Rick Steves Visits Whatcom County

Washington State's most famous European traveler, Rick Steves, put his jet-setting ways on hold—so we took this opportunity to bring him up to Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County for a series of videos.

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This segment hosted by Rick Steves features his explorations of Whatcom County, Washington. Episode three, “Arts & Culture,” shows Steves exploring the Fairhaven and Downtown Arts Districts of Bellingham, touring exhibits, and even soaking up some historic maritime culture in the uppermost Pacific Northwest.

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Episode two, “Extremely Northwest,” shows Steves learning about the exclave community of Point Roberts, enjoying the borderless zone at what is both a Provincial and State Park on the Canadian border, and soaking up seaside living in the uppermost Pacific Northwest. Release date: September 20, 2021

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In this first episode, he met local brewers and distillers and sampled plenty of locally made beer, gin, coffee, cider, and more. Take a look and see what he learned out about farm to bottle in Whatcom County.  Release date: August 16, 2021

Use our round-up to find 17 amazing Whatcom County breweries.

        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.
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