Lyle Jansma photo
Master planning for the Waterfront District is underway and this summer the Port and City are offering a variety of public tours of the Waterfront District. They are a great way to become familiar with the plan and to explore sections of the former Georgia Pacific Pulp and Paper Mill site.
All walking tours are free and the boat tour, which is offered by San Juan Cruises, has a fee.
Closed-toed shoes, suitable for walking over gravel and some rubble, are required for the walking tours.
Waterfront Twilight Walking Tours -- July 25 & Aug 1
On Thursday July 25 and Thursday, Aug. 1, there will be public walking tours of the Downtown Waterfront redevelopment area. The entire Waterfront District is 237 acres. These tours will focus on the Downtown Waterfront Area and portions of the Log Pond Area, the two areas closest to the Central Business District. This tour includes the 10.8 acre property now being offered to private developers.
Each evening, there will be three one-hour tours, departing at 4:30 p.m
., 5:30 p.m
. and 6:30 p.m
. All tours will begin alongside the Granary Building, located at Roeder Avenue and Central Street,
with parking available alongside the building.
No advance registration is required. The site includes uneven terrain and may not be suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
Questions: Contact the Port of Bellingham, 360-676-2500
Mayor's ASB Lagoon Lunchtime Walks -- Noon, July 19 & 26
Join Mayor Kelli Linville and others for a lunchtime walk around the former Georgia Pacific Treatment Lagoon. We’ll be turning this path -- with its stunning views of Bellingham Bay -- into an early public access trail in the coming months. Advance sign-up is required. Update: All available slots have been filled as of Jul 18th.
Questions: Contact the City of Bellingham, 360-778-8100 San Juan Cruises Bellingham's Future Waterfront Tours -- June 20, July 18 & Aug. 22
See Bellingham's waterfront take shape from the sea. Enjoy an evening on the bay
and discover how Bellingham's past has opened the door for its future.
View the current status of the city from the water while
representatives from the Port of Bellingham and the City of Bellingham
offer details of the planned redevelopment and the vision of what our
waterfront could look like in the future.
This cruise is being offered by San Juan Cruises. Depart from the Alaska Ferry Terminal in Fairhaven. The boat leaves
at 6:30 pm - please check in about 30 minutes prior to pick up your
tickets. The cruise will last about two hours. For more information and reservations, please call San Juan Cruises at
1-800-443-4552, or purchase tickets through San Juan Cruises online.
Photography Walking Tour
Cruise prices are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-17. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
Questions: Contact San Juan Cruises, 360-738-8099.
The Port of Bellingham will offer a free guided photography tour of portions of the 137-acre former Georgia Pacific property from 5:30-7pm on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Advanced registration is required.This tour can accommodate up to 16 photographers.
More information and a link to sign up is at www.portofbellingham.com/phototour
Questions: Contact the Port of Bellingham, 360-676-2500 x384.