There’s Something Incredibly Unique About This One City In Washington

When the United States and Canada decided on a border, marking the boundary along the 49th parallel line seemed like a great idea. It was – except for a few things. It divided Vancouver Island in half, which brought up the debate of whether or not it should just be left in two. They eventually decided to just give the whole island to Canada, and we were given the beautiful San Juan Islands.

But that wasn’t the only issue with this line. It also cut off a small end of the Tsawwassen Peninsula, leaving a small American town all by itself – which came to be known as Point Roberts, Washington. Because the town is surrounded by the ocean and Boundary Bay, the only way to get back to the mainland (other than boat) is by driving all the way up and around through Canada.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Pretty awesome, eh? Have you been to Point Roberts?