Discover Bellingham & Whatcom County

Visit Bellingham, Washington and the surrounding Whatcom County for abundant nature, outdoor adventure and sweeping scenery from the Salish Sea to Mt. Baker and North Cascades National Park. Enjoy farm to table menus, craft brews, family moments, a vibrant arts scene and charming historical treasures. 

Find adventure, sightsee & attend amazing things, savor local cuisine, but whatever you do, plan now. We can't wait to see you.

Discover the beauty of the Peak of the PNW! Explore over 90 miles of trails all within the city of Bellingham with Rick Steves. Four episodes at bellingham.org/ricksteves.

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Always good to know in advance! Check our Travel Advisory page for up to date information and links to other resources you might need. Seeking the latest border crossing requirements to travel north into Canada, or south into the United States? Information for Canadians and Americans both, here.  

Chakra Class
Sunday, Jul 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Chuckanut Full-Day Kayak Tour
Sunday, Jul 3, 2022
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fairhaven BellingHistory Tour
Sunday, Jul 3, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Sunsets, sandcastles, long walks and seashells — all can be found at the beach. On Bellingham Bay, several beaches line the downtown waterfront shores for easy public access. From north to south, here are five beaches near downtown Bellingham.

Submit your vacation photos to the annual Visit Bellingham | Whatcom County photo contest for a chance to win sweet local prizes!

        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism
Visitor Center Located at I-5 Exit 253 - Check Hours
904 Potter Street, Bellingham, WA 98229
Phone: 360-671-3990
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