Wild Horse Port of Entry Redevelopment

In support of the Canada Border Services Agency's Border Transformation initiative, the Land Border Crossing Project seeks to renovate or rebuild 24 land border ports of entry (POE) to modernize its custodial facilities. Included as part of this initiative, is the project at Wild Horse POE. It will consist of a prefabricated building that will be transported and installed at the location of the current port of entry. The new building will replace the current facility that is past its lifecycle, and will be rebuilt within the existing site footprint. The CBSA will use building and construction methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, contribute to sustainable development commitments by integrating climate change resilience into the design, construction, and operational aspects of the project and by reducing the environmental impact of structural construction materials using recycled and lower-carbon materials. Temporary facilities have been installed in order to keep the port of entry operational during construction.

This project will consist of multiple phases. First, the project will demolish any required outbuildings. This will be followed by site preparations for the new facility, and then finally the construction of the new facility along with new roadways. Once commissioned and deemed operational, the staff will move into the new facility. The old Port of Entry will be demolished and any site works corrected to bring the new facility to operational efficiency.

The Wild Horse POE is located on Highway 41 South – Buffalo Trail and is situated along the international boundary with the United States. The surrounding topography is flat and is primarily used for agriculture. All existing site services including telephone, electricity, and gas lines, water wells and septic systems will be replaced and relocated.

An Archeological Potential Screening was completed in 2017 which found the anticipated potential for archeological resources to be high. The CBSA has and will continue to engage all potentially impacted Indigenous communities.

An Environmental Effects Evaluation (EEE) was completed and all suggested mitigation measures to reduce environmental impacts will be enforced. As well, a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment, Geotechnical Investigation, and a Designated Substance Report were completed.


Latest update

July 18, 2022 - The assessment decision statement has been issued to the proponent.



Environmental Operations
Canada Border Services Agency
Hayley Buchanan, Manager of Compliance
Telephone: 343-543-3144
Email: Hayley.Buchanan@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Wildhorse Port of Entry (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Canada Border Services Agency
  • Authorities

    • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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