Talk:List of Canada–United States border crossings
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- 1 Untitled
- 2 Current or former as well ?
- 3 Split this article?
- 4 Move due to bad style concerns
- 5 Incorrect listing
- 6 subsections and coordinates
- 7 Closed Crossings
- 8 Crane Lake/Ely MN crossings
- 9 Toc?
- 10 Port of Entry names
- 11 Unilateral Removal of graphic content
- 12 Alburgh VT border crossing
- 13 Unstaffed crossings
Here is a list of the Canadian names of U.S border crossings from StatsCan website. It could be used to expand this site. Unfortuneatly the list does not come with the corresponding American counterparts.
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Nova Scotia Yarmouth, Nova Scotia New Brunswick Andover, New Brunswick Bloomfield, New Brunswick Campobello, New Brunswick Centreville, New Brunswick Clair, New Brunswick Edmundston, New Brunswick Forest City, New Brunswick Fosterville, New Brunswick Gillespie, New Brunswick Grand Falls/Grand-Sault, New Brunswick Milltown, New Brunswick River de Chute, New Brunswick St. Andrews, New Brunswick St. Croix, New Brunswick St. Leonard, New Brunswick St. Stephen, New Brunswick Woodstock Road, New Brunswick Quebec Abercorn, Quebec Armstrong, Quebec Beebe, Quebec Chartierville, Quebec Clarenceville, Quebec Covey Hill, Quebec Daaquam, Quebec Dundee, Quebec East Hereford, Quebec East Pinnacle, Quebec Franklin Centre, Quebec Frelighsburg, Quebec Glen Sutton, Quebec Hemmingford, Quebec Herdman, Quebec Hereford Road, Quebec Highwater, Quebec Jamieson's Line, Quebec Lac Megantic, Quebec Lacolle Route 15, Quebec Lacolle Route 221, Quebec Lacolle Route 223, Quebec Morses Lines, Quebec Noyan, Quebec Phillipsburg, Quebec Pohenegamook, Quebec Rock Island Route 55, Quebec Rock Island Route 143, Quebec St. Pamphile, Quebec Ste. Aurelie, Quebec Stanhope, Quebec Trout River, Quebec Woburn, Quebec Ontario Cornwall, Ontario Fort Erie, Ontario Fort Frances, Ontario Lansdowne, Ontario Niagara Falls Rainbow, Ontario Niagara Falls Whirlpool, Ontario Niagara Falls Queenston, Ontario Pelee Island, Ontario Pigeon River, Ontario Prescott, Ontario Rainy River, Ontario Sarnia, Ontario Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Sombra, Ontario Toronto Seaport/Island Airport, Ontario Walpole Island, Ontario Windsor Tunnel, Ontario Manitoba Boissevain, Manitoba Cartwright, Manitoba Coulter, Manitoba Crystal City, Manitoba Emerson East, Manitoba Emerson-West Lynne, Manitoba Goodlands, Manitoba Gretna, Manitoba Lena, Manitoba Lyleton, Manitoba Piney, Manitoba Snowflake, Manitoba South Junction, Manitoba Sprague, Manitoba Tolstoi, Manitoba Windygates, Manitoba Winkler, Manitoba Saskatchewan Big Beaver, Saskatchewan Carievale, Saskatchewan Climax, Saskatchewan Coronach, Saskatchewan Estevan, Saskatchewan Monchy, Saskatchewan Northgate, Saskatchewan North Portal, Saskatchewan Oungre, Saskatchewan Regway, Saskatchewan Torquay, Saskatchewan West Poplar River, Saskatchewan Willow Creek, Saskatchewan Alberta Aden, Alberta Carway, Alberta Chief Mountain, Alberta Coutts, Alberta Del Bonita, Alberta Wild Horse, Alberta British Columbia Aldergrove, British Columbia Boundary Bay, British Columbia Carson, British Columbia Cascade, British Columbia Chopaka, British Columbia Douglas, British Columbia Huntingdon, British Columbia Kingsgate, British Columbia Midway, British Columbia Nelway, British Columbia Osoyoos, British Columbia Pacific Highway, British Columbia Paterson, British Columbia Prince Rupert, British Columbia Roosville, British Columbia Rykerts, British Columbia Sidney, British Columbia Stewart, British Columbia Victoria, British Columbia Waneta, British Columbia Yukon Territory Beaver Creek, Yukon Territory Dawson/Little Gold, Yukon Territory Pleasant Camp, Yukon Territory Whitehorse, Yukon Territory
Hope this helps. Sirtrebuchet 04:34, 7 December 2006 (UTC)
Current or former as well ?
Does this list include former border crossing points that are no longer active as well as current ones? I noticed two places which aren't crossable now but were in the past. Do i remove them from the list? Does a border crosing mean that there is a border station present as well? Thanks Sirtrebuchet 19:39, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
- The Emerson–Noyes crossing has been struck through; what is the second one you had in mind? Perhaps a (sub)section for former crossings would be a solution for this; the Point Roberts article mentions a now-closed second border crossing in that community. As for your last question, it is now answered in the introductory paragraph of the Road Crossings section. Mr Death 06:04, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Split this article?
Would it be worthwhile to split off the rail crossings into a separate article, and reserve this one for road/ferry crossings only? Mr Death 05:52, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Move due to bad style concerns
According to the Manual of Style's section about en-dashes,
"All disjunctive en dashes are unspaced, except when there is a space within either or both of the items (the New York – Sydney flight; the New Zealand – South Africa grand final; July 3, 1888 – August 18, 1940, but July–August 1940)."
The title of this article, "List of Canada–United States border crossings", is is in clear violation of this guideline, which is followed by the Naming conventions and which makes perfect sense regarding the good appearance of text anyway. I have thus decided to move the article, as well as several others suffering from the same problem, in this case to "List of Canada – United States border crossings". A redirect shall be created and properly tagged, so that the article will still be searchable and linkable in its previous version, and I will change as many incoming links as possible. Waltham, The Duke of 19:31, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
subsections and coordinates
Two things I'd do when/if I have the time and there were consensus: Moving the table captions out into subsections so we have a more useful "contents", and adding a column for the coord templates so you can map the locations. Reasonable? B.S. Lawrence (talk) 15:33, 24 June 2009 (UTC)
I see you started adding coordinates, but only got about 80 percent of the way. Can you finish it? Tools I have only give me degrees and minutes, where the standard has seconds and sub-seconds. 220.127.116.11 (talk) 17:13, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
I expanded the fledgling section on closed crossings. I believe this is a complete list of places where inspections once occurred at the border. There were many other uncontrolled crossings, and there still are a few.
Crane Lake/Ely MN crossings
According to my Minnesota state highway map, there are ports of entry at Crane Lake, Minnesota and Ely, Minnesota. Just wondering what the deal is with those. DandyDan2007 (talk) 11:56, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
Sorry Dan - It only took 9 months for me to see your question. Crane Lake and Ely are technically seaports because there are no roads crossing at those points. They are inspection stations for boaters, and I believe they are only periodically staffed. There are many others like this throughout the great lakes, Puget sound, and downeast Maine. With the exception of point-to-point commercial ferry ports, seaports are not part of this list because it's difficult to decide where to draw the line as qualifying as a port of entry from Canada. The great lakes ports are good candidates, Maine seaports are questionable, and midatlantic seaports are not good. My thought is that seaports should be listed in a separate article because there is no assurance that arriving vessels are coming from the nearest country. Wbaron (talk) 23:35, 26 November 2010 (UTC)
A problem with the article is being able to easily access or reference subsections. Can't do it. I wanted to be able to ref, rather than repeat the list for a state in another article, but can't get to it. No subsections. Student7 (talk) 01:35, 19 August 2010 (UTC)
Port of Entry names
I have removed references listed with some port of entry names for local municipalities (in parentheses) nearby the ports of entry. This is because it was confusing as to what the actual name of the port of entry is (according to CBP and CBSA). I am tempted to add a full address section, then list the local town there, but for now have decided not to because I think that will clutter up the page with information most people will not find useful. Wbaron (talk) 02:35, 27 November 2010 (UTC)
Once again, the Port of Entry name is not necessarily the name of the municipality where the border crossing is located. It is the name used by the border inspection agencies to identify the port or station.Wbaron (talk) 18:41, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
Where the official Port of Entry name is different from its community, I would like to bracket the [community] name. The official Canadian port names are quite clear on their website; the U.S. less so. SofDetrHerg (talk) 09:16, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Unilateral Removal of graphic content
Someone has wandered onto this article and removed all of the highway shields and example images. One would think that person would leave a note here explaining the rationale for doing this. The changes could not be easily undone (undo only replaced a few shields), and I am reluctant to spend the time it takes to repair the damage. Wbaron (talk) 00:48, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Alburgh VT border crossing
Much thanks to the person who added information about the border crossings on the Alburgh peninsula. However, I don't think either the US or Canada ever had an inspection station at any location other than where they are currently located, so I have removed this item from this page. It is just one of many roads that once were legal placed to cross the border, but you had to travel some additional distance to report for inspection.
Now, it does raise the question of whether or not we should add a section that lists unattended roads that crossed the border. These would include many vermont roads, some in Eastern Maine, and those in the Akwesasne / St. Regis area, among others. Anyone think we should try to take this on? Wbaron (talk) 17:41, 10 September 2011 (UTC)
I added the Akwesasne crossings (QC-NY). Perhaps the list should include unstaffed crossings only where those without special approvals can cross, such as there and Hyder AK. And what about Angle Inlet MN which is "staffed" remotely? SofDetrHerg (talk) 09:36, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
- I think it should include all crossings as the article indicates.Hogie75 10:24, 6 August 2014 (UTC)
OK if they're legal. But instead of all crossings, I'd rather list only those which connected to roads in both countries. It would be only marginally useful (and cluttering) to list all the roads that run to and along the border only to return to the same country (or dead-end) without making any further connections to the other country. Also there are dozens of individual properties with driveways onto roads in the other country; these shouldn't be listed here. SofDetrHerg (talk) 01:32, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
Specifically, the unstaffed - but legal and open, not closed - Stanhope QC (Rue Principale) - Norton VT (Nelson Rd) should be included in the open crossings (not closed) for southbound only (which is legal). I'll take Wbaron01's word that northbound is prohibited now. Also, Coutts AB (several rural roads) - Sweetgrass MT (Border Rd) appears to be open in both directions according to Google Street View. If the situation has changed since August 2009 when the views were taken then maybe it shouldn't be listed at all.SofDetrHerg (talk) 23:18, 18 August 2014 (UTC)