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Northgate – North Dakota Highway 8 / Saskatchewan Highway 9

This is a pretty quiet border crossing which carriers about 1 truck for every 2 cars.  North Dakota highway 8 passes fairly close by the Des Lacs National Wildlife Refuge Scenic Backway which the state touts as scenic byway. Both the U.S. and Canadian ports are called Northgate.

Before heading to the border, be sure to also review our information on the border crossing experience and required documentation.

Northgate Customs and Border Crossing Information

  • The U.S. port at Northgate is open between the hours of 9am to 10pm CST, 7 days a week year round.
  • The Canadian port at Northgate is open between the hours of 8am to 9pm, from the 2nd Sunday in March to 1st Saturday in Nov. It is open 9am to 10pm for the rest of the year, 7 days a week.

Customs and Border Crossing Travel Tips for the Northgate Ports

  • 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.
  • Saskatchewan has a voice Highway Hotline which you can reach by calling 306-933-8333 or toll-free in Canada by calling 888-335-7623

Contact Information for the Ports at Northgate

You may use the telephone numbers below to contact the customs officials and border patrol officers who staff the ports at this border crossing.

  • The Northgate U.S. Customs Office is located at 10921 Hwy 8, Flaxton, ND 58737. You can call them at (701) 596-3805
  • The Canadian Customs office is located at Hwy 9, Northgate SK S0C 1V0. To contact Canadian Customs or other border patrol services at this port call the Canadian Border Information Service (BIS) which can answer your questions or transfer you directly to the Canadian port.

Northgate Port Longitude and Latitude GPS Coordinates:

48.998856, -102.275105

Current Road Conditions in North Dakota and Saskatchewan

Latest Weather for the Northgate, North Dakota, Border Crossing
We have special pages showing all current road advisories for the State of North Dakota and the Province of Saskatchewan . 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.

Location and Traffic Map for the Northgate Port

To view Current Traffic Conditions at this border crossing, select “View Larger Map” and turn on the traffic layer.