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Hyder Alaska- Close to BC, uses Canadian Dollars, kids sent to Bear Valley BC School, sets time to BC time zone as is so close to this community.


Since the tiny town of Hyder, Alaska, is a long ways from its nearest American neighbor, and only te... - Image via CNTraveler

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The American Town That's Secretly Canadian

As a result of geographical isolation, Hyder, Alaska, functions as America's only de facto outpost of Canada. All business (except the post office) price stuff in Canadian dollars, and take "Victoria Day" and "Boxing Day" off every year. Even Hyder's phone numbers begin with a Canadian code! Un-American? Or kinda cool?