0 Avenue International Boundary Marker

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Scott Barnett on July 20, 2010

This picture is taken facing southward from 0 Avenue in Surrey, BC, Canada into Peace Arch State Park in Blaine, WA, USA.

Proof Sheet on March 5, 2012

Interesting photos.....what is there in place to stop a person crossing here (especially at night) going between the 2 countries.

If you ever get to the NY/QC border, there are some interesting border places, especially where it goes through the Indian Reserve.

Scott Barnett on March 5, 2012

I do hope to make it to the NY/QC border and actually just the more-well-known Derby Line VT/Stanstead QC area. I've now been twice to the WA/BC area, getting to see Point Roberts last time. Borders fascinate me. Thanks for the comment.

Proof Sheet on March 6, 2012

This is an interesting place to go on the border.

http://g.co/maps/r7ca4

The building in the background is straddled by the border and is a former bar (with apartments above) that was popular with NY drinkers due to the QC drinking age of 18.

Another interesting place is here

http://g.co/maps/a5eev

where the border goes through an Indian Reserve. St Regis is in QC but you can only get in and out via NY...there is no border station and it is very hard to tell when you are in QC and when you are in NY. The border goes through buildings including the band office. To the east, on River Road, the only hint of the border is an overgrown border cairn and the road surface changes (can't recall if the power lines end or not).

Great photos.

Scott Barnett on March 7, 2012

Thanks for those links. Very interesting! I realize that I didn't reply to your initial question about what there might be to stop a person from crossing between the US and Canada along 0 Ave. There are apparently sensors in the border ditch (there is a ditch), and there are cameras. I noticed U.S. Customs and Border Protection vehicles at random places just inside the U.S. People in the area seem very aware that there's a border there, and I wouldn't be surprised if a fair number of folks are caught because locals report unusual happenings/sightings to authorities.

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Photo taken in Peace Arch Provincial Park, Surrey, BC, Canada

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  • Uploaded on July 20, 2010
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Scott Barnett
    • Camera: HTC T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide
    • Taken on 2010/07/17 12:43:49
    • ISO Speed: ISO100

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