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Whether for the weekend or an extended stay, Whatcom County (its name ultimately derives from a Nooksack word meaning "noisy water"), offers a break from the ordinary. With magnificent natural scenery, Mt. Baker skiing and snowboarding, hiking, arts and theatre, charming villages and waterfront adventures like whale watching, this region is a unique area of Washington.
Numerous protected areas offer boating, camping, fishing and lots of other outdoors-related activities.
Whatcom County's northern border is the international boundary with the Canadian province of British Columbia; adjoining the county on the north are four of metropolitan Vancouver's suburbs, Delta, White Rock, Surrey, Langley, and, in the central Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, with several shopping malls and other services in Bellingham, the county seat, and elsewhere in the county geared to cross-border shopping and recreation. The five crossing points are two at Blaine (one at the Peace Arch, located on the Interstate 5 crossing, and the other a commercial and passenger crossing on the Pacific Highway at State Route 543, both to Surrey, British Columbia), as well as at Lynden (SR 539, to Aldergrove), Sumas (SR 9, to Abbotsford), and Point Roberts (Tyee Drive, to Tsawwassen).