Furthest Canadian Cities From the US Border (with map)

Close to 90% of all Canadians live within 200 kilometres from the US-Canada border. Out of the 100 largest population centres in Canada, can you name the 17 that lie outside the 200 km mark?
Not counting the border with Alaska
I've removed some cities which lie within a greater metropolitan region
Quiz by Jiaozira
Last updated: February 14, 2022
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First submittedApril 20, 2020
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>500 km
1,136 km
185 k
St. John's
860 km
68.0 k
Fort McMurray
686 km
63.1 k
Grande Prairie
546 km
30.9 k
545 km
67.3 k
Prince George
506 km
1.15 m
>200 km
475 km
31.5 k
467 km
36.7 k
Prince Albert
409 km
25.4 k
365 km
99.8 k
Red Deer
349 km
264 k
334 km
52.3 k
310 km
51.4 k
North Bay
302 km
28.8 k
275 km
348 k
227 km
1.30 m
212 km
119 k
Level 70
Apr 20, 2020

I've discounted the Alaska-Canada border, as it doesn't play into the population distribution figures this quiz is based on. If I did, Prince George would be knocked down to a 200 km city.

Despite what it may seem, most of these cities aren't terribly remote/desolate. The Canadian Prairies extend up to around Edmonton, Lloydminster and Saskatoon, while the Maritimes are included mostly due to their being to the east of the US-Canada border.

Level 70
Feb 14, 2022
I've updated the figures for the recently released data from the 2021 Canadian Census. In a shocking turn of events, Val-d'Or has lost too many people to remain in the top 100 population-centres. I plan on removing it soon, so feel free to bid your farewells to this unforgetable Quebecois mining town before it disappears from this quiz forever :(
Level ∞
Apr 21, 2020
Fun fact: More than 50% of Canada lives south of Seattle.
Level 70
Apr 21, 2020
Just goes to show just how many of my fellow countrymen live in just Southern Ontario/Quebec alone :)
Level 68
May 9, 2020
Being from Southern Ontario, can confirm there are way too many people here.
Level 65
Aug 9, 2020
As a second person from Southern Ontario, I can also confirm that there are way too many people here
Level 82
May 9, 2020
you mean 50% of Canadians, I think.
Level 56
May 9, 2020
You should redify Alaska's border also
Level 70
May 9, 2020
I made the decision not to, for Alaska is as inhospotable in many ways as Northern Canada, and not many Canadians live along the Alaskan border. It doesn't fit into the purpose of this quiz like the continental US does.
Level 74
May 9, 2020
Nice of you to give me Sydney for "Cape Breton". I knew my Canada National Parks knowledge would be valuable someday
Level 83
May 16, 2020
Excellent quiz. Calgary's population is up to 1.34 now though.
Level 70
May 16, 2020
Thank you! I'm going off the government's population centre data, so recent estimates aren't included.
Level 65
Aug 9, 2020
Great quiz! It has a unique spin that is missing from many of the Canadian quizzes!
Level 70
Aug 9, 2020
I had to get a little creative after making so many Canada quizzes, haha. Glad you enjoyed it.