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

Areal Flood Watch

Issued:
3:58 PM PDT on October 19, 2017
Expires:
5:00 PM PDT on October 22, 2017
Rain
Thursday 10/19 90%
Rain
Cloudy, periods of rain. Lows overnight in the mid 40s.
Rain
Friday 10/20 70%
Rain
Light rain...with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 52F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Rain
Saturday 10/21 100%
Rain
Rain. High 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Rain
Sunday 10/22 80%
Rain
Rain likely. High 56F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch.
Overcast
Monday 10/23 10%
Overcast
Cloudy skies. High 57F. Winds light and variable.
Partly Cloudy
Tuesday 10/24 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 63F. Winds light and variable.
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