Until 1823 the governments of both Canada and the United States assumed that Pembina was in Canadian territory; the survey of the 49th parallel that year revealed it to be in the United States. It is a major port of entry for traffic coming from Winnipeg into the United States.
- Pembina State Museum, 805 State Hwy 59, ☏ . May 16-Sep 15: M-Sa 9AM-6PM, Su 1PM-6PM; Sep 16-May 15: M-Sa 9AM-5PM, Su 1PM-5PM. Permanent exhibits covering the local indigenous peoples, the fur trade, frontier military forts, the U.S./Canadian border survey, and modern agriculture. Also features an observation deck with a 360 degree view of the Red River Valley. Museum admission free, observation tower $2 adults, $0.50 children 13-18, free for children 12 and under.
|Routes through Pembina|
|Winnipeg ← Emerson ← becomes ← ←||N S||→ Jct W → Drayton → Grand Forks|
|END ←||N S||→ Jct W E → Crookston → Moorhead|
|Winnipeg ← Emerson ← becomes ← ←||N S||→ Jct W → Grafton → Grand Forks|