Local Area Attractions
Lynden Dutch Village
Lyndens Dutch theme is prevalent in a restored downtown business district and annual festivals celebrating Lyndens Dutch heritage.
Lynden Pioneer Museum
Open year-round and features replica early-century Lynden shops, a pioneer farm setting, Indian burial relics, a gun collection, a military room, a 25 foot "History of the World" scroll, old photos, and a basement full of restored vehicles. Information about the Lynden Pioneer Museum is available at their website.
Queen Juliana Theatre (live plays)
The Lynden Performing Arts Guild offers four plays each year at Queen Juliana Theatre, located in Dutch Village Mall.
Berthusen Park is a natural park of 236 acres with miles of trails through forest lands. It is the original homestead of Hans and Lida Berthusen is located 1 1/2 miles northwest of downtown Lynden. The featured attraction is the Berthusens 1913 cross-beam barn with antique farm equipment, boat exhibit, and dahlia garden. Families will enjoy short interpretive hiking trails and playgrounds. Also the home of the Puget Sound Antique Tractor & Machinery Association.
Hike, picnic, and play sports at this 241-acre park situated along Whatcom Creek. Features include a waterfall, juvenile fishing pond, and a fish hatchery.
Bellinghams working waterfront: seagulls, fishing boats, power and sailboats, tree-lined walkways along the water, plus shops, restaurants, and services.
Friday Harbor whale watching tours provide you with sightings of Orca whales, seals, eagles, minke whales, porpoise and other wildlife. Free Willy was filmed here!
Victoria -- San Juan Day Cruises
Now you can cruise the San Juan Islands, see whales and wildlife, explore lovely Victoria, visit the Butchart Gardens or enjoy High-Tea at the Empress Hotel and watch the sun set as you enjoy an all-you-can-eat Northwest salmon dinner.
MT Baker Ancient Volcano
The Volcano was created from layers of mud, cinder and lava that hardened and were carved into jagged cliffs by giant glaciers during the Ice Age. It is the second most active volcano in the Cascade Range with Mount St. Helens being first. Temperatures range from 70 degrees with clear skies in the summer to upper 20s with rain and snow through the winter.
Nooksack Northwood Casino
Features a great selection of games and outstanding dining.
Birch Bay Waterslide
Located in beautiful Blaine, Washington. A water park designed and operated for the family. Open mid-May through Labor Day, 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM seven days a week.
Peace Arch Park
Dedicated on September 6, 1921 as a gift from Samuel Hill to the US and Canada. This arch straddles the border and commemorates peace and good will between the two countries. This beautifully landscaped park offers an opportunity to relax and enjoy a picnic lunch.
Minter Gardens (British Columbia)
Highlights include a maze, topiary sculptures, a fragrance garden, three aviaries and a Chinese garden as well as a childrens play area. Food is available.
Stanley Park and Aquarium (British Columbia)
Horse-drawn tours available daily every 20 to 30 minutes 9:40 to 5:20, July 1 through September 7; 10 to 5, April through June and September 8-30; 10 to 4, March 15-31 and in October. Attractions include killer whales to caiman, jellies to jacks, and more then 8,000 creatures from the ends of the earth -- and the depths of the sea.
Gas Town (British Columbia)
East of the SeaBus terminal are the restored 19th-century buildings and cobblestone streets of Gastown. Attractions include specialty and antique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Most shops are open Sundays. Street vendors add to the areas charm, as does the 2-ton Gastown Steam Clock at the corner of Cambie and Water Streets.
Vancouver Zoo (British Columbia)
Open 365 days a year, 9 AM to Dusk! Over 900 animals on 120 acres including elephants, lions, tigers, bears, rhinos, giraffes, hippos and more; new 31 acre North American Wilds Exhibit; childrens petting zoo and play area, Safari Express Train and Happy Hippo Bus Tours; picturesque picnic area for special functions.
Whatcom Country has an abundance of great gold courses to choose from. From easy 9 hole courses to professional 18 holes.