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Bizarre Facts About The Canada-U.S. Border

This fun video explores the history and some bizarre facts about the Canada – U.S. border:


You have likely read that the 8,891-kilometer Canada-U.S. border is the world’s longest shared border. Here are some lesser known stats about the Canada-U.S. border:

Ports of Entry

There are 124 ports of entry and oddly enough, two of these are one-way. Four Falls on the  New Brunswick-Maine border is a one-way entry to Canada and the Churubusco-Franklin Centre crossing a one-way entry from Quebec to New York state.


Canadians use tunnels to smuggle just like the Mexican Cartels. Years ago 3 men from Surrey B.C. dug a 360-foot tunnel from underneath a quonset on the Canadian side of the border to the living room of a residential house in Lynden, Washington.

Border Crossing Airports

There are six airports that have a portion of their facilities in both Canada and the United States. The closest to Winnipeg is the Piney Pinecreek Border Airport located on the Manitoba-Minnesota border. The northwest/southeast-oriented runway straddles the border with one ramps in the U.S. and one in Canada.

Trouble Crossing The Border?

Have you recently been found inadmissible after being questioned when trying to cross the U.S. border? We can help. Pardon Services offer free, private consultations to assess your case. Simply call us at 204-453-0099.