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Peace Arch Border Crossing


Peace Arch Border Crossing is another of the border crossings that connects the United States with Canada, in this case it maintains contact between the cities of Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia. As for its location, it is located west of the Pacific Highway border crossing at a distance of less than one mile. This area is very beautiful and busy, before the Peace Arch existed, the entire border area was full of houses and businesses and in 1939 the area between the ports of entry was declared as a binational park, which is why the buildings had to be demolished. Canada and the United States were responsible for building all inspection facilities near the border beginning the 20th century. On the part of the United States, a completely brick border station was built in 1936, which was replaced in the early 1980s and updated in 2009. Canada built its border wood station 10 years before the United States (in 1929), which was replaced with a concrete border station in 1952.

The construction remained in constant modification until the construction that is currently known is completed. The entertaining thing about using this step is that between the two border stations is that there is the Peace Arch Park, so if you pass by here you will be able to cross the border within the park's boundaries. For this reason, trucks and other commercial vehicles were banned from the Peace Arch since 1970 so that the walk in the park is optimized. To arrive on the American side, it is done on Interstate 5 and on the Canadian side on Highway 99 of British Columbia. It is currently considered the third busiest crossing of the border, historically the Canadian border station has been known as White Rock and Surrey, but currently its official name as Douglas, while the United States border station it is known as Blaine - Peace Arch.

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