Point Roberts

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Sun-drenched Point Roberts has always been a favorite destination for visitors. From the native Americans who came every summer for hundreds of years to B.C. families summering before the First World War – the history of Point Roberts would be incomplete without recognizing the impact of tourists.

We recommend checking out Lily Point Marine Park and Monument Park.

Landsat image by Robert Stacey, WorldSat International Inc.

What attracted visitors then still weaves its spell today. Peace and quiet, forests, beaches, water and, above all, a friendly reception from the residents. Today, about 900 people call the Point their home year-round.

Point Roberts encompasses almost five square miles peninsula, and extends south from Canada. It is a small corner of the country cut off from the mainland by the 1846 Treaty of Washington which drew the interna­tional boundary between the U.S. and Canada at the 49th parallel.

Point Roberts is separated from the rest of Whatcom County and Washington state by 23 driving miles through British Columbia. The community is about 30 minutes by car from Vancouver and a 10-minute drive from the Tsawwassen ferry dock linking the mainland to Vancouver Island – Victoria, B.C.

Parks include Lighthouse Marine Park, with full-service campground, boat ramp, picnic sites and boardwalk. Orca whales sightings are common on the west side of the Point.

Boating is central to the life of Point Roberts. The marine atmosphere colors much of the local activity at “The Point.” A marina, yacht club and wide variety of marine services offer virtually everything a boater could need, including a headstart to the San Juans, Gulf Islands, and some of the finest fishing, sailing and cruising in the Northwest.

In addition to the pleasures of the outdoors, there are restaurants, taverns, a new golf course, and a quaint bed and breakfast.

Population: 1,314

More Information

Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce
1423 Gulf Road, Point Roberts
360-945-2313

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