The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is reminding travelers that the seasonal Chief Mountain, Alberta border crossing (AB Hwy 6) will remain closed until further notice. Under normal circumstances, the Chief Mountain border crossing would open annually from May 15 to September 30. It did not open in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and services will remain suspended until international travel restrictions are lifted.

Persons who have a right of entry to Canada or who meet an exemption to the current travel restrictions must seek entry to Canada at an alternate port of entry, such as the Carway border crossing (AB Hwy 2), currently open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Individuals in-transit to Alaska must seek entry at a border crossing designated for that purpose, such as the Coutts border crossing (AB Hwy 4), open 24-7. Only Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada, and persons registered as an Indian under the Indian Act have a right of entry to Canada.

Other travelers – with very limited exceptions – remain prohibited from entering Canada for an optional or discretionary purpose, such as tourism, recreation, or entertainment. Travelers entering Canada are subject to strict requirements for mandatory 14-day quarantine or isolation; the use of ArriveCAN to submit pre-arrival information; and COVID-19 testing before, upon, and after arrival. Please visit for details and the list of exemptions.

At this time, simply having a COVID-19 vaccination does not exempt anyone from having to comply with current testing, quarantine, and other requirements. Quick Facts The Chief Mountain port of entry is located on the boundary of Waterton Lakes National Park. Since May 12, 2020, the CBSA has also temporarily suspended service at the nearby small vessel reporting site at Waterton Lakes Park. Travelers currently cannot enter Canada by water at this location. Persons considering a visit to Waterton Lakes National Park should visit the Parks Canada website for the latest COVID-19 information, and follow @WatertonLakesNP for information and updates.

Individuals who contravene the mandatory isolation or mandatory quarantine requirements may be subject to a range of enforcement measures under the Quarantine Act. Maximum penalties include a fine of up to $750,000 and/or imprisonment for six months.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.