Blaine Historic walking Tour
Take a stroll through the city and uncover the rich history of Blaine
A Short History
The small town of Blaine, lying on the northern border of Canada and Washington State, is a place that has hosted many different people that have built their lives and left their marks for history to remember them throughout the decades.
During the Mid-19th century, the town of Blaine was settled by travelers who utilized the town’s bay as a seaport for fishing and logging industries. It was also a place where many were beginning their venture on their way to British Columbia’s gold fields. The 1800’s was a prosperous time for Blaine with fishing, logging and canning businesses booming and bringing people from all places.
Where Did Blaine Get Its Name?
Blaine has an old-town feeling to it, containing remodeled buildings and signs resembling the buildings and designs that existed during it’s earlier days, some of the original structures still stand to tell many stories of those that once inhabited this beautiful town.
The Railway Cafe stands in the heart of the city to remind us of a beautiful time when one could board a passenger train right here in Blaine.