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

High Wind Warning

Issued:
7:02 PM PST on December 14, 2018
Expires:
10:00 PM PST on December 14, 2018
Chance of Rain
Friday 12/14 60%
Chance of Rain
Windy with showers ending early. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
Mostly Cloudy
Saturday 12/15 10%
Mostly Cloudy
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the afternoon. High near 45F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain
Sunday 12/16 80%
Rain
Rain likely. High 49F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a quarter of an inch.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/17 90%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional light rain in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Rain
Tuesday 12/18 100%
Rain
Periods of rain. High 49F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Chance of Rain
Wednesday 12/19 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with showers. High near 50F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
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