Welcome back, Canadian friends and family!
It’s been a long 597 days, and some things have changed here in Blaine, so we want to get our Canadian neighbors up to speed on what’s new, what’s gone, and what’s on the horizon.
1. BlaineByTheSea.com, the new official tourism website, has been launched by the Blaine Chamber of Commerce and the City of Blaine. The website promotes Blaine as a travel destination for family vacations and road-trip weekend get-aways. It also serves locals exploring dining, entertainment, and outdoor activity options here in Blaine. We hope you bookmark us and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at “BlaineByTheSea.” Plus, sign-up for our online newsletter, filled with Blaine entertainment, specials, and happenings. Click here to sign-up!
2. New pedestrian walkway along Gate One of Blaine Marina. This walkway completes the walking trail around Blaine Marina to the public boat launch on Milholland Drive. This location provides excellent photo opportunities for sunsets with a lighted pathway with several park benches for taking in marina views.
3. Blaine Restaurant Updates – Find a new eating establishment with the Rustic Fork Italian Eatery – a new restaurant at 442 Peace Portal Drive serving Italian-inspired pasta dishes with sauces made from scratch, delicious appetizers, and desserts like Cannoli and Tiramisu. The Vault Wine Bar & Event Center has an extended heated and covered outdoor dining area, providing excellent year-round dining. If you love oysters, fish tacos and stew, Drayton Harbor Oyster Company now has covered and heated outside dining on H Street Plaza. They also have expanded their inside dining area.
Blaine Mart a new convenience store, opened on C Street at the entrance to Peace Arch State Park just off I-5 exit 276. They’re offering, beer, wine, and essential grocery items. And Hill Chevron now offers fabulous souvenirs and unique gift items and is worth a look inside. Plus, Hill Chevron carries Anna’s @BreadinBlaine fresh-baked sourdough bread delivered oven-fresh every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Here’s what’s not here any longer: Big Al’s Diner has closed, so looking for your breakfast fix, you’ll have to head over to Peace Arch City Café and Bar, Starbucks at Skye Hill Station, Burger King at the Truck Crossing, or one of Blaine’s drive-thru espresso establishments.
Eating establishments that closed are: Lizzie’s Cafe on Peace Portal, China Bay Restaurant on 3rd Street. Tony’s Just a Bite just closed but will be re-opening under new management in early December.
What's new on the horizon.
Rawganique moved from 428 Peace Portal and, in its place will be the new home of Gateway 1890 Taphouse & Grill.
The Gateway 1890 Taphouse plans to offer small-plate entrees, such as fish and chips, pulled pork and steak, live music entertainment, throwback trivia nights, and more.
Celebrate the holidays with us!
We missed several holiday get-togethers, but this year will be different. Check out these Blaine 2021 Holiday-themed events:
• WinterFest Tree Lighting at Semiahmoo Resort – November 15, 6-7 PM at Semiahmoo Resort
• Celebrate Thanksgiving Dinner at Semiahmoo Resort – November 25 at Semiahmoo Resort
• Blaine’s Holiday Harbor Light – December 4, 10 AM – 7 PM, downtown Blaine, G Street Plaza
For other fun activities happening in Blaine, be sure to check out our entertainment page at: blainebythesea.com/entertainment/
And check out all of Blaine’s year-round events at: blainebythesea.com/upcoming-events/
Welcome back, BC!
The past nineteen months have been a long separation for celebrating holidays and birthdays with family and friends. Now, we look forward to spending exciting times together for the holidays and beyond!