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Next Door to Point Roberts

Visitors to Point Roberts often say that the peaceful, leafy streets, local beaches, and ocean vistas conjure up the same feelings of relaxation and escape as a jaunt over to any of the nearby Gulf or San Juan islands. It makes sense – both the tranquility of the landscape and the security of the nearby border make it easy for residents to forget the rest of the world, and simply enjoy the surroundings. Continue reading

How much cheaper are real estate taxes in Point Roberts, compared to Vancouver?

In recent months we have seen a number of new taxes implemented on Vancouver-area property, particularly for non-resident buyers. But these taxes don’t apply to real estate taxes in Point Roberts, which is rapidly gaining the benefits of a Monaco-like “tax haven”; being an easy 1 hour’s drive to the cosmopolitan center but with a significantly lower tax burden for its property owners. Continue reading

Dredging at the Point Roberts Marina

All photos credit All Point Bulletin

The community of Point Roberts is growing and improving every day. The latest news here at the Point is dredging 25,000 cubic yards at the marina to improve the boating experience. This marks a continued commitment by the marina’s owners to the development of Point Roberts as a top-tier recreation destination.

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North Cascade Park

North Cascades National Park

One of America’s most beautiful and diverse national parks is just a 2 ½ hour drive from Point Roberts – the perfect distance for a day trip or a weekend getaway. The North Cascades National Park is home to numerous lakes, rivers, creeks, mountains and beautiful hiking paths, making it popular for hiking and mountaineering. It offers a mix of easy, moderate and difficult trails and hikes, so it’s perfect for both the casual explorer and experienced hiker alike. Continue reading

Forest Fire Prevention Tips

Although he’s got an updated look, everyone still recognizes Smokey the Bear, the mascot of forest fire prevention for over 70 years. He may be old, but wildfires are  becoming a growing concern, especially here in the Pacific Northwest and interior BC. We are blessed with an abundance of forests and long, hot, dry summers; so we should all learn what we can about how to avoid contributing to the risks of a forest fire. Continue reading