As we’ve written about before, Point Roberts is chock full of history. From its discovery by Spanish explorers in the 18th century, to the first Icelandic settlers and the heyday of the fishing and canning industry, all the way up to present day, the Point is full of stories. But without a dedicated museum, Point Roberts’ residents took it upon themselves to preserve this history by forming the Point Roberts Historical Society. Continue reading
Point Roberts’ local golf club is now under new ownership, and they are planning a major investment to improve the greens and facilities. Earlier plans to revitalize the course didn’t get going, but this sale to Bald Eagle Valley Resort Holdings Inc. will get the renovations and revitalizations going, an exciting prospect for local golfers. Continue reading
Point Roberts, our little slice of Pacific Northwest paradise, is secretly the best cottage real-estate spot for both Americans and Canadians. What makes it such a hidden gem? Continue reading
The hottest topic in the Pacific Northwest continues to be the price of housing. Seattle has seen a massive jump in prices, with the median single-family house hitting $700,000, double what it was just five years ago. In fact, Seattle has been the hottest real-estate market in the entire United States in every single month of 2017. Continue reading
A bust of Chief Seattle, the namesake of Seattle. Photo credit: Joe Mabel
The Pacific Northwest is full of interesting place names, originating from a mix of First Nations and European names. And behind each name is a story in the chapters of history. Continue reading
The Lily Point Cannery, ca. 1918
Photo credit: John N. Cobb/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
Lily Point Marine Reserve is a beautifully-forested park surrounded by bluffs and beaches. It is located on the southeastern corner of Point Roberts, a short bike ride down APA Road from Seabright Farm. Continue reading
Located just down APA Road from Seabright, the Trinity Community Lutheran Church is closely tied to the history and development of Point Roberts.
The church was first established in 1913 by Icelandic settlers on land that was generously donated by the Solomon family. Continue reading
Do you crave the peace of island living, but can’t stand the dealing with the ferry? Are you a working parent, a busy student, or anyone who just needs a break? Looking for a quiet, relaxing sanctuary that’s still close to home? Continue reading
Point Robert’s was recently included a list of the “coolest towns you have never heard of”. This beautiful area has remained somewhat of a secret, but the locals know this is the place to be as the cloudy days of spring give way to the warm, bright days of summer. Point Roberts has lots of opportunities to get out and soak up some sunshine.
This 21-acre park at the South-western corner of Point Roberts is much loved by locals and has something for everyone. There are 30 camp sites, picnic tables and eating areas, ocean views (perfect for Orca whale watching), fishing, boating, wildlife, trails and beach access – but no lighthouse.