Bellingham and Whatcom County
Washington state

Blaine

Key Facts about Blaine:

● Other names: “Where America Begins”, “The Gateway to the Pacific Northwest”, and “Peace Arch City”
● Incorporated in 1890
● Population of 4,976 residents
● Sights: Blaine’s Drayton Harbor, Semiahmoo Spit, and Boundary Bay
● Notable Ranks: Important Birding Areas by the Audubon Society
● Average High Temperatures of 57.9°F (14.3°C)
● Average Low Temperatures of 39.9°F (4.4°C)

For such a small community, Blaine remains one of the most recreationally robust and beautiful cities in Washington state. For one, this tiny city boasts unparalleled views of mountains, water, and nature. Beyond its native resources, Blaine is also defined by its locational accessibility. As a bordering neighbor to Vancouver, Canadians often visit Blaine to get a piece of the local action. And, this city’s action is one that cannot be missed: with its scenic coastlines, harbors, and turn-of-the-century architecture, Blaine is a haven for nature lovers and city folk alike.

Adventurers vacation to Blaine’s seaboard to explore and bike through the outdoors or to visit local fishermen as they showcase the catch of the day. Hobbyists flock to Blaine’s harbors to admire the uniquely abundant families of birds and waterfowl migrating to the town’s nationally recognized birdwatching bays. History buffs walk the city’s streets to tour the remodeled urban remnants of the late 19th early 20th century. And, Blaine’s history goes beyond its cityscape and building facades. From saw mills, to lumber transport, and – at one time – the world’s largest salmon cannery, Blaine is one of Washington’s culturally rich communities. Known as “Where America Begins”, there is no better place to settle down to enjoy fresh seafood, picturesque views, nature trails, birdwatching, and a peaceful, happy life.

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