Prairie Post (East Edition)

Chief Mountain set to reopen May 15th


John Barlow, Member of Parliament for Foothills, welcomes the reopening of the Chief Mountain Border Crossing near Waterton Lakes National Park for the first time since it was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

“The Chief Mountain Border Crossing is an important crossing for southwest Alberta and a key link in the UNESCO Glacier Internatio­nal Peace Park. The closure of this crossing had a substantia­l impact on tourism, transporta­tion and the supply chain between Alberta and Montana. As the first of its kind in the world, the Waterton-Glacier Internatio­nal Peace Park has been recognized as a UNESCO site and attracts thousands of internatio­nal visitors each year. Many of these tourists enjoy the unique opportunit­y to visit the parks on each side of the Canada-United States Border and Chief Mountain is key to facilitati­ng this experience.

“The lengthy border closing severely curtailed tourist traffic and numerous businesses and communitie­s, including Waterton Town Site, Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, Lundbreck, and Cardston who were all negatively impacted. In addition, First Nations communitie­s Kainai and Piikani, home to another UNESCO site (Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump), have also been impacted by the closure.

“These areas rely heavily on the tourism industry as part of their economy and there was a great deal of concern they could lose a fourth summer tourism season if the crossing did not open which is why I was encouragin­g the Liberal Minister to get the border crossing back open.” Carway

Chief Mountain 9 am to 6 pm (May 15 to May 31)

7 am to 10 pm (June 1 to Labour Day)

9 am to 6 pm (after Labour Day to September 30) 7 days a week

Closed (October 1 to May 14)

8 am to 9 pm (June 1 to September 15)

9 am to 6 pm (September 16 to May 31)

7 days a week

8 am to 9 pm (May 15 to September 30)

8 am to 5 pm (October 1 to May 14)

7 days a week

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