What a deal! Canadian shoppers looking for cross-border savings can bring more goods back from America, tax free. Come stay in Whatcom County for a few days and take advantage of the newest development in duty free allowances. Conveniently located across the border, Whatcom County has a wide variety in shopping, dining, and lodging that is sure to please all bargain savvy Canadians.
The New Duty Free Custom Allowances for travelers are:
$200 for trips over 24 hours
$800 for trips over 48 hours
We have a huge selection of shopping in Whatcom County. For those who get energized by current fashion trends, bargains and large selections visit our regions’ malls and business districts. Duty free stores sell alcohol, tobacco, perfumes and gift items. Restrictions apply, such as, length of time out of the country and total personal declarations.
Food of all flavors and styles is plentiful here, from fine dining to a quick bite on the run. Start your day with a fresh bagel and locally roasted coffee, a European-style pastry or a hot breakfast burrito. Enjoy a relaxing lunch or dinner ranging from seafood to steak, or ethnic cuisine from Asian to Dutch and all points in between.
Throughout Bellingham and Whatcom County, you’ll find a diverse selection of traditional and unique lodging choices that reflect your preferences in size, style, location and budget. Come on in… your room is ready.
Crossing the US/Canadian Border is usually a smooth process. Expect it to take 10-30 minutes, and longer during high traffic volume periods. An occasional full-vehicle search may occur.