Whatcom County is the northernmost county in Washington,
containing 2,151 square miles that border on British Columbia,
Canada to the north, Okanogan County to the east, Skagit
to the south and the Straight of Georgia to the west.
Much of the county is mountainous (and part of National
Forest and National Parks). Fifty miles east of Bellingham
lies the highest peak in the North Cascade mountain range,
Mount Baker (10,778 feet), an ice-clad volcano, providing
the state's longest ski season, and great snow-boarding.
The volume of snow and ice on Mount Baker is greater than
that of all the other Cascade Mountain volcanoes (except
Mount Rainer) combined.
water port, Bellingham's Squalicum Harbor is the second largest
harbor in Puget Sound. Bellingham is located 90 miles north
of Seattle and 23 miles south of the international border.
A trip to Point Roberts, the county's most northernly community,
requires a crossing through Canada.
- Temperature Range:
- Winter 30 to 50 degrees
- Spring 40 to 67 degrees
- Summer 48 to 75 degrees
- Fall 40 to 59 degrees
- Annual precipitation: 36 inches
- Annual Snowfall: 8.60 inches
For a complete demographic profile on Whatcom County, including
useful relocation information, please visit the
Bellingham / Whatcom Chamber
of Commerce and Industry