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La Conner WA S H I N G T O N Relax. Enjoy. Explore.

Welcome to La Conner! As mayor of the Town of La Conner it is my personal pleasure to welcome you to our town.

Located on the delta near the mouth of the Skagit River, La Conner is a premier Northwest destination providing the best that Washington has to offer with luxury accommodations, unique shopping and dining experiences, boating, hiking, biking and much, much more. When you are ready to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, if just for a little while, come refresh yourself in La Conner. Spend some time in one of our award-winning spas, or take a cruise on our salt water channel and marvel at the view of the famous Rainbow Bridge, town shops and neighboring Swinomish Indian Reservation. Located in a rural agricultural setting, the La Conner area offers some of the most fertile farmland in the world. In the 1930’s and 1940’s, renowned artists like Guy Anderson and Morris Graves moved to town. As a result, La Conner is known as the birthplace of the Northwest School art. Even today, we are defined by our extensive art offerings and artists. Founded in the 1860’s, La Conner offers wonderful visual architecture and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. One can easily walk the town in just a matter of a couple of hours. We invite you to come, stroll through our town, meet our citizens and find out why La Conner is one of the foremost places on the west coast to live as well as to visit. We look forward to meeting you, Ramon Hayes, Mayor

Where to park

La Conner has two public parking lots, where you can safely leave your car for just $3 for the whole day. From the roundabout, you’ll be on Morris Street. If you are driving an RV, turn right on Second Street and drive two blocks into the Port of Skagit lot, which has RV parking spaces for $6. If you are in a car, you can motor through town to the townowned parking lot. Turn left on Second Street and follow it over the hill to the town parking lot.

Public Restrooms

Find three full service restrooms a short walk from the parking lots. There is one on the waterfront across First Street from the Port of Skagit parking. There is another on Morris Street at Third. And there is one right downtown in the middle of South First Street. For emergencies, there is a portable privy in the town parking lot.

Fun for kids Playground: A playground for little tykes is near the town parking lot on South Third. Nearby is the Magnus Anderson log cabin, which kids can explore. Skate Park: One of the Western Washington’s best, the Skateboard Park is at the north end of 6th Street. Hiking trails: Go a block south on Third Street from the town parking lot and find a Pioneer Park trailhead off Sherman Street. Ball fields: Toss baseballs, kick soccer balls or fly kites at the ball fields off Maple Avenue or near the skate park on north 6th Street. Pioneer Park: Follow Maple Avenue the park entrance is on the left just before Rainbow Bridge.


Contents Welcome to La Conner..........................................3 Historic La Conner: A Blend of Cultures .............5 La Conner Events Calendar....................................6 Shop La Conner.................................................7, 8 The Very Best in Dining........................................9 Where to Stay ......................................................10 The Perfect Getaway - Walking Trail Map......12, 13 Swinomish and La Conner ..................................14 We Have What You Need....................................16 Feasts for the Mind..............................................17 Return for that Special Day..................................18 Especially for Boaters...........................................20

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Historic La Conner: A blend of cultures La Conner is a 19th Century waterfront town on the bank of the Swinomish Channel and is Skagit County’s oldest community. Home to the Coast Salish people from time immemorial, the first non-native settlers arrived here in 1860. Originally called Swinomish, the area encompassing the town was deeded in 1869 to John Conner, who in 1870 changed the town’s name to La Conner to honor his wife, Louisa Ann Conner. Today the Swinomish Tribal Community is on Fidalgo Island on the west side of Swinomish Channel, and La Conner is on the mainland on the east side of the channel. The two waterfront

communities are connected by the Rainbow Bridge, which is an icon in the town. In the 1800s, the most popular mode of travel in the region was by canoe as the Skagit River delta was a marshland. Early settlers erected dikes to stop tidal flooding and tame the river, turning the area into some of the richest farmland on the planet. La Conner became a hub of commerce with ships and barges on the Swinomish Channel carrying passengers and freight out to Skagit Bay and through the Puget Sound en route to and from Seattle.

By 1900, the town had a population of about 1,000 residents with farming, fishing and logging as its main operations. Today farming and fishing continue to First Street before 1890. be important on both sides of the channel, though since the 1940s La Conner has become known for its population of artists and writers. La Conner’s well-known art and literary community, its quaint 19th Century architecture, the acres of tulips that bloom every spring, nearby farms and dairies and the town’s scenic working waterfront with tugs pulling log barges and traditional Coast Salish canoes still navigating the channel have made this an attractive tourist destination.

La Conner circa 1890 showing the corner of First and Morris streets.


La Conner Events Calendar Heartwarming Winter in La Conner January:



Rainy Day Arts Festival – first weekend Sound Rowers Open Water Race – first Saturday Annual Smelt Derby – last Saturday Concert at Maple Hall – check for date


4th of July Parade & Picnic Fireworks over the Channel 10:15pm Pacific Northwest Polo Governor’s Cup check dates


Pioneer Picnic – first Thursday Classic Boat & Car Show – second Saturday


Winter Festival – first weekend MoNA Style wearable art show – third Saturday Concert at Maple Hall – check for date


Tulip Festival - all month long Historic Home Tour – first Saturday StashFest – first weekend Tulip Frolic & Parade – second Saturday Tulip Pedal - third Saturday Concert at Maple Hall – check for date

Father’s Day Boat Show - third weekend

Autumn Tapestry in La Conner September:

Quilt Walk - 1st through mid-October


Quilt Festival - first weekend Festival of Family Farms - first weekend Bone Shaker Bike Festival - fourth Saturday Concert at Maple Hall – check for date

Spend the Holidays With Us in La Conner

Opening Day Boat Parade – first Saturday, 3pm Skagit River Poetry Festival - bi-annual

November: Art’s Alive – first weekend Chowder Cook-off – first Saturday Turkey Trot Race – fourth Thursday Season of Giving – fourth Sunday Concert at Maple Hall – check for date December:


MoNA Art Auction – third Saturday Rose Festival – fifth Saturday

Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans are back! Gathering of Native Artists Exhibit – check for date Concert at Maple Hall – check for date

Imagine Spring in La Conner


Picture Summer in La Conner

Pancake Breakfast w/ Santa – first Saturday Holiday Craft Bazaar – first Saturday Tree Lighting with Santa – first Saturday Holiday Open Houses Lighted Boat Parade – second Saturday 6:15pm Season of Giving – first & second Sunday Small Town Holiday Music Concert – check for date La Conner Chamber of Commerce 360-466-4778

Shop La Conner Known throughout Western Washington as the place to discover unique gifts and high quality art, a stroll along La Conner’s First Street and Morris Street offers an abundant variety of merchandise ranging from one-of-a-kind jewelry, handcrafted furniture and original works by sought-after artists.

The Artist’s Remarque

128 South First La Conner 360-466-2046 Featuring over 70 Northwest Artists! Paintings, glass raku, jewelry, kalimbas, Native Carvings...Plus now offering lovely vintage home and garden pieces. Visit our sister store, Cattails and Dragonflies down the street.

Berry Barn

14285 LaConner-Whitney Road Mount Vernon 360-466-1923 This 5th generation family farm grows more than 25 varieties of berries. The store is open all summer and over the Christmas season. Enjoy a fun and educational hedge maze, take home berries, fresh home made pies and one-of-a-kind handcrafted gifts.

The Caravan Gallery

619 South First La Conner 360-466-4808 The Caravan Gallery features a unique collection of jewelry and artifacts from around the world. Our global selections include tribal textiles, carvings, stoneware and elaborate cultural adornments.

Cassera Arts Premiers

106 South First La Conner 310-691-9391 Cassera Arts Premiers specializes in art objects from ancient cultures as well as paintings from past and present Northwest Artists. On the weekends the wine tavern in the back of the gallery is a nice place to unwind and listen to some live jazz.

Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse

15806 Best Road Mount Vernon 360-466-3821 Offering the widest selection of plants in the Northwest including, including thousands of roses, rhododendrons, annuals and perennials. Visit our 1888 one-room Schoolhouse and display garden, greenhouses and resident llamas. Growing in the valley since 1946.

Courtyard Gallery

701 South First La Conner 360-466-1200 Featuring works by many Northwest artists including beautiful glass by Stan O’Neil, glass chandeliers by Scot Chambers, metal wall sculptures by Bill Matheson and Ken Scott, paintings by silk artist Karen Sistek and much more.

Dana Rae’s Handbags

128 South First La Conner 425-418-1910 Step into Handbag Heaven. A gallery of unique handbags, fancy hats, scarves and jewelry. Styles for the classy, sassy, country, quirky, vintage in you. We have a handle on the situation.

Earthenworks Gallery

713 South First La Conner 360-466-4422 One of the country’s finest, Earthenworks Gallery showcases American arts and crafts. The continual addition of new artwork offers an unparalleled selection for the discerning collector.

Fabric D’eva

612 South First La Conner 360-399-1128 Shop in a gallery atmosphere for everything you need to inspire your next creation. Expert staff.

Nationally known quilt and fabric arts instructors. Also featuring a different quilt artist bimonthly.

J’s Gallery

101 North First La Conner 360-630-1433 J’s Gallery features a unique collection of Native and contemporary art, this includes artifacts, paintings and photography. The gallery caters to the collectors of fine Northwest art. Open Wednesday through Sunday.

Jennings Yarn and Needlecrafts

106 South First La Conner 360-466-3177 Specializing in quality natural fibers and unique novelty yarns. Great selections of cross stitch, needlepoint and crewel, also books, buttons and sheep themed gifts. We mail order. Like us on Facebook.


K. Paul Carvings 17544 Pioneer Parkway La Conner

Swinomish Coast Salish Master Carver Kevin Paul creates cedar carvings, masks, totems, wall pieces for interior, exterior and structural use. Public and private commissions.

La Maison

109 North First La Conner 360-399-1035 French Country Home Decor. New and traditional Provençal decor and gifts for you and your home. In the big red Limedock building.

Mary Davis Vintage Lighting 402 Morris La Conner 360-466-3495

Vintage and custom lighting. Repair and restoration services. Antiques and gifts. All housed in the old La Conner Firehouse.

Morris Street Antiques 503 Morris La Conner 360-466-4212

High quality antiques and collectibles since 1986. “We’re large enough for variety and small enough for service.” With convenient parking.

Museum of Northwest Art Store 121 South First La Conner 360-466-4446

The museum store represents many Northwest artists and offers an exceptional selection of jewelry, glass, ceramics and metal artwork to choose from. Chihuly books, art kits and glass also available.


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Pelindaba Lavender is The Complete Lavender ExperienceTM as the premier organic grower of lavender plants, distiller of lavender essential oils and handcrafter of over 250 lavender products in the Pacific Northwest.

Open daily until 9 p.m. offering organic produce, natural groceries, meats health & beauty products and a mercantile. Our deli serves great food for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

A high-end pet boutique. Great gear and gifts for pets and their people. Toys, treats, stylish collars, harnesses, leads, coats, beds, car seats, lifejackets and backpacks. Art prints, mugs and human apparel.

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Trumpeter Gallery

Offering a wide variety of unique silver, gold and gemstone jewelry A place for the beginning and the at an affordable cost. Visit our advanced collectors of fishing-related locally made section or browse items, salmon or fresh water, plus through handmade designer pieces decoys, maritime antiques, rods, reels from around the globe. Trumpeter Gallery - Always and creels. Something Special

Re-Feather Your Nest 623 Morris La Conner 360-399-1057

Located in the old Tillinghast Building at the entrance of La Conner just after the roundabout. This unique store offers a variety of consigned furniture with new, vintage, modern and eclectic decor.

The Scott Collection 512 South First La Conner 360-466-0428

A gallery featuring the largest selection of Alaskan artist Rie Munoz works. Wild Woman prints, mugs and plates. Corinthian Chimes. Jewelry. Pottery. Saramics animal sculptures. Hand-painted ornaments. www.

Skagit Valley Styles 608 South First La Conner 360-466-3460

Featuring casual family apparel and your best stop for souvenirs. Shirts, PJs, jackets, caps in sizes Infant through XXX Adult. Also official Tulip Festival merchandise current and past years. 10% off with this ad.

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Wyman Park 101 South First La Conner 360-466-4148

Enjoy an exceptional collection of gifts, home decor, jewelry and art from around the world. Open daily. Free gift wrap. Shipping anywhere.

Vintage La Conner 300 Morris La Conner 360-466-4017

A non-profit, unusual thrift and consignment store run by Soroptimists of La Conner. Bargain prices and a very pleasant atmosphere create a satisfying shopping experience. See us at

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The very best in dining La Conner is famous for great places to eat. We have everything from pub food, the finest in northwest cuisine, comfort food and fresh seafood. Sit outdoors on the waterfront or nestle into a cozy booth and let us serve you.

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Swinomish Northern Lights Casino & Lodge 12885 Casino Drive Anacortes 360-293-2691 A fine dining restaurant featuring an exhibition kitchen, spectacular patio outdoor dining with menu items and selections based on available aged meats, fresh seafood and local produce.

Calico Cupboard Cafe & Bakery 720 South First 466-4451

food. Enjoy by the fireplace or on the garden terrace. We are family friendly.

El Gitano Mexican Restaurant

La Conner Pub & Eatery Seeds Bistro & Bar

215 Maple Avenue La Conner 360-466-0267

Voted best Mexican restaurant in Skagit County several years running! Famous for seafood, steaks and house specialties. Daily lunch and dinner specials. Full service bar.

La Conner Brewing Co.

Award winning specialty café and famous “made from scratch” bakery. Heart-healthy, vegetarian & glutenfree Northwest fare in a warm and charming atmosphere. Seasonal

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A unique Northwest style brew pub serving award-winning beers, woodfired pizzas and other fresh local pub

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sustainable, organic foods, made and served with gracious attention to dining year around. And a seasonal patio.

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623 Morris 466-3280

Beautiful waterfront dining, seasonal deck seating, families welcome! Housemade clam chowder, our own beer battered fish and chips, 100% angus burgers and so much more! Full bar and craft beers. Free Wi-Fi.

Honoring our bountiful Skagit Valley featuring organically grown produce, locally caught fresh seafood, grass fed beef and free range chicken. Contemporary Northwest bistro with warm, intimate seating. Northwest wines, micro beers and hand-crafted cocktails.

La Conner Seafood & Prime Rib 614 South First 466-4014

Waterfront dining and open yearround. Voted Best Seafood Restaurant by locals. Fresh local seafood, aged steaks, chicken and pasta. We are family friendly. Wonderful waterfront deck seating. Call for reservations.

La Conner Thai Garden 508 Morris 466-9999

Authentic and expertly prepared Thai dishes made with the freshest vegetables, herbs, meats and seafood makes this restaurant a local favorite. Enjoy your meal in a serene garden setting or order to take out. Family friendly.

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Station House Restaurant & Bar 313 Morris 466-4488

Where the locals go for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We serve “made from scratch” country style comfort food with our own signature twist. Smoked Salmon Caesar, Mac N Jack Fish N Chips, Fried Oysters, Mac N Cheese Burger and more.

The Two Salmon Cafe Swinomish Casino & Lodge 12885 Casino Drive Anacortes 360-293-2691

The Two Salmon Cafe located at Swinomish Casino and Lodge features an inviting menu as well as specialty buffets including the Friday Fresh and Local Seafood buffet, Saturday Prime Rib Buffet and Sunday Brunch.

Please join us at our charming bistro and bar, where we specialize in local,

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360 466 4261


Where to stay The choices of overnight accommodations in La Conner include a cozy bed and breakfast, a historic 19th Century hotel and modern waterfront rooms. Each of our inns and lodges has a unique character and outstanding customer service. Rates Katy’s Inn 503 S. Third $129 to La Conner 360-466-9909 $149






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Estep Residences $165 to in La Conner 360-466-2116 $240 La Conner Country Inn 107 S. Second $89 to 28 La Conner $219 360-466-3101 888-466-4113 La Conner Channel Lodge 205 N. First $129 to 39 La Conner $359 360-466-1500 888-466-4113











In the heart of town, all rooms with gas fireplaces. Spa services.









Waterfront rooms with views and private balconies. Spa services.

Skagit Bay Hideaway 17430 Goldenview Ave La Conner 360-466-2262 888-466-2262








Separate suites, hot tub w/ fireplace, views of the bay. No wheelchair access.

The Wild Iris Inn 121 Maple Avenue La Conner 360-466-1400 800-477-1400 Hotel Planter 715 South First La Conner 360-466-4710 800-488-5409

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The Heron Inn 117 Maple Avenue $99 to La Conner $180 360-466-4626 Swinomish Casino and Lodge 12885 Casino Drive $99 to Anacortes 360-588-3800 $179 855-794-6563


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A luxury lodge features spectacularly appointed rooms and breathtaking views

Camping Guide Whether you have a tent or an RV or prefer to stay in a well appointed cabin, our campgrounds offer the perfect balance of nature and comfort.

Rates La Conner Thousand Trails 16362 Snee-Oosh Road $35 to $45 La Conner 866-309-1036 Potlatch Resort 420 Pearl Jensen Way $35 La Conner 360-466-4468 ext 107 800-445-9519 ext 107 Swinomish Casino and Lodge 12885 Casino Drive Anacortes 360-588-3800 855-794-6563

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Estep Residences Located in the heart of downtown La Conner and overlooking the picturesque Swinomish Channel. Enjoy a weekend refuge in one of Estep’s beautiful, fully equipped, and private residential nightly rentals. • 360-466-2116

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perfect getaway La Conner is a quaint 1800s waterfront town within easy day-trip driving distance through scenic countryside from Seattle, Washington or Vancouver, British Columbia. From the North: Take Interstate 5 south to exit 230, Highway 20. Go west toward Anacortes. Turn left at La Conner Whitney Road and follow it into La Conner, going right at the traffic circle. Alternately, for a drive through the scenic Swinomish Indian Reservation, just stay on Highway 20 and turn left on Reservation Road.


Follow it through Swinomish Village and across Rainbow Bridge into La Conner. Turn left on Morris Street to go downtown.

From the South: Take Interstate 5 north to exit 221, Lake McMurry, Conway, La Conner. Go left toward Conway. Turn right on Fir Island Road

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Fir Island becomes Best Road. Continue on to Chilberg Road. Turn left on Chilberg and follow it into La Conner, going straight through the traffic circle.

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As you come into town on Morris Street, the parking lots are off Second Street. RV’s go right on Second and cars can go either right or left on Second to reach safe, convenient public parking. For maps and up-to-the-minute information about events and attractions, stop in at the Visitor’s Center, located on the north side of Morris Street between 5th and 6th streets.


Swinomish and La Conner Directly across the salt-water channel from La Conner lies Fidalgo Island, home of the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community.

the wall inside the Swinomish Social Services building, where they can be seen today.

Since the arrival of the first non-native settlers in the 1860s, Swinomish and the town have been closely linked through strong bonds of friendship as well as by the Rainbow Bridge, which connects the two communities. The three structures seen from the town side of the channel, are pavilions built to resemble the traditional cedar hats worn by the many Coast Salish tribes of the Pacific Northwest. The hat pavilions, on the shore at Swadabs Park, were built to welcome the 2011 Canoe Journey. In the heart of Swinomish Village stands a 61½- foot carved cedar totem pole erected in 1938, by a crew led by well-known carver Charlie Edwards, who was in his 70s. Besides representing teachings that inspire Swinomish families, the totem also reflected the world of the 1930s and was topped with an eagle and a likeness of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The original pole had to be taken down in 1981, but it’s carved images have been restored and are on display on


Kevin Paul

Tribal Senator Kevin Paul, a well known local artist, was one of the carvers who produced the “new” replica pole in 1989.


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We have what you need Looking for groceries? A massage? Medical attention? Gasoline? A photographer? Or maybe you like it here so much it’s time to talk to a realtor. Find it all right here in La Conner. Groceries

Pioneer Market 416 East Morris La Conner 360-466-0188

We are La Conner’s full-service Supermarket. DVD rentals, Books & Magazines, Beer, Wine, Liquor & Ice. Full-service Bakery, Deli, Meat Department & Produce. Hardware, Toiletries & more. You need it, we’ve got it!

Gas & Groceries

Swinomish Village Chevron 17599 Front La Conner (in Swinomish Village) 360-466-3001

La Conner’s newest gas station featuring Chevron fuel including diesel and a convenience store offering groceries and discount tobacco. Big rig friendly!

Swinomish Northern Lights Chevron 12939 Casino Drive Anacortes 360-229-2394

A big rig friendly full service gas station with Chevron fuel, propane, diesel and biodiesel, a liquor store, discount tobacco, cigars, groceries and souvenirs.

Medical care

The Walk-in Clinic at Island Hospital 2511 M Avenue, Suite B Anacortes 360-299-4211


High-quality medical care ... now! Anyone who needs medical care

immediately can now literally walk in for care, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The Walk-in Clinic at Island Hospital, located in Anacortes Family Medicine, is available for those whose regular healthcare provider is not accessible or for those visiting or new to the area.

Health and Beauty

Crescent Moon Yoga 521 Morris La Conner

Come practice yoga in the beautiful Skagit Valley! Find peace and connection to mind, body and spirit in our downtown La Conner Studio. All levels available. See our schedule for class times at

Native Springs Spa Boutique 125 Washington La Conner 360-708-8313

Joan Barlow, owner and licensed esthetician offers custom treatments to rejuvenate and replenish your unique complexion. Focused on natural healing clay facials, soothing skin treatments, all nurturing for sensitive skin. Also body friendly skincare for home use.

The Lodge Retreat Spa Services 205 N. First La Conner 360-466-1500

At the Lodge Retreat our single most important goal is to give you personalized attention and create an experience that is not only relaxing, but also rejuvenating for your body, mind, skin and soul. Massage, facials and more.


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Swinomish Northern Lights Casino & Lodge

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12885 Casino Drive Anacortes 360-293-2691

Swinomish Casino and Lodge features unparalleled Las Vegas style casino action, including Slots, Blackjack, Pai Gow, Roulette, Craps Keno and Bingo. Stop by and play! Remember to join the most rewarding Player’s Club.


Amylynn Richards Photography 105 North First La Conner 360-420-7031

Award winning photographer Amylynn Richards is your regional go-to source for wedding, bridal, engagement and senior portraits and for fabulous artwork for your home. Call for a free consultation or visit

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More than 125 years of experience in local real estate. Trust the experts for waterfront properties, farms and homes in the La Conner and Shelter Bay and Hope Island areas. We live here!

La Conner Retirement Inn 204 North First La Conner 360-466-5700

Senior living offering peace of mind and quality of life in the quaint waterfront community of La Conner. Retirement cottages, studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. Assisted living services are also available.

Feasts for the mind

La Conner is home to an art school and four museums that preserve the local and regional history as well as honor the town’s legacy as an established artist community. See them all to experience the rich culture and creativity of our people.

Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts 12636 Chilberg Road La Conner 360-466-0110

The Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts offers certificate and diploma programs in art, design and stitch, also known as fiber art. The Center also offers online courses:

K Paul Carvings CEDAR CARVINGS • MASKS TOTEMS • WALL PIECES INTERIOR, EXTERIOR & STRUCTURAL Public and private commissions 17544 Pioneer Parkway, La Conner, WA 98257 •

Museum of Northwest Art

This award-winning Museum makes exploring contemporary art fun and thought provoking.

La Conner Fire Museum

First La Conner’s Volunteer Fire Department maintains a walkby museum right downtown on South First Street. On display is some of the historic town’s earliest firefighting equipment. Free.

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

703 Second 466-4288 Located in the historic 1891 Gaches Mansion, this museum features local, national and international quilts and textiles. New exhibits every three months, along with selections from the permanent collection, range from traditional to contemporary. www. Admission $7; kids under 12 free.

Museum of Northwest Art 121 South First 360-466-4446

The Museum of Northwest Art is in the heart of beautiful downtown La Conner. The award-winning Museum makes exploring contemporary art fun and thought provoking. Come visit us! Admission: Adults $5; students $2; kids under 12 free.

Skagit County Historical Museum 501 South Fourth 360-466-3365

Three outstanding galleries of Skagit history – from Native Americans of the area through early industry and home life of pioneers plus a changing featured exhibit. Kids’ activities throughout. Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: adults $5; seniors and children 6-12 $4, families $10.

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We feature unique merchandise and art by Northwest Artists. 360.466.1200 / 1.877.912.4632 701 S. First St. / PO Box 1379 La Conner, WA 98257

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Return for that special day! Just over an hour from Seattle, La Conner offers the best in unique and surprisingly affordable venues for memorable weddings, family reunions, quincea単eras and other special occasions. Your guests will want to stay and enjoy everything the town has to offer!

La Conner Civic Garden Club 622 South Second 360-466-3125

An historic gem owned by the Town of La Conner, the Garden Club was built in 1900 on the hill overlooking the channel. It is perfect for weddings, family parties and meetings in a cozy, vintage setting. Outside is the beautiful butterfly garden overlooking the town and channel.

Maple Hall

Pioneer Park

104 Commercial 360-466-3125

South end of town 360-466-3125

Owned by the Town of La Conner, Maple Hall is a beautiful building situated along the waterfront in the heart of town and is ideal for conferences with its large auditorium and stage and meeting rooms upstairs and downstairs, a full kitchen and outdoor patios.

Located on a wooded hill overlooking Swinomish Channel, the park is a popular place for weddings and family reunions. Its amenities include a covered area with cooking facilities, a fireplace, tables and benches, an outdoor BBQ, restrooms and a bandstand nestled in a natural amphitheater.


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S. First St., La Conner • 360-466-4014 • Conner •614 360-466-4014 •


Patio Seating Full Bar Live Music Pulls Tabs Happy Hour: 3-6 Big Screen HDTVs Sunday Afternoon Blues

with great meals under $15! Daily Happy Hour w/$5 plates

Don’t forget our great daily specials! 614 S. First St., La Conner • 360-466-4014 •

“Homemade recipes with our signature twist!”

315 Morris St. La Conner, WA

(360) 466-4488


Especially for boaters La Conner is a waterfront town that caters to boaters. The Swinomish Channel offers spectacular views and safe “inside” passage to the San Juan Islands. There are marinas, public moorage on the water side of several restaurants and shops as well as a fuel dock and marine repair services, yacht brokers, boat builders and a historic tugboat operator.

Boater’s Discount Center 601 Dunlap Street La Conner 360-466-3540

Everything for your boat including hardware, parts, gifts for the mariner and fishing licenses. Family owned for 25 years.

La Conner Marina

La Conner Yacht Sales

Town of La Conner

Owned and operated by the Port of Skagit, La Conner Marina is an easy two-hour cruise into the San Juan Islands. It features covered moorage, open slips and dock space for overnight guest moorage with laundry facilities and showers on shore.

Simply selling yachts since 1971. Consignment powerboats. Certified professional yacht brokers. We are in the La Conner Marina! All our listings are here in the area! Website: www. Email,

The town provides a public boat launch with plenty of trailer parking at the end of Sherman Street on the south end of town. Also, the town has several guest docks on the downtown waterfront, where boaters can tie up while they visit stores and restaurants.

613 North Second Street 466-3118

611 Dunlap Street 466-3300 or 800-232-8879

204 Douglas Street 466-3125

PLUG UGLY Buy & Sell OLD FISHING TACKLE Antique • Nautical • Marine Open: Thurs.-Sun., 11 to 5 5th & Morris St., La Conner



Good Jobs for Our Community August 10, 2013


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A 5th Generation Family Farm

A farm Maze that will educate, A farm themed Mazethemed that will educate, challenge young and old! exercise and exercise challengeand young and old!

Visit the Largest Hedge Maze in North America!

• Our Own Fresh Berries All Summer • NW Gourmet Products


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416 E. Morris • La Conner • 360-466-0188

Celebrate Skagit History

Skagit County Historical Museum

501 S. 4th Street, La Conner 360.466.3365 Tues-Sun 11-5 $5 Adults, $4 Seniors & Children 6-12 (under 6 Free!) $10 Families, Members Free!


The resort offers:   

POTLATCH RESORT  420 Dunlap, La Conner, WA 98257 

(360) 466‐4468, ext. 107 

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Full hook‐up RV sites  Park model and cottage rental units  Large indoor swimming pool  Two oversized sauna pools  Exercise room with equipment   Lounge area  Satellite TV room  Picnic area with resort‐sized BBQ  Kitchen facilities and dining area  Pool and ping pong table  Laundry facilities  Security  Free Wi‐Fi 

8 am to 8 pm MONDAY- SATURDAY

When You Need High-Quality Medical Care NOW! •Regular care provider not available? •New to the area? •Visiting?

No appointment, no phone call, no long waits! We accept TriCare and most insurance plans.

Info: 360-299-4211


ENTER Upper Level

Med. Ofc. Bldg.

Island Hospital 26th St.

Med. Arts Pavilion

Commercial Ave.

M Ave.

24th St.


2511 M Avenue, Suite B, Anacortes

Located in Anacortes Family Medicine

J’s Gallery

Northwest Artists J’s Gallery represents Visions of Expressions in the Northwest Art movement in contemporary Native and multi-cultural Art, including many visual interpretations in Paintings and Photography. The gallery is home to Jay Bowen, Chuck Bankuti, Roger Small, Tom Pickett, Dan Solar and visiting emerging artists. 101 N. First St., Space #1 • La Conner • (360) 630-1433

2013 La Conner Visitor's Guide  

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