Opheim – West Poplar River Border Crossing

Opheim–West Poplar River border crossing

Opheim–West Poplar River border crossing

The Opheim – West Poplar River border crossing is one of the top ten least traveled land ports between the US and Canada. Less than 20 vehicles pass through this border crossing every day. This port links the community of Opheim, Montana with Rockglen, Saskatchewan. Due to the remote location of this border crossing, customs officials usually live in residences right next to the customs facility.

 
 

Hours of Operations & Wait Times

The US port of entry is open seven days a week to all vehicles but has seasonal hours of operation. 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 US port of entry is open seven days a week to all vehicles but has seasonal hours of operation. 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: 8 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)

The Opheim – West Poplar River border crossing is very remote that delays are extremely rare. Travelers who want to monitor any changes in the border wait times can download the CBP Border Wait Times app on Google Play or iTunes or the CanBorder app.

Weather, Traffic & Road Conditions

Find more about Weather in Opheim, MTAs one of the least busiest border crossings on the US-Canada border, travelers shouldn’t expect any traffic when passing through this location. However, it is recommended that you keep updated on weather-related road conditions while traveling in this area. Those who are in Montana can get updates from the state’s travel information hotline (dial 511 or 800-226-7623) or check their travel info map online. The Canadian province of Saskatchewan also provides travelers with current highway road conditions through their Highway Hotline (1-888-335-7623) and online Provincial Map.

Contact & Directions for Your Trip

If you want to get more information about the Opheim MT border crossing, you can call the US or Canadian border stations using the numbers listed below. If you want to cross the US-Canada border at this port, you can follow the directions and the map provided below.

Find Directions to the Border Crossing on the Map

How to Get to the Border?
From the US, drive 10 miles north of Opheim, Montana on Highway 24 to reach the US-Canada border. From Rockglen, Saskatchewan, drive southwest on Highway 2 until you reach the US-Canada border.

Address & Phone Numbers

U.S.A 

  • U.S.: 6071 State Highway 24 North, Opheim, MT 59250-0376
  • US Customs: (406) 724-3212

Canada

  • Canada: Highway 2, Rockglen, Saskatchewan S0H 3R0
  • Canadian Customs: (306) 476-2320

Things to Know About the Opheim – West Poplar River Border Crossing:

  • The Opheim border crossing is a Permit Port which means that any individuals who wish to import cargo through this port need to get advance approval from the Area Port of Great Falls first before arriving at this location.
  • Opheim, Montana was founded in 1911 and named after the first postmasters of the town – Alfred and Helen Opheim. The town used to have its own railway depot, a United States Air Force General Surveillance Radar station, and many businesses. Most of these businesses and facilities have closed down or been abandoned, leaving the town with no major source of income.
  • Keep in mind that the Canadian province of Saskatchewan observes Central Standard Time year-round when you’re looking at the Canadian port’s hours of operation.

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