Delta police catch couple on romantic walk in Canada

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The B.C. couple were caught crossing the Canadian border by Delta police earlier this month

Earlier this month, a couple from British Columbia took a stroll on a beach in the South Delta and found themselves crossing international borders.
The incident happened on Saturday, December 5, according to a statement from the Delta Police Department. A DPD officer was in the Boundary Bay beach area in Tsawwassen near the Point Roberts border crossing when he saw the couple enter Canada without showing up at a port of entry.

“Both parties were able to produce British Columbia ID and said they went for a romantic beach walk without realizing they had crossed the border. They said they thought the border was further down the beach and apologized, ”DPD spokesman Cris Leykauf said in an email to Vancouver Is Awesome.

A cement block marks the Canada-US border at Boundary Bay and Point Roberts. Google Maps photo credit

As to how this is possible in the first place, there are few signs in the area that could tell people that they are about to cross an international border. There is, however, a giant block of cement that prevents people from walking along the beach and into the United States. About a mile east and embedded in the mudflats of Boundary Bay is a similar structure.

At low tide however, it would be possible to walk between the two cement blocks without noticing them, especially if you were delighted in a romantic conversation.

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