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What is the only U.S. city from which you can drive due south into Canada?

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What is the only U.S. city from which you can drive due south into Canada? (Scroll down for the answer…)


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The United States of America and Canada have one of the the most stable and mutually-beneficial international relationships in the world. The United States-Canada border is the longest international border shared by two countries. The border is over 5,500 miles long. While almost all of Canada is located north of the U.S., you can get to Ontario, Canada by driving due south from Detroit, Michigan.

If you could rearrange the world map, which country would you like to be neighbors with? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Having lived in the Detroit area for eleven years this was something I was aware of, but it was not a well-known fact by even those who lived in the area. That’s because the entry to Canada was at the end of the Ambassador Bridge which crossed the Detroit River. We didn’t need passports, just our drivers license.

  2. Hi! I am trying to do a roadtrip from Maine, USA into Quebec. Does anyone know of a car rental agency that would allow us to rent a car in Maine and drop off in Montreal? I have called a ton of places and simply they either do not know or just do not allow it. Thanks!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Hi Laura – I’ll check with my fellow family travel bloggers and see if anyone has a solution for you!

    • Colleen Lanin, The Travel Mama says

      Hi Laura – I’ve got a friend who has done a similar trip. His parents are scheduled to do the same this summer and booked their car through Alamo. They will be picking up in Quebec and dropping off in Boston. Enjoy your trip!

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