What’s so special about the Northern Washington area? Well, for one thing its attractions. For another, it’s the proximity of Semiahmoo Resort to whatever piques your interest. And it is those unique points of interest, some even free, that have broad tourist appeal…on both sides of the border.
We are thrilled to offer whale watching tours from Outer Island Excursions, with trips available April through September! Spend time one-on-one with your Captain and Naturalist, have a chance to meet some new friends, and have an opportunity to enjoy abundant wildlife and beautiful scenery. Sightings include Orca or Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, Gray Whales, and even the occasional Fin Whales. We also often see porpoise, sea lions, seals, eagles, otters and other marine life.
Learn about Semiahmoo’s fish cannery days dating back to 1894. Visit the Drayton Harbor Maritime Museum. The museum is devoted to featuring the history of the Alaska Packers Association and its impact on the area. The museum is open Friday – Sunday 1 – 5 PM Memorial Day – Labor Day. Located at the park entrance and one mile from the hotel, it is convenient to stop by while biking or walking the beach shore path. Donations are welcome.
9261 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA
360.371.3558 or 360.392.7795
.91 miles; 2 minutes
The oldest passenger foot ferry in Washington State, the MV Plover was used to shuttle cannery workers to the Alaskan Salmon Cannery on Semiahmoo Spit, now home to Semiahmoo Resort. MV Plover now provides passenger foot-ferry services during the summer season, shuttling up to 17 passengers along with bicycles and strollers to summer activities happening on both sides of Drayton Harbor. The Plover is certified by the U.S. Coast Guard. Complete details on the Historic Plover with sailing times, routes, history and fares can be found here. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends.
Mt. Baker Ski Area sits at the edge of the wilderness in the heart of the Northern Cascades of Washington State in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Surrounded by spectacular rugged mountains, the scenic setting of the ski area is uniquely beautiful.
From I-5, take Exit 255 and follow the Mt. Baker highway (Highway 542) 56 miles to the ski area. Seasonal. 360.734.6771, extension 140.
Experience one of Washington’s most scenic roads. State Route 11 (SR 11) known as Chuckanut Drive is a 21.28-mile (34.25 km) long highway that serves Skagit and Whatcom counties. May be accessed either from Northbound or Southbound I-5 north of Burlington and continues northwest through several small towns and the Chuckanut Mountains to the Fairhaven district of Bellingham. Stop by Taylor Shellfish Farm to experience the freshest of local shellfish.
We're lucky to be right on the border (you can see it from the resort) and with Vancouver less than an hour away, make sure you bring your passport for an array of day trips! From the natural to the urban, it's time to explore BC, and Semiahmoo makes a great homebase.