International Peace Garden
For more than 70 years, The International Peace Garden has been a unique tribute to the peace and friendship between the people of Canada and the United States of America. The garden annually attracts a quarter million visitors. The Peace Garden was dedicated on July 14, 1932 with a Cairn, which states, “To God in his Glory we two nations dedicate this garden and pledge ourselves that as long as men shall live we will not take up arms against one another.”
Twisted girders, rescued from the devastation of the World Trade Center in New York, now rest in the International Peace Garden, a symbol of peace and democracy. In the garden’s chapel lies open a book of remembrance, displaying the names of the victims of 9.11. A vivid reminder of how we all must work together for peace for all citizens.
More than 150,000 flowers are planted each summer in brilliant and ever-changing displays. 2,339 acres of beautiful forest surround the garden. The park holds picturesque picnic areas and fully modern campgrounds, adventurous hiking trails and winding bike paths. This is all enclosed in a wildlife refuge, where you are sure to spot deer, moose and other animals in the natural environment.
Visiting the International Peace Garden does constitute exiting Canada. When travelling to the International Peace Garden, while not required, a passport is the preferred form of identification to expedite your processing when re-entering Canada.
If travellers would like complete information regarding required documentation for re-entering Canada, they can visit this page on the Canada Border Services Agency’s website – http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/travel-voyage/ifcrc-rpcrc-eng.html#a1.
Also, travellers can call the Border Information Service telephone service at 1-800-461-9999 to ask any questions about re-entering Canada. For calls from outside of Canada, the number is 1-204-983-3500 or 1-506-636-5064.