We began our road trip to Helena, Montana early on Boxing Day morning. We had a good clear day and watched the sun come up over the mountains as we drove.
After around 3 hours of driving, past High River, through Nanton, Claresholm, Fort McLeod and Lethbridge, we reached the border. We waited, not sure quite what to expect, as this was our first border crossing by road.
The process was fairly slow and we were probably there for around an hour, which considering it wasn't that busy, felt a little frustrating. We filled our our forms, were finger printed and photographed (just as you would be at a US airport) and then, upon paying $6 (US, not Canadian) each, we were good to go.
We drove over the US border, via road, for the first time in our lives.
Although we had been driving for several hours, we had a bit of a double-take at this road sign...had we taken a serious wrong turn somewhere?