Point Roberts, Washington

Point Roberts Backstory

with Mark S.

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Mark S.
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Point Roberts, WA is an exclave -- only reachable from the US mainland by driving through Canada. Its remote location meant it was a hotbed of smuggling and piracy. Being cut off from the mainland, daily life for those like me who live here is really crazy. We'll cruise around Point Roberts in your vehicle (you drive) and I'll share the fascinating story of this one-of-a-kind town. We'll stop for short beach and forest hikes, watch for orcas and eagles and see amazing views. Just 30 minutes south of Vancouver or 1 hour north of Bellingham. Meet at the International Marketplace north door, at the mural.

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Mark S.

I live in Point Roberts, Washington, a U.S. exclave you can only get to by going through Canada. Four generations of my family have earned a living at Point Roberts. I'm the author of a book about the history of Point Roberts and what it's like to live in an exclave where the federal government guards the entrance to the town. Point Roberts has a fascinating history of smuggling, pirates and thousands of Canadians who came here to do things they couldn't back in Canada. I'm happy to share this geographic oddity with you. Full profile Leave a Review

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