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U.S. States that Border Canada

There are 11 U.S. states that share a land or bridge border with Canada. How many can you name in 90 seconds?
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First submittedSeptember 3, 2014
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State
Alaska
Washington
Idaho
Montana
State
North Dakota
Minnesota
Michigan
New York
State
Vermont
New Hampshire
Maine
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Level 27
Sep 4, 2014
I completely forgot about Alaska
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Level 75
Oct 26, 2016
I was going to forget it too, but seeing how the answers are sorted I thought 'what's west of Washington state?!'
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Level 68
Oct 26, 2016
That saved me too.
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Level 59
Feb 11, 2017
That also helped me out.
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Level 91
May 20, 2019
Nope, British Columbia borders Alaska.
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Level 67
Jul 15, 2021
And that's in Canada, no? And it's the westernmost bordering state... west of Washington.
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Level 29
Jan 17, 2023
i forgor north dakota 💀
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Level 17
Jul 21, 2023
I thought the same!!
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Level 65
Feb 11, 2017
Me too. I was too busy running down the contenential states >.>
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Level 51
Oct 25, 2022
Technically Alaska is continental
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Level 39
Jun 6, 2023
They must've been thinking contiguous
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Level 51
Feb 11, 2017
Probably because US maps usually show it floating off to the west, unattached to anything....I almost forgot it, too!
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Level 51
Feb 15, 2017
i live in alaska
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Level 52
Aug 16, 2017
I, too, live in Alaska--which is why it was the first state I entered in the quiz.
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Level 82
Aug 17, 2017
Oh, you mean Alaska is not an island in the Pacific, close to Hawaii?........lol
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Level 82
Aug 17, 2017
I lived in Alaska, too.
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Level 36
Jul 9, 2023
no way real people live in alaska
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Level 73
Jul 30, 2018
Oh look at these Western Canadians. *Please don't hurt me it's just a joke*
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Level 37
Aug 23, 2018
To Coloharpare: Exactly! Alaska and Greenland seem to be in no -man's lands.
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Level 31
May 19, 2019
Probably because Greenland isn't owned by America or Canada but instead by Denmark...
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Level 88
Jan 23, 2020
An island with a dead straight coastline on the east for hundreds of miles. It really kept the Army Corps busy.
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Level 63
Feb 12, 2017
Me too.
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Level 17
Feb 13, 2017
Same
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Level 58
Feb 14, 2017
me too
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Level 17
Nov 28, 2017
same
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Level 30
May 19, 2019
I remembered with 12 seconds to go ;-;
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Level 72
May 25, 2019
same! xd
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Level 65
Oct 17, 2019
Ditto
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Level 41
Apr 30, 2021
Same
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Level 25
Apr 30, 2021
same but i got 100 from looking it up
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Level 66
Jul 15, 2021
Yeah the order saved me too!
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Level 34
Apr 4, 2022
Same, my braincells were dead until I thought of Alaska...
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Level 45
Nov 16, 2016
Pennsylvania is an interesting one. It shares a border over Lake Erie
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Level 62
Feb 11, 2017
Pennsylvania has a border with Canada.
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Level 66
Feb 11, 2017
Read the directions! Pennsylvania and Ohio have water but neither a land nor a bridge (cf. Michigan) border with Canada.
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Level 78
Jul 15, 2021
Ohio's closest point to Canada is less than four miles. I know that still doesn't officially count, but it is an interesting fact.
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Level 58
Feb 11, 2017
If Pennsylvania was forgotten, then Ohio was too.
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Level 58
Feb 11, 2017
But maybe read the quiz description:

"There are 11 U.S. states that share a land or bridge border with Canada."

Ohio and PA: no land borders, no bridges.

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Level 75
Feb 11, 2017
Well, I am all for building a bridge from Erie to Ontario and then building a wall to block it, right in the middle. Paid for by Canada and built by free Mexican labour. Who's with me?
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Level 36
Feb 12, 2017
yes tchalia
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Level 66
Aug 17, 2019
In all seriousness, the distance across lake Erie at it's narrowest point is only about 25 miles of bridge, and there is a bridge from hong kong to macau that is 34 miles so it isn't even that unusual.
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Level 88
Jan 23, 2020
^ Nowhere near as many people in one spot.

Nowhere near as much frozen solid surface in the current at the other.

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Level 65
Apr 4, 2020
Unusual and impossible (and usual/possible) arent the same thing. How many bridges are there that are longer than 30 miles? If it is less than 100 or even 50 I would not could it a usual length for bridges.
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Level 78
Jul 15, 2021
Kelly's Island, OH to Middle Island, ON is less than 4 miles. Still no bridge so it doesn't count for this quiz, but, for comparison, at the Olympics in a few weeks, the longest swimming event is 10km (6.2 miles), so the distance is definitely within swimming distance.
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Level 79
Feb 11, 2017
I typed Pennsylvania probably 7 different ways, never even thought of Alaska. Stuck on 10.
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Level 76
Feb 11, 2017
Alaska the least guessed, and by a wide margin. Just...wow.
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Level 60
Feb 15, 2017
It's really easy to focus on the continental US and completely forget Alaska even exists.
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Level 59
Feb 11, 2017
way too much time given
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Level 37
Dec 15, 2017
Yes, exactly where is Alaska? - If it is, in fact, geographically between Washington State and Canada, then why isn't it put there on any of the jet punk quizzes, but is delegated to the bottom of the map along with Hawaii.
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Level 70
Apr 16, 2019
It's to the West of Canada, separated from the rest of the USA. It is moved to the bottom on quizzes because if it was in its proper place it wouldn't fit in the map.
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Level 91
Jul 15, 2021
Also, the word you're looking for is 'relegated.'
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Level 4
May 14, 2018
No good on this one without a map
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Level 45
May 22, 2018
Done in 21 seconds
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Level 25
Apr 16, 2019
I just remember North Dakota with 2 seconds left.
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Level 51
May 19, 2019
Took me a while to get Alaska.
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Level 59
May 21, 2019
I like that the answers were arranged in order west to east.
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Level 65
May 21, 2019
Pennsylavia?
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Level 88
Oct 7, 2019
As the guy said in Tommy Boy, "Get a new map."
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Level 27
Nov 10, 2019
How could I forget Alaska?
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Level 50
Jan 3, 2020
I don't understand how I missed Alaska. I was too busy trying to get the eastern states.
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Level 18
Jun 8, 2020
Missed Montana
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Level 37
Jun 16, 2020
I nearly missed Alaska. wHaT eAsT cOaSt StAtE dId I mIsS nOw?
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Level 25
Mar 2, 2021
I almost missed Alaska because I kept thinking Wisconsin, Ohio and Pennsylvania
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Level 61
Apr 15, 2021
Oh god I almost missed Alaska
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Level 46
Apr 26, 2021
20 seconds. would be faster if my hands weren't so cold. fun and easy
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Level 55
Jul 15, 2021
Cold, fun and easy?
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Level 56
Jul 15, 2021
Almost forgot about alaska.
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Level 44
Jul 15, 2021
I am better at mobile than PC
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Level 49
Jul 15, 2021
oh god, alaska, duh...
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Level 70
Jul 15, 2021
Apparently Alaska is tricky
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Level 54
Jul 17, 2021
Does Wisconsin exist? Ohio borders Canada as well.
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Level 76
Jan 6, 2022
I know it’s weird because Minnesota has a hockey team and is cold all the time and they talk all funny, but that area next to Wisconsin is actually Minnesota. And surprisingly, Minnesota has not been annexed by Canada yet.
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Level 83
Mar 4, 2022
Wisconsion, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania border the great lakes, but not Canada.
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Level 44
Jun 11, 2022
Incorrect. Ohio and Pennsylvania each have a border with the Canadian state of Ontario within Lake Erie. For the purposes of this quiz these borders (being neither land nor bridge) don't count but it doesn't make your comment any less wrong.
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Level 76
Sep 12, 2022
Hard to trust you when you say that Ontario is a state.
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Level 44
Nov 4, 2022
I assume most things are hard for you Dimby. All the best with everything xx
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Level 31
Apr 11, 2022
I got all of them every try, but after like 15 tries i couldn't get my time under 14 seconds
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Level 20
Aug 19, 2022
Bruh I forgot alaska
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Level 44
Sep 23, 2022
I got 11/11 with 11 seconds left. I love it.
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Level 43
Dec 2, 2022
How is Alaska least guessed...
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Level 39
Mar 17, 2023
thx
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Level 24
Apr 19, 2023
I guessed Ohio💀
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Level 67
Apr 20, 2023
45 seconds, I think last time I just missed Idaho because it barely borders it, but it seems Alaska is the easiest one to forget for most people
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Level 33
May 18, 2023
BLOODY ALASKA
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Level 74
May 18, 2023
Alaska grr!!!

OK pedantically technically it does have a border with Canada.

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Level 45
May 18, 2023
Alaska almost got me there
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Level 22
May 18, 2023
I live in the USA, so I got all of them the first time.
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Level 36
May 19, 2023
Ohio and Pennsylvania also border Canada
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Level 33
Jun 2, 2023
i BEAST MODED this quiz
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Level 22
Sep 15, 2023
First try in 35 seconds
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Level 33
Oct 17, 2023
According to The National Museum of American History, there are 13 states that border Canada. These include Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Alaska.