Border Crossing: Do I need a Passport?

When entering into Alaska you need a valid passport if you are a not an American citizen, if you are a resident of the USA, you need to have picture ID to enter into Alaska. If you are leaving Alaska and entering into Canada, American citizens need to have a valid passport and it is highly recommended that Canadian citizens have a valid passport as well.
When riding around Alaska, whether you are Canadian or American you will likely be going back and forth to both countries, so best to have your valid passport handy.
Alaska Border Line

What are the 5 border crossings into Alaska, which ones are open 24 hours

  • Poker Creek AK / Top of the World Highway: This port of entry of is open from 8am to 8pm during summer months.
  • Alaska Highway / Beaver Creek Yukon: The only border crossing that is open 24 hours a day all year round.
  • Dalton Cache / Haines Highway Yukon: This border crossing is open year round from 8am – midnight.
  • Skagway AK / Fraser British Columbia: This port of entry has seasonal times to be aware of, from April to October it is open 24 hours, from November to March the border crossing is open 8am to Midnight.
  • Hyder AK / Stewart British Columbia: The only USA border crossing that does not conduct border inspection entering from Stewart BC to Hyder Alaska. The Canadian border crossing is open 24 hours a day, year round.

Motorcycle Crossing Alaska Border

Firearms, Pets and other things you should know

Crossing into another country on motorcycle it is best to be prepared as best as you can. If you have a 4 legged companion with you, will need to have proper documentation, from health records to legal papers. If you are carrying a registered firearm, you need to let the custom agents know you have one, showing proper documentation. If you are crossing into Canada with a firearm, it is not allowed and for more information you need to check our 10 Hassle free tips to crossing the Canadian Border…

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Ferry Schedules for Alaska

There are quite a few ferry’s you can take to get you around Alaska, some short rides or the long haul back down to Seattle.

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