If you have intentions of crossing the U.S./Canadian border in the future, you’ll want to make sure you keep Rydens Border Store on your radar for two reasons: one is for its location and the second is because of the goods the store offers.

Rydens Border Store has been a family-owned business since 1947 and is located only a half-mile from the US/Canadian border and five miles north of Grand Portage. Though it is close to the border, when you visit you’ll feel like you’re a world away from everything else.

The store offers the essentials such as food and gas. You can also find souvenirs and gifts along with a Duty-Free shop. They specialize in a Parcel service, money exchange, and sell world-famous jerky (which you can order online if you’re not up for making the trip).

Their parcel service starts at $3 for packages under 40lbs.

How it Works: Address your parcel with your name and our address. Track your parcel online, you will be able to see exactly where your parcel is at all times. Bring your picture ID, tracking information, and a copy of the invoice with when picking up your parcel.

If Rydens does not have it, “you’re being too picky”.

Located at 9301 Ryden Rd. Grand Portage, MN 55605, just 22 minutes from the Canadian Border.