Sumas

Sumas

Located on the U.S.- Canadian border, Sumas is a popular and busy crossing point between the two countries. The name Sumas means “land without trees” according to the Cowichan first nation inhabitants of British Columbia. The first non-Indian settlers homesteaded this area in the 1870s.

Today there are plenty of trees in this community of around 1,000 people, and the picturesque Sumas river runs just east of town.

The town hosts a number of festivals each year. The signature event for the community is the Sumas Junior Rodeo that happens July 7-8. Several hundred youths descend on the Rodeo Grounds to rope and ride in the fast-paced competition. Around the same time, grounds are bustling with the Bull-A-Rama, a competition featuring top amateur adult bull riders from the United States and Canada. This year, Bull-A-Rama happens on July 15.

Sumas visitor amenities include lodging, shopping, dining, campgrounds and professional services.

Population: 1,336

Incorporated: 1891
Population: 1,336
Elevation: 43

More Information

City of Sumas
433 Cherry Street, Sumas
360-988-5711
info@cityofsumas.com

Sumas Chamber of Commerce
433 Cherry Street, Sumas
360-988-2028

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Tuesday 03/28 90%
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Rain likely. High 49F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
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A few showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 54F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
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Cloudy. High 56F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
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Saturday 04/01 70%
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Light rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 54F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
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Rain showers early with mostly cloudy conditions later in the day. High 53F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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