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“you can stand on the boundary between US and Canada”

Peace Arch State Park
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Blaine
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The park is open daily 8am to dusk. Visiting the park and its amenities is FREE. However there is a $10 per day parking fee to use the state park parking area. Walking tour, gardens, interpretive displays, bird watching, playground. Pets are welcome on leash. Annual sculpture exhibition May 1st, to October 1st. Annual sundae afternoon concert series in August.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“you can stand on the boundary between US and Canada”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

My friends kids weren't impressed with the limited playground. Beautiful landscaping, fun to take people from out of state to Canada. People driving into Canada were getting out of their cars and using the bushes on the Canadian side as an outdoor toilet.

Visited June 2012
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Surrey, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
305 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“straddling the border”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

this is a great place to get out and stretch your legs if you have more than one driver...while waiting for the line-up to the border. Take a picture at the Peace Arch, as the cars slowly make their way to the border. Great green area to greet visitors. Play area for the bored children. Worth the stop.

Visited January 2013
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Blaine, Washington, United States
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Worth a stop”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

A forty acre park, half American and half Canadian, with magnificent gardens dedicated to peace, right on the shoreline. The review2er "Yog-Sothoth" calls the arch a portico on stilts, but that means the rest of his review is based on his lack of perceptioon and understanding. It's a concrete arch 62 feet highand 60 feet wide at the bse, hardly on stilts. It's really worth a stop. Free parking on the Canadian side. The US side has a day-use fee since it's part of the state park system. Or just let your kids out if you're in a long line-up, as once in the prk you cn go into either side without customs clearance.

Visited January 2013
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
736 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Nothing to See Here”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

You'll really just pass through here when crossing the border. The actual "arch" is more of a portico on stilts. There are more spectacular sights as you continue into the Coastal Mountains.

Visited December 2012
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Aldergrove
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“good times had”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

The stroke recovery group I volunteer with have their Strides for Strokes there year and we enjoy the space and immenities that are there for us to use.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Robert D
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