Crossing International Waters

Start Your Adventure Here!
The Port of Bellingham's marine facilities are positioned strategically near the international border between the U.S. and Canada. Our proximity makes Blaine Harbor and Squalicum Harbor the perfect jumping-off points for an adventure into the friendly foreign waters of neighboring Canada.

Preparation & Clearing Customs
As with any adventure, prior planning and preparation can make the difference between great family memories or a frustrating experience you’d rather soon forget. Both the US and Canadian Customs maintain websites that will help you plan your voyage to a designated ports of inspection and make sure you are prepared with the documents necessary to successfully clear each country's respective customs.
Nexus Program
Do you frequently cross the U.S. / Canadian border? If so, you should consider participating in the Nexus program.