Carmen's Way

21 km Marker

Canada/U.S. Border

Bordedr · Frontière · Agokiwaajiganeyaab

People and goods are always moving through this active border crossing. Photo: Tourism Sault Ste. Marie

Did you know that the concept of the Canada-U.S. border is relatively new? Before Europeans arrived in this area, Indigenous peoples travelled back and forth across the river, gathering food according to the seasons. Early European settlers also crossed the river frequently. It wasn’t until after the War of 1812 that the border was enforced. Complex trade agreements now govern commerce between Canada and America.

Health Tips with Freggie & Hearty Artie!


Gigantic heads of creamy white cauliflower are plentiful during the fall season. Roast cauliflower florets in the oven or on the barbeque, or freeze cauliflower pieces for use in soups.
hearty artie

Find shade while in the sun, wear a hat, and wear sunglasses with UV protection.

Challenge Yourself!

  • Test your knowledge

  • Question 1

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into effect in what year?

  • Question 2

    The current border was settled with the Treaty of Paris in 1783, ending what war?

  • Did you know?

    Although the border was officially created after the American Revolution, the border at Sault Ste. Marie was not strictly enforced until after the War of 1812.

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