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Canada : Alberta

3.0 km (1.9 miles) W of Coutts, AB, Canada
Approx. altitude: 1045 m (3428 ft)
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Antipode: 49°S 68°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Looking North (farther into Alberta, Canada) #3: View East #4: View South (towards the U.S., less than 200 metres away) #5: View West (across a large pond) #6: All zeros! #7: The U.S.-Canada border marker, just east of the confluence point, at [48.9986,-111.9953]

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#1: The confluence point lies on slightly marshy ground, next to a large pond

(visited by Ross Finlayson)

11-Jun-2014 -- After spending an enjoyable day in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta (even though I failed to reach its confluence point - [49,-114]), I reentered the U.S. at the entry point formed by the twin towns of Coutts (Alberta), and Sweet Grass (Montana).

This confluence point, which lies barely on the Canadian side of the border, could be reached from either town, but it is most easily reached from Sweet Grass, because a local road - Cemetary Road - runs westward, just south of the border, ending up just 500 feet from the confluence point. (A word of warning, however: The damp clay soil on Cemetary Road caused my 4-wheel-drive vehicle to slide around quite a lot. If you're in a 2-wheel-drive vehicle, then be wary of driving on this road in anything other than dry conditions.)

The confluence point lies at the bottom of a small hill, on slightly marshy ground, just east of a large pond. I had to battle a lot of mosquitoes as I walked to/from the point.


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#1: The confluence point lies on slightly marshy ground, next to a large pond
#2: Looking North (farther into Alberta, Canada)
#3: View East
#4: View South (towards the U.S., less than 200 metres away)
#5: View West (across a large pond)
#6: All zeros!
#7: The U.S.-Canada border marker, just east of the confluence point, at [48.9986,-111.9953]
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  Notes
The borderline with the U.S. is running about 160 m south of the Confluence.