Dunseith / Boissevain – International Peace Garden – US 281 / MB 10
This is one of only three 24 hour border crossings in North Dakota and is the 3rd most heavily traveled It is also the site of the well known International Peace Garden. This crossing is also about midway along the Turtle Mountain Scenic Byway which is touted by North Dakota as a scenic road trip.
If you are going to visit the Peace Garden from either side of the border you need to realize that you will need to go through a border checkpoint whether you are returning to your country of origin or continuing across the border. You must therefore have the documentation required to cross the border.
U.S. citizens traveling south upon exit from the Peace Garden who satisfactorily establish to a CBP officer that they entered the Peace Garden from the U.S. are not required to present a WHTI-compliant document. However, having
the approved-travel documents is highly recommended to reduce your wait time at the border.
Canadians who visit the International Peace Garden are considered to have left the country. You are therefore required to present the appropriate documentation – preferably a passport – to border officers when you return to Canada.
Peace Garden Port Information
- Open 24 hrs, 7 days a week, year around
- 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.
Map of International Peace Garden 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.
Current Road Conditions in North Dakota and Manitoba
We have special pages showing all current road advisories for the State of North Dakota 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.
Peace Garden Customs and Border Crossing Travel Tips
- The Peace Garden does not require any identification for entrance. However, upon leaving, you will report to the port of entry of whichever country you are entering. At that time identification will need to be presented.
- There is a Duty Free Shop at this border crossing. Phone 701-263-3147.
- North Dakota utilizes the 511 Traveler Information system where you can receive up-to-date, location-specific road and weather information on any highway in North Dakota. You simply dial “511” from any phone to reach this system. You can also call 1-866-696-3511.
- North Dakota Winter Road Reports are issued via the 511 system at various intervals between 5:00 AM and 9:00 PM daily, typically from November through mid-April. They are issued more frequently during severe weather events.
- North Dakota Summer Road Reports are issued mid-April through October on the 511 system once daily or more often if conditions warrant.
Telephone Numbers for the Border Customs Offices at Peace Garden
- Peace Garden U.S. Customs Office Telephone Number: (701) 263-4460
- For information on the Canadian port you need to call their Border Information Service (BIS).
Peace Garden GPS Coordinates, Longitude and Latitude: 48.999234, -100.052324