopaka border crossing

The Nighthawk – Chopaka border crossing links Loomis, Washington to Cawston, British Columbia. This remote, historic route is the least busy in the state of Washington. However, the lack of travelers means a higher likelihood of random inspections occurring which could lead to some delay.



Hours of Operations & Wait Times

The US Customs Office is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm except for holidays. The Canadian Customs Office also allows passenger vehicles to pass through during those hours. However, commercial vehicles entering Canada can only drive through this border crossing on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm except for holidays. The Nighthawk WA border crossing is in a very remote and scarcely populated area. Travelers are rare. Delays only occur when a random inspection is made. You can monitor wait times by downloading the CanBorder app on your Apple, Android, or Blackberry device.

Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Find more about Weather in Nighthawk, WA

The remoteness of the Nighthawk – Chopaka border crossing ensures that there is typically light to no traffic on this route. If you want to learn current traffic and weather information surrounding the area, call the state of Washington’s 511 hotline. If you’re outside Washington, you can dial 1-800-695-ROAD (7623) instead. For more traffic information, look up any Washington travel alerts here. You can also get up-to-date information regarding the traffic and road conditions in British Columbia by calling 1-800-550-4997. For a weather update on Chopaka, British Columbia and the surrounding areas, just call 1-604-664-9010.

Contact & Directions for Your Trip

To get more information regarding the Chopaka BC border crossing, you can get in touch with either the US or Canadian Border Inspection Agency in the area. The contact details for both offices are listed below. We have also posted a map along with some directions to guide you to this border crossing.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
The US port of entry is located along Similkameen Road (also known as the Loomis-Oroville Road) which intersects with Highway 97 in Oroville and Highway 7 near Tonasket. The Canadian port of entry is along Nighthawk Road which intersects with Highway 3 (Crowsnest Highway) in Cawston, British Columbia. 

Address & Phone Numbers


  • U.S.:Similkameen Road, Loomis, WA 98827
  • US Customs: 1 (509) 476-2125


  • Canada:100 Nighthawk Road, Cawston, BC V0X 1C3
  • Canadian Customs: 1(250) 499-2755
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 Nighthawk – Chopaka Border Crossing:

  • The name of this border crossing is based on the towns of Nighthawk and Chopaka that used to inhabit the place. Both towns have long since disappeared due to the lack of gold in the area. Many of the old structures in Nighthawk still remain today.
  • Cawston is a small community that is located a little over 21 kilometers away from the border. Travelers can expect to enjoy organic fruits and vegetables sold by the farmers of the community. You can also take a tour of the Crowsnest Vineyard which is also in the area.
  • The “Orchard Village” Keremeos is just 8 kilometers away from Cawston. Here, visitors can tour the orchards and wineries as well as outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, horseback riding, and biking.

Links of Interest

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