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Welcome to one of the loveliest spots this side of the U.S./Canada border. With a “turn-of-the-century” atmospheric quality to the buildings and townscape, vacationing in this area really is like stepping back in time. Another great aspect is the location to Canada and British Columbia. There are three crossings, one at Douglas Crossing near the Peace, one at the Pacific Highway, and the last at Boundary Bay Crossing. Here is a link for information to cross the border: https://www.cbp.gov/travel.
The historical significance of this monument cannot be overlooked. The Peace Arch is to date the only passageway between countries constructed in the interest of solidifying peace between two nations, the United State and Canada. Nowadays, there’s a national park surrounding the Peace Arch. Concerts are held in the park, art shows, and historical events. Artists donate and lend their work to the park, so there is always a sculpture garden to experience. Check out their website for more details: https://www.peacearchpark.org/home.html.
Blaine is a cyclists’ dream because it’s home to the Coast Millennium Trail. This bike trial spans fifty miles through the most beautiful scenery in all of Washington and extends up to the border between Canada and the U.S. Plans are in motion to extend the trail all the way down to southern California. There is a ton of scenery, national parks, shops, and historical landmarks to bike past on the trail as it is now. Take a look here for more details: http://bellinghamster.com/millennium_trail.htm.
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