Winkler 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 Winkler POE. 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 will be installed if required 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 Winkler POE is located on Provincial Trunk Highway 32, 20 kilometers south of the city of Winkler.  The nearest populated area is Rosengart, 4 kilometers to the northeast. The nearest body of water is the Pembina River, approximately 7.5 kilometers to the south. The site is located on a flat, 0.6 hectare lot of land surrounded by agricultural land. There are no fish habitats on or near the site.  Drainage of the site is natural with ditches to the east and west of the property, which drain to the north.  The site is serviced by a non-potable well and septic onsite septic field.

An Environmental Effects Evaluation report was completed by WSP Engineering, and included a review of biophysical effects, socio-economic and health effects, and effects on Indigenous Peoples. The site survey was completed July 2017 when migratory birds were present. The final report was published in March 2018. WSP Engineering completed an Archeological Potential Screening in 2017 and anticipated the potential for archeological resources to be high. The CBSA has and will continue to engage all potentially impacted Indigenous communities.


Latest update

September 22, 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

  • Location

    • Winkler Port of Entry (Manitoba)
  • 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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