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Border-spanning park allows separated people to meet without ‘crossing’ border

Peace Arch Park spans Surrey, B.C. and Blaine, Wash.

May 28, 2020
By CP 24

Separated family members from both sides of the border meet with one another in person at Peace Arch Park in Blaine. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

The 42-acre Peace Arch Park, which spans the Canada-U.S. border at Surrey, B.C. and Blaine, Wash., has become a place where loved ones on either side of the border can reunite without “crossing” the closed border. As long as visitors remain in the park, they can cross from one country to the other without the need for a passport.