I think the northern border is mainly to protect the Canadians from us. So far.
LOL...could be. In my mind and I'm sure in many others for the last hundred years or more it's been nothing more than a formality. Things are definitely different since 9/11 but I remember as a teen we would cross over and head to Birch Bay or Bellingham, WA regularly. Even as unaccompanied minors in those days, we never got hassled going back or forth. I doubt that a truck or Jeep load full of 17 year old yahoo's would fair nearly as well at the border crossing today.I think the northern border is mainly to protect the Canadians from us. So far.
I'm sure most is smuggled in trucks and cars for sure. But there are hundreds and hundreds of rugged wilderness miles of Can/US border in BC alone, even with satellites and drones you'll never catch 'em all. There are at least 3 lakes that span the border and probably hundreds of small rivers and creeks. It's not unheard of to hear of drug muling by backpack into the US. Some areas are so remote that no signage exists, would be pretty easy to say you wandered in by mistake. That is of course until they find the 40lbs of bud in your pack. LOL!Always thought years ago the border section between B.C. and the U.S. was there to try to control the movement of "B.C. Bud" into the PNW!
Other than that it was fairly easy to transit the border both way.
Unlikely to happen up here. We have really good water Meanie...LOL!I wish Trudeau would get lead poisoning. Tainted water...
...I remember as a teen we would cross over and head to Birch Bay or Bellingham, WA regularly. Even as unaccompanied minors in those days, we never got hassled going back or forth.
I have to admit that as a minor, who didn’t know any better, I smuggled Molson beer across the Rainy River, from Ontario to Minnesota.
Of course it never actually made it back on to dry land, once it was loaded onto the boat. Maybe that doesn’t count as smuggling then?
Drunken teenage boating, for sure.
The smuggling would depend on where you relieved yourself, lol.