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

Air Stagnation Advisory

Issued:
1:27 PM PST on December 13, 2017
Expires:
2:00 PM PST on December 14, 2017
Partly Cloudy
Thursday 12/14 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 48F. Winds light and variable.
Chance of Rain
Friday 12/15 60%
Chance of Rain
Rain showers early with overcast skies later in the day. High 43F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Chance of Rain
Saturday 12/16 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 42F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Rain
Sunday 12/17 100%
Rain
Rain. High around 45F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Chance of Rain
Monday 12/18 50%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 44F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Rain
Tuesday 12/19 70%
Rain
Rain showers in the morning will evolve into a more steady rain in the afternoon. High around 45F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
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