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Old Bob had it right – travel for travel’s sake. No one ever comes to the end of their road and says, “I wish I hadn’t traveled so much.” Why would they? Traveling is its own reward. And these days our ability of travel is so much greater than in R.L. Stephenson’s day. Not only do we have transport close to the speed of sound, we have comfort beyond anything that could have been imagined in the 19th century. Luckily, we don’t have to travel long distances from Scotland to experience the delight of new discoveries, new friends and new experiences. In our case, we only have to travel a few miles and perhaps cross a border or two to see sights different from our everyday lives. Each of the towns and places contained in this magazine have a personality and charm of their own. Whether you’re a local or have come from far away, it’s time for you to experience other places to see what they have to offer. There are discoveries to be found and adventures to be had – get out and take a look. What you’ll find are towns perched on the edge of rivers and sloughs, villages known for their arts and crafts, cities famous for their history and culture – the list goes on and on. However, one thing remains constant; all of these communities are surrounded by a natural beauty that can be found nowhere else on earth. Enjoy the summer and enjoy Waterside 2014. Pat Grubb, co-publisher Point Roberts Press
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The Lady Washington The tall ship Lady Washington will be sailing through western Washington ports during summer 2014. She is a replica of the original Lady Washington, a privateer during the American Revolution, and will be accompanied by the Hawaiian Chieftain during her tour. In 1788, after the war, she made a unprecedented trading voyage around Cape Horn and became the first American vessel to make landfall on the west coast of North America. Launched in 1989, the modern Lady Washington was designated Washington’s official ship by the Legislature in 2007. She was thoroughly researched by historians and
constructed by skilled shipwrights and was launched as part of the 1989 Washington State Centennial celebration. Lady Washington was also featured in the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie starring Johnny Depp. The Lady Washington is scheduled to stop at the following ports: July 12–27, Bellingham (Squalicum Harbor Marina) August 2–3, Blaine (Drayton Harbor Days) August 9–10, Coupeville (Arts & Crafts Festival) At most stops, there will be public tours and excursions, including battle sails. Tickets are available now at www.historicalseaport.org or by calling 800/200-5239.
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Whidbey & Camano islands WHIDBEY – I - 5, EXITS 182/189/230
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Two islands, many flavors
Forming the entirety of Island County, these two islands have two very different personalities. Camano Island is a 40-square-acre hidden gem snugged in between the mainland and Whidbey Island. With no towns and no major businesses other than grocery stores and gas stations, Camano is a respite from city life and a welcome site for those tired of overcrowded streets. It’s also a welcome retreat for resident and migrating birds. The Iverson Spit Waterfront Preserve on the banks of Livingston Bay is a birdwatcher’s paradise, with more than 125 species on record in the area. Eagles, hawks, thrushes and hummingbirds alike flock to the coastal shore. For those in it for the view, Utsalady Point, located at the northwest tip of the island, gives visitors access to a 100foot bluff overlooking the Saratoga Passage, the waterway that separates Camano from its sister island Whidbey. Driving south through the winding, shaded roads of Fidalgo Island, you’ll suddenly emerge into bright openness, with airy views of sapphire water far below on either side. You’ve reached Deception Pass, the gateway to Whidbey Island. Engineered by the Army Corps of Engineers and built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935, the architectural beauty spans 1,487 feet and hangs precariously 180 feet off the water, framing a stunning view of islands, beaches and rocky outcroppings – a fitting entrance to an island full of wonders. Deception Pass State Park is the most-visited state park in Washington for a reason. With more than 4,000 acres of old-growth forest, lakes, rocky coastline and sandy beaches, the park defies crowding and invites leisurely waterside meanderings, especially during magnificent sunsets. Campsites are well spaced and clean, and the ones near the shore offer spectacular views. Oak Harbor is the largest town on Whidbey Island and is a vibrant city of 22,000 residents and home to Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. Artisan outlets, wine shops and boutiques abound in the historical Harborside Shops district. Three miles west, you’ll find Whidbey State Park beach, where you can relax in the sand (one of the rarities of the northFor more information visit west Washington coast) or take in the scenery and wildlife away
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lake for fishing and three miles of shoreline on the Straight of Juan de Fuca captivate young and old alike at this windswept seaside park. The southern portion of Whidbey Island is known as an artists’ haven, as evidenced by the many galleries and art exhibits on display. Check out the Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm in Greenbank for a taste of the local art scene. For any green thumb, a trip to Whid-
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bey would not be complete without a stop at Cultus Bay Nursery. Described in the New York Times as an English garden in the Pacific Northwest, the nursery sells perennial herbs, vines and shrubs but also offers tours for those who just want to take in the beauty of an exquisite garden setting. Or, if you’re adventurous and don’t mind a bit of a chill, the waterways
from the crowds, as this park is often overlooked. Coupeville is a few miles south of Oak Harbor on Penn Cove. Captain Whidbey Inn, at 106 years old, is one of many historical buildings in Coupeville, but is one of the few with a dock that can accommodate a 100-foot boat. If you decide to rent a bicycle, you’ll want to check out the Kettles trail system, which runs from Coupeville to Fort Ebey State Park. Named for depressions in the earth formed following the last ice age, the unusual topography makes for great hiking, mountain biking and swimming in certain water-filled “kettles.” Many of the trails are flat and paved allowing for easy bike riding for the whole family. Find equal parts history and scenery at Fort Ebey, where WWII artillery stations lie hidden among the grass. A freshwater
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“Twenty years from now, you’ll be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the tradewinds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
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Anacortes Anacortes I - 5, EXITS 226/230 TO HWY 20
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Situated on the west coast of Fidalgo Island, Anacortes is separated from the mainland by the Swinomish Channel and from Whidbey Island by Deception Pass. Locals describe it as a city within a park, and itâ€™s easy to see why. The small scale shore-side city is surrounded by approximately 3,000 acres of city-owned forestlands and parks
and more than 12 miles of saltwater shorelines. Lake Campbell, one of the five freshwater lakes on Fidalgo Island, has one of the few islands on an island in the world. Washington Park, located just past the ferry terminal, offers visitors an easily accessible taste of the great outdoors. The peninsular park gives visitors a panoramic view of the San Juan Islands, and the 2.2-mile loop road showcases the vast geography of the areaâ€™s rocky shoreCONTINUED ON PAGE 17 T
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line and tide-pool beaches, as well as its grassy knolls, meadowlands and forests. Those who want a bird’s-eye view of the land should drive to the top of 1,300-foot-tall Mt. Erie for a view of the city. Alternatively, visitors can make a less strenuous hike up to scenic Cap Sante lookout, which offers a 360-degree view of the town, harbor and nearby islands. Editor’s tip: Make your way up about 45 minutes before sunset for an amazing gold-bathed landscape. It’s an enchanting view. But nature is not the only draw for this community. Art festivals, summer music festivals and bike rallies all have their place in the sun on the Anacortes waterfront, and people turn out in droves for the city-wide events that are scheduled each year. Any excuse for a celebration, right? The Anacortes Art Festival alone welcomes more than 100,000 people each year with artisans, food vendors and entertainers taking over the six blocks of historic downtown and
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giving visitors a chance to see artists at work firsthand. During the height of summer, music aficionados can get their melodic fix by frequenting any of the numerous restaurants around town, or by heading over to the Seafarers Memorial Park with its lush green lawns for the summer concert series on Saturday and Wednesday evenings which begins on July 18 and runs until September 5. Not in town during a festival weekend? Not a music junkie? Never fear. Anacortes is an antique lover’s mecca and has something wonderful for those who are on the search for treasure. Just head downtown and visit any of the well-stocked antique stores on the main drag and it’s a good bet you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for.
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The San Juan Islands I - 5, EXITS 226 /230 TO ANACORTES FERRY TERMINAL
A treasure now and forever
From the mainland, the rugged San Juan Islands stretch out across the Puget Sound, mysteriously beautiful and unique. An archipelago of more than 450 islands, rocks and pinnacles within the Salish Sea, these mountainous landmasses stand between the U.S. mainland and Vancouver Island.
Those familiar with Washington already know that its rugged coastline, pastoral villages and old growth forests make the islands a wonderful place to escape the pressures of modern life. On March 25, 2013, President Obama formally recognized the timeless beauty and
immeasurable value of the San Juan Islands by preserving 1,000 acres of land scattered across the islands in perpetuity for the rest of the country by declaring it a national monument. The presidentâ€™s designation of the San Juan Islands National Monument ensures that future generations will be able to enjoy
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them unchanged. “These islands form an unmatched landscape of contrasts, where forests seem to spring from gray rock and distant, snow-capped peaks provide the backdrop for sandy beaches.” So begins President Obama’s proclamation. The rationale behind the President’s decision goes far beyond visual splendor, however; the islands offer major historical and scientific significance as well. Archeological sites of the Coast Salish people, who were among the first to inhabit the islands, provide clues to early human settlement. While there is evidence of human activity on the islands from the end of the last Ice Age about 12,000 years ago, signs of permanent human settlement date back several hundred years. The Coast Salish people often lived in wooden-plank houses, fished and harvested shellfish, and maintained meadows of nutritionally rich Great Camas flowers. Their communities were well established, as evidenced by remains of the villages, processing sites, reef net locations and burial sites located throughout the San Juan Islands.
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With a dramatic coastline and dozens of island neighbors, Orcas Island is sure to bring out the nautical wanderer in just about anyone. Known as the gem of the San Juan islands, this scenic and mountainous landmass is split by two fjord-like bays and is both the largest of the San Juans at 58 square miles and home to their highest point: 2,409-foot Mt. Constitution. The picturesque village of Eastsound is Orcas’ commercial and geographic center. Myriad shops, eateries, guides and outfitters make it an ideal starting point for your Orcas adventure, and is vibrantly alive
with art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, cafes and visitor attractions. Enjoy strolling among historic homes and buildings from the 1880s and picnicking on the village green, the summer home of the Saturday Farmers Market. Soak in the sun and enjoy live music performances while you’re there and make sure you don’t miss the Orcas Island Historical Museum, bursting with island artifacts and photos, with six settlers cabins on the grounds, in the heart of town. If you’re more into natural history and adventure, Moran State Park on the east side of Orcas boasts 5,000 acres of clear mountain lakes, streamside trails and old growth forest. The crown jewel of the park CONTINUED ON PAGE 25 T
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is Mt. Constitution, with its stunning panoramic views of the San Juan Islands, Mt. Baker, Mt. Rainier and Victoria, B.C. Take a scenic, 20-minute drive to the summit or, if you’re so inclined, hike or bike to the top. Rent a kayak to explore the bays and inlets, or join a whale watching cruise or fishing charter. Companies on the island specialize in both rentals and guided tours, so whether you like to go it alone or would rather have a running narrative, you’re set. To rent a sailboat or powerboat, head to Deer Harbor on Orcas’ west side. The marina is a popular stop for
summer cruisers, and the historic village offers restaurants, shops and lodging options. Deer Harbor Inn was established in 1910 and has charming rooms with vistas of the bay. The Place at Cayou Cove, a home built near the first bridge across the slough in the early 1900s, now serves as an upscale B&B for those who seek a more luxurious stay. If you’re going to camp, though, make sure you make your reservations early. Space is at a premium on this island and campsites fill up quickly in the summer months. Just south of Moran State Park lies the bucolic village of Olga, which has found its calling in the arts. Nearby Obstruction Pass State Park offers an escape from crowds, with interpretive nature trails and seaside campsites.
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If your goal is to relax and leave it all behind, then Lopez Island is your goto destination. There’s not much in the way of conventional entertainment on this island – there are no movie theaters or karaoke bars – but if you’re looking for uninterrupted quiet and genuinely friendly people, then you’ve found your place. Gently rolling hills, pastoral landscapes and sheltered bays are what you’ll find on a trip to Lopez Island, and locals wave to friends and strangers alike. There’s a ton to do once you For more information, reach the island, the third largest visit www.lopezisland.com. of the San Juans, and you’ll have no trouble finding entertainment. Fishing, boating, biking and beachcombing are all popular activities here. Perhaps the most serene of the Visit our online calendar San Juan Islands, to see what is happening and the closest to Anacortes, Loon Lopez Island! pez is an easy day trip for those who www.lopezisland.com want an island adventure. Ride on Lopez Island the Washington Located in the Village Chamber of Commerce State Ferry with 360-468-4664 your bike, enjoy a quick ride, some
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food and you’ll still have time to make the last ferry home. But be forewarned, even though it’s known as the most bike-friendly of the islands, some of its long, steep hills can still offer even the fittest cycler a good workout. If you’re spending the night and want to sleep in the great outdoors, you’ll need to plan ahead. Camping spots fill up fast in Spencer Spit State Park (37 sites) and Odlin County Park (30 sites). Reserve as far as in advance as possible to get the best campsites! Nature lovers will be enthralled by the array of wildlife on the island – it’s common to see bald eagles perched atop trees and utility poles. It’s also an excellent vantage point to view a large variety of water birds that inhabit the island. Visit Shark Reef Sanctuary and take the primitive trail that winds its way to the water. There you’ll see seals, sea lions and sweeping views of San Juan Channel. On a clear day, the Olympic Mountains are visible to the southwest. For some island culture, you’ll want to check out Lopez Village just north of Fisherman Bay. Here, in the commercial center of the island, you’ll find restaurants, delis and coffee shops, as well as a bakery, large grocery store and organic grocery store. Don’t miss the farmer’s market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the summer; be sure to bring cash and an empty belly. WATERSIDENW.COM
Recreation Rentals Whether you want to bike along trails or city streets, kayak remote coves or paddleboard your way across the bay, these shops will set you up with the rentals you need to make the most of your waterside adventure. ANACORTES
Skagit Cycle Hybrid bike rentals 1620 Commercial Avenue 360/588-8776 www.skagitcyclecenter.com
Jack’s Bicycle Center Mountain and comfort bike rentals 1907 Iowa Street 360/733-1955 www.jacksbicyclecenter.net KitePaddleSurf SUP and kiteboarding rentals and lessons 2620 N. Harbor Loop Drive #18 360/775-2741 www.kitepaddlesurf.com Yeager’s Sporting Goods Kayak, canoe and SUP rentals 3101 Northwest Avenue 360/733-1080 www.yeagerssportinggoods.com
Paddle and Pedal Adventures Bikes, kayaks, SUPs, scooters etc. 4865 Goldstar Drive 360/224-0602 www.paddleandpedaladventures. com
Paddle and Pedal Adventures Bikes, kayaks, SUPs, scooters and more 9540 Semiahmoo Parkway 360/224-0602 www.paddleandpedaladventures. com
Fairhaven Bike and Ski Mountain and road bike rentals 1108 11th Street 360/733-4433 www.fairhavenbike.com
Lopez Bicycle Works Mountain, road, comfort and hybrid bike rentals 2847 Fisherman Bay Road 360/468-2847 www.lopezbicycleworks.com Lopez Kayak Large selection of kayaks for rent Marinas on Fisherman Bay 360/468-2847 www.lopezkayaks.com Outdoor Adventures Kayak and bike rentals 521 Bakerview Road 425/883-9039 www.outdooradventurecenter.com Village Cycles Hybrid, mountain, road and electric bike rentals 214 Lopez Road 360/468-4013 www.villagecycles.net
Orcas Boat Rentals Rent powerboats and sailboats 5164 Deer Harbor Road, Deer Harbor 360/376-7616 www.orcasboats.com Orcas Island Kayaks 1945 Obstruction Pass Road, Olga 360/376-2427 www.orcasislandkayaks.com Orcas Mopeds Hybrid bicycle rentals 65 Orcas Hill Road 360/376-5266 www.orcasmopeds.sharepoint.com
Orcas Outdoors Kayak rentals Located at the ferry landing 360/376-4611 www.orcasoutdoors.com Outer Island Expeditions Kayak and canoe rentals 54 Hunt Road, Eastsound 360/376-3711 www.outerislandx.com Wildlife Cycles Mountain and hybrid bike rentals 350 N Beach Road 360/376-4708 www.wildlifecycles.com
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Island Bicycles Mountain, hybrid and road bike rentals 380, Argyle Avenue, Friday Harbor 360/378-4941 www.islandbicycles.com
Pedal Pushers Bike rentals Gulf Road near Marine Drive 360/990-0193 www.pedalpushersbikes.com
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Steveston Bicycle and Mobility Bike rentals and kayak sales #3, 3891 Chatham Street 604/271-5544 www.kaymarantours.com/retail
Village Bikes Mountain bikes, comfort, hybrid and cruiser bikes 3891 Moncton Street 604/247-3865 www.village-bikes.ca
San Juan Kayak Expeditions Double kayak rentals 85 Front Street, Friday Harbor 360/378-4436 www.sanjuankayak.com
David Dreves Kayaking Kayak rentals and lessons Kayaks delivered to White Rock and Crescent Beach 604/318-4019 www.kayakcourses.ca
Sea Quest Expeditions Kayak rentals and tours 219 Flicker Road, Friday Harbor 360/378-5767 www.sea-quest-kayak.com
Sun Dog Adventure Sports SUP rentals and lessons 1938 152nd Street, South Surrey 778/246-3294 www.sundogsurfshop.com
Half Link Bicycle Shop Mountain and hybrid bike rentals 5603 Bayview Road, Langley 360/331-7980 www.halflinkbikes.com Whidbey Island Kayaking Company Kayak rentals 201 Wharf Street, Langley 360/661-5183 www.whidbeyislandkayaking.com
108 SUP Works SUP rentals and lessons Crescent Beach, South Surrey 604/312-7572 www.108supworks.com
Feral Boardsports SUP, kayak, kiteboard, wakeboard and skimboard rentals and lessons 15626 Marine Drive 778/986-1981 www.feral1.com
Community Boating Center Rent kayaks, SUPs, rowboats and sailboats 555 Harris Avenue 360/714-8891 www.boatingcenter.org
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Skagit Cycle Hybrid bike rentals 1970 Walton Drive 360/399-7958 www.skagitcycle.com
Skagit Cycle Hybrid bike rentals 1704 S. Burlington Blvd. 360/757-7910 www.skagitcycle.com
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For many, it’s love at first sight as the ferry boat approaches the quaint hillside island town of Friday Harbor on San Juan Island. Historic buildings and stoplight-free streets invite you to be swept back into a quieter era – a welcome escape from the hectic day-to-day of mainland life. There’s no need for a car here, making it a great stop for walkers, bikers and island hoppers. The compact, easily walkable town is full of art galleries, bookstores and antique shops, and offers up world-class eats for hungry travelers. This island is the perfect spot for a day trip or a few days’ stay. But, if you want to get out of town, there’s plenty to do on the island. Rent a bike or a moped and head around the winding island roads for a variety of vistas. On the north side of the island you’ll find stunning Roche Harbor with a bay full of yachts and the historic Hotel de Haro, which dates to 1886. After a delicious meal, tour the 19-acre San Juan Islands Museum of Art WATERSIDENW.COM
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family will always remember. Explore the waterfront parks an beaches scattered throughout the island or head inland to check out farms and artisinal shops. If you want to catch sight of an Orca whale from the shore, heading to South Beach in American Camp is your best bet. Formerly used to station the U.S. Army when the island was jointly occupied by U.S. and British forces, American
and Sculpture Park. You can explore more than 100 sculptures on display in an open, natural setting. A nearby nature trail descends to Wescott Bay, where delectable Westcott Bay Petites attract oyster lovers from around the world. Many of the San Juan Islands’ whale watching and kayak touring outfits are headquartered in Friday Harbor. Sign on for a day trip to make memories you and your
“The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”
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Camp is now a sprawling National Historical Park. Resident pods of Orca whales frequent the waters just offshore. On the west side of the island, visit Lime Kiln Point State Park, a 36-acre park where you can view spectacular sunsets as a backdrop to the historic lighthouse (pic-
tured above). Tours of the lighthouse are offered on Saturdays throughout the summer. If you’re not careful, you may end up joining the 8,000 or so people who visited San Juan Island and ended up making it their home.
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Settled in the 1860s, La Conner – the oldest town in Skagit County – has been home to farmers and fishers since its birth. While its beginnings may have been modest – it was a trading post and post office when John Conner rechristened it in honor of his wife, Louise A. Conner – its listing on the National Register of Historic Places, a thriving artist community and scenic vistas attest to the appeal of this riverside beauty. Routinely recognized as a “must-visit” destination, La
Conner has earned a reputation as being one of the most romantic getaways in Washington state. It’s a rightful designation, as it is one of the most picturesque communities in the valley. This small inland waterfront community, nestled on the banks of the Swinomish Channel, lives and breathes by the rise and fall of the tides. Fertile farmlands and stunning sunsets have captured the hearts of artists and writers alike, drawing creative types from far and wide to the banks of the Swinomish. The Northwest style of art was born here, when artists Morris Graves, Charles Krafft, Kenneth Callahan, Mark Tobey and Guy Anderson started an artist colony on the banks of the slough during the 1940s and 50s. They called it Fishtown which became a haven for artists, writers and poets who wanted to get back to a simpler way of living. This artistic ethos has manifested itself in the town’s
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commercial trade, and historic First Street has a number of interesting artisan and art shops, including a thriving artist co-op, with plenty of fine culinary fare intermixed. The restaurants on the waterfront side of 1st Street have patios overlooking the channel and feature a wide range of cuisines. When summer hits and the days get long, the town bustles with visitors. Art
To Mount Vernon
gallery tours the last Friday of each month draw vacationers into the heart of the community, and quilt shows and exhibits abound. If you’re a boater, it’s good to know that boaters headed to Whidbey Island from Samish Bay often overnight at the La Conner Marina, about two blocks north of the center of town. Depending upon the draft
and type of vessel, captains will want to check the tide tables to find out when the slack tide occurs – nothing fouls up a boater’s day more than running aground in the muck.
La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum 703 South 2nd St. La Conner, WA 98257 This three story mansion exhibits national & int’l quilts and fiber arts. Located in the restored 1891 Historic Gaches Mansion. Offers exhibits and classes.
Open W-Su 11am-5pm. www.laconnerquilts.org 360-466-4288
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“Life is a tide; float on it. Go down with it and go up with it, but be detached. Then it is not difficult.”
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Halfway between Seattle and Vancouver is Mount Vernon, the heartbeat of the Skagit Valley. It is thought that Mount Vernon’s earliest recorded settlers, Jasper Gates and Joseph Dwelley, probably first stopped in the area in 1870 because the Skagit River was not navigable beyond this point due to enormous, ancient logjams. Their misfortune was everyone else’s gain. In 1876 the logjams were removed, allow-
compassing more than 100 different crops including blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples, pumpkins, potatoes, peas, and yes, tulips and daffodils. Many of the restaurants in the surrounding area source their produce from these fields, meaning
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ing travel and commerce to flow, with Mount Vernon positioned as an important transportation and trading center along the river. Since then, the city has grown alongside the Skagit’s riverbanks, becoming a verdant agricultural town. While tulip bulbs might be the Skagit Valley’s original claim to fame (there are more than 100,000 tulip PA D I L LA bulbs planted throughout the valley that spring to life each April), there’s a lot more to offer than just colorful blooms and country living in this town snugged between the Salish Sea and To Anacortes the Cascade mountain FILDALGO peaks. ISLAND The fertile delta of the Skagit River yields a spectacularly varied bounty, en-
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that your food is about as fresh and local as it gets. If you’re interested in knowing more about what grows where, the newly launched Talking Fields program (www.talkingfields. org) is a self-guided driving tour throughout the Skagit River delta that gives visitors an opportunity to learn more. Tourists and locals alike can follow the Talking Fields driving route, stop at a Talking Field site and use their cell phone to listen to recorded content on a variety of informative agricultural topics and historical anecdotes. Downtown Mount Vernon is filled with beautiful old buildings that house antique shops, boutiques, artisan crafters, restaurants, galleries and entertainment
venues like the historic Lincoln Theatre. This friendly city is part of the National Trust Main Street Program. Love beer? Mount Vernon is something of an unexpected mecca. Three alehouses and breweries are located downtown within easy walking distance of each other, and all of them offer a wide selection of craft, local, micro and imported beers on tap. The Trumpeter Public House, Empire Alehouse, The Porterhouse Pub and Skagit River Brewery also offer excellent meals to be washed down by the beer. Side note: The name Skagit (pronounced skadjut) comes from Lushootseed Salish, the indigenous language of Puget Sound and the Skagit Valley. It is the oldest known source of stories spoken from this place. Skagit is also the name of the First People who lived in longhouses along the shores of Penn Cove on Whidbey Island, directly across from the mouth of the Skagit River. The first American settlers took the name of the First People who lived at Penn Cove, Skagit, and gave it to the nearby bay, river, valley and county. Lushootseed Skagit means “to hide away.” WATERSIDENW.COM
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Offering an extensive menu with something for everyone. All inclusive gluten free menu using locally sourced seasonal ingredients; everything made from scratch. Hand-crafted cocktails with house infused spirits. The largest selection of single malt scotch, whiskey and spirits in Skagit valley. 19 Micro and Import beers served in a proper glass. The finest local and world class wines. Private dining/meeting room with wifi . Hang out on our patio or sit in front of the fireplace, we have the perfect environment for your date or friends. Happy hour drink/food specials M-F, 4-6 P.M. OPEN: Daily 11 A.M. Sunday at Noon 416 Myrtle St. (Oldtown) Mount Vernon WA 98273 (360) 588-4515 • trumpeterpublichouse.com WATERSIDE 2014 37
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While this small northern Skagit CounPA D I L ty city may have gotten LA its start as a logging town, its proximity to the railway and I-5 has made it a commercial crossroads and a shopper’s heaven. Just across the Skagit River from Mount Vernon, this bustling little To Anacortes town is home to numerous retailers and the Cascade Mall – more than 55,000 people head to BurlFILDALGO ington each day to take advantage of the deals. ISLAND If you’re the shop until you drop kind, we recommend making the Outlet Shoppes at Burlington your first stop. Take exit 229 off I-5 to find the best deals around at stores including Gap, Lululemon Athletica, Nike, Eddie Bauer, Coach, Nine West and more.
Burlington Can’t find what you’re looking for at the outlets? Just down the road, the Cascade Mall offers more shopping, great dining options or first-run movies at the Loews Cineplex, while historic Fairhaven Avenue is lined with locally owned shops, restaurants and services. Many of the downtown restaurants highlight local foods and hometown favorites. Once you’re all shopped out, head toward downtown Burlington to get a taste of the city’s past as the region’s railway hub. If you’re more the outdoorsy type, then head east to follow the North Cascades Scenic Byway for stunning vistas, eagle watching, hikes, geocaching and camping. With elevations reaching 5,477 feet, you’ll get a view to remember.
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Natural History An overview of life in the Salish Sea
Creatures of the Sea Orca whales: Often referred to as killer whales, this species is commonly considered the most exciting as well as frequently seen whale. The Salish Sea is home to three southern resident pods, the J, K and L pods.
themselves on nearby docks. There is a viewing dock immediately west of a favorite perch – bring your camera! tim chandonnet
Taylor Shellfish Company
As of December 2013, the population of the three pods totaled 80 individuals. The oldest member of J pod is J2 (Granny) and is estimated to be 102 years old. Calves weigh about 400 lbs. at birth; males typically grow up to 20-26' in length and weigh over 13,000 lbs. Females grow 16-23' and weigh 7-9,000 lbs. The primary food source for resident pods is salmon, in particular, Chinook. Orca boat tour companies can be easily found throughout the Waterside communities but for a shore-based close-up, go to Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts. Orcas often approach as close as 20' from shore as they hunt migrating salmon rounding the Point on their way to the Fraser River. The best time to see them is afternoons in July but they can be spotted throughout the summer. Steller Sea Lions: Steller sea lions can be found from Alaska down to northern California. Males can weigh up to 2,500 lbs. and nearly 10 feet long making them smaller than only walruses and elephant seals. Female grow to around eight feet long weighing an average of 580 lbs. Steller sea lions are prodigious eaters – they go after a wide range of fish such as pollock, salmon, mackerel, halibut, rockfish, cod and more. If you visit Wellington Point Park on River Road W in Ladner, Steller sea lions often sun
The history of Washington and British Columbia is, to a large extent, one writ in water. By that, we don’t mean that our history is ephemeral so much as it is involved with the rivers, bays and oceans that wash up against our shores. These waters have been used for transportation, for sustenance and spiritual nourishment from the earliest days of human habitation. The Coast Salish people live from the northernmost reach of Georgia Strait, south Vancouver Island, Vancouver and all of Puget Sound and much of the Olympic peninsula. Comprised of many different tribes with different dialects and cultures, their current population is estimated to be nearly 60,000 people of which roughly half live in the U.S. and the other half in B.C. Tribes that live in the Waterside region include the Samish, Swinomish, Snokomish, Skagits, Tulalip, Lummi, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen. The Waterside communities are home to some of the most beautiful creatures found on earth. Here are some of those creatures.
Creatures of the Air Bald eagles: One of the sights that visitors from the east coast find most impressive are the large numbers of bald eagles they see. Bald eagles are sea eagles which feed mainly on fish by swooping down and grabbing them with their talons. The females are 25 percent larger than males, generally weighing 12 lbs. versus the male’s 9 lbs. Wingspans range from six to 7.5 feet. Their nests are the largest of any North American bird; up to 14 feet deep, 8 feet wide and up to one ton in weight. Great blue herons: These large birds can be seen yearround in the Waterside communities. Their wingspan can be nearly 7 feet; they weigh around 5.5 lbs. Great blue herons can be found wading
If you’re driving Chuckanut Drive, take some time to visit Taylor Shellfish Farms. The largest producer of farmed shellfish in the U.S.A., the Taylor family have been farming shellfish since the 1880s. The fifth generation of Taylors are now involved in the operation and it’s clear the family’s passion for shellfish has not diminished over the decades. Take a look at the tideflats where the shellfish is grown and then visit their store to buy some unbelievably fresh seafood. The store and farm is open seven days a week until 6 p.m. until the end of September. There is a first come, first serve picnic area so bring your own picnic supplies. slowly through tidal pools on the alert for small fish but will also eat crabs and insects. Dawn or dusk are the best times to spot them out hunting. The herons breeds in colonies, called rookeries. One of the largest can be found by the Terrell Marsh Trail in Birch Bay.
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Smallish places with friendly faces
It’s easy to miss Bow/Edison and Chuckanut. Hang on I-5 and you’ll blow right past these small communities hidden away in the Skagit Valley. But, take our advice – if you bypass these tiny towns, you’ll be making a huge mistake, so detour to Highway 9 to Chuckanut Drive and let these bayside pleasures find their way into your heart (and your belly).
More than just a crook in the road, Edison, with a population of 133, is home to artisans and artists alike. Perched on the banks of a slough, the community is all about taking a step back from the hustle and bustle of life and enjoying the “slow” life. Journalist Edward R. Murrow graduated from high school here and this community continues to foster and nurture the creative – no matter what the genre. Both the BreadFarm Bakery and the Farm to Market Bakery offer baked goods fresh from the oven, and these bakeries have mastered their craft. One
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bite of the Samish River Potato Bread from BreadFarm or any of the eclectic, ever-changing array of pies or pastries at Farm to Market will have you writing home to your mother. Don’t think your food choices are limited to baked goods, though. This small town also has artisan cheese makers, cafés and restaurants, and most source their cuisine straight from the valley whenever possible. The historic Edison Inn opened in 1900 and has managed to carry on despite two moves, prohibition and many different owners. Its hodgepodge history has only made it stronger, and now it’s a stalwart of the small town. Order something to drink and enjoy the music and locally sourced pub fare. The Smith & Vallee Gallery, housed in a restored, turn-of-the-century schoolhouse, showcases artwork from emerging artists in the Northwest. New works go up in the gallery on the first Saturday of every month. Make sure you visit the artists’ shops along the strip.
Continue your drive north on the twisty, turning, two-lane Chuckanut Drive, which takes you through the heart of the Chuckanut mountains. Keep your eyes on the road, and wait until you reach one of the many scenic overlooks before you grab your camera. The 21-mile stretch of two-lane road between BurWATERSIDENW.COM
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lington and Fairhaven takes travelers high above the shoreline with dramatic cliffs and rock faces on either side. The trip is popular with both motorcyclists and road bikers but be forewarned: the road is narrow with no passing room. The Chuckanut mountains are home to some of the finest hiking in the region, ranging from the easy trek down to Clayton Beach in Larrabee State Park (You’ll need to pay a day-use fee here most days. See our Calendar of Events on p. 62 for free dates.) to the 6.5-mile grind to the top of Oyster Dome – a 2,000-foot gain in elevation. Worth the climb, you’ll find a spectacular vista of Bellingham Bay and the San Juans awaiting you at the top. Don’t forget that even though you’re in the mountains, you’re still by the sea. In the Chuckanuts, you’ll find the freshest oysters available, growing right in the mudflats below you. Stop in at the The Oyster Bar for a tasting – you’ll want to take the driveway down to the Taylor Shellfish Company to buy right from the source.
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Keeping history at hand
With its 19thcentury style historic brick buildings and cobbled streets, Fairhaven is a reminder of days long past, inviting visitors to enjoy a slower pace of life and enjoy the community. Located on the south end of Bellingham Bay, Fairhaven was founded in 1883 by Dirty Dan Harris as its own town, but was later incorporated as a district of Bellingham. Though technically part of the larger city, this bustling historic district has its own feel and deserves a trip of its own. Thanks to pedestrian-friendly streets, walking from shop to shop is a breeze, making this district a shopper’s
paradise. Art galleries and niche stores have found their place in this hip suburb, and the hungry traveler will have a myriad of dining options ranging from a quick bite on the street to an elegant dinner. Wednesdays in the summer feature the Fairhaven Farmers Market across from the Fairhaven Village Green. Vendors from all around the county show up to sell fresh produce and locally made arts and crafts. The market also features live music. On Saturday evenings, you’ll want to bring a blanket and a bag of popcorn and take a break from your travels to enjoy outdoor movies and live acts on the Green. Many of the movies are family-friendly classics and the community turns out in droves to watch the projected features on the big screen painted on a building in the Green. Come evening, Fairhaven offers a music scene quite distinct from that found in Bellingham. For example, Skylark’s Hidden Cafe features a jazz open mic night on
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Thursdays at 8 p.m. Anyone with their own instrument is invited to play, but you might have to fight with the regulars for a spot in the line-up. But it’s not all shopping and eating in Fairhaven. You have to get your recreation in as well. If you’re a kayaker, you can put in at the public boat launch and paddle north through the bay to get a waterside view of Bellingham, or head south to Chuckanut Bay to find beautiful sandstone formations sculpted by the waves and wind. The Community Boating Center at 555 Harris
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Avenue is a great place to find a rental. Fairhaven harbor is also the place to board a whale-watching tour boat if you want to get a good look at the orcas that cruise the waters of the San Juan islands. The antique looks belie Fairhaven’s role as a major regional transportation hub. Fairhaven is the southern terminus of the Alaska ferry, a port for cruises to the San Juan islands and an Amtrak stop on the Vancouver to Portland run, not to mention a Greyhound bus depot. Or, if you just want to take a stroll, head over to Taylor dock, where a quarter-mile boardwalk and restored railway trestle gives pedestrians and cyclists a quick route over the bay from Fairhaven to Bellingham’s Boulevard Park. Walk or ride your bike on South Bay Trail or stop at Boulevard Park for a picnic, to toss a frisbee around or just enjoy the view of the bay.
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5 Great Hikes hiking
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North of the Border: Richmond, Steveston, Ladner and Tsawwassen are located on the Fraser River delta meaning that walks are all on flat land. These walks are great for families and those looking for a leisurely outing; not so much for those who are looking to get a steep workout.
Steveston Garry Point Park Loop and West Dyke Trail: You can park in Steveston and take the 2.5 km Garry Point Park loop and then head out along the West Dyke Trail. If you go all the way to Terra Nova Rural Park, you’ll cover 5.5 km in all. Garry Point follows the south fork of the Fraser River, passing historic canneries, fishing boats and river views. The West Dyke Trail has views of Georgia Strait on the west side and marshes and fields
on the east. Finish up at the historic Steveston village.
Tsawwassen Tsawwassen Dyke Trail: This is an out-and-back trail that winds along the shore of Boundary Bay. Marshes, farms, driftwood, bay and mountain views – this trail pretty much runs the gamut. The trail is totally flat and suitable for cyclists, runners, strollers and dog walkers. Hawks, eagles, great blue herons and more prowl the foreshore on the lookout for dinner. To access the trail, turn east off 56th Street onto 16th Avenue and turn left on Beach Grove Road. Follow the road until it turns to the left (this is where you enter the trail) and drive a block west to park.
South of the Border: Point Roberts The 10-Mile Loop: You can’t say you’ve
seen the Point until you’ve done The Loop. Essentially, you will be traveling the outer perimeter of Point Roberts and most of the time you’ll be walking the beach. You can pretty much start anywhere but most people tend to park at Maple Beach at Bay View Drive and Roosevelt Way. Walk west along Roosevelt. At the end of Roosevelt is Monument Park, the site of the first border monument marking the border between the two countries. Take the trail down to the beach. From here, turn south and follow the beach until you reach Lighthouse Marine Park. You’ll leave the beach and walk east on Edwards Drive for a few blocks to the marina walkway. Keep going until you reach the beach again. Continue along the beach to Lily Point Park where eagles and great blue herons abound. Once you turn the corner to the north, you’re on the homestretch. Follow the shoreline until you reach your starting point.
Bellingham Fragrance Lake Trail: This is a moderately easy trail that climbs 1,000 feet through the forest to Fragrance Lake. Just over five miles in length, you’ll be rewarded with views of Samish Bay and islands in the distance. The trail is accessed from Larrabee State Park on Chuckanut Drive and is ideal for those camping overnight at the park. Pick up a trail guide at the park office and have at it.
Orcas Island Mt. Constitution: Located in Moran State Park on Orcas Island, at 2409 feet, Mt. Constitution is the highest point in the San Juans. Pick up a trail map at the park and then drive to the trail head at Mountain Lake campground. The slightly over seven-mile-long trail winds around the lake on its way to Twin Lakes. From there the trail becomes steep with plenty of switchbacks. You
will climb about 1500 feet but the view will be worth it.
Whidbey Island Ebey’s Landing: Near Coupeville, this is a lovely little trail that takes you along the west coast of Whidbey Island where you will climb coastal bluffs high above the ocean and along beaches covered with flotsam and jetsam deposited there during winter storms. Start from the Prairie Overlook and head west. The trail starts to climb along bluffs overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca and will eventually reach 270 feet in height. Keep going and eventually you’ll be looking down at Peregos Lake, a lagoon separated from the ocean by a narrow spit covered with logs and birds. A steep trail will head down to the shore and you can then walk just over four miles back along the shore to where you will pick up the trail again at Ebey’s Landing.
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A college town whose students can’t be convinced to leave creates a haven for the arts, entertainment and recreation that caters to all ages. It may be nicknamed the city of subdued excitement, but Bellingham is anything but dull. With a front-row seat to Bellingham Bay and Mt. Baker looming behind, there’s more to do in this bustling college town than you can pack into your summer schedule. A city devoted to all things green, it was designated a “Trail Town USA” by the American Hiking Society and National Park Service in 1996. Since then, it’s gotten even more pedestrian friendly with nearly 40 miles of trails spread across 10 trail systems weaving their way through
the city. The trails, utilized by locals for both recreation and daily commuting alike, create an intricate network that fans out through the 600-plus acres of designated park and open space found throughout the city to both downtown Bellingham and Fairhaven, making it easy to get where you need to go, even if you don’t have a car. One gem of the trail systems, Whatcom Falls Park, offers a peaceful wooded retreat from the city and has a spectacular waterfall in its midst. Sitting by the falls is a favorite summertime escape, but we don’t recommend taking a dip. The water is icy cold and the falls can be hazardous. There are several access points to the falls through the eastern part of the city, so grab a trail map and head that way. If indoor escapes are more your fancy, then you’ll be well served in this cerebral, hipster college town. From unique sculptures gracing the Western Washington University campus to the theaters, museums and art galleries downtown, you’ll find lots to keep you occupied. CONTINUED ON PAGE 53 T
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Native American Arts
A legacy of the first nations
Lyle Wilson Coastal Scene, 1996 acrylic on rag matboard 8 x 9 inches Collection of the artist Photo: Bill McLennan
Art has been used as a form of expression in Native American cultures for thousands of years, and many of today’s artists, who are mentored in their craft by previous generations, draw on the natural world for their inspiration. In the Northwest Coast style of art utilized by many of the tribes along the western Washington and B.C. coast, the art is distinguished by the use of form lines, and the use of characteristic shapes referred to as ovoids, U forms and S forms. If paint is used, the most common colors are red and black. The patterns depicted include animal forms such as bears, ravens, eagles, orcas and humans; legendary creatures such as thunderbirds and Sisiutls; and abstract forms made up of characteristic Northwest Coast shapes. Totem poles, like the one from White Rock on to the right, are the most widely known artifacts produced using this style. Northwest Coast designs were also used to decorate traditional First Nations household items such as spoons, ladles, baskets, hats and paddles; since European contact, the Northwest Coast art style has increasingly been used in gallery-oriented forms such as paintings, prints and sculptures.
Lyle Wilson Juh-Qwin Gelwa Wa-wess, 1999 Fabric paint on canvas 9 x 6 feet Collection of the artist Photo: Bill McLennan
EXHIBITS Paint: The Painted Works of Lyle Wilson is featured at the Whatcom Museum’s Lightcatcher gallery in Bellingham. The show, which runs through July 6, celebrates Wilson’s achievements as a painter, writer and indigenous language advocate. As one of the masters of Northwest Coast painting, Lyle Wilson builds on traditional forms to create art that is deeply personal, yet rooted in his Haisla heritage. Featuring 58 works – mainly paintings depicting aspects of the land and sea that Wilson has created over the last two decades – Paint explores stories of the Haisla people and the evolution of a unique style of art. “We’re thrilled to be the first U.S. venue to host this show,” said executive director Patricia Leach. “I am so grateful to have been introduced to Lyle’s work by the Bill Reid Gallery founding director, Herb Auerbach, when Paint was on exhibition there.” His work can be found in the collecLyle Wilson Raven, Box & Light, 1994 tions of more than a dozen organizaacrylic on rag matboard tions, including the Royal BC Museum, 17 x12 inches Museum of Anthropology and the Collection of the artist Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo: Bill McLennan
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“I can’t draw, but when I look at a piece of wood, I can see what it should be.”
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DEMONSTRATIONS Whittle by whittle, the chips of wood fall away as Charles Miller’s handcrafted blade scrapes across the yellow plane of the diamond willow root. He holds the handmade tool deftly, even though he’s using his off hand, and each cut is exact. When finished, the gnarled and twisted root that he found in Alaska will have become a walking stick carved with the likeness of an eagle. “I can’t draw, but when I look at a piece of wood, I can see what it should be, so I carve away whatever I don’t see until it’s revealed,” he said. “I think this will be an eagle, but I’m going to do something different; I’m going to carve talons out of it as well. I’ve never seen that before.” A member of the Lummi Nation, Miller has put his hand to work carving totems and walking sticks, among other items over the years, and even carved the totem pole that was sent to New York as a memorial in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. “I wasn’t supposed to be the one,” he said. “But it was an honor to carve it.” Miller is one of many artists who come to the Lummi Gateway Center to lecture on and demonstrate their craft to visitors. He recently finished carving a
totem pole, the first one since he incurred a carving injury, that he intends to gift to his son. The totem was on display during his presentation at the Lummi Gateway Center. “The top half is Wolf,” he said as he worked his way across the totem explaining each part of the carving. “And the bottom is Raven. In our culture, Wolf is the teacher and Raven is the trickster. So, with my son, I’m the Wolf and he’s the Raven.” He plans to paint the totem with traditional Lummi colors of red, black and white. “Collectors think that totems are more valuable if they aren’t painted, because they are more natural. But the colors are used to emphasize the parts of the story the carving tells. So I think I’ll paint it.”
Carvers are onsite at the Lummi Gateway Center carving shed nearly every day (Tues – Sat) from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. working on projects. Visit them at 4920 Rural Ave, Ferndale.
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Great Brews Breweries are on a steep growth trend worldwide and our region is no exception. From famously bitter IPAs to artisanal Belgians and saisons, from crystal clear pilsners to creamy black stouts, these local breweries will appeal to any beer lover’s palette.
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Island Hoppin’ Brewery 33 Hope Ln. Eastsound 360/376-6079 www.islandhoppinbrewery.com
Rockfish Grill and Anacortes Brewery 320 Commercial Ave. 360/588-1720 www.anacortesrockfish.com
Flyers Restaurant and Brewery 32295 SR 20 Oak Harbor 360/675-5858 www.eatatflyers.com
Aslan Brewing Company 1330 N. Forest St. www.aslanbrewing.com Boundary Bay Brewery and Bistro 1107 Railroad Ave. 360/647-5593 www.bbaybrewery.com
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Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen 601 W. Holly St. 360/752-3377 www.chuckanutbreweryand kitchen.com
Big River Brewing Company 180-14200 Entertainment Blvd. 604-271-2739 www.bigriverbrewpub.com
Kulshan Brewing Company 2238 James St. 360/389-5348 www.kulshanbrewery.com
Big Ridge Brewing Company 5580 152 St. 604/574-2739 www.mjg.ca/big-ridge
Menace Brewing at The Local 1427 Railroad Ave. 360/306-3731 Wander Brewing 1807 Dean Ave. 360/647-6152 www.wanderbrewing.com LA CONNER
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etchings, sculptures, murals, glasswork, photography, and ceramics are exhibited in two buildings and throughout the grounds on 234 feet of waterfront property on Orcas Island, and the museum features two architectural follies: a round Greek Doric Temple, built in an historically accurate ruined state; and a grotto, three underground rooms dedicated to fantasy. San Juan Museum 405 Price Street Friday Harbor, WA 360/378-3949 sjmuseum.org Honoring heritage and history, the museum gives visitors the opportunity to explore the grounds of the restored King farm house and Scribner’s log cabin, where the exhibits share and interpret the story of the peoples of San Juan Island. San Juan Islands Museum of Art 285 Spring Street Friday Harbor, WA 360/370-5050 sjima.org A visual arts museum in Friday Harbor. The Whale Museum 62 1st Street N Friday Harbor 360/378-4710 whale-museum.org The Whale Museum, opened in 1979, was the first museum in the country devoted to a species living in the wild. Today, the museum continues to promote stewardship of whales and the Salish Sea ecosystem through education and research.
Whidbey/Camano islands Island County Historical Society 908 NW Alexander Street Coupeville, WA 360/678-3310 wp.islandhistory.org A museum that features local and regional history featuring ice age relics, mammoth remains, a fine Native American collection – including cedar dugout canoes, maritime, early settlers, and the first automobile on Whidbey Island (1902 Holsman auto buggy).
San Juan Islands Lopez Island Historical Society and Museum 28 Washburn Pl, Lopez Island, WA 360/468-2049 lopezmuseum.org The Lopez Museum features several exhibits each year that focus on Lopez Island history. Alongside permanent First Islanders and Natural History displays, there are rotating exhibits
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on farming, fishing, place name origins and island communities. The museum also maintains a photo and document archive. Orcas Island Historical Museum 181 N Beach Road Eastsound Village, Orcas Island 360/376-4849 orcasmuseum.org Six original homestead cabins built during the
1870s and the 1890s were moved, reconstructed and linked together to create this island museum’s main facility. The cabins, which are each more than a hundred years old, not only house the collections, but are considered important historical artifacts in themselves. Each cabin serves as a space for interpreting specific aspects of island history as told through the life stories
and material culture of the Native American and early European-American settlers of this area. The Lambiel Museum Orcas Island 360/376-4544 lambielmuseum.org The Lambiel Museum features a private collection of original artwork by San Juan Islands artists dating back to 1915. The paintings, drawings,
South Whidbey Historical Society Museum 312 Second Street Langley, WA 360/221-2101 southwhidbeyhistory.org Focusing on the history of the south end of Whidbey Island, the museum also maintains the McLeod Cabin, an original log building and the Brooks Hill Log House with its photographs of early log structures. The Stanwood Area Historical Society 27112 102nd Ave NW Stanwood, WA
360/629-6110 sahs-fncc.org The 1890 D. O. Pearson House, home to the general store owner and first mayor of Stanwood, serves as a museum operated by the Stanwood Area Historical Society. Changing exhibits feature settlers from the eastern U.S. and Europe and their interactions with local Skagit and Stillaguamish tribes. Other locations include Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, Little White Church on the Hill, Camano Pioneer Cemetery, Hevly Cash Store, and Cama Beach Resort.
Anacortes History Museum 1305 8th Street Anacortes, WA 360/293-1915 cityofanacortes.org The museum houses a collection of hundreds of charts and maps, including railroad maps, town plat maps, nautical charts as well as fish trap maps. Artifacts also showcase the lifestyles of early Anacortes residents, and include Native American baskets, hats, arrowheads and other items used in everyday life. Maritime Heritage Center 7 W.T. Preston Sternwheeler 703 R Ave Anacortes, WA 360/293-1916 cityofanacortes.org The Anacortes Museum’s Maritime Heritage Center features exhibits on local fishing and shipbuilding industries. The center includes artifacts, models, graphic displays and historical text all related to the three snagboats that maintained the area’s navigable rivers. The W.T. Preston was placed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1979 and is open for tours.
La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum 703 S. Second Street La Conner, WA 360/466-4288 laconnerquilts.com Located in the historic Gaches mansion, this museum is a space dedicated to the display of textile work from local, national, and international quilters. Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA) 121 S First Street La Conner, WA 360/466-4446 monamuseum.org Located in the heart of La Conner this museum offers an exploration of art, diverse cultures and environment in the Northwest, with a series of rotating and permanent collections.
“My thanksgiving is perpetual. For my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.” — Henry David Thoreau Skagit County Historical Museum 501 S Fourth Street La Conner, WA 360/466-3365 skagitcounty.net/museum From parlors to plows, Native American baskets to Shirley Temple dolls, the museum galleries are overflowing with interesting and often unusual treasures of Skagit County’s vibrant past.
Whatcom Museum 121 Prospect Street Lightcatcher Space at 250 Flora Street Bellingham, WA 98225 360/778-8930 whatcommuseum.org Located in downtown Bellingham, this museum displays more than 200,000 artifacts and artworks of regional importance.
Bellingham Maritime Museum 800 Cornwall Avenue Bellingham, WA 360/592-4112 bellinghammaritimemuseum.org Featuring the history of Coast Salish Nations, Pacific Northwest explorers and boat craftsmen.
Heritage Flight Museum 15053 Crosswind Drive Burlington, WA 360/424-5151 heritageflight.org A private museum displaying military aircraft, models and memorabilia.
Children’s Museum of Skagit County 550 Cascade Mall Blvd Burlington, WA 360/757-8888 skagitchildrensmuseum.net Educational exhibits and events provide kids ages 0-12 with handson learning experiences, geared toward promoting an understanding of the arts, science and culture.
Bellingham Railway Museum 1320 Commercial Street Bellingham, WA 360/393-7540 bellinghamrailwaymuseum.org Featuring railroad heritage, history and operations. Mindport Exhibits 210 W Holly Street Bellingham, WA 360/647-5614 mindport.org A collection of exhibits focusing on exploration, observation, creativity, play and fun. SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention 1312 Bay Street Bellingham, WA 360/738-3886 sparkmuseum.org Spark features interactive exhibits displaying the inventions and innovations that changed the course of human history.
The Marine Life Center 1801 Roeder Avenue Bellingham, WA 360/671-2431 marinelifecenter.org Part of the Northwest Discovery Project, the Marine Life Center introduces visitors to the marine flora and fauna of the Salish Sea.
Blaine Semiahmoo Park Alaska Packers Association Cannery and Fishing Museum 9261 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 360-733-2900 draytonharbormaritime.org Housed in an old cannery building, the museum focuses on the history of fishing and canning in Blaine.
Lower Mainland, B.C. White Rock Museum & Archives 14970 Marine Drive White Rock 604/541-2221 whiterock.museum.bc.ca Located in the historic White Rock Train Station building on the beach this museum caters to residents and visitors who want to learn about White Rock history. Richmond Cultural Centre 7700 Minoru Gate Richmond 604/247-8300 richmond.ca Rotating exhibits dedicated to British Columbia history and culture.
Gulf of Georgia Cannery Society Moncton Street Richmond 604/664-9009 gulfofgeorgiacannery.com Located in the fishing village of Steveston, the largest commercial fishing port in Canada, this museum preserves, presents, and promotes the history of Canada’s West Coast fishing industry. Britannia Heritage Shipyard 5180 Westminster Drive Steveston 604/718-8050 britannia-hss.ca A rare example of the type of village which once served the thriving fishing industry with its canneries, boatyards, stores, homes and its mix of cultures. A national historic site. UBC Museum of Anthropology 6393 NW Marine Drive Vancouver 604/822-5087 moa.ubc.ca The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia is world-renowned for its collections, research and teaching Vancouver Maritime Museum 1905 Ogden Street Vancouver 604/257-8300 vancouvermaritime museum.com Since 1959, the Vancouver Maritime Museum Society has worked to preserve and tell the maritime history of the Pacific Northwest and Arctic. Features the the St. Roch, an historic arctic exploration vessel used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The museum also has extensive galleries of model ships. Vancouver Police Museum 240 E. Cordova Street Vancouver 604/665-3346 vancouverpolicemuseum.ca Housing more than 20,000 artifacts, photos, and archival documents, this museum features the history of crime and law enforcement in Vancouver Museum of Vancouver 1100 Chestnut Street Vancouver 604/736-4431 museumofvancouver.ca Vancouver-focused exhibitions and programs that encourage dynamic conversations about what was, is, and can be Vancouver. Permanent collections detailing life in Vancouver from 1910 to 1970, alongside contemporary exhibits.
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Trains Amtrak Amtrak is a great way to get where you need to go and still enjoy the scenery along the way. Catch the train in Vancouver, Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Stanwood, Everett or Seattle. www.amtrak.com. Ferries Anacortes Ferry Terminal Daily trips to the San Juan Islands and Victoria, B.C.
2100 Ferry Terminal Road, Anacortes 800/843.3779 www.wsdot.com/ferries Tsawwassen-Ferry Terminal Daily trips to Victoria, B.C. and Nanaimo. West end of Hwy 17 Tsawwassen 888/223-3779 www.bcferries.com Lummi Ferry Daily trips from the mainland. I-5, Exit 260 to Haxton Way, Ferndale www.co.whatcom.wa.us Alaska Marine Highway Ferries to Alaska Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Harris Avenue. 800/642-0066 www.ferryalaska.com/bell
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Calendar of Events
May May 25: Ski to Sea, Bellingham. This 93.5-mile relay race runs from Mount Baker to downtown Fairhaven. www.skitosea.com May 29–30: Blazing Paddles, Lynnwood and Mount Vernon. National paddling film festival. www. paddle4ever.com/BlazingPaddles. html
June 1: San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Free self-guided tour featuring 13 artists’ studios, along with 39 guest artists. www.visitsanjuans.com June 7–8: Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Arts and crafts, family events, great food and more. www.anacortes.org
June 14: National Get Outdoors Day Free Day, Washington state. Entry into Washington State Parks is free. No Discover Pass is required. www.discoverpass.wa.gov June 15–17: Rose Festival, La Conner. Garden tours, displays, presentations and more. www.christiansonsnursery.com June 19–22: Lummi Stommish Water Festival, Lummi Island. Multicultural Coast Salish gathering with carnival, barbeque, concerts and more. www.stommish.com June 20: Summer Soltice Art Walk, Fairhaven. Walk the Fairhaven historic district and take in local art exhibits and demonstrations. www.fairhaven.com
Berry Dairy Days, Burlington June 19–22 Burlington’s Berry Dairy Days is one of the oldest festivals in Skagit County, dating back to 1937, when local volunteer firefighters started the festival to raise funds for new equipment. The celebration included a parade, carnival and the “World’s Largest Shortcake,” which served more than 5,000 people. Today, the event has stretched to four days of fun and food. This year’s 77th annual festival will take place June 19–22 and will feature fresh local strawberry shortcake (a nod to the first) served all weekend. A carnival runs throughout the festival, and Friday night’s a party with a spectacular fireworks show, and Kiwanis Salmon BBQ. On Saturday, the Fred Meyer Grand Parade and demolition derby are not to be missed, and Sunday rounds out the weekend with the nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show and more! www.burlington-chamber.com/ events/berry-dairy-days/
June 14: Deception Pass Challenge, Anacortes. Triathlon in Deception Pass State Park. www. deceptionpassfoundation.org
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June 20–22: International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park, Blaine. A juried art festival featuring artists from both sides of the U.S./
Canada border. www.blainechamber.com June 21: Birch Bay Sandcastle Contest. Watch the beach at Birch Bay transform into a series of sandcastles and sculptures. www.birchbaychamber.com June 21–August 23: Films on the Village Green, Fairhaven Outdoor Cinema. Enjoy live music and a popular movie on Saturdays. www.fairhavenoutdoorcinema.com June 25–July 4: Loggerodeo Fourth of July Celebration, SedroWoolley. Washington’s oldest Independence Day celebration with chain saw competition, logging show, bluegrass, carnival and more. www.sedro-woolley.com June 28: Whidbey Island Garden Tour. Explore the gamut of gardening on Whidbey Island. www.wigt.org June 28: North Cascades Concert Band, Birch Bay State Park. A program of concert band music for the entire family. Bring a blanket or chairs. www.fobbsp.org
July July 1: Steveston Salmon Festival. Parade, craft fair, trade show, children’s festival, Youth Rock Fest and more. www.stevestonsalmonfest.ca Almost every waterside community has an Independence (July 4) or Canada (July 1) day celebration. Visit their individual websites for more info. July 5–20: Bellingham Festival of Music. One of America’s premier virtuoso orchestra festivals. www.bellinghamfestival.org
July 6–12: Drayton Harbor Music Festival, Blaine. Six days of jazz music and classes, with a huge concert on July 12. www.blainejazz.org July 9–August 6: Music on the Lawn, San Juan Island. Bring blankets and a picnic and enjoy a night of music. www.visitsanjuans.com July 10–August 15: Shakespeare NW, Mount Vernon. Performing Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing. www.shakesnw.org July 10–August 24: Shakespeare Under the Stars, San Juan islands. Twelfth Night. Professional theater with island ambiance. Info: www.islandstageleft.org
Skagit Valley Highland Games July 12–13 Held the second full weekend each July, this festival attracts more than 10,000 people each year. The games feature a wide range of activities for young and old alike. This year, the games will be held July 12 and 13 at Edgewater Park in Mount Vernon. The Skagit Valley Highland Games is part of an annual circuit of Scottish competitions held in the Pacific Northwest and B.C.’s Lower Mainland and features solo bagpiping and drumming competitions, bagpipe bands, fiddling, traditional Scottish athletics and Scottish Highland dancing.
July 19: Steampunk Festival, Fairhaven. Showcase of music art and literature with a steampunk theme. www.fairhaven.com July 19–20: Birch Bay Discovery Days. Parade, arts and craft fair, food vendors and Ducky Derby Race. www.birchbaychamber.com July 20: Point Roberts Garden Tour. Tour beautiful Point Roberts home gardens. www.pointrobertsgardenclub.org July 20: Whatcom Wine and Spirits Festival, Bellingham. Taste local wines and support the Food and Farming program. www.sustainableconnections.org/events. July 26: Friday Harbor Fly-in, San Juan Island. Enjoy fly-bys of rare aircraft, displays and activities. www.visitsanjuans.com July 26: Bite of Skagit, Mount Vernon. Music, food from local restaurants, beer and wine garden, food demos and kids activities. www.biteofskagit.org
August 2–3: Birch Bay Music Festival. Continuous live music and animal-friendly events, raffle, doggy fashion show and more. www.birchbaymusicfestival.com August 3–4: Point Roberts Arts and Music Festival. Music, arts and crafts and great food. www.pointrobertsartsandmusicfestival.org August 3–24: Peace Arch International Concert Series. Free Sunday outdoor concerts. www.peacearchpark.org August 6–9: Skagit County Fair, Mount Vernon. Carnival and rides, live music, car show, and kids’ zone. www.skagitcounty.net/fair August 7–11: Doe Bay Fest, Orcas Island. Doe Bay Resort and Retreat’s festival features musicians, local cuisine, camping and more. www.doebay.com
August 9: International Sea and Sky Festival, Birch Bay. Learn to make a kite, paddleboard and kayak with the whole family. www.birchbaychamber.com
August 1–3: Anacortes Arts Festival. Featuring 250 diverse booth artisans and more than 30 Northwest artists. www.anacortesartsfestival.com
August 9: La Conner Classic Yacht and Car Show. Celebrating La Conner’s maritime history and industry. www.lovelaconner.com
August 1–4: White Rock Sea Festival. Parade, market, entertainment and kids zone. www.whiterockseafestival.ca
August 9: Whidbey Island Highland Games. Scottish music, culture, and enjoy the variety of Celtic performances. www.wihg.org
August 2: Shaw Island Classic Yacht Race, Friday Harbor. Yacht race around Shaw Island. www.visitsanjuans.com
August 9–10: Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival. Juried arts and crafts festival featuring nearly 200 artisans in 16 different categories. www.coupevillefestival.com
August 2–3: Eastsound Fly-in and Antique Car Show, Orcas Island. See interesting aircraft and flying demonstrations, with car show and pancake breakfast. www.visitsanjuans.com
August 11–16: Northwest Washington Fair, Lynden. Entertainment, live music, carnival rides, classic fair food, show animal exhibits and
more. www.nwwafair.com August 13–16: San Juan County Fair, San Juan Island. Sweet oldfashioned small-town country fair. www.visitsanjuans.com August 15–17: Bellwether Arts Market, Bellingham. Market selling handmade arts and crafts from regional artists. www.alliedarts.com August 16–17: Muds to Suds, Ferndale. A fun mud race on 2.5 miles with 22 dirty obstacles. www.mudstosuds.com
September 21: Bite of Bellingham. Samples from more than 20 Bellingham area restaurants. www. downtownbham.wordpress.com September 27: San Juan Island Quest. A 12 or six hour adventure race comprised of trail running, sea kayaking and mountain biking. www. recreationnorthwest.org/quest-adventure-races/san-juan-island-quest/ September 28: Oyster Run, Anacortes. Largest motorcycle run in the northwest. Free, no time schedule and no required route. www.oysterrun.org
August 17: Quilt Walk and Car Show, Ladner. Walk around to see displayed handmade quilts and vintage cars. www.ladnerbusiness.com August 24: 6th Annual Garlic Festival, Richmond. Entertainment, cooking demonstrations, garlic, garlic goods and of course garlic ice cream. www.garlicfestival. sharingfarm.ca August 25: National Park Service Birthday Free Day, Washington state. Entry into Washington State Parks is free. No Discover Pass is required. www.discoverpass.wa.gov August 30: Oak Harbor Music Festival, Whidbey Island. Music festival with food, arts and crafts. www.oakharborfestival.com August 30–31: Lopez Island Artists’ Studio Tour. Free self-guided tour of artists’ studios. Art for sale. www.lopezstudiotour.com
September September 6: Skagit River Salmon Festival, Anacortes. Entertainment, salmon barbecue, kids activities, craft vendors and more. www.skagitriverfest.org
Tsawwassen Sun Festival August 2–4 Attracting upwards of 12,000 people over this three-day festival each year, the Tsawwassen Sun Festival is the largest annual community festival held in south Delta. This year’s festival will take place August 2–4 at Winskill Park in Tsawwassen. The Sun Festival offers fun for the whole family, including a parade, live music and entertainment, a children’s area, an antique fair and marketplace, a slow pitch tournament, a BMX air show, fireworks, food vendors and much more.
September 13: Fidalgo Bay Day, Anacortes. Chowder samples, oysters and clams, science exhibits, kids activities and more. www.fidalgobay.com
July 19: San Juan Island Lavender Festival. Lavender farm tours, harvest, demonstrations, crafts and food. www.visitsanjuans.com
On the first Saturday and Sunday of August, Drayton Harbor Days brings together family and friends for a celebration of Maritime fun. This year’s festival will be held at Blaine Harbor just off exit 276 on I-5. The festival features an array of boats on display, a 5k run, live music, arts and crafts booths, tours on the historic Plover ferry, and fun for kids at Pirate Daze. The tall ships Lady Washington and The Hawaiian Chieftain will also be available for tours and battle sails. Not to be missed is the George Raft Race, where participants paddle homemade rafts built from recycled floatable materials, held on Saturday, August 2.
July 14–30: Sounds of Summer Music Series, Surrey. Free live music series in Surrey’s garden parks. www.surrey.ca
September 13: Whatcom County Farm Tour. Free, self-guided, family friendly farm tour. www.sustainableconnections.org
Drayton Harbor Days August 2–3
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July 11–13: Tour de White Rock. Watch the premier cycling event in Canada. www.tourdewhiterock.ca
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A sea of tranquility
Just off the Bellingham coast is Lummi Island, a small, tranquil island that was recently named one of 28 “Best Secret Islands on Earth” by Travel & Leisure. Not a tourist destination in the traditional sense, Lummi offers a relaxing retreat for food enthusiasts and nature lovers. This is where you find people living on “island time” and enjoying every minute of the laid-back lifestyle. Quiet, tree-lined country lanes traverse the island making biking or walking the obvious recreational activities, but outdoor and cultural options are varied and a great meal is never far away. Lummi is also the most accessible of the area’s islands. It is just two hours from Seattle and one and a half hours from Vancouver, B.C. Take the Slater Road exit from I-5 and head west. Rolling farmland makes for a relaxing and peaceful journey, and a five-minute ferry ride aboard the Whatcom Chief will have you cruising the island in no time. Eighteen miles of country roads beckon bikers and walkers alike. Once on the island, one essential stop is The Willows Inn, often considered a destination in its own right. The New York Times called it one of just 10 restaurants in the world worth a plane ride, citing chef Blaine Wetzel and his “obsessive” focus on fresh, local ingredients. Wetzel previously worked at Noma in Copenhangen, a world-renowned restaurant.
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If you’re not a landlubber, you can circumnavigate the island by kayak for a vigorous day trip or camp overnight at the Lummi DNR, a rustic campsite accessible only by water. Visit one of three preserves protected by the Lummi Island Heritage Trust. The Otto and Curry preserves are both perfect for a casual walk, but the real hidden gem is the Baker preserve, offering a short but vigorous hike up a steep and winding trail with a great payoff – an overlook with breathtaking views of the San Juan Islands. Many of the islanders stick to the old ways here, and in the summer months, you can see reef netters hard at work in the bay. Reefnet fishing is a traditional Pacific Northwest salmonfishing method and has been practiced for centuries by Native American tribes using cedar canoes and cedar nets to catch wild sockeye and other wild Pacific salmon. Through the years, the boats have gotten a little bigger and winches are used to pull in the nylon net. But, at its core, the wild Pacific salmon fishing method has remained fundamentally unchanged. The Lummi Island Farmers Market takes place Saturday mornings through September within walking distance of the ferry landing, and the Lummi Artists Studio Tour, where the island’s artists open their studios to the public, happens three times a year on Memorial Day, Labor Day and the third weekend in November, and is worth a stop – the artist community on Lummi is growing and there are always new and exciting works to be seen.
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Warm tide pools, long stretches of sandy tidal flats and the allure of calm, still water attract thousands to the shores of Birch Bay each year. A popular destination for vacationing families, the small community offers a wide variety of attractions for anyone seeking a relaxing getaway. Its laid-back vibe, warm, sandy flats and popular waterslides make Birch Bay an ideal place to create cherished memories. At the beach, kids will delight in building sandcastles, digging for clams or playing in the shallow waters which, at low tide, recede nearly half a mile from shore. Chat and soak up the sun, attend one of the areaâ€™s many water-oriented outdoor festivals such as the annual International Sea and Sky Festival or go for a stroll along the bay. Be sure to bring binoculars no matter what you do â€“ Birch Bay is a sanctuary for a stunning array of local birdlife. The annual Wings Over Water
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June 14 Bike Expo June 21 Sandcastle Contest July 19 & 20 Discovery Days parade, arts & crafts festival and Ducky Derby race August 2 & 3 Birch Bay Music Festival August 9 Sea & Sky Festival
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feathered fowl that flock to the shores of Birch Bay is impressive. A short drive away from the heart of the community where many of the eclectic restaurants and places to stay are located is Birch Bay State Park. This off-the-beaten-path preserve consists of a forest that shelters the shoreline. The wide rocky beach with tons of driftwood, water-smoothed boulders and washed-up buoys gives visitors plenty to explore. To get there, follow Birch Bay Drive south to the stop sign at Alderson Road. Take a right, then follow the road around a bend to the left and you will enter the park soon after. At Birch Bay State Park, a 194-acre camping park, you will find the newly opened BP Heron Environmental Educational Center with classes and programs dedicated to getting to know the Birch Bay ecosystem. The park, which offers views of the Cascades and Canadian Gulf Islands, along with thousands of feet of both saltwater and freshwater shorelines, is home to one of the last remaining freshwater/saltwater estuaries in the north Puget Sound.
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Known as the Peace Arch City, Blaine is your last stop before the U.S./Canada border, or your first on the way into the U.S., depending on which way you’re headed. This is a town that memorializes the past, and its most obvious claim to fame and the derivative of its nickname is the white Peace Arch monument that straddles the Canada and U.S. border on the 49th parallel. The towering testament to peace between the border countries was dedicated 1921, stands 67 feet high and is inscribed with the words “Brethren Dwelling Together in Unity” on the Canadian side and “Children of a Common Mother” on the American side. Inside the walls of the monument are pieces from both the Beaver and the Mayflower. The arch has two iron gates that are left open symbolizing the longstanding peace between the two nations. Beautifully landscaped gardens surround the monument,
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with Peace Arch Provincial Park to the north and Peace Arch State Park on the south. A hidden treasure, this park is all too often passed by in the rush to the border. But the traveler who has time to stop and smell the roses will be well rewarded with the fragrant Eden that the park employees have cultivated in this in-between land that doesn’t require
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a passport to view. Look for sculptures throughout the park as part of the annual International Sculpture Exhibit, open until October 1. The town wraps around Drayton Harbor, and water is the way of this city. Many families are connected to the sea; despite dwindling stocks of salmon, fishing is a way of life, taking husbands and sons to Alaska for the summers to bring in the catch. In the H Street plaza, in the center of downtown, you’ll find a memorial called “The Vigil” – a bronze sculpture of a grandmother, mother and young boy looking out to sea. Commissioned by the Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society, it was created to honor the mothers, wives and children who waited for
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husbands, fathers and brothers to return from their toils at sea. The Alaska Packers Association Museum on Semiahmoo spit, located on the west end of Blaine, details the journeys of these fishermen and the importance of the seafaring life to the community. Blaine is a bird watcher’s heaven, with ample opportunities to sight a significant number of avian species in the vast tidelands and marshes surrounding the area. Blaine Marine Park, on the spit just off exit 276 and across the street from Blaine Harbor, is the go-to place for visiting bird watchers. The Blaine area is a critical resting area for migrating birds traveling the Pacific Flyway and it’s not uncommon to see birdwatchers camped out with binoculars in the shelters lining the bay.
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“We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface, but connected in the deep.” — William James A graveled path winds its way through the waterside greenway to the pier at the foot of Marine Drive, and there you’ll see daredevil teens plunging into the harbor in summer or fisherman casting their lines off the pier. Once crab season opens, you’ll see folks lining up to toss their traps over the side, in hopes that they will have Dungeness crab for dinner. Semiahmoo spit, part of the Coast Millennial Trail, is a favorite spot for beachcombers and birdwatchers. Just less than a mile in length, the trail begins across the road from Semiahmoo Park and offers spectacular views of Mt. Baker, Twin Sisters and other snow-covered peaks. You can get there by land or by sea: Beginning the Friday of the Memorial Day weekend and running every weekend until Labor Day, the historic Plover ferry runs from Blaine Harbor to the spit. The Plover was a workhorse that used to carry cannery workers back and forth to work. Rides are by donation.
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4th of July Celebration
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Drayton Harbor Days
The Blaine Chamber of Commerce Welcomes You! 2014 Summer Events
International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park
June 20 - 22
July 12 Art-2-Jazz Street Fair
May through October Peace Arch International Sculpture Exhibit
July 4 Old Fashioned 4th of July parade, street fair, car show & fireworks
Tall ships Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain
Weekends through Labor Day MV Plover Ferry Rides
August 2 - 3 Drayton Harbor Days street fair, wooden & steam boat displays, tall ships
December 6 Holiday Harbor Lights tree lighting, Santa arrival, boat parade, fun run
Fall & Spring Events October 11 Bountiful Harvest Day scarecrow displays & final market day
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June through October Blaine Gardeners Market
July 6 - 12 Drayton Harbor Music Festival
August 1 - 4
Sundays, August 3, 10, 17 & 24 Peace Arch Park Int’l Concert Series
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Crossing the Border Children: U.S. and Canadian children under the age of 16 will need to present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. Be prepared to prove that you have written parental consent for any minor children traveling with you. If you have legal custody or if you share custody, have copies of relevant legal documents, such as custody rights. If you are not the custodial parent or not the parent or legal guardian, carry a letter of permission authorizing you to have custody when entering Canada or the U.S. A letter would also facilitate entry if only one parent is travelling with their offspring. The letter should contain contact telephone numbers for the parent or legal guardian. If you are travelling as part of a group of vehicles, be sure that your family is in the same vehicle when you arrive at the border.
Traveling between Canada and the United States is easy, as long as you have the proper documents. Travelers must present a passport or other approved secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel into the U.S.
To cross, you will need one of the following documents: If you are a citizen of the U.S., you do not need a passport to enter Canada. However, you should carry proof of your citizenship, such as a birth certificate, certificate of citizenship or naturalization, as well as photo identification. If you are a permanent resident of Canada or the U.S, you should bring your permanent resident card with you. To enter the U.S.: Canadian citizens should carry a Canadian passport, a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS or SENTRI), or an enhanced driver’s license (EDL). U.S. citizens should carry a U.S. passport, a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS or SENTRI), or an enhanced driver’s license (EDL), a military ID with official travel orders, a U.S. Merchant Mariner document, an enhanced tribal card or American Indian card.
Pets: A proof of rabies vaccination is required for dogs and it is recommended for cats. Declarations and exemptions: Review what is allowable to take into the U.S. or Canada before you reach the border. The list changes frequently and can catch the unwary traveler by surprise. Surprises are the last thing anyone needs when going through a border. Declare everything you’re bringing into the country, even if you bought it at
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Questions to expect: When you’re crossing the border, be prepared to answer the following questions for each person in the car: • Where are you from? • Where are you going? • How long are you staying? • What do you do for work? • What is the value of goods with you? • Do you have any weapons? (None allowed) • Do you have any fruit or vegetables? (There are restrictions) • Are you leaving anything in the country?
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a duty free shop. Have receipts for all purchases readily available. Always declare when you are transporting more than $10,000 in or out of the U.S. or Canada. Medication should be in its original container.
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When it’s raining in Vancouver, you can almost bet it will be sunny in White Rock. Like the rest of the waterside communities, White Rock benefits from being located under the blue hole. Summer winds coming from the Pacific flow up the western flanks of the Olympic mountains and descend into Puget Sound, pushing the clouds up against the Coast and Cascade mountains. Consequently, you can expect to see lots of people strolling the seaside promenade, walking out the famous 1,500-foot-long pier or sitting on the patio at one of the many restaurants overlooking the ocean on Marine Drive. White Rock is either your first stop coming north or your last stop before the Peace Arch border crossing. Its name comes from the nearly 500-ton boulder sitting on the shore south of the town’s famed pier. The story goes that the stone was thrown across the Strait of Georgia by a young Indian chief who chose the spot where it landed to build a home for his new wife. There are acres of broad sandy beaches for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking or windsurfing. You’ll find families fishing for crab and couples taking romantic sunset walks with ice cream cones from one of the kiosks on Marine Drive. The Drive itself is jammed with shops, nightspots and great restaurants. If fish and chips aren’t your thing, try some fresh Dungeness crab with melted butter. Sidewalk dining and people watching is serious sport here. CONTINUED ON PAGE 84 T
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For close to 20 years Cielo’s has offered you a late night lounge, intimate dining room, a romantic setting and a warm, comforting meal all rolled into one. A must to sample exciting global tapas, slurp fresh shucked oysters and sip a variety of wines and martinis, more importantly, our award winning Sangria all the while soaking in our
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There is an interesting little museum in the old railway terminal at the foot of the hill next to some convenient parking. The summer is also a busy time for special events and festivals. Tour de White Rock is an exciting bicycle race that runs July 11–13 and includes hill climbs and traditional road races. Not just for pros and spectators, there are also amateur events for those who want to try the real thing. If you want to see some world-class softball players, check out Softball City, a huge complex that hosts world championship tournaments throughout the summer. Visit softballcity.bc.ca. The White Rock Sea Festival takes place the first weekend in August along the waterfront and offers activities for the entire family. The uptown area is where you’ll find shopping centers, more restaurants and services of all kinds. If you like golf, you’ll love White Rock. There are 15 golf courses and five golf ranges within 20 minutes of downtown. Just to the north of town is the pleasant seaside community of Crescent Beach. On the southern end of Crescent Beach is Crescent Rock Beach, a 6.5 km. long rugged strip of shoreline that is utilized by naturists and nudists for nude sunbathing and skinny-dipping. According to Wikipedia, the city of Surrey refuses to endorse its clothing-optional use but the RCMP have acknowledged that nudity that is out of sight from the marine parks at Crescent Beach and White Rock is legal under Canadian case law.
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Ladner and Tsawwassen are located smack in the middle of the Pacific Flyway, and the surrounding fields, wetlands and waterways are vital stopovers for millions of birds on their annual migration. One of the best places to observe all kinds of birds is at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Ladner. Take River Road West, and turn right for the bridge to Westham Island. Just before the bridge is a small park where often you’ll have a close-up view of Steller sea lions sunning on the docks. Ladner and the surrounding farmlands will make you want to get out and walk or bike. Traffic is minimal, and the terrain is flat. Downtown you will find historic buildings, hometown merchants and a compelling local museum. Have a drink or bite to eat while you watch boat traffic on the peaceful and picturesque Ladner Slough. The Ladner open market is not to be missed – it’s held on Sundays from 10-4 p.m., June 8 & 22, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, September 7. More suburban than village, Tsawwassen’s main drag, 56th Street, is jammed with restaurants, boutiques, personal service
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establishments and supermarkets. Fortunately, the town center has been able to avoid the chain store hell that afflicts so many North American cities. Tsawwassen also illustrates why obesity rates in Vancouver top off at 12 percent versus 27 percent just across the border – the recreational facilities are simply superb. Everywhere you look, there are people biking, walking, swimming, playing ball or throwing Frisbees. Get out of the car and join them. Take a hike on the dyke at Boundary Bay Regional Park or chill at Centennial Beach, a great place for a swim or a picnic.
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nese, Vietnamese and other regional cuisines and stores abound. From spicy crab rolls to popiah to dim sum, dining on No. 3 Road is an absolute Asian delight. The historic village of Steveston is located on the southern edge of Richmond on the banks of the south arm of the Fraser River. More than 600 fishing boats, 1 Canada’s largest fishing fleet, ply the river to the ocean returning with catches that visitors can buy right off the 1A 99 dock. Shrimp, halibut VANCOUVER and salmon are the main choices offered. VANCOUVER Visitors can walk INTERNATIONAL 99 AIRPORT along the boardwalk, (YVR) check out the shops or Westminster Hwy stop for fresh seafood RICHMOND 36 at one of the many 99 restaurants on the ER Steveston Hwy V 32 streets lining the river. STEVESTON 17 Steveston is also the ER AS R jumping off spot for F 99 whale watching boats. Tours leave frequent17A ly going downriver LA DNER 17 past sea lions out to B AY RY A the Strait of Georgia D N where the orcas, seals 17 and eagles are found. STR
Steveston and Richmond will be a change of pace for you – like Ladner, these two communities are river-based. Rapidly growing, Richmond is home to 180,000 people and sits between the North Arm of the mighty Fraser River and the South Arm. To the west lies the Strait of Georgia. This is not the place for aquaphobics. Richmond occupies the larger Lulu and Sea islands as well as 15 smaller islands. Recreation is a priority for residents with more than 90 parks and a well-established trail and dike system. Huge summertime draw are the night markets. The Richmond Summer Market is held every weekend Friday through Sunday night and offers entertainment, food and incredible bargains. The market is located on the river at 2631 Vulcan Way (summernightmarket. com). A couple of years ago, the man behind the original Richmond Night Market opened up at a new location at 8351 River Road. Operating on weekends as well the two venues offer red-hot fun for visitors. For lovers of Asian cuisine, Richmond is your dream destination. Over 60 percent of Richmond’s population is Asian and south Asian in background. Chinese, Japa-
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Where to go, what to see ? Make these beautiful books your guide to wildlife and heritage destinations this summer! Includes the waterside communities of Birch Bay, Blaine, Point Roberts, Tsawwassen, White Rock, Ladner and Steveston.
A Nature Guide to Boundary Bay
“A valuable guide to a biologically rich and unique region” ~ Nature Vancouver
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Tracing Our Past ~ A Heritage Guide to Boundary Bay “A beautifully illustrated local history” Derek Hayes, historian
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Just under 4 square miles in size, Point Roberts is not exactly downtown U.S.A. The charm of Point Roberts comes from its relative lack of commercialism. With only a few restaurants, cafes, gift stores and food markets, Point Roberts is a non-commercial island in a mercantile sea. This does not mean there is nothing to see or do during your visit. Separated from the U.S. mainland by two border crossings and 17 miles of Highway 99, the potential for development on “the Point” has historically been limited. The Point is home to about 1,300 permanent residents but its summer population swells by two or three thousand as Canadians come down to their summer cabins. For such a small place, the Point is rich in parks and public access to the beaches. Each corner of the Point has a park with unique attractions. The latest addition, Lily Point Marine Park, sits at the southeast corner and was purchased through the efforts of the Whatcom Land Trust, the Nature Conservancy and Whatcom County. Much of the Point’s history is concentrated here: the Indians used to camp here while fishing for salmon and collecting clams, crabs and other creatures of the sea.
Even during the height of the summer the park is a quiet refuge where the eagles soar overhead while great blue herons wade in the shallows feeding on small fish hiding in the eelgrass. Trails in the uplands wind through the trees taking walkers, bikers or horseback riders from shaded glens to dramatic lookouts over the Salish Sea, Lummi, San Juan and Gulf islands. To the southeast stands the magnificent glacier-shrouded Mt. Baker, named for one of Captain George Vancouver’s officers. A newly built trail leads down to the foreshore through groves of Maple trees to where the cannery once used to stand. Icelandic poppies peek through the overgrown grass marking the location of a long ago home. Driftwood is piled up on the beaches providing a convenient resting spot after a swim in the warm tidal pools. A 20-minute walk north will take you to Maple Beach Park (also accessible by road). Sand flats extend a halfmile off-shore and when the tide comes in at the end of a warm summer day, the water temperature can get up to the mid-80s (29°C). Here you can go clamming or catch crabs in the shallow waters between the sand bars. The bay’s typically calm surface provides the perfect spot for wake boarding, kite surfing and skim boarding. (Check the state Red Tide Hotline before gathering clams.) On the southwest corner, you will find Lighthouse Marine Park. The bracing waters of Georgia Strait rush against the shore bringing salmon and resident pods of CONTINUED ON PAGE 92 T
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orcas looking for fresh salmon sushi. They usually show up in mid- to late afternoon but have been known to come by in the morning on their way to other happy hunting grounds. Don’t think of this as just a day stop – sleep under the stars in the park’s campground, and enjoy the orca interpretive center, a boardwalk and viewing tower, barbeques and trails. On the northwest corner of the Point is Monument Park. Here stands the first of many monuments that mark the U.S. and Canadian border from the Pacific to the Atlantic oceans. Here again, there is a newly built trail down to the beach; it’s a nice walk to Gulf Road where you can have a cold drink on the patio at Kiniski’s Reef Tavern while watching the sunset.
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Bring home the bounty of summer – just find the closest farmers market.
Saturday market, Through October 25, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday market, June 18 - August 27, 4 to 7 p.m. mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
Saturdays, through October 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. bayviewfarmersmarket.com
Saturdays, through December 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. bellinghamfarmers.org
Saturdays, June through October, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. blainechamber.com
Fridays – Sunday, through September, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 360/3712070
Thursdays, June 12 - August 28, 1 to 6 p.m. bowlittlemarket.wordpress.com
Saturdays through October, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., centralwhidbeychamber.com
Wednesdays, June 4 September 24, 12 to 5 p.m. bellinghamfarmers.org
Saturdays, May 17 – September 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. lopezfarmersmarket.com
Saturdays through September, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. lummi-island.com
Wednesdays, June 4 – September 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, May 31 through October, 9
a.m. – 1 p.m. mountvernonfarmersmarket.org
Thursdays through September 26, 4 to 7 p.m. bayviewfarmersmarket.com
Saturdays through September 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. orcasislandfarmersmarket.org
Saturdays starting June 21 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdaymorningmarket@gmail.com
Point Roberts Homegrown Coop Fridays 1 – 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 1702 Benson Road www.prhomegrowncoop.com
San Juan Island
Saturdays, until October 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. sjifarmersmarket.com
British Columbia. Ladner Village Market
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Specific dates only: June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 12 & 26, September 9 ladnervillagemarket.com.
Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Specific dates only: May 20, June 3 & 17, July 15 & 29, August 5 & 19, September 2, 16 & 30 sfam.ca
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advertiser directory Breweries/Wineries 94 | Camping 94 | Casinos 94 | Farms 94 | Farmers Markets 94
Lodging 94 | Marinas 95 |
Museums & Galleries 95 | Real Estate 95 | Recreation 95 | Restaurants/Bars 96 | Retail 96 | Spas 97 | Tourism 97 | Travel 97
BREWERIES, WINERIES & DISTILLERIES Bellewood Distillery 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden, WA 360/318-7720 www.bellewooddistilling.com Ad on page 5
Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen 601 West Holly Street, Bellingham, WA 360/752-3377
Mount Baker Distillery 1305 Fraser Street, D2 Bellingham, WA 360/734-3301
www.mountbakerdistillery.com Ad on page 5
Mount Baker Vineyards 4298 Mt. Baker Highway, Everson, WA 360/592-2300 Ad on page 5
Coach House Cellars 360/389-0884
Samson Estates Winery 1861 Van Dyk Road, Everson, WA 360/966-7787 www.samsonestates.com Ad on page 5
Dakota Creek Winery 3575 Haynie Road, Blaine, WA 360/820-4752
Tulip Valley Vineyard & Orchard 16163 SR 536, Mount Vernon, WA 360/428-6894 www.tulipvalley.net Ad on page 37
Dynasty Cellars 2169 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham, WA 360/758-2958
Vartanyan Estate Winery 1628 Huntley Road, Bellingham, WA 360/756-6770 www.vewinery.com Ad on page 7
www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen.com Ad on page 55
www.coachhousecellars.com Ad on page 5
www.dakotacreekwinery.com Ad on page 5
www.dynastycellarswine.com Ad on page 5
GLM Wine Company 1678 Boblett Street, Blaine, WA 360/332-2097 www.glmwine.com Ad on page 5
Inyo Vineyard and Winery 3337 Agate Heights Road, Bellingham, WA 360/647-0441 www.inyowine.com Ad on page 5 Legoe Bay Winery 4232 Legoe Bay Road, Lummi Island, WA 206/940-3023
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Masquerade Wine Company 2001 Iowa Street, Suite F, Bellingham, WA 360/220-7072 www.masqueradewines.com
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CAMPING Hazelmere RV Park 18843 8th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. 604/538-1167 877/501-5007 www.hazelmere.ca Ad on page 84 Thousand Trails Birch Bay Resort 8418 Harborview Road, Blaine, WA 888/968-0326 www.rvonthego.com Ad on page 10 Thousand Trails Cultus Lake Resort 1855 Columbia Valley Highway, Lindell Beach, B.C. 888/602-7070 www.rvonthego.com Ad on page 10 Thousand Trails La Conner Resort 16362 Snee Oosh Road La Conner, WA 888/602-7070 www.rvonthego.com Ad on page 10
Thousand Trails Mount Vernon Resort 5409 N. Darrk Lane Bow, WA 88/602-7070 www.rvonthego.com Ad on page 10
FARMERS MARKETS Anacortes Farmers Market 7th Street and R Avenue Anacortes, WA 360/293-7922 www.anacortesfarmersmarket.org Ad page 21
Edgewater Casino 750 Pacific Boulevard S., Vancouver, B.C. 604/687-3343 www.edgewatercasino.ca Ad on page 98
Clinton Thursday Market 6411 Central Avenue, Clinton, WA www.clintonthursdaymarket.com Ad on page 15
Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino 17755 60 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. 604/576-9141 www.fraserdowns.com Ad on page 85
Anaco Bay Inn 916 33rd Street Anacortes, WA 360/299-3320 www.anacobayinn.com Ad on page 21
Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa Haxton Way at Slater Road, Ferndale, WA 866/383-0777 www.silverreefcasino.com Ad on page 2 Swinomish Casino & Lodge 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 888/288-8883 www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com Ad on page 19
FARMS Lavender Wind Farm Farm: 2530 Darst Road Coupeville, WA Shop: 15 Coveland Street Coupeville, WA 877/242-7716 www.lavenderwind.com Ad on page 15 Schuh Farms 15565 SR 536, Mount Vernon, WA 360/424-6982 Ad on page 37 Taylor Shellfish Farms 2182 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, WA 360/766-6002 www.taylorshellfishfarms.com Ad on page 43
Delta Town and Country Inn 6005 Highway 17A Delta, B.C. 888/777-1266 www.deltainn.com Ad on page 87 Fairhaven Village Inn 1200 10th Street Bellingham, WA 360/733-1311 www.fairhavenvillageinn.com Ad on page 45 Friday Harbor Vacation Rentals Friday Harbor San Juan Island, WA www.fridayharborvacationrentals. com Ad on page 31 Island Inn â€“ 123 West 123 Front Street Friday Harbor, WA 360/378-4400 www.123west.com Ad on page 29 La Conner Channel Lodge and Country Inn 205 N. 1st Street, La Conner, WA 107 S. 2nd Street, La Conner, WA 888/466-4113 www.laconnerlodging.com Ad on page 33
Majestic Inn & Spa 419 Commercial Avenue Anacortes, WA 360/299-1400 www.majesticinnandspa.com Ad on page 17 Sandcastle at Birch Bay 7854 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay, WA 360/371-4900 www.sandcastleatbirchbay.com Ad on page 70
Port of Skagit/La Conner Marina 613 N. 2nd Street, La Conner, WA 360/466-3118 www.portofskagit.com Ad on page 34 Semiahmoo Yacht Club Blaine, WA 360/671-2032 www.semiahmooyachtclub.com Ad on page 76
MUSEUMS & ARTS
Semiahmoo Resort Golf Spa 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway Blaine, WA 855/917-3767 www.semiahmoo.com Ad on page 77
Bellwether Arts Market Tom Glenn Common, Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 360/676-8548 www.alliedarts.org Ad on page 52
Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa Haxton Way at Slater Road Ferndale, WA 866/383-0777 www.silverreefcasino.com Ad on page 2
Blazing Paddles Black Box Theatre, Lynnwood, WA Lincoln Theatre, Mount Vernon, WA www.paddle4ever.com/BlazingPaddles.html Ad on page 37
Springhill Suites 4040 Northwest Avenue Bellingham, WA 360/714-9600 www.springhillbellingham.com Ad on page 61
Drayton Harbor Music Festival Camp Blaine, WA www.draytonharbormusic.org Ad on page 78
Swinomish Casino & Lodge 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes 888/288-8883 www.swinomishcasinoandlodge.com Ad on page 19 The Chrysalis Inn & Spa 804 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 360/756-1005 www.thechrysalisinn.com Ad on page 45 The Willows Inn 2579 W. Shore Drive, Lummi Island, WA 360/758-2620 www.willows-inn.com Ad on page 65 Tide Catcher 8076 Birch Bay Drive, Blaine, WA 360/223-2510 www.tidecatcher.com Ad on page 70
MARINAS Captain’s Cove Marina & Pub 6100 Ferry Road, Ladner, B.C. 604/946-1244 www.captainscovemarina.ca Ad on page 87 Point Roberts Marina 713 Simundson Drive Point Roberts, WA 360/945-2255 www.pointrobertsmarina.com Ad on page 91 Port of Bellingham/Blaine Harbor 235 Marine Drive, Blaine, WA 360/647-6176 www.portofbellingham.com Ad on page 76
Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 360/298-1939 www.fhff.org Ad on page 30 Hamann’s Gallery & Gift 2940 Newmarket Street, Bellingham, WA 360/733-8898 www.hamannsgallery.com Ad on page 55 International Art Festival at Peace Arch Park Peace Arch State Park, Blaine, WA www.peacearchart.org Ad on page 78 Island County Historical Museum 908 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville, WA 360/678-3310 www.islandhistory.org Ad on page 15
Lummi Gateway Center 4920 Rural Avenue, Ferndale, WA 360/306-8554 www.facebook.com/lummigatewaycenter Ad on page 65 Lummi Island Studio Tour Lummi Island, WA 360/758-7121 www.lummi-island.com Ad on page 66 Mount Baker Theatre 104 North Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 360/734-6080 www.mountbakertheatre.com Ad on page 53 Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition Peace Arch Park, Blaine, WA www.peacearchpark.org Ad on page 78 Waterworks Gallery 315 Argyle Avenue, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 360/378-3060 www.waterworksgallery.com Ad on page 31 Whatcom Artist Studio Tour Whatcom County, WA www.studiotour.net Ad on page 57 White Rock Museum and Archives 14907 Marine Drive, White Rock, B.C. 604/541-2221 www.whiterock.museum.bc.ca Ad on page 84
REAL ESTATE Coldwell Banker Bain Point Roberts, WA 360/319-3143 360/319-0164 Ad on page 98 Muljat Group / Dave Hiller Birch Bay, WA 360/820-4636 email@example.com Ad on page 70
Windermere / Mike Kent 8105 Birch Bay Square Street, Birch Bay, WA 360/527-8901 www.mikekent.com Ad on page 100
RECREATION Birch Bay Waterslides 4874 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Birch Bay, WA 360/371-7500 www.birchbaywaterslides.net Ad on page 69 Canopy Tours NW 332 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island, WA 360/387-5807 www.canopytoursnw.com Ad on page 15 Discovery Sea Kayaks 260 Spring Street #1, Friday Harbor, WA 866/461-2559 www.discoveryseakayak.com Ad on page 31 Gato Verde Adventure Sailing Bellingham Cruise Terminal, Bellingham, WA 360/220-3215 www.gatoverde.com Ad on page 46 Grandview Golf Course 7738 Portal Way, Custer, WA 877/410-9599 www.golfatgrandview.com Ad on page 70 Island Mariner Cruises 2621 S. Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 360/734-8866 www.islandmariner.com Ad on page 54 Kite Paddle Surf 2620 N. Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham, WA 360/775-2741 www.kitepaddlesurf.com Ad on page 55 Kruger Escapes Deer Harbor, Orcas Island, WA 360/298-1023 www.krugerescapes.com Ad on page 25
Jansen Art Center 321 Front Street, Lynden, WA 360/354-3600 www.jansenartcenter.org Ad on page 57
The Cottages at Seabright Farm APA Road, Point Roberts, WA 888/732-6915 www.seabrightfarmcottages.com Ad on page 99
La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum 703 South 2nd Street, La Conner, WA 360/466-4288 www.laconnerquilts.org Ad on page 33
Windermere / Kathy Stauffer 360/815-4718 www.kathystauffer.com Ad on page 11
Lang’s Horse and Pony Farm 21463 Little Mountain Road, Mount Vernon, WA 360/424-7630 www.comeride.com Ad on page 37
Windermere / Linda Kiens 8105 Birch Bay Square Street, Birch Bay, WA 360/815-6640 www.semiahmoolinda.com Ad on page 77
Langley Whale Center 117 Anthes, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 360/221-7505 www.orcanetwork.org Ad on page 14
Langley Whale Center 117 Anthes, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA 360/221-7505 www.orcanetwork.org Ad on page 14
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Mystic Sea Charters Anacortes, WA 800/308-9387 www.mysticseacharters.com Ad on page 19
Arlington Pizza Factory 509 West Avenue, Arlington, WA 360/435-8701 www.arlington.pizzafactory.com Ad on page 7
Nature Guides, B.C., Publishers www.natureguidesbc.com Ad on page 89
Beach Store Café 2200 N. Nugent Road, Lummi Island, WA 360/758-2233 www.beachstorecafe.com Ad on page 65
Northwest Navigation Co. 360/201-8184 www.nwnav.com Ad on page 55 NW Explorations Bellingham, WA 800/826-1430 www.nwexplorations.com Ad on page 54 Paddle and Pedal Adventures 4865 Goldstar Drive, Birch Bay, WA 360/224-0707 paddleandpedaladventures.com Ad on page 70 Point Roberts Golf & Country Club 1350 Pelican Place, Point Roberts, WA 360/945-GOLF www.pointrobertsgolfcourse.com Ad on page 92 Port of Bellingham/Facilities 360/676-2500 www.portofbellingham.com/meetingrental Ad on page 54 Semiahmoo Golf and Country CLub 8720 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 360/371-7015 www.semiahmoo.com Ad on page 77 Watermania 14300 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, B.C. 604/448-5353 www.richmond.ca/watermania Ad on page 89 Whidbey Island Area Fair 819 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA 360/221-4677 www.whidbeyislandfair.com Ad on page 15 Zip San Juan Friday Harbor, WA 360/378-5947 www.zipsanjuan.com Ad on page 31
RESTAURANTS & BARS Adrift Restaurant 510 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 360/588-0653 Ad on page 21 Anacortes Pizza Factory 3219 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 360/293-1000 www.anacortes.pizzafactory.com Ad on page 7
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Blaine Pizza Factory 738 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 360/332-3630 www.blaine.pizzafactory.com Ad on page 7 Brewster’s Fine Foods 1397 Gulf Road, Point Roberts, WA 360/945-4545 www.brewstersfinefoods.com Ad on page 91 Birch Bay Pizza 4874 Birch Bay-Lynden Road, Birch Bay, WA 360/392-8698 www.birchbaypizza.com Ad on page 69 Burlington Pizza Factory 107 Cedar Avenuem, Burlington, WA 360/757-0600 www.burlington.pizzafactory.com Ad on page 7 Captain’s Cove Marina & Pub 6100 Ferry Road, Ladner, B.C. 604/946-1244 www.captainscovemarina.ca Ad on page 87 Chada Thai 825 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 360/332-3267 www.chadathaiusa.com Ad on page 76 Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen 601 West Holly Street, Bellingham, WA 360/752-3377 www.chuckanutbreweryandkitchen. com Ad on page 55 Cielo’s Tapas and Oyster Bar 15069 Marine Drive, White Rock, B.C. 604/538-8152 www.cielosrestaurant.com Ad on page 83 Coupeville Pizza Factory 107 S. Main Street, Coupeville, WA 360/678-3200 www.coupeville.pizzafactory.com Ad on page 7 Flyers Restaurant and Brewery 32295 SR 20, Oak Harbor, WA 360/675-5858 www.eatatflyers.com Ad on page 15
Frida’s Gourmet Mexican Cuisine 416 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 360/299-2120 www.fridasgourmet.com Ad on page 19 Giuseppe’s Al Porto Ristorante 21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 360/714-8412 www.giuseppesitalian.com Ad on page 53 Greek Islands Restaurant 2001 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 360/293-6911 www.greekislana.com Ad on page 18 Keenan’s at the Pier 804 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 360/756-1005 www.thechrysalisinn.com Ad on page 45 Kiniski’s Reef Tavern 1334 Gulf Road, Point Roberts, WA 360/945-4042 Ad on page 91 La Traviata Ristorante 201 E. Morris Street, La Conner, WA 360/466-0555 www.latraviataitaliano.com Ad on page 34 Nell Thorn Restaurant and Pub 116 South First Street, La Conner, WA 360/466-4261 www.nellthorn.com Ad on page 33 Oak Harbor Pizza Factory 947 Ault Field Road, Oak Harbor, WA 360/679-0300 www.oakharbor.pizzafactory.com Ad on page 7 Paso Del Norte 758 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 360/332-4045 www.pasodelnorte.net Ad on page 75 Pier Restaurant 713 Simundson Drive, Point Roberts, WA 360/945-7437 Ad on page 91 Point Roberts Shell 423 Tyee Dr., Point Roberts, WA 360/945-2454 www.prshell.com Ad on page 91 River House Marina Restaurant & Pub 5825 60th Avenue, Delta, B.C. 604/946-7545 www.riverhousegroup.com Ad on page 87 Skylark’s Hidden Café 1308 11th Street, Fairhaven, WA 360/715-3642 www.skylarkshiddencafe.com
Ad on page 45 South Beach House 725 S. Beach Road, Point Roberts, WA 360/945-0717 www.southbeachhousepointroberts. com Ad on page 92 Thai Season Restaurant 710 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 360/293-4004 www.thaiseasonanacortes.com Ad on page 18 The Corner Pub 14565 Allen West Road, Bow, WA 360/757-6113 Ad on page 43 The C Shop 4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, WA 360/371-2070 www.thecshop.com Ad on page 71 The Edison 5829 Cains Court, Edison, WA 360/766-6266 www.theedisoninn.com Ad on page 43 The Oyster Bar 2578 Chuckanut Drive, Bow, WA 360/766-6185 www.theoysterbar.net Ad on page 43 The Willows Inn 2579 W. Shore Drive, Lummi Island, WA 360/758-2620 www.willows-inn.com Ad on page 65 Train Wreck Bar and Grill 427 E. Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington 360/755-0582 www.trainwreckbar.com Ad on page 39 Trumpeter Public House 416 Myrtle Street, Mount Vernon, WA 360/588-4515 www.trumpeterpublichouse.com Ad on page 37 Uli’s Restaurant 15021 Marine Drive, White Rock, B.C. 604/538-9373 www.facebook.com/ulisrestaurant Ad on page 84 Via Birch Bay Café & Bistro 7829 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay, WA 360/778-2570 www.viabirchbay.com Ad on page 73 Vinny’s Ristorante 165 West Street, Friday Harbor, WA 360/378-1934 www.vinnysfridayharbor.com Ad on page 29
Lummi Gateway Center 4920 Rural Avenue, Ferndale, WA 360/306-8554 Ad on page 65 Marine Supply and Hardware Co. 202 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 360/293-3014 www.marinesupplyandhardware.com Ad on page 21
12th Street Shoes 1204 Harris Avenue, Fairhaven, WA 360/733-2066 www.12thstreetshoes.com Ad on page 45
Point Roberts Shell Center 423 Tyee Drive, Point Roberts, WA 360/945-2454 www.pointrobertsshellcenter.com Ad on page 91
260 Tobacco & Fine Spirits 4940 Rural Avenue, Ferndale, WA 360/778-3029 Ad on page 66
Skagit Cycle Center 1620 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 360/588-8776 1704 S. Burlington Boulevard, Burlington, WA 360/757-7910 www.skagitcyclecenter.com Ad on page 28
Bay Center Market 8050 Harborview Road, Birch Bay, WA 360/371-7233 Ad on page 73 Beach Basket Yarns 7620 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay, WA 360/371-0332 Ad on page 70 Beaches Swimwear 14885 Marine Drive, White Rock, B.C. 604/531-5666 www.beachesswimwear.ca Ad on page 84 Bellwether Arts Market Tom Glenn Common, Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 360/676-8546 www.alliedarts.org Ad on page 52
Skagit’s Own Fish Market 18042 Highway 20, Burlington, WA 360/707-2722 www.skagitfish.com Ad on page 39 Stowe’s Shoes and Clothing 420 E. Fairhaven Avenue, Burlington, WA 360/755-0570 Ad on page 39 The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington 448 Fashion Way, Burlington, WA 877/746-7010 www.theoutletshoppesatburlington. com Ad on page 40
Birch Bay Square I-5 exit 270, Birch Bay, WA www.birchbaysquare.com Ad on page 73
Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall 1299 56th Street, Delta, B.C. www.tsawwassentowncentremall. com Ad on page 87
Hagen’s of Blaine Shipping & Receiving 816 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 360/332-5246 www.hagensofblaine.com Ad on page 75
Village Books and Paper Dreams 1200-1206 11th Street, Bellingham, WA (Fairhaven) 360/671-2626 www.villagebooks.com Ad on page 46
Hamann’s Gallery & Gift 2940 Newmarket Street, Bellingham, WA 360/733-8898 www.hamannsgallery.com Ad on page 55
Wonderland Herbs, Tea & Spice 1305 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham, WA 360/733-0517 www.wonderlandteanspice.com Ad on page 55
Island Styles 1006 6th Street, Anacortes, WA 360/293-3211 www.islandscrubsandgifts.com
SPAS Majestic Inn & Spa 419 Commercial Avenue,
Semiahmoo Resort Golf Spa 9565 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 855/917-3767 www.semiahmoo.com Ad on page 77 Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa Haxton Way at Slater Road, Ferndale, WA 866/383-0777 www.silverreefcasino.com Ad on page 2 The Chrysalis Inn & Spa 804 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 360/392-5515 www.thechrysalisinn.com Ad on page 45
TOURISM Anacortes Chamber of Commerce 819 Commercial Avenue, Ste. F, Anacortes, WA 360/293-7911 www.anacortes.org Ad on page 20 Baker Birch Bay 360/599-1518 www.bakerbirchbay.com Ad on page 72 Bellingham Visitor Center 904 Potter Street, Bellingham, WA 360/671-3990 www.bellingham.org Ad on page 54 Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce 7900 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay, WA 360/371-5004 www.birchbaychamber.com Ad on page 71 Blaine Chamber of Commerce 728 Peace Portal Drive, Blaine, WA 360/332-4544 www.blainechamber.com Ad on page 79 Burlington Chamber of Commerce 520 E. Fairhaven, Burlington, WA 360/757-0994 www.burlington-chamber.com Ad on page 39 City of Blaine 435 Martin Street, Blaine, WA 360/332-8311 www.ci.blaine.wa.us Ad on page 75 Clinton Chamber of Commerce Clinton, Whidbey Island, WA 360/341-3929 www.discoverclintonwa.com Ad on page 15 Coupeville Chamber of Commerce 905 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville, WA 360/678-5434
www.coupevillechamber.com Ad on page 15 La Conner Chamber of Commerce 511 Morris Street, La Conner, WA 360/466-4778 www.lovelaconner.com Ad on page 34 Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce Lopez Road in the Village 360/468-4664 www.lopezisland.com Ad on page 26 Mount Vernon Visitor Center I-5 at Kincaid Street, Exit 226, Mount Vernon, WA 360/428-8547 www.visitmountvernon.com Ad on page 37 Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce 32630 Washington 20, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island, WA 360/678-5434 www.oakharborchamber.com Ad on page 14 San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce 135 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 360/378-5240 www.sanjuanisland.org Ad on page 31 Whidbey/Camano Island Tourism www.whidbeycamanoislands.com Ad on page 15
TRAVEL Bellingham Cruise Terminal 355 Harris Avenue, Fairhaven, WA 360/676-2500 www.portofbellingham.com Ad on page 46 Bellingham International Airport 4255 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA 360/671-5674 www.portofbellingham.com Ad on page 61 San Juan Airlines 4167 Mitchell Way, Bellingham, WA 800/874-4434 www.sanjuanairlines.com Ad on page 3
Washington Avenue Grill 15782 Marine Drive #5, White Rock, B.C. 604/541-4244 www.washingtonavenuegrill.com
LFS Marine & Outdoor 851 Coho Way, Bellingham, WA 360/734-3336 www.lfsmarineoutdoor.com Ad on page 55
Anacortes, WA 360/299-1400 www.majesticinnandspa.com Ad on page 17
Vonna’s Purple Fin Restaurant 4823 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, WA 360/778-3826 Ad on page 84
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Vivi’s Kitchen Anacortes Farmers Market, Anacortes, WA 360/540-2753 firstname.lastname@example.org Ad on page 18
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