Pinecreek / Piney – MN 89 / MB 89
Update May 2015: The Canadian port at Piney is part of a pilot project which will enable a border services officer located at a remote-processing centre in Hamilton to process certain types of after-hours travelers. This port is typically closed at night but this program will test the ability of border officer to safely clear travelers for entry into Canada using a two-way audio and one-way video kiosk. Cameras will be installed to provide the officer with the ability to see the traveler and the vehicle.
To be allowed entry to Canada travelers must be registered in the program in advance. The CBSA will conduct pre-screening verification on those interested in participating. Applicants must be Canadian or American citizens, Canadian permanent residents, or lawful permanent residents of the United States. Only those who meet the assessment criteria will be permitted to participate in this pilot. During regular business hours travelers will be processed according to normal procedures. The pilot is expected to become operational in 2015.
Pinecreek / Piney Port Information
- The service hours for border crossings with limited service hours such as this one can change so you may want to call the border office or otherwise confirm it’s hours of operation.
- Hours of Operation – Entering Canada – 9am to 9pm, 7 days per week
- Hours of Operation when entering the U.S. – 9am to 5pm, 7 days per week
- Commercial Services are available only M-F with more limited hours. Call the border office for more information
- This is a Class A U.S. port which means it is a designated port for all aliens. Foreign nationals entering the U.S. should use Class A Ports of Entry.
Current Road Conditions in Minnesota and Manitoba
We have special pages showing all current road advisories for the State of Minnesota and the Province of Manitoba. These pages show problems such as roadway accidents, snow or ice, lane closures or blockages, construction, road restrictions, traffic problems, and roadwork around the border crossing.
Traffic Map of Pinecreek / Piney Border Crossing Area
Current traffic conditions are shown on the map in bright colors if data is available. This map is interactive so you may zoom in or out. You can zoom in and drag the orange “man” to the map to see a street view of roadways in this area. You can get directions to this port by clicking on the “Directions” link at the bottom of the map.
Travel Tips for Pinecreek / Piney Border Crossing
- Minnesota utilizes the 511 Traveler Information system where you can receive up-to-date, location-specific road and weather information on any highway in the state. You simply dial “511″ from any phone to reach this system and then enter the highway number for incident reports. The 511 out-of-state phone number is: (800) 542-0220.
- Port GPS Coordinates – Longitude and Latitude:48.999984, -95.978150
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Telephone Numbers for the Border Customs Offices at Pinecreek and Piney
- U.S. Pinecreek Border Office Contact Information: (218) 463-1952
- You will need to call the Canadian Border Information Service (CBIS) for information on the Canadian port as they discourage calls directly to the border patrol office.