Open border between Aldergrove, British Columbia and Lynden, Washington State

There’s no fence between Lynden, Washington State, USA and Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada. Zero Avenue (on the Canadian side) and Boundary Road (USA) parallel each other just a couple metres apart along this side of the border.

However, it’s illegal to cross the border here – you need to enter either country at a proper crossing. Despite its tranquil appearance, this section of border is carefully monitored and patrolled. At the very beginning of this recording, at about 0:02 to 0:06 there’s a border patrol vehicle moving away from the camera. At about 0:23 to 0:30 there’s another border patrol vehicle moving towards the camera.
Finally, there’s another border patrol vehicle parked on Boundary Road itself, with its headlights on, monitoring the situation as well.

The Oregon Treaty of 1846 set the boundary between the United States and Canada at the 49th parallel west of the Rocky Mountains, veering around Vancouver Island and then proceeding through the Strait of San Juan de Fuca.

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