Update – News
Canada’s border patrol has effectively prevented caravans of Americans — and their RVs and their campers — from surging across the border as they normally do each summer.
Canadians are typically seen as pretty friendly people, and until the coronavirus pandemic, most were happy to welcome Americans.
But Americans can be crafty.
Some have managed to enter Canada by telling border patrol officers that they are on their way to Alaska. This is known as the “Alaska loophole.”
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fined several Americans who were hiking near Lake Louise in Alberta. Lake Louise is not on the way to Alaska.
Fed up, Canada announced last week that it is cracking down on Americans who apparently don’t know which way is north.
The Americans are coming, the Americans are coming
Foreigners are also arriving by boat, often on sailboats and luxury yachts. Many seek refuge in British Columbia’s protected inland waters and marine parks, which are home to pods of killer whales and abundant wildlife.