Border Crossing Info


Border Crossing Info

The City of Blaine sits on the international border to British Columbia, Canada. Blaine has two border crossings, the Peace Arch crossing (Douglas Crossing) and the Pacific Highway crossing also know as the Truck Crossing (SR-543). There is also a border crossing from British Columbia into Point Roberts known as the Boundary Bay Crossing.

For more information on border crossing rules, requirements, and wait times visit the following links:

Washington State Department of Transportation

US Customs and Border Protection

Canada Border Services Agency

Other important travel information:

Amtrak Cascades Passenger Train & Amtrak Cascade Thruway Buses
Amtrak Cascades passenger rail is available with four trips each day over the Skagit River Rail Bridge (and Amtrak Cascades Thruway Buses have add ten more trips through the area). The Skagit River Rail Bridge used by Amtrak Cascades is fully functional. For schedules, reservations and tickets, people can visit or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

AMTRAK Fairhaven Station
401 Harris Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
AMTRAK Skagit Station
105 East Kincaid
Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

WSDOT Ferries are running on schedule out of Anacortes and throughout Puget Sound. The I-5 Skagit River bridge closure has no impact on the operations of ferries. For ferry schedules you can visit


Interesting British Columbia Links:
Tourism Whistler
Tourism Vancouver Official Web Site
Whistler Chamber of Commerce
West Vancouver Visitor Information
Vancouver Vital Information: Crossing The Border
Vancouver BC Restaurants
Fraser Valley BC Restaurants
White Rock BC Restaurants

Interesting Whatcom County/Blaine Links:
City of Blaine
Bellingham/Whatcom County Tourism
Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibit
Mt. Baker Ski Area
Blaine & Birch Bay Destination Map
Mount Baker Region Destination Map