Riding in Canada


Hours and the hours for Canada Border Services (CBSA) Chrartierville have changed for essential travel.

Both USCBP Pittsburg and CBSA Chartierville ports of entry are now 8:00AM to 5:00PM. The alternative 24 hour Ports of Entry of Beecher Falls, VT and Coburn Gore, ME remain 24/7

Info on access to Canada can be obtained through CBSA Chartierville  819-656-2262.
Anyone coming up the closed trail from the Deer Mt gate to customs, NHF&G and US Border Patrol will be notified

The Pittsburg NH Border Crossing is open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. If anyone decides to try and cross the Pittsburg NH Border Crossing outside of hours, Border Patrol will know. And, if apprehended, they will face fines and other penalties. Please plan your return to Pittsburg accordingly.

Alternate crossing locations include:

Beecher Falls, VT
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Coburn Gore, Me
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In Pittsburg, our trails connect to trails in Quebec, Canada and here is what you need to go through Quebec, Canada Customs:

*Passport or Pass-Card
*Valid Drivers License
*Quebec Trail Permit
*No Criminal Record

When riding to the Canadian border if you do not want to go into Canada; turn your sleds around before you get to the rear of the customs building by the snow fence. The customs agents have asked that you do not use the highway in front of the customs house as a turn around spot. This is for your safety.

If you want to ride into Canada you must have a Quebec Trail Permit which is sold online – https://fcmq.qc.ca/en/trail-permit/line-trail-permits/

If you get stopped without a Quebec Trail Permit you will need to purchase a Quebec Trail Permit plus pay a fine, both totaling $560 CANADIAN FUNDS.

To enter Canada, stop at the US gate and press the buzzer once only. When the gate opens, follow the signs to the far outside (northbound) lane, the first 2 lanes are inbound (southbound) only. Keep right and report directly to Canada Customs. Do not stop in the roadway.

When returning to the US, use the CENTER (truck) lane. Wait at the stop sign/red light until signaled in by officers. Please enter ONE machine at a time only.  Have your passport AND registration ready BEFORE you get to customs to reduce delays for you and others.

Here’s the link for more information on Quebec Trail Permits.