you are a spectator or a participant, Blaine
has a variety of activities to do while visiting
Year-Round World Class Golfing -
Blaine boasts the number one and number
two rated golf courses in Washington
state; Loomis Trail Golf Club and Semiahmoo
Golf & Country Club. For more information
Peace Arch State Park -
The Park straddles the U.S./Canada
border, allowing visitors
the experience of strolling to and
fro between countries amid flower gardens,
ponds and the International Sculpture
Exhibit from May to September. For
more information on this activity, visit
Blaine Marine Park - provides a walking
trail along Semiahmoo Bay overlooking
White Rock, British Columbia. The park
provides picnic shelters for family gatherings.
Blaine Community Parks - Blaine has 11 community parks for your enjoyment.
Blaine Public Pier - End of Marine Drive in Blaine Marine Park
Operated by the Port of Bellingham, the pier offers exceptional access to views of Semiahmoo Resort and Spit, Mt Baker, and local waterways. Short-term parking is available on the pier. Fishing, crabbing and bird watching are popular activities. Benches, tables and shelters offer places to sit and relax. Crabbing is seasonal and does require a crabbing license. You can purchase your fishing license at this Blaine location:
|PACIFIC BUILDING CENTER
2677 BELL ROAD
BLAINE, WA 98230
Blaine Senior Center - 763 G Street, Blaine, WA
This facility houses the Senior Center and the Boys and Girls Club. Space is available for rent for meetings and events. Both the Senior Center and the Boys and Girls Clubs offer numerous activities and programs. Contact them directly for information. Boy & Girls Club - 360-332-3008 Senior Center - 360-332-8040
Blaine Harbor Public Boat Launch- Blaine
has a public boat launch for the recreational
here for more information. For visiting
boaters information, click
Bird Watching - Blaine
and the Birch Bay area are a Important
Birding Area (IBA)
of Washington State, and is the Northern
Anchor of the
Great Washington State Birding Trail/Cascade
Loop. The protected embankments of the
area extending from Birch Bay on the
south to Semiahmoo Bay on the north is
an integral part of the premier loop
of the Great Washington State Birding
Trail. The number of birds
and species that use
these inland waters can be spectacular
and even incomprehensible throughout
the winter, peaking in the early spring,
just before migration. For more information
on the birds of Blaine, Birch Bay and
here. Be part of the 9th Annual Wings Over Water NW Birding Festival, March 19, 2010.
Trails - Outdoor enthusiasts
will never be at a loss for things to
do in Blaine. Blaine is part of the Coast
(CMT) that consists
of on-and-off street
biking facilities extending northward
County, Washington, to White Rock, British
Columbia, just north of the international
boundary. For more information on CMT, click
Bike & Kayak Rentals - Bike and kayak around Blaine!
Paddle & Pedal Adventures - Behind Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA (360) 224-0707 - Kayak, Mo-Ped and bicycle rentals.
Or bring your kayak and
paddle along miles of pristine
NW Park & Recreation District 2
7511 Gemini Street
Blaine, WA 98230
Ph: (360) 656-6416 Map Location Web Site
Recreational activities and adult & youth educational classes.
Hiking & Walking -
Blaine has several parks for the outdoor
adventurer. If you want you can take
a "Walking Tour of Blaine's Historic
Homes". This self-guided tour highlights
Blaine's early history in homes, buildings
and churches. The booklet walks you through
over 50 historic places that are circa
1856 to 1929.
Take a Fishing Charter - Fishing is great
most of the year in the San Juan Islands.
To get a salmon charter out of Blaine,
Outer Island Expeditions - From Semiahmoo Resort, Main Lobby,
(360) 376-3711 - Fishing Charters from Semiahmoo Resort. WEBSITE
Riptide Fishing Charters - Blaine Marina, Blaine, WA (360) 815-6568 -
Fishing charters out of Blaine Harbor. WEBSITE
Go Whale Watching - Departure is from Blaine, WA
Outer Island Expeditions - From Semiahmoo Resort, Main Lobby,
(360) 376-3711 - Whale watching tours for the entire family. WEBSITE
Blaine Public Library - 610 3rd Street, Blaine, WA (360) 332-8146
Used book sale, Computer and WIFI access, DVD's
Educational Programs (Contact library for schedule)
Ride the Historic Plover Ferry from
Blaine Harbor to Semiahmoo Resort (Seasonal).
By Donation ~ Round Trip $5.00 Adults $1.00 Children.
More info at www.draytonharbormaritime.org
The Plover is the oldest foot passenger ferry in the State and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the summer, the Plover operates during on the following days: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 4th of July, weekday holidays, as well as for special charters.
The Ferry operates during the summer months, beginning on Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, including the 4th of July.
The vessel is Coast Guard rated to carry 17 passengers, but bicyclists, strollers, and even well-behaved dogs may also come aboard when there is room. The two-person crew provides interesting commentary on the Plover’s restoration and the many diverse sights along the short crossing. Sights which may include British Columbia's Coast Mountains, basking seals, soaring eagles, stalking herons, and maybe even a shipwreck. The Plover also provides a pleasant shortcut for cyclists pedaling the coast. The Plover also makes a great water taxi from Blaine to a midday meal at the Semiahmoo resort.
Departs on the hour from the Blaine Visitor's Dock, Gate II Blaine Harbor.
Departs on the half-hour from the Plover Dock at Semiahmoo Resort.
Friday & Saturday ~ Noon - 8:00pm. Last sailing westbound at 7:00pm. Last sailing eastbound at 7:30pm. Sunday ~ 10:00am - 6:00pm. Last sailing westbound at 5:00pm. Last sailing eastbound at 5:30pm.
Harbor Maritime Museum (seasonal)
and learn about the
world's largest salmon cannery that was
operated by the Alaska Packer's Association
decades in Blaine.
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to Shop in Blaine
|Blaine Auto Parts
365 D Street
|Blaine Bouquet Flowers & Gifts
625 Peace Portal Dr.
|Blaine Marina Furniture/Appliances
|Blaine Marine Services
199 Marine Drive
|Hidden Treasurers Thrift Shop
8870 Blaine Rd.
|Horse Shoe Coins & Antiques
810 Peace Portal Drive.
|My Song Curiosity Shop
4375 West Road
|Needful Things Consignment
684A Peace Portal
|Pacific Building Center &
Just Ask Equipment
2677 Bell Rd.
682 Peace Portal
|West Marine Boating
439 Peace Portal Dr.
Blaine Center Mall
1733 H Street
|Blaine Liquor Outlet
|Cost Cutter Market
|Nikki's Hair Salon
|Rite Aid Drugs
Area Movie Theaters
Bellis Fair Cinemas, Bellis Fair Mall,
Sehome Cinemas, 3300 Fielding Ave., Bellingham
Sunset Cinemas, Sunset Square, Bellingham
British Columbia Movie Theaters
Caprice White Rock, 2381 King George Hwy.,
Rialto Twin, 1734-152nd St., White Rock
To see what is playing at these theaters, click
Skagit Valley Casino Resort
5984 N. Darrk Lane
Bow, WA 98232
Silver Reef Casino
Haxton Way at Slater Road
4 minutes west of I-5 Exit 260
5048 Mount Baker Highway
Nooksack Northwood Casino
9750 Northwood Road
Area Shopping Centers
Birch Bay Square, I-5 Exit 270. Just south
Fair Mall, the regions largest
mall in Bellingham, WA
Village, Bellingham, WA
To Do In Nearby Birch Bay:
Birch Bay Water Slides (Seasonal)
Miniature World Family Fun
Kite Flying on the beach
Wind Surfing in the Bay
Building Sand Castles
Clamming & Crabbing
Bike Riding along the Bay
Camping at Birch Bay State Park