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, each Labor Day Weekend in September. Several hundred youths descend on the Rodeo Grounds to rope and ride in the fast-paced competition. Twice a year the same grounds are bustling with the Bull-A-Rama, a competition featuring top amateur adult bull riders from the United States and Canada.

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

Population: 1,264

More Information

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

Chance of Rain
Wednesday 02/22 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. Thunder possible. High 43F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.
Clear
Thursday 02/23 10%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High 44F. Winds light and variable.
Overcast
Friday 02/24 20%
Overcast
Cloudy. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 43F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Saturday 02/25 0%
Clear
Sunshine and some clouds. High around 45F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 02/26 20%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High near 45F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 02/27 20%
Partly Cloudy
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High 41F. Winds light and variable.
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