O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all of us command…

If you’ve never been to Canada, you probably have an idealized image of it in your head. Everyone is friendly and smiling all the time, babies come out of the womb knowing how to play hockey and build snowmen, people will apologize to you after you spill coffee on them, the fountains in city centers flow with maple syrup, and moose run around helping elderly citizens cross the road.

Well, those stereotypes actually might not be too far from reality. Below, we’ve gathered some of the funniest photos that sum up exactly what it’s like to live in Canada. We hope you enjoy these pics that showcase how kind, cold and considerate Canada is, and please, if you could, upvote the images that just go to show that Canada is a whole other world. Then if you’re interested in even more “meanwhile, in Canada” photos, you can find Bored Panda’s last article on the same topic right here, eh.

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The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity

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This Was No Ordinary Guy And No Ordinary Dog

This Was No Ordinary Guy And No Ordinary Dog

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A Copy Of The Bill We Got When Our Daughter Was Born In Canada

A Copy Of The Bill We Got When Our Daughter Was Born In Canada

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Overall, Canada has a sparkling reputation. It is known for being full of the world’s most polite people, as well as some absolutely stunning nature. But it’s a quirky country too. Where else in the world would you find a moose swimming in a pool or cops allowing a dog to pose in their helmet on top of their police motorcycle? Canada is a gem, and we hope you enjoy this list of some of the most adorable and hilarious photos ever captured in that beautiful country.

When it comes to how Canada is perceived around the world, many people had rave reviews of the nation. A few years ago, for Canada Day, journalist Daniel Schwartz published a piece in CBC where he chatted with 15 influential people from around the globe about their thoughts on the maple-loving nation. Irene Salverda, president of the Associations for Canada Studies in the Netherlands, said that many of her Dutch friends refer to Canada as “the European version of America”. “The Dutch are attracted to the down-to-earth Canadian spirit,” Irene shared. “In Amsterdam, many locals will play dumb if an American asks for the way. But state you're Canadian, and doors will open instantly.”

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Meanwhile, In Canada

Meanwhile, In Canada

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Only In Canada Will You Find A Baby Moose Carrying A Pride Flag

Only In Canada Will You Find A Baby Moose Carrying A Pride Flag

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When Canadians Fight On Twitter

When Canadians Fight On Twitter

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Emma S
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This is very wholesome. If only everyone online could be nice to each other and not troll strangers instead.

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Lucia Otrisalova from Slovakia echoed Irene’s sentiments that Canada is often compared to the United States but seen in a more positive light. “Canada is still viewed as ‘a better United States’, as a country which enjoys a level of prosperity similar to its neighbor to the south, but doesn't interfere in matters that don't concern it,” she shared.

And when it comes to how Americans view Canada, they are no exception to the rule of loving the cold yet kind nation. “Periodic surveys continue to show that Americans like Canadians more than anyone else in the world,” American political scientist Earl Fry shared. “Americans can learn so much from Canada, especially in terms of public schools, health care, federalism, livable cities, relatively low violent crime, and other important areas.”

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Montreal Botanical Garden - Canada

Montreal Botanical Garden - Canada

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Graffiti In Canada

Graffiti In Canada

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The Service Dog Bathroom At The Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Airport

The Service Dog Bathroom At The Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Airport

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Danny Ben-Natan, the president of the Israel Association for Canadian Studies, also had kind words to say about Canada. “From a ‘country to the North of the USA’, Canada developed its own identity in the academic world and hundreds of scholars and many thousands of students began to study and research Canadian society, geography, law, literature and language,” Ben-Natan shared. “Thanks to what was probably the most cost-effective program of the Canadian government through its Understanding Canada program, Canada became of prime interest and importance in the scholarly and academic world.”

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During The Annual Hair Freezing Contest In Canada

During The Annual Hair Freezing Contest In Canada

Contestants keep themselves warm in the hot springs while letting the cold winter air freeze their wet hair into interesting shapes.

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People Are Awesome - Spotted At Union Station In Toronto, Canada

People Are Awesome - Spotted At Union Station In Toronto, Canada

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This Is A Dairy Queen Drive-Through In Canada Where They Social Distance By Using A Debit Machine Zip Tied To A Hockey Stick. You Can’t Make This Up

This Is A Dairy Queen Drive-Through In Canada Where They Social Distance By Using A Debit Machine Zip Tied To A Hockey Stick. You Can’t Make This Up

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Ewa Urbaniak-Rybicka, a professor of Canadian, American and English literature at State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland, also shared her students’ thoughts on Canada. “The image of Canada that my students draw from is that of a postmodern country which, although quite young, has an interesting, as well as rich, history, and which has influenced major historical events in the 20th century,” she shared. “Canada appears to my students also as a gothic entity which has bravely faced its national ghosts that have been haunting it and which has been transforming its national identity accordingly. Still, first and foremost, my students envision Canada as a country of immigrants cherishing its multiethnic, multicultural and multi-religious heritage.”

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In My Part Of Canada We Have A Winter Festival In February Called The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

In My Part Of Canada We Have A Winter Festival In February Called The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous

My friend is entering her Chihuahua in the dog outfit contest. He is wearing a handmade/beaded First Nation dog blanket.

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Jul Chv
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love everything in this sentence.

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TIL A Grocery Store In Canada Was Left Unlocked And Unattended On A National Holiday

TIL A Grocery Store In Canada Was Left Unlocked And Unattended On A National Holiday

The only thing taken was cherry tomatoes, for which a person left $5 at the checkout. The person actually overpaid.

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Ivan Petrov
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Only because they really, really needed those cherry tomatoes.

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Being A Pilot In Northern Canada Has It's Perks

Being A Pilot In Northern Canada Has It's Perks

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When it comes to what makes the beautiful nation of Canada unique, the photos on this list speak for themselves. But we’ll still delve into a few of the most special aspects of the country, including how Canadians consider healthcare to be a fundamental human right. Free healthcare is an extremely appealing part of living in Canada, as the quality of their care is among the best in the world. And aside from visits to doctors offices and hospitals, Canadians are passionate about taking care of their physical and mental health as well. In fact, in 2021, according to the Global Wellness Index, Canada was deemed the best nation on the planet to live in based on indicators that measure global health, wealth and happiness. 

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Canada’s Minister Of Defence Harjit Sajjan In Line For Groceries Like An Average Dude

Canada’s Minister Of Defence Harjit Sajjan In Line For Groceries Like An Average Dude

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Emma S
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Shame the UK politicians think they're too good to be with the 'normal' people. Many of them didn't queue when they went to see the Queen lying in state.

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The Colors At Algonquin This Weekend Were Amazing

The Colors At Algonquin This Weekend Were Amazing

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Nathan Pogorzala
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love Algonquin. The thumb sized mosquitos i can do without.

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Canada

Canada

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Nathaniel
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In the United Kingdom of UK this would be a sarcastic note.

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If you live in Canada, you also know that excellent education is extremely accessible to citizens. Canada spends more money on education than any other country, and it certainly pays off. The nation has many prestigious universities that are famous worldwide, and the population is the most educated in the world, with 51% of adults having a college degree. Canadians are too humble to brag about themselves, so I’ll do it for them: Canada knows how to invest in things that go a long way in improving the quality of its citizens’ lives, like healthcare and education, and there are plenty of other countries that could take note of their successes.

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Starlink Works Great Until The Cats Find Out That The Dish Gives Off A Little Heat On Cold Days

Starlink Works Great Until The Cats Find Out That The Dish Gives Off A Little Heat On Cold Days

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7773989
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how judgemental they look at you. Like the weather is your fault.

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This Is Where I'd Spend My Money (Seen In Ontario, Canada)

This Is Where I'd Spend My Money (Seen In Ontario, Canada)

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Carol Emory
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1 month ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In the US, they're given an espresso and a puppy.

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Light Pillars In Saskatchewan, Canada

Light Pillars In Saskatchewan, Canada

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To survive in Canada, one must get used to the frigid temperatures and extremely high piles of snow, but the beautiful scenery and high quality of life just might make up for it. There are plenty of gorgeous attractions in Canada, including a view of the Aurora Borealis from sites like Yellowknife, breathtaking icebergs that can be seen in Iceberg Alley, and beautiful beaches of Fundy Bay. The country holds quaint small towns, bustling cities, rivers, lakes, mountains, bays, Niagara Falls, and anything else a resident or visitor could ask for. If you ever visit Canada, be sure to bring along your camera, as you won’t want to forget the stunning views.

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With Everything Going On Involving The US Supreme Court, Here Is Your Friendly Reminder That Our Supreme Court Is Made Up Of Nine Very Qualified Santa Clauses

With Everything Going On Involving The US Supreme Court, Here Is Your Friendly Reminder That Our Supreme Court Is Made Up Of Nine Very Qualified Santa Clauses

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Nathaniel
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fiorello: Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...you can't fool me. There ain't no sanity clause! Marx Brothers A Night At The Opera.

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Walked Right Up To Us. BC, Canada

Walked Right Up To Us. BC, Canada

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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imma pet him even though I will get mauled to death

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Meanwhile In Canada

Meanwhile In Canada

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I can help, got my beer-to-go pack ready an running

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Canada is also a very international country full of many rich cultures. The nation recognizes dual citizenship, offers ample support to immigrants and has helped many refugees settle into a new home. In fact, the country has an official policy of multiculturalism, meaning that media is available in multiple languages (Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Arabic, etc.) and immigrants and minorities are encouraged to embrace and represent their own cultures in education and the workforce. Canada is a great example of how to create a peaceful society with cultural diversity, tolerance and safety. It was even the 4th nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage. With low crime rates and strict gun control policies, Canada is one of the most peaceful and accepting places in the world.   

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Friend Living In Vancouver Sent Me Canada In One Picture

Friend Living In Vancouver Sent Me Canada In One Picture

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My Best Mate Is In The British Army And Has Just Finished A 9-Month Tour Of Duty In Alberta. He's Just Sent Me This

My Best Mate Is In The British Army And Has Just Finished A 9-Month Tour Of Duty In Alberta. He's Just Sent Me This

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Rod
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I'm French and I approve of this message =)

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Like Walking On Another Planet. Mesmerized By The Beauty Of The Tidal Pools At Botanical Beach

Like Walking On Another Planet. Mesmerized By The Beauty Of The Tidal Pools At Botanical Beach

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Are you suddenly having an intense craving for poutine, maple syrup and Canadian bacon, eh? We hope you're enjoying this list celebrating the wonderful world of Canada. Please be sure to keep upvoting the photos that make Canada seem like it's on another, much colder and kinder, planet, and then let us know in the comments what you love most about this beautiful country, whether you live there or you simply wish you did. Then if you'd like to see even more photos of what's going on in Canada while the rest of the world is dealing with war, crime and impoliteness, check out this Bored Panda article next.

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A&w Released A Lidless Compostable Coffee Cup In Toronto

A&w Released A Lidless Compostable Coffee Cup In Toronto

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There Are Places In Canada That Have Bridges For Animals To Cross Over Busy Roads

There Are Places In Canada That Have Bridges For Animals To Cross Over Busy Roads

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You Can See Mount Rainier From Canada, But Because Of The Earth's Curvature You Can Only See The Tip

You Can See Mount Rainier From Canada, But Because Of The Earth's Curvature You Can Only See The Tip

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Kassi
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Curvature... Looking at you, flat-earthers...

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Traffic Lights In Prince Edward Island In Canada Are Different Shapes For Colour Blind People

Traffic Lights In Prince Edward Island In Canada Are Different Shapes For Colour Blind People

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Nathaniel
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What about blind people? How does colour or shape help them?

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Canada Post Location In Vancouver Has A Fitting Room. "Try It On Here. Is Your Online Purchase Right For You? If Not, We Can Help You Return It"

Canada Post Location In Vancouver Has A Fitting Room. "Try It On Here. Is Your Online Purchase Right For You? If Not, We Can Help You Return It"

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The Bank Of Canada Are Asking Citizens To Stop "Spockifying" The 5$ Bills As A Tribute

The Bank Of Canada Are Asking Citizens To Stop "Spockifying" The 5$ Bills As A Tribute

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, it’s quite logical to do this. Live long and prosper.

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Silly Walks Are Encouraged In Ottawa

Silly Walks Are Encouraged In Ottawa

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In Canada, Cars From The Northwest Territories Have A Polar Bear Shaped License Plates

In Canada, Cars From The Northwest Territories Have A Polar Bear Shaped License Plates

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Cake Dispenser In Toronto

Cake Dispenser In Toronto

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House On A Little Island In Ontario, Canada

House On A Little Island In Ontario, Canada

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I Made Two Feet Of Snow Standing On A Lake In Northern Ontario. An Hour Later, 5 Deers Walked Over And Gave Them A Sniff

I Made Two Feet Of Snow Standing On A Lake In Northern Ontario. An Hour Later, 5 Deers Walked Over And Gave Them A Sniff

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How To Spot The Canadians On Campus

How To Spot The Canadians On Campus

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Rowan/Vin
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or Scottish people, you would not believe how many kids walk around in shorts when it’s snowing 🙄

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World's Largest Snow Maze. Manitoba, Canada

World's Largest Snow Maze. Manitoba, Canada

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Follow Canada’s Lead

Follow Canada’s Lead

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I Got Up In A Helicopter Today Over Lac-Blanc In Quebec. The Fall Colors Were Truly Something Else

I Got Up In A Helicopter Today Over Lac-Blanc In Quebec. The Fall Colors Were Truly Something Else

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Welcome To Canada. This Is This Morning

Welcome To Canada. This Is This Morning

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Got Covid Tested In Canada Today. Testing Centre Was A Hockey Rink, Front Desk A Hockey Net

Got Covid Tested In Canada Today. Testing Centre Was A Hockey Rink, Front Desk A Hockey Net

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No Name Is The Gem Of Canada. Every Product Is So Unbelievably Ominous I Really Laugh My A** Off Every Time I Go Shopping

No Name Is The Gem Of Canada. Every Product Is So Unbelievably Ominous I Really Laugh My A** Off Every Time I Go Shopping

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Why does it look like the apple is planning a murder...

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This Guy In Canada Has A Whole Facebook Page Where He Posts Videos And Pictures He Takes Of Beavers In His City Everyday

This Guy In Canada Has A Whole Facebook Page Where He Posts Videos And Pictures He Takes Of Beavers In His City Everyday

"A cool shot of Mr. Beaver taken from water level, with the Jim Pattinson Children’s Hospital in the background across the river."

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I Don't Know How People From Other Countries Keep Their Beers Cold, But Here In Canada

I Don't Know How People From Other Countries Keep Their Beers Cold, But Here In Canada

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Nathaniel
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This pic messed with my eyes a little, I thought they were leaning over to stick beer into snow on the floor at first.

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A Witch Paddle In Vancouver, British Columbia. With 40 Lovely Witches

A Witch Paddle In Vancouver, British Columbia. With 40 Lovely Witches

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Which witch is British in the puddle paddle battle?

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The Longest Undefended Border In The World. On The Left Is Canada And Right, The USA

The Longest Undefended Border In The World. On The Left Is Canada And Right, The USA

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Deb M.F.
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

there was a time when I was a kid and went camping with family at a campground next to the border in Washington state and we used to play the game of one foot in Canada and on in the US. Was that way at least till the 90s (I believe) till they started putting cameras and electronics in those areas.

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Pic Of Ramen Noodles At -30: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Pic Of Ramen Noodles At -30: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

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