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32 Point Roberts Point Roberts Press 225 Marine Drive, Blaine, WA 98230 Phone 360/332-1777 Fax 360/332-2777 sales@thenorthernlight.com www.thenorthernlight.com

Waterside is a special publication of Point Roberts Press, Inc. which publishes The Northern Light, the weekly newspaper of Blaine and Birch Bay, Washington and the All Point Bulletin, a monthly newspaper serving Point Roberts, the Mount Baker Experience, a quarterly publication serving the Mt. Baker foothills region and other special publications and local maps.

Vol. 14 Patrick J. Grubb, publisher Louise Mugar, co-publisher Karena Crotto ad design Molly Ernst, Karen Ornelas, Janet McCall, advertising Heidi Holmes, office manager Text & photos by Pat Grubb; Other photos shown by credit Cover design by Karena Crotto Cover photo by Pat Grubb

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ANACORTES & MORE ATTRACTIONS: • Check out Cap Sante for a panoramic view of the town and surrounding islands. • Spend a few minutes or hours perusing the offerings at Anacortes Marine Supply & Hardware. • Drive out to the dramatic Deception Pass. • A drive or bike ride up Mt. Erie for a 360 degree view of the area. Getting There: Take Exit 230 off I-5 and travel west. Ferries from Anacortes to and from the San Juan islands and Victoria, B.C. run on a regular basis.

Anacortes & San Juan islands Plus make time for a stop on Whidbey Island

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Anacortes has lots to offer first-time and return visitors on their way to Whidbey Island or one of the San Juan islands. Dining, shopping, and recreational activities abound – whale watching tours, hiking, biking, scuba diving, fishing, beachcombing, boating, kayaking – you’re limited only by your imagination. Ready for something new? The San Juan islands are part of an archipelago extending into Canadian waters. In all, including the Canadian Gulf Islands, there are over 450 islands at high tide. Each of the San Juans has its own atmosphere and attractions. San Juan Island, for

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instance, has the yacht mecca Roche Harbor as well as the British and American Camps where the Pig War took place way back in 1859. Eventually, the border dispute was mediated by Kaiser Wilhelm I of Germany who came up with a solution that the British and Americans reluctantly accepted. Take time for a drive out to Whidbey Island, a destination in itself. Home to Whidbey Naval Air Station (“Pardon Our Noise – It’s The Sound of Freedom”), small towns and beautiful parks and lovely beaches are big attractions. A few stops of note: Deception Pass State Park, Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Keystone Jetty. All in all, great places to linger at...


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THE OYSTER BAR on Chuckanut Drive Spectacular View Best Seafood Wine Spectator Award Lunch Daily 11:30am-4pm, Dinner Daily 4-10pm

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La Conner & Chuckanut Drive The nicest way to arrive... South of Bellingham’s historic Fairhaven district lies Chuckanut Drive, a narrow, winding, madrona-lined road that skirts along the rocky hills overlooking the Georgia Strait and will lead you to La Conner and Anacortes. Along the way, the road passes fine restaurants and art galleries. You can enjoy food and admire the view of the northern-most portion of Puget Sound and the San Juan island archipelago from the deck at the Oyster Bar. Following Chuckanut south leads to two of Skagit Valley’s best-kept secrets: The nearly hidden towns of Bow and Edison. There, one can sample fresh, organic bread in Edison’s Breadfarm bakery or pick up a wedge of organic Samish Bay gouda cheese or a local pinot grigio next door. Another popular spot is Clayton Beach in Larrabee State Park. Uncrowded, it has beautiful sandstone rock formations accessible by hiking or biking the Interurban Trail,

a 5.5-mile former railroad route that connects Larrabee with Fairhaven. The oldest community in Skagit County, La Conner is also certainly one of the most picturesque. Located on the banks of the Swinomish Slough, it is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a great place in which to eat, shop and wander. Just a short jaunt off I-5, La Conner offers a quaint and culturally-diverse experience to visitors. The town was founded in the early 1860s. John Conner ended up buying the trading post in 1869 to which he added a post office. In 1870, he renamed the town from Swinomish to La Conner in honor of his wife, Louise A. Conner. The slough separates the town from Fidalgo Island, connected by the Rainbow Bridge. It is a popular stopping off spot for boaters going to and from Whidbey Island. The town is still home to

farmers and fishers but the population has grown to include artists, writers and retirees. For food, check out the La Conner Brewery, or the Rexville Grocery just south on Best Road.

LA CONNER ATTRACTIONS: • The dock waterfall. • The sculpture walk and then a glass of wine on a deck overlooking the slough. • The Museum of Northwest Art. • Annual Pioneers’s Picnic, August 6.

Getting There: By car: Traveling north or south on I-5, take exit 230 and head west. By boat: Consult marine charts for Swinomish Slough.


Scenes of WaterSide

Above, totem poles in White Rock. Below, kayaking below Chuckanut Drive. Bottom, Chuckanut Drive.

Left, Lummi Island. Above, old cannery buildings at Semiahmoo. Below, Hands Across The Border celebration. Bottom, cyclists riding to the jetty in Richmond.

Photo by Karl King

Photo by Karena Crotto

CHUCKANUT ATTRACTIONS: • The Taylor Shellfish farm. • The many hiking trails along Chuckanut Drive. • The beach at Larrabee State Park. • Historical marker at the scenic turn-off on the drive.

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Getting There: Take the Old Fairhaven Parkway exit from I-5. Follow signs for Chuckanut Drive.

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FAIRHAVEN ATTRACTIONS: • Village Books, a nationally known bookstore features frequent author talks. • Outdoor cinema, Saturday nights on the Village Green. See www.fairhaven.com for schedule. • Have your photo taken with Dirty Dan, patron saint of Fairhaven. • Walk almost on water, along Bellingham’s 1/4mile Taylor Avenue Boardwalk. Getting There: Take the Old Fairhaven Parkway exit off I-5 and head west.

Fairhaven Travel back in time...

South of downtown Bellingham, Fairhaven once was a Northwest center for maritime trade and commerce. That tradition lives on – Fairhaven is the southern terminus of the Alaska ferry as well as an Amtrak stop on the Vancouver to Seattle to Portland run. For those wishing to explore the San Juan islands, Victoria/San Juan Cruises offers sailings in the summer. It’s also the southern terminus of the Alaska ferry. With kayakers, grizzled old men with equally grizzled old dogs, anxious families – this isn’t

the typical ferry journey. Fairhaven itself still retains much of its turnof-the-century maritime architecture and flavor. Many of the old buildings with their colorful and intricate stonework have been restored and trolley tracks still line the streets. Two other must-see stops are the Colophon Cafe and Village Books. The bookstore is one of Washington’s largest independently-owned bookstores and is on the writer circuit so even if you miss your favorite author’s talk you’ll likely be able to find an autographed book.

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BELLINGHAM ATTRACTIONS: • A concert at the Mt. Baker Theatre. • Fly a kite at Zuanich Pt. • Independent films at the Pickford Cinema. • Walk the Art Walk. • Whatcom Museum of History and Art. • Check out the American Museum of Radio & Electricity. • Visit the Farmers Market. Saturdays, April – October.

Getting There: Traveling north or south on I5, take exits 266 or 270 and follow the signs west.

Bellingham Easy to visit but tough to leave... Considered one of the most livable small cities on the West Coast, Bellingham appeals to the casual visitor with a range of attractions from the physical to the cerebral. Hiking, biking, and kayaking seem to be the summer outdoor activities of choice but you don’t have to stop there. First opened in 1927, the Mt. Baker Theatre is a beautifully restored old-time theater. Check out www.mountbakertheatre.com for upcoming shows. Whatcom Museum of History and Art has four components two of which feature contemporary art, and Northwest Indian and Inuit exhibits. The third exhibit space changes regularly, displaying art and historical topics; the fourth is the Whatcom Children’s Museum, temporarily closed.

Western Washington University, situated near Fairhaven, has a beautiful, tree-lined campus. Particularly worthwhile is the campus’s world-class outdoor sculpture collection. On the west side of Bellingham lies Squalicum Harbor, a year-round public moorage for more than 1,800 commercial and private boats. The harbor is home to one of the largest commercial fishing fleets on the west coast. Just a little bit further down the road is Marina Square. A busy collection of marine-related stores and businesses, restaurants and shops, it’s very pleasant to stroll about on a sunny day. Walk out to Zuanich Point to see the memorial to fishermen who have left for sea and never returned. Fly a kite if you are so inclined.

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BIRCH BAY ATTRACTIONS: • The Discovery Days Parade and festival July 18. • An ice cream cone & beach walk. • Clamming at Birch Bay State Park. • Watch candy being made at the C-Shop. • Play a round or two at Semiahmoo, Loomis Trail or Sea Links golf courses.

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• Biking the flat roads surrounding Birch Bay. Getting There: Take exit 270 off I-5 and travel west or follow the signs on Peace Portal Drive coming south from Blaine.

The bay is the place to be on sunny summer days...

Located five miles south of Blaine, Birch Bay’s center of activity is the tree-lined bay with its miles of sandy beaches. This is a swimmer’s paradise – as the tide rolls in over the sun-warmed sand, the water gets up to bathtub temperatures. Its smooth waters makes for great water skiing and wake boarding. But above all, Birch Bay is relaxing. When the tide goes out, you’ll see dozens of people with shovels and pails out in search of razor and manila clams destined to be bathed in garlic and butter. With its mostly flat terrain, Birch Bay is a great place for running and cycling. For a change of pace, after biking the bay, head inland for quiet country lanes and long distance views of fields and sky. Dog lovers can come to Bark on the Beach July 26 for fun and games for the pooch. Some of the events to look for during the summer are Discovery Days parade and the arts and crafts festival being held July 18 and 19. The parade is a hoot – a real small town event that everyone enjoys. On Saturday, June 20 the sandcastle contest is held. Details can be found at www.birchbaychamber.com

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Restaurant & Full Bar

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Above, photo by Karl King. Top & bottom photos by Molly Ernst.


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Plus these fine stores! Vitamin World • Nail Masters Candi’s Jewelry & Gift Gallery Bow Wow & Woofs • Best Image Framing Van Heusen • Leggs-Hanes-Bali Seasons Fashions • Bass Birch Bay Tax & Accounting Northwest Veterinary Clinic • Curves Windermere • Larson Gross Opening Soon: BLVD Hair Studio & TIGI Salon

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Leasing info: Levi Ware 425.346.4246

Dragon sand sculpture, right; antique tractor during Discovery Days parade, middle; Lady Washington at sail off Birch Bay, below.


BLAINE ATTRACTIONS: • An old fashioned 4th of July parade, street fair on Peace Portal Drive with fireworks at dusk. • Crabbing off the Marine Drive Pier. • A stroll on Semiahmoo Spit after taking the historic Plover ferry from Blaine Harbor. • Viewing the gardens & sculptures in Peace Arch State Park. • Enjoy a free concert during the annual Jazz Festival. Getting There: Coming from Canada? Take the first exit after U.S. Customs Traveling north? Take the last exit before Canada Customs s Dancers perform during Peace Arch State Park’s summer Asian concert series.

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On the edge of Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo Bay... Being on the border, Blaine is used to visitors arriving by the scores. In recent years, it has spent much time and money to make the arrival worth the journey. Peace Portal Drive is the main drag and overlooks the harbor and Semiahmoo Bay. Two new waterside plazas have been constructed, one of which contains a sculpture of two women and a boy looking out to sea for the return of their fishermen. Scattered around town and in Peace Arch State Park are sculptures, which are part of the U.S. Canada Peace Anniversary Association’s annual International Sculpture

Exhibit (www.peacearchpark.org). The biggest monument is, of course, the Peace Arch, standing on the border between Canada and the U.S. to commemorate peaceful relations between Canada and the U.S. Running every weekend until Labor Day, the historic Plover ferry runs across from Blaine Harbor to the Semiahmoo Resort, site of former salmon canneries. If you can, be in Blaine for the 4th of July. A small-town parade and festival is great fun and the fireworks display is sure to thrill people of all ages.

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Waterside s Students perform during the annual Jazz Festival. s Maritime and native histories exhibited at Semiahmoo Park.

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Right, just one of the many competive athletic events in the Blaine and Birch Bay area.

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Below, the George Raft Race is part of Drayton Harbor Days, held on August 2 & 3 this year.

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• Lunch & Dinner Specials! • 29 combination plates to choose from! • Enjoy dining on our outdoor patio! • 8+ Flavors of Margaritas & great cocktails! • Live music every weekend!

758 Peace Portal Drive, Downtown Blaine 360/332-4045 • www.pasodelnortedining.com

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Golf Courses Hit the links! South of the Border Point Roberts Golf & Country Club 1350 Lundrigan Blvd, Pt. Roberts U.S.: 360/945-4653 Canada: 604/694-0222 www.pointrobertsgolfcourse.com Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club 8720 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine 360/371-7005 www.semiahmoo.com

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Loomis Trail Golf Club 4342 Loomis Trail Road, Blaine 360/332-1608 www.semiahmoo.com Sea Links Golf Club 7878 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay 360/371-5400 9-hole www.sealinksgolfcourse.com

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Only 10 min. south of the border on I-5, take Exit 270

7738 PORTAL WAY, CUSTER, WA

Dakota Creek Golf & Country Club 3258 Haynie Road, Custer 360/366-3131 www.dakotacreekgolf.com Grandview Golf Course 7738 Portal Way, Custer 360/366-3947 www.golfatgrandview.com Homestead Golf & Country Club 115 E. Homestead Blvd, Lynden 360/354-1196 www.homesteadfarmsgolf.com Lake Padden Municipal Golf Course 4882 Samish Way, Bellingham 360/738-7400 www.lakepaddengolf.com North Bellingham Golf Course 205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham 360/398-8300 www.northbellinghamgolf.com Shuksan Golf Club 1500 E. Axton Road, Bellingham 360/398-8888 www.shuksangolf.com Sudden Valley Golf & Country Club 2145 Lake Whatcom Blvd., Sudden Valley 360/734-6435 www.suddenvalleygolfclub.com

Similk Golf Course 2518 Christianson Road, Anacortes 360/293-3444 North of the Border Beach Grove Golf Club 5946 12th Ave., Tsawwassen 604/943-1155 www.beachgrovegolf.com Delta Golf Club 11550 #10 Hwy, Delta 604/594-1414 www.deltagolfcourse.com Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club 1595 52nd Street, Delta 604/943-2288 www.tsawwassengolf.ca Coyote Creek Golf & Country Club 7778 152nd Street, White Rock 604/597-4653 www.eaglequestgolf.com Hazelmere Golf Club 18150 8th Avenue, White Rock 604/538-1818 www.wcgg.ca Morgan Creek Golf Club 3500 Morgan Creek Way, White Rock 604/531-4653 www.morgancreekgolf.com Peace Portal Golf Club 16900 4th Avenue, S. Surrey 604/538-4818 www.peaceportalgolf.com Country Meadows Golf Course 8400 No. 6 Road, Richmond 604/241-4653 www.countrymeadowsgolf.ca Mylora Public Golf Course 9911 Sidaway Road, Richmond 604/271-5626 www.myloragolfcourse.com


Wineries South of the border... 1 Dakota Creek Winery 3575 Haynie Road Blaine, WA 98230 360-820-4752 www.dakotacreekwinery.com Hours: Thursday - Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. or by appointment. A boutique winery specializing in premium wines from hand-picked Washington grapes. 2 GLM Wine Co. 1678 Boblett Street Blaine, WA 98230 360-332-2097 or 778-881-6718 www.glmwine.com Hours: Fridays & Saturdays only 12 - 6 p.m. or by appointment. Powerful, Bordeaux-styled wines from outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon Yakima Valley wine grapes.

3 Vartanyan Estate Winery 1628 Huntley Road Bellingham, WA 98226 360-756-6770 www.vewinery.com Hours: April - October Thursday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. November - March: Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. or by appointment. A boutique winery with some of the finest limited edition wines.

North of the border... 4 Sanduz Estate Wines 12791 Blundell Road Richmond, BC V6W 1B4 604-214-0444 www.sanduzwines.com Hours: Everyday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Specializing in fruit wines, including our award winning blueberry wine, as well as grape wines, dessert wines and port.

Award-winning Blaine Winery Welcomes Visitors www.DakotaCreekWinery.com Always open Thursday-Saturday 1-5 pm call to confirm other times.

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3575 Haynie Road, Blaine 360.820.4752

2 1 3 Richmond’s only farm-based winery specializing in fruit wines, including our award winning blueberry wine, as well as grape wines, dessert wines and port. • Speciality items include, wine jelly, wine syrup, honey and beeswax candles. • Fresh blueberries for sale during the summer; frozen blueberries available off-season.

Open Daily from 11AM to 6PM 12791 Blundell Road (at Sidaway Rd.) Richmond, BC V6W 1B4 604-214-0444 www.sanduzwines.com

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• Visit our store and tasting room and experience the largest selection of fruit wines in BC!

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Historic Downtown

LYNDEN Lynden Community Events 2009

NW Demolition Derby & Auto Show - June 5-6

Lynden PRCA Rodeo August 28-29

Lynden Heritage Celebration (& Farmers Day Parade) June 6

Toy Tractor Show September 26

Fishing Derby - June 13

Model Railroad Show October 3-4

Lynden Relay for Life June 19-20

Fall Craft & Antique Show October 15-17

Raspberry Festival - July 17-18

Harvest Festival - October 17

Antique Tractor Show & Threshing Bee - August 5-8

Lynden in Lights November 28 - January 3

Northwest Washington Fair August 17-22

Sinterklaas & Lighted Christmas Parade - December 5

If you’re looking for a glimpse of Holland, but only have a day to explore, a trip to Lynden may be in order.

• Belgian Chocolate • Fudge • Ice Cream • Espresso • Caramel Corn 415 Front Street, Lynden • 360-354-8404

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Cards • European Lace Children’s Apparel & Toys Fine & Custom Jewelry Homemade Fudge Local Gourmet Food Unique Gifts Restaurant Quaint Hotel VanBeek Fine Art Scrapbook Supplies Gift Baskets Blue Delft & Dutch Items

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2009 At Semiahmoo Bay (DST) 48째 0' 0" N - 122째 46' 0"W.

Tide Tables

Not for navigational purposes.

July

June Maximums 6/23 8:24 pm 6/24 9:00 pm 6/25 9:36 pm Minimums 6/22/09 11:22 am 6/23/09 12:10 pm 6/24/09 12:56 pm Mo 1 Tu 2 We 3 Th 4 Fr 5 Sa 6 Su 7 Mo 8 Tu 9 We 10 Th 11 Fr 12 Sa 13 Su 14 Mo 15 Tu 16 We 17 Th 18 Fr 19 Sa 20 Su 21 Mo 22 Tu 23 We 24 Th 25 Fr 26 Sa 27

Mo 29 Tu 30

-3.46 -3.63 -3.25 10.4 5.9 10.1 7.1 9.8 8.4 9.5 9.4 9.1 10.0 8.4 -1.1 8.3 -1.3 -1.3 -1.2 -0.9 -0.3 7.3 0.4 6.8 1.3 6.0 2.4 5.0 3.6 3.9 4.9 2.5 6.3 9.4 7.6 9.5 8.8 9.6 9.7 9.6 10.4 9.6 10.9 8.7 -3.6 8.3 -3.3 7.6 -2.3 6.8 -0.9 5.7 0.8 4.6 2.8 3.3 4.8 2.1 6.6

8:33 am 3.3 6:20 pm 5.0 9:13 am 1.9 7:36 pm 6.5 9:47 am 0.8 9:06 pm 7.6 10:19 am -0.1 10:36 pm 8.1 10:49 am -0.7 3:06 am 7:47 pm 3:10 am 8:21 pm 8:54 pm 9:23 pm 9:52 pm 10:17 pm 5:04 am 10:41 pm 6:02 am 11:03 pm 7:22 am 11:23 pm 10:26 am 11:43 pm 12:54 pm 11:59 pm 3:28 pm

8.7 10.4 8.4 10.5 10.5 10.3 10.1 10.0 7.3 9.8 6.8 9.7 6.1 9.5 5.4 9.4 5.5 9.4 6.4

8:24 am 7:13 pm 9:06 am 8:49 pm 9:50 am 10:11 pm 10:36 am 11:19 pm 11:22 am

1.0 7.5 -0.4 8.3 -1.8 8.7 -2.8 8.8 -3.5

3:37 am 8:24 pm 4:41 am 9:00 pm 5:47 am 9:36 pm 7:01 am 10:10 pm 8:27 am 10:42 pm 10:09 am 11:12 pm 12:19 pm 11:44 pm 3:19 pm

9.5 11.1 9.2 11.2 8.6 11.1 7.8 11.0 6.9 10.9 6.1 10.7 5.8 10.4 6.7

We 1 Th 2 Fr 3 Sa 4 Su 5 Mo 6 Tu 7 We 8 Th 9 Fr 10 Sa 11 Su 12 Mo 13 Tu 14 We 15 Th 16 Fr 17 Sa 18 Su 19 Mo 20 Tu 21 We 22 Th 23 Fr 24 Sa 25 Su 26 Mo 27 Tu 28 We 29 Th 30 Fr 31

12:14 am 5:07 pm 12:42 am 5:55 pm 1:06 am 6:33 pm 12:54 am 10:25 am 11:00 am 11:33 am 12:04 pm 2:45 am 12:36 pm 2:23 am 1:06 pm 2:41 am 1:34 pm 3:11 am 2:02 pm 3:47 am 2:30 pm 4:25 am 2:56 pm 5:07 am 3:20 pm 5:55 am 3:36 pm 6:45 am 7:38 am 8:33 am 8:32 pm 12:00 am 6:23 pm 1:10 am 6:51 pm 2:38 am 7:21 pm 12:10 am 11:57 am 1:02 am 12:41 pm 1:52 am 1:25 pm 2:46 am 2:05 pm 3:40 am 2:45 pm 4:34 am 3:23 pm 5:32 am 3:59 pm 6:32 am 4:37 pm 7:32 am 7:07 pm 8:30 am

Maximums 8/20 6:58 pm 8/21 7:22 pm 8/22 7:46 pm Minimums 8/17 9:08 am 8/18 10:04 am 8/19 10:54 am

10.76 10.80 10.79 -2.78 -3.10 -2.92 9.9 8.1 9.4 9.2 9.0 9.9 8.5 -0.7 -1.0 -1.1 -1.1 7.7 -0.9 7.3 -0.5 6.8 0.0 6.2 0.8 5.5 1.8 4.6 3.0 3.7 4.3 2.6 5.7 1.4 0.2 -1.0 8.9 9.5 9.9 9.4 10.3 9.2 10.6 7.9 -2.9 7.0 -2.1 5.9 -0.9 4.9 0.6 3.8 2.4 2.8 4.3 2.1 6.0 1.4 7.5 0.9 8.6 0.4

8:27 am 6:52 pm 9:11 am 9:38 pm 9:49 am

1.0 8.0 0.2 8.7 -0.3

1:14 am 7:07 pm 7:38 pm 8:07 pm 8:30 pm 3:35 am 8:50 pm 4:49 am 9:06 pm 5:43 am 9:22 pm 6:39 am 9:36 pm 7:43 am 9:52 pm 9:03 am 10:06 pm 10:41 am 10:18 pm 12:43 pm 10:28 pm 10:45 pm 11:14 pm 5:59 pm

8.5 10.3 10.4 10.3 10.2 7.7 10.0 7.5 9.8 7.2 9.7 6.9 9.7 6.4 9.6 6.0 9.6 5.8 9.5 6.0 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.2

9:27 am 10:06 pm 10:19 am 11:14 pm 11:09 am 3:58 am 7:49 pm 5:14 am 8:17 pm 6:26 am 8:45 pm 7:38 am 9:13 pm 8:56 am 9:41 pm 10:28 am 10:07 pm 12:38 pm 10:33 pm 3:40 pm 10:55 pm 5:04 pm 9:25 pm 5:38 pm

-2.0 8.9 -2.7 8.5 -3.1 9.0 10.7 8.6 10.8 8.2 10.7 7.5 10.7 6.9 10.5 6.5 10.1 6.6 9.7 7.5 9.1 8.7 8.7 9.5

Sa 1 9:20 am Su 2 10:05 am Mo 3 10:42 am Tu 4 1:27 am 11:16 am We 5 1:13 am 11:46 am Th 6 1:07 am 12:14 pm Fr 7 1:21 am 12:42 pm Sa 8 1:45 am 1:08 pm Su 9 2:15 am 1:36 pm Mo 10 2:47 am 2:04 pm Tu 11 3:25 am 2:32 pm We 12 4:05 am 2:56 pm Th 13 4:55 am 3:10 pm Fr 14 5:55 am Sa 15 7:00 am 6:33 pm Su 16 8:06 am 9:01 pm Mo 17 9:08 am 10:21 pm Tu 18 1:39 am 6:10 pm We 19 3:19 am 6:34 pm Th 20 4:37 am 6:58 pm Fr 21 12:39 am 12:24 pm Sa 22 1:23 am 1:04 pm Su 23 2:07 am 1:44 pm Mo 24 2:51 am 2:24 pm Tu 25 3:37 am 3:04 pm We 26 4:27 am 3:50 pm Th 27 5:23 am 5:06 pm Fr 28 6:27 am Sa 29 7:38 am Su 30 8:43 am Mo 31 9:36 am

September Maximums 9/17 5:33 pm 9/18 5:55 pm 9/19 6:19 pm Minimums 9/13 6:26 am 9/14 7:41 am 9/15 8:47 am

10.15 10.17 10.11 -1.53 -1.84 -1.73 0.1 -0.2 -0.4 7.3 -0.4 7.0 -0.3 6.5 -0.0 5.9 0.4 5.2 1.1 4.4 2.0 3.6 3.0 2.8 4.2 1.9 5.4 1.2 6.6 0.4 -0.2 8.6 -0.9 8.6 -1.5 8.0 8.4 9.9 8.4 10.0 8.3 10.1 4.8 -0.1 3.6 1.2 2.5 2.7 1.7 4.3 1.3 5.8 1.0 7.1 1.0 8.0 1.0 1.0 0.8 0.7

6:10 pm 9.9 6:41 pm 10.0 7:06 pm 9.9 3:17 am 7.4 7:28 pm 9.7 4:13 am 7.4 7:44 pm 9.5 5:01 am 7.4 7:54 pm 9.3 5:47 am 7.3 8:02 pm 9.2 6:33 am 7.2 8:14 pm 9.2 7:23 am 7.0 8:26 pm 9.2 8:19 am 6.8 8:38 pm 9.2 9:25 am 6.7 8:48 pm 9.3 10:47 am 6.6 8:58 pm 9.3 12:41 pm 6.8 9:12 pm 9.4 9:35 pm 9.3 5:20 pm 8.6 10:11 pm 9.1 5:26 pm 9.3 11:19 pm 8.8 5:48 pm 9.1

Tu 1 We 2 Th 3 Fr 4 Sa 5 Su 6 Mo 7 Tu 8 We 9 Th 10 Fr 11 Sa 12 Su 13 Mo14 Tu 15 We 16

10:04 am 11:11 pm 10:54 am 11:55 pm 11:40 am

-1.8 7.1 -1.7 6.0 -1.1

Th 17 Fr 18 Sa 19

5:45 am 8.2 7:22 pm 10.1 6:53 am 8.1 7:46 pm 10.1 7:59 am 7.8 8:10 pm 9.9 9:11 am 7.6 8:34 pm 9.6 10:33 am 7.5 8:56 pm 9.1 12:31 pm 7.6 9:06 pm 8.6 2:53 pm 8.2 8:04 pm 8.3 4:11 pm 8.8 4:54 pm 9.2 5:27 pm 9.4 5:52 pm 9.3

Su 20 Mo 21 Tu 22 We 23 Th 24 Fr 25 Sa 26 Su 27 Mo 28 Tu 29 We 30

12:18 am 10:17 am 12:08 am 10:51 am 12:02 am 11:19 am 12:12 am 11:47 am 12:32 am 12:15 pm 12:58 am 12:45 pm 1:26 am 1:15 pm 2:00 am 1:47 pm 2:36 am 2:21 pm 3:20 am 2:55 pm 4:12 am 3:39 pm 5:14 am 5:23 pm 6:26 am 7:41 am 10:04 pm 12:22 am 4:49 pm 2:38 am 5:11 pm 4:02 am 5:33 pm 5:12 am 5:55 pm 12:12 am 12:05 pm 12:50 am 12:47 pm 1:28 am 1:29 pm 2:06 am 2:15 pm 2:46 am 3:03 pm 3:28 am 4:07 pm 4:18 am 5:17 am 6:30 am 7:45 am 11:34 pm 1:34 am 4:43 pm 3:02 am 4:55 pm

9.63 9.64 9.57 -0.22 -0.27 -0.24 6.5 0.6 6.1 0.7 5.5 0.9 4.7 1.4 3.8 2.0 2.9 2.8 2.1 3.6 1.3 4.6 0.6 5.7 0.1 6.7 -0.0 7.6 -0.2 8.2 -0.2 -0.2 7.2 7.3 9.4 7.3 9.5 7.6 9.6 8.0 9.6 2.1 2.5 1.1 3.7 0.3 4.9 0.0 6.0 -0.0 7.0 0.4 7.7 0.6 1.1 1.5 1.8 5.7 5.9 8.7 6.2 8.5

2:46 am 6:13 pm 3:46 am 6:25 pm 4:36 am 6:33 pm 5:24 am 6:39 pm 6:08 am 6:49 pm 6:54 am 7:01 pm 7:42 am 7:13 pm 8:36 am 7:23 pm 9:38 am 7:33 pm 10:54 am 7:49 pm 12:44 pm 8:11 pm 3:10 pm 8:35 pm 3:58 pm 4:25 pm

6.8 9.1 7.0 8.9 7.2 8.7 7.3 8.6 7.5 8.6 7.6 8.7 7.7 8.7 7.7 8.8 7.7 8.9 7.7 9.0 7.8 8.9 8.3 8.6 8.9 9.2

8:47 am -0.2 10:26 pm 6.1 9:45 am 0.0 11:00 pm 4.8 10:35 am 0.6 11:36 pm 3.4 11:21 am 1.4 6:16 am 6:19 pm 7:16 am 6:41 pm 8:16 am 7:03 pm 9:20 am 7:21 pm 10:32 am 7:27 pm 12:02 pm 6:51 pm 1:46 pm 3:03 pm 3:52 pm 4:23 pm

8.2 9.5 8.5 9.3 8.6 9.0 8.6 8.6 8.5 8.2 8.5 7.9 8.6 8.8 8.9 8.9

8:47 am 11:18 pm 9:33 pm 11:06 pm

1.9 5.3 2.1 4.6

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12:52 am 2:27 pm 1:24 am 4:27 pm 1:54 am 5:37 pm 2:22 am 6:27 pm 2:46 am 7:09 pm 12:00 am 11:19 am 1:26 am 11:49 am 12:20 pm 12:53 pm 1:26 pm 1:59 pm 4:26 am 2:31 pm 5:08 am 3:03 pm 5:50 am 3:33 pm 6:30 am 4:05 pm 7:08 am 4:41 pm 7:46 am 5:35 pm 12:15 am 5:04 pm 12:35 am 5:48 pm 1:05 am 6:28 pm 1:47 am 7:06 pm 2:39 am 7:46 pm 12:19 am 12:10 pm 1:17 am 12:56 pm 2:15 am 1:42 pm 3:17 am 2:26 pm 4:23 am 3:10 pm 5:31 am 3:52 pm 6:37 am 4:34 pm 7:37 am 5:22 pm

Maximums 7/22 7:49 pm 7/23 8:17 pm 7/24 8:45 pm Minimums 7/20 10:19 am 7/21 11:09 am 7/22 11:57 am

11.08 11.15 11.13

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s Warm water at Point Robert’s Maple Beach.

Beaches South of the border... ANACORTES Washington Park at the northwest tip of Fidalgo Island has a couple of rocky beaches that can be reached via a scenic 2.2 mile paved loop for pedestrians, bicycles and autos. SAN JUAN ISLAND Heading south from Friday Harbor and past American Camp you will find South Beach, a two mile long stretch of sand, rock and driftwood, a place where you really get away from it all. BELLINGHAM Clayton Beach is found in Larrabee State Park off Chuckanut Drive. It’s a beautiful drive to the park and then a ¾ mile walking trail to the beach. Wonderful rocks to climb on and explore.

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Marine Park is just down from Fairhaven. The peaceful stretch of land offers views of the San Juan islands and a respite from the city.

Boulevard Park is situated on Bellingham Bay between downtown and Fairhaven with walking 24 trails to each area and there’s still

plenty of parking if you bring your car. BIRCH BAY Birch Bay State Park has 8,255 feet of saltwater shoreline and is located at the south end of Birch Bay. A great beach for clamming, crabbing and building sandcastles. Plenty of picnic tables. BLAINE Marine Park features a walking trail along Semiahmoo Bay overlooking White Rock. Several shelters provide an ideal setting for sunset picnic dining. Concerts are played in the amphitheater. Semiahmoo Park is located on the 1.5 mile Semiahmoo sandspit. Visit the Drayton Harbor Maritime Museum and walk to Semiahmoo Resort for lunch at Packers Restaurant. POINT ROBERTS Lighthouse Marine Park is located on the southwest corner of Point Roberts. While it doesn’t have a lighthouse, it does have a boat launch and offers spectacular sunsets, picnic shelters and the best land-based whale watching. Educate yourself at the Lifeforce Foundation Orca Center.

Maple Beach has the warmest swimming water in Puget Sound. Located on the northeast corner of Point Roberts the tide goes out almost a mile, making the beach fun to explore at low tide. Further south is the new Lily Point Marine Reserve. Eagles and herons fly above while you relax in solitude.

North of the Border... WHITE ROCK White Rock Beach is a popular destination for its 1,500 foot long pier and proximity to Marine Drive which is lined with restaurants, shops and galleries. Crescent Beach is located on the northern end of Semiahmoo Bay and has a quieter, more rustic feel. Crescent Rock Naturist Beach is just south of Crescent Beach past the boulder. Clothing is optional. TSAWWASSEN Centennial Beach is on Boundary Bay. It has lovely views and a sandy beach with warm water. Popular for picnics and volleyball games. Nature trails and interpre-

tive signs make it a great place for families to explore. RICHMOND Despite being next to Vancouver International Airport, Iona Beach Regional Park offers visitors a sandy beach to stretch out on beside some driftwood. Two jetties shelter the beach.


2009 International Sculpture Exhibit

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Peace Arch State Park

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Enjoy

White Rock

The TURKEY HOUSE & DELI

• Complete Turkey Deli • Over 100 Different Turkey Products Made on Premises • Trendy & Lively Atmosphere • Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily • Eat In or Take Out Tues-Sat 9:00-6:00 PM 1433 King George Hwy. Surrey, BC 604-531-6222

Reservations Recommended good, simple, fresh

Ask White Rock people where they eat ~ Uli’s! 15021 Marine Drive | White Rock | 604.538.9373

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B.C.’s sunshine city... The Washington Avenue Grill Live Music - Five Nights A Week $25 - 3 course meal every Tuesday 1/3 off Wine every Wednesday 1/2 Price Martinis every Thursday Dinner & Dancing every Friday & Sat 15782 Marine Drive, White Rock, B.C. 604-541-4244 www.washingtonavenuegrill.com

On the Beach

15611 Marine Dr., White Rock, B.C. Tel: 604-542-0102

info@OceanPromenadeHotel.com

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Just Jewellery

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15388-24th Avenue, S. Surrey, B.C. 604-541-6362

www.justjewellery.ca

White Rock is located on the northeast side of Semiahmoo Bay and it’s the first stop coming north after crossing the international border. It is named after the nearly 500-ton boulder that sits on the shore just south of the town’s famed pier. Visitors are drawn first to the famous 1,500-foot long pier and the Marine Drive area. You’ll find families fishing for crab and couples taking romantic sunset walks as they look over the bay. Back on shore there are kilometers of broad sandy beaches for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking or windsurfing. A paved walkway runs alongside a seaside railroad and is a great place if you’re looking for a scenic run. Marine Drive itself is jammed with shops and great restaurants. Sidewalk dining and people watching is

serious sport here. For serious shoppers, 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. Take some time to explore this quiet backwater situated next to the Nicomekl River.

WHITE ROCK ATTRACTIONS: •The Annual Spirit of the Sea Festival and Sandcastle contest July 31 - Aug. 2. • Walk on the famous White Rock pier. • Watch a women’s fast pitch game at Softball City. Getting There: From the south: Take the first exit after customs. Turn left and follow the road to Marine Drive & the beach area. From the north: Take the King Geo. Hwy exit, keep right, turn right on 152nd St. for the main shopping area.


Richmond & Steveston

INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST SOCIETY

BUDDHIST TEMPLE

s Fresh fish off the boat!

Richmond & Steveston

Where East meets West Richmond is the rapidly growing home to 180,000 people. International in feel, 60 percent of the population is Asian and south Asian in background. Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and other regional cuisines and stores abound. Shopping and dining on No. 3 Road is an absolute standout. With an average elevation of just over three feet (one meter), the city is a great place for walkers, runners and bikers of all ages. The Richmond Dragon

Boat Festival is always a highlight of the summer. It’s being held July 18. The historic village of Steveston is located on the southern edge of Richmond on the banks of the south arm of the Fraser River. Over 600 fishing boats, Canada’s largest fishing fleet, ply the river to the ocean returning with catches that visitors can buy right off the dock.

RICHMOND & STEVESTON

Papi’s Ristorante Italiano Located in the heart of historic Stevenston.

Winner of best Italian and fine dining in the Richmond area for 10 years. Modern Italian cuisine in a beautiful new dining room, wine bar featuring small plates and wine flights. LUNCH - Sunday to Friday 11:30 - 2:00 DINNER - Every night from 5:30

Tel: 604-275-8355 Fax: 604-275-8365 12251 No. 1 Road Steveston

FREE ADMISSION The most exquisite example of Chinese palatial architecture in North America.

Discover the traditional Chinese Art and Culture inside this magnificent Buddhist Temple. 9160 Steveston Hwy., Richmond, B.C. Between No. 3 & No. 4 Road

Tel: 604.274.2822 Fax: 604.271.2338

ATTRACTIONS: • Fish & chips on the wharf in Steveston. • Visit the Richmond Night Market for food and merchandise. • Ride or run on the 80km/50mi network of walkways and trails, many on the waterfront atop the city’s dikes.

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Getting There: From Hwy 99 for Steveston: Right for Riverport, left for Steveston and follow signs. For Richmond: Take the Westminster Hwy exit going north and turn left. Follow the road until No. 3 Road.

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LADNER & TSAWWASSEN ATTRACTIONS: • The George Reifel bird sanctuary in Ladner. • Having the warmest swim north of California at Centennial Beach. • Walking or riding the dike in Ladner and Tsawwassen.

Getting There: Coming South on Hwy 99: After the George Massey Tunnel, take Hwy 17 exit to Hwy 10 on the right for Ladner. Continue south on Hwy 17 until you see signs for 56th Street on the left for Tsawwassen. Coming North: Take the Hwy 17 exit, turn left at the light and follow the directions above.

Ladner/Tsawwassen

Surrounded by the ocean and the river... Ladner and Tsawwassen, which means ‘looking towards the sea’ in the Coast Salish language, sit in the middle of the Pacific Flyway and the surrounding fields, wetlands and waterways comprise an important stopover for millions of birds on their annual migration. If you want to be busy, ‘downtown’ Tsawwassen and Ladner will keep you busy. But once you’ve experienced the restaurants, boutiques, personal service establishments and supermarkets along 56th Street, Boundary Bay Regional Park offers you a great place to spot rare and not so rare species of birds. Trails wander through tide and wetlands ending at Centennial Beach. This is a great place for a swim or a picnic or a barbeque. Like Ladner, Tsawwassen is bordered by dikes, perfect for walking, running, biking or even horseback riding. One can walk, run, ride or canter for 20 kilometers one way if they wish. If you need to cool off, Boundary Bay is a great place to go for a swim. The sand flats go out for a half-mile and when the tide comes in on a sunny day, the water is warmed to bathtub temperatures. Take the back route, Arthur Drive, into Ladner if you can. The town of Ladner dates to 1868 when two brothers, Thomas and William Ladner, squatted on parcels of land on opposite sides of the river. Ladner is a great place to get out and walk or bike.

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beside the ferry terminal in sunny Tsawwassen

Wander the downtown area with its historic buildings and a very compelling local museum. As mentioned earlier, the entire delta region is an important stopover on the Pacific Flyway. Millions of birds take a breather in the fields and water before flying north or south, depending on the season. One of the best places to see this amazing bird life is at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary. Take River Road West, follow the signs and turn right for the bridge to Westham Island. Keep your eyes open for a small park before the bridge if you’d like to take a small break. Quite often you’ll have a close up view of happy sea lions sitting on fish processing docks or taking advantage of fishers hauling nets up in the river.


CROSSING THE BORDER: Effective June 1, the U.S. is requiring travelers to present a passport or other approved secure document denoting citizenship and identity for all land and sea travel into the U.S. Most travelers will require one of the following documents: U.S. citizens: A passport issued by the U.S. government, a passport card, a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI), an enhanced driver’s license (EDL), a military ID with official travel orders, or a U.S. Merchant Mariner document. Canadian citizens: A passport issued by the government of Canada, a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI), or an EDL. U.S. and Canadian children under the age of 16 will be able to present a birth certificate or other proof of citizenship. Always declare when you are transporting more than $10,000 in or out of the United States or Canada. Be prepared to prove that any minor children traveling with you have identification and – if they are not your children – that you have written parental consent. Have receipts for all purchases readily available. Know your personal exemptions. For example, if you have been in Canada under 48 hours, you can bring in goods valued under $200 duty free into the U.S. (if over 48 hours, the limit is $800 and family members can combine their exemptions). Northbound, you may bring bona fide gifts worth up to $60 CDN each for your friends in Canada without paying duty, provided these do not consist of tobacco or alcoholic beverages. You cannot combine allowances.

Just minutes from Nestled in the heart of Delta, BC, the Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club receives more sun than any other course in the lower mainland.

Whether it’s hosting a tournament, playing a round of public golf, joining us for a lesson, or just enjoying a meal in the 52nd Street Bar & Grill, the Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club appeals to golfers of all ages and skill levels • Executive 18 holes • 4276 length • Par 65

(604) 943-2288 • Pro Shop (604) 943-3911 1595 - 52nd Street • Tsawwassen, B.C. www.tsawwassengolf.ca

• great family environment • outdoor pool • full service restaurant • fitness facility • tennis courts

• BC Ferries • Vancouver International Airport • US border • excellent shopping and entertainment facilities

Visit our website for our Stay and Play package with the Tsawwassen Golf and Country Club! www.deltainn.com Toll Free Reservations: 1-888-777-1266 Information and Local Reservations: 604-946-4404 6005 Highway 17 (at Highway 99) Delta, BC, Canada V4K 5B8 www.deltainn.com

• Open daily 9am-4pm • 4 1/2 miles of trails • Gift shop and picnic area • Admission 5191 Robertson Rd Westham Island, Ladner, BC 604-946-6980 www.reifelbirdsanctuary.com Reservations 604-946-7545 www.riverhousegroup.com

Waterfront Dining at its Best Watch the eagles soar - with fabulous sunsets spectacular views - incredible food - excellent service. • Largest Rental Kart Track in Lower Mainland, B.C. • Corporate & Group rates & Custom Packages available • Racing starts at $15 CDN for 10 min. • Open 7 days a week 10 am - 8 pm • For ages 8 & up - ages 4 & up with double carts Tel: 604- 948-2940 • www.F440.com Behind Splashdown Park - Off Hwy 17 & 52nd St. Take the Tsawwassen Ferry exit off Hwy. 99.

• 2 large heated patios overlooking the Marina • West Coast dining in the restaurant featuring Wild Pacific Salmon, Black Angus Steaks & Tapas Menu available after 3 pm • Best Pub & Patio in Delta serving the finest food, coldest beer, wine, martinis & fantastic cocktails! • 140 slip Marina with concrete floats, individual hydro & water, some guest moorage.

2 FOR 1 GO-KART RACE

This entitles the bearer to a FREE 10 minute Go-Kart Race with the purchase of a 10 minute Go-Kart Race. NOT VALID ON FRI-SAT-SUN All drivers must be 10 or older. 1 coupon per customer per day. Call 604-948-2940 for more information

5825 - 60th Avenue, Delta, B.C.

www.F440.com

Just 10 minutes from Tsawwassen

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For info call: U.S. Customs & Border Protection: 360/332-5771 U.S. Dept. of Agriculture: 360/332-1640 U.S. Fish & Wildlife: 360/332-5388 Canada Customs: 604/538-3655 U.S.D.A. Veterinarian: 360/988-5715 Canadian Veterinarian: 604/541-3376

Conveniently located at the gateway to Vancouver.

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Ringed by water on three sides and Canada to the north

when salmon are running. There is also a ‘false killer whale’ that shows up – kids on the dock have actually stroked its back as it swims by. Check with the Lighthouse Park but the whales usually show up around 3 or 4 p.m. Maple Beach has nearly one mile of sand flats which makes for great crabbing and clamming and allegedly boasts the warmest water north of California (it can get close to 80 degrees in the late afternoon when the tide comes in). Lily Point park, further south, makes a great place to picnic, a swim or just plain relaxing. Keep an eye out for eagles – there are a number of perches and it’s not uncommon to see as many as 10-15 eagles at a time.

ATTRACTIONS: • A walk in Point Roberts’ newest park, Lily Point. • The Annual Arts & Music Festival at Lighthouse Park. • Renting a bike from Peddle Pushers and riding the Point. Getting There: Follow directions to 56th Street in Tsawwassen. Follow 56th Street south to the U.S. border.

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Only 4.9 square miles and just 1,200 permanent residents, Point Roberts is a quirky kind of place that has attracted people from all over the world and hasn’t let them go. The Point hangs down from British Columbia and is about three miles wide by two miles long. Much of the central portion is covered by forest with clearings on the beaches that ring the peninsula. On the east are the warm waters of Boundary Bay with its extensive sand flats while the south and west is bounded by Strait of Georgia. Immediately north of the border is Tsawwassen. If you’ve timed it right, you’ll catch what the locals call the “Orca show.” Point Roberts is home to two pods of killer whales who are often seen as close as 10 feet off the beach

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All Areas Nooksack River Casino 2 CJ Architecture 12 Real Estate Century 21/Antje Wortman 13 Windermere/Linda Kiens 13 Windermere/Mike Kent 32 Whidbey Island Anchorage Inn 5 Central Whidbey Chamber of Commerce 5 Anacortes Alley Cat Antiques 5 Days Gone By Antique Mall 5 Gere-a-Deli 5 Home Sweet Home Antiques 5 Left Bank Antiques 5 Marina Inn 5 Marine Supply & Hardware Co. 5 Orca Inn 5 La Conner & Chuckanut Drive Mystic Sea Charters 6 Oyster Bar 6 Queen of the Valley Inn 6 Fairhaven Bead Bazaar 8 Big Fat Fish Co. 8 Chrysalis Inn & Spa 8 Colophon Cafe 8 Community Boating Center 8 Fairhaven Rug Gallery 8 Flats Tapas Bar 8 Gato Verde Adventure Sailing 8 Skylark’s Hidden Cafe 8 Sorellas On the Bay 8 Victoria-San Juan Cruises 8 Village Books 8 Bellingham Allied Arts 11 American Museum of Radio and Electricity 10 Bayou on Bay 10 Blue Horse Gallery 11 Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro 10 Chuckanut Brewery 11 Clothes Rack 11 Diamond Antiques 11 Guesthouse Inn 11 Guiseppe’s Italian Restaurant 11 La Vie En Rose French Bakery & Cafe 11 Mi Shoes 11 Mindport Exhibits 10 Nicki’s Bella Marina Food & Spirits 11 Nimbus 10 Nona Rosa Ristorante 11 Northwest Sky Ferry 11 Vartanyan Estate Winery 21 Birch Bay Bay Cafe 13 Bay Center Market 13 Beach Basket Yarns & Gifts 13 Beachwood General Store 13 Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce 13 Birch Bay Square 14 Birch Bay Teriyaki Cafe 13 C Shop 13 La Cantina 13 Sandcastle at Birch Bay 12 Shores Restaurant & Bar 12 The Market at Birch Bay 12 Tide Catcher Cabins 13 Tradewinds Cafe 12 Blaine Alley Auto 19 Blaine Chamber of Commerce 18 Blaine Harbor/Port of Bellingham 17 Blaine Jazz Festival 19 City of Blaine 17 Dakota Creek Winery 21 GLM Wine Co. 21 NAPA Auto Supply 19 Paso Del Norte 19 Peace Arch International Park 16 Pizza Factory 19 Semiahmoo Resort-Golf-Spa 16 Custer Dakota Creek Golf Course 20 Grandview Golf Course 20 Lynden Dutch Village Mall 22 Grandiflora Home and Garden 22 Jake’s Western Grill 22 Lynden Chocolate & Candy Shoppe 22 Originals by Chad 22 White Rock Iguana’s 26 Just Jewellery 26 Ocean Promenade Hotel 26 Turkey House & Deli 26 Uli’s Restaurant 26 Washington Avenue Grill 26 Richmond & Steveston Buddhist Temple 27 Papi’s Ristorante Italiano 27 Sanduz Estate Wines 21 Steveston Village Yoga 27 Watermania 27 Tsawwassen & Ladner Delta Town & Country Inn 29 F440 Racing Challenge 29 Nature Guides BC 29 Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary 29 River House Marina Restaurant & Pub 29 Splashdown Park 28 Tsawwassen Golf & Country Club 29 Point Roberts Julius Realty 31 Point Roberts Golf & Country Club 31 Point Roberts Marina Resort 31 South Beach House 31

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