Shopping, Dining & Activities In the Area


Birch Bay Square - Shopping Outlet I-5 Exit 270 - The Market at Birch Bay and more.

Blaine International Shopping Center - I-5 Exit 267 - Cost Cutter Grocery Store, Rite Aid, Ace Hardware,Everyday Fitness, and more.

Bellis Fair Mall - I-5 Exit 258 - Department stores; JCPenney, Sports Authority, Kohl's, Target, Macy's, Lane Byrant, Torrid, Old Navy, Forever 21, Sam Goody, Big 5 Sporting Goods and many, many more! Also Bellis Fair Cinemas; a 6 screen movie theater, for showtimes call (360) 676-9990.

Cordata Shopping Center - I-5 Exit 258, Guide Meridian - An array of shops and eateries as well as Furniture Warehouse.

C-Shop - Birch Bay - (seasonal) Homemade candy, pizza, bakery items. A Birch Bay favorite!

Bay Center Market - Local grocery store in Birch Bay proper.

Lynden - This "Dutch" town is a favorite for a touch of Holland and quaint village shops.   For more places to shop, go to:

Birch Bay - Things to do


There are plenty of dining facilities to meet all tastes and pocketbooks. Below are restaurants in the Birch Bay and Blaine area. To view and see what's happening at restaurants in the Whatcom County visit, Taste of Whatcom Restaurant Guide.

Birch Bay: CJ's Restaurant, Via Birch Bay, Birch Bay Teriyaki Bar, Shore's Restaurant, Tradewinds Cafe, La Cantina, The Eagle's Roost, Birch Bay Café, Vonna's Purple Fin, and Birch Bay Pizza. Open from May to September is the famous Birch Bay icon, The C Shop.
<View Birch Bay Restaurants here>

Blaine: Pizza Factory, Paso del Norte Family Mexican Restaurant, Chada Thai, Jack Neimann's Black Forest Steakhouse, Nicki's Dinner, Seaside Bakery Cafe, Peach Arch City Cafe, Tony's Just A Bite, The Hot Spot, and Big Al's Diner. Resort Semiahmoo offers Stars, a four-star restaurant; Packers, great for casual dining offering lunch and dinner and Pierside, casual dining for dinner and Sunday Brunch. Loomis Trail Golf Club and Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club also offers fabulous dining that is open to the public. View Blaine Restaurants here.

View White Rock, BC Restaurants here.
View Vancouver, BC Restaurant here.
View Fraser Valley, BC Restaurants here.


Mount Baker Theatre - Bellingham
Bellingham Theatre Guild - Bellingham


Regal Barkley Village 16 IMAX & RPX Cinema - Bellingham

Pickford Cinema (Foreign & Independent films) - Bellingham

Criterion White Rock - White Rock, B.C.

Rialto Twin - White Rock, B.C.


Birch Bay State Park - Open year-round, Birch Bay State Park is the largest state park on the Washington coast. Just minutes from Birch Bay Leisure Park, it's a great place to spend the day! Birch Bay State Park offers 167 campsites and several picnic areas sheltered by large fir trees that sit just off the beach. Picnic areas are complete with tables, barbecue grills, group fire rings and washrooms.
Terrell Marsh Trail - Is a one-half mile loop interpretive trail offering an opportunity to experience both forest and marsh environments. One of the last saltwater and freshwater estuaries in this part of Washington, this area has the second largest heron rookery in Washington State.
Semiahmoo Park - Located just north of Birch Bay, the park sits on a spit of land that is home to Semiahmoo Museum. At the end of the spit sits the world-class resort, Resort Semiahmoo. Summertime allows the jogger or biker the best of both sides of the harbor, take the MV Plover foot ferry between Semiahmoo and Blaine Harbor. It's fun for kids of all ages!
Peace Arch State Park - Peace Arch State Park is a 20-acre day-use park open everyday. The park features a commemorative, concrete arch that straddles the border of Blaine, Washington and British Columbia, Canada. Activities include the annual "Hands Across the Border" celebration attracting more than 30,000 visitors.

For more area parks visit the following websites:
Northwest Parks and Recreation Division 2 - Serving Blaine & Birch Bay
Whatcom County Parks:

Bellingham Parks:

Ferndale Parks:

Blaine Parks:

Lynden Parks:

Golf Courses

Semiahmoo Golf & Country Club - 18 hole, Arnold Palmer designed course

Loomis Country Club - Custer - 18 hole.

Grandview Golf Course - Custer

Riverside Golf Course - Ferndale

Dakota Golf Course - Custer

Rodaro Golf Range - Birch Bay

Miniature World Mini - Golf - Birch Bay

Raspberry Ridge - full service restaurant open 7 days a week. Visit website


Mount Baker Ski Area -  1 hour away

Whistler Resort - 3 hours north in British Columbia

Grouse Mountain - Great skiing only 1+ hour north in British Columbia

Cypress Bowl - Skiing just 1+ hour north in British Columbia

Seymore Mountain - Ski Resort just 1+ hour north in British Columbia

Jim's Salmon Charter - departs from Blaine Harbor (360) 332-6724

MV Plover - (seasonal) Ferry rides along the Blaine waterfront to Semiahmoo Resort

Birch Bay Water Slides - (seasonal) A family favorite. Enjoy the "Black Hole", a 60" hydrocliff, River Raft and Giant Water Slides. Visit website

Video Impact - Birch Bay - Rent the latest videos and DVD's

Miniature World Mini -Golf & Go-Carts - Birch Bay

Whisper on the Bay - Day Spa in Birch Bay Sandcastle Resort

Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce

For other on-going activities happening on the bay, go to the Birch Bay Chamber's web site at for up to date information.