Point Roberts in The News:

Archive of Press Coverage and Tourism Related Articles

Welcome to the Chamber Connection, highlighting important information on what’s happening at the Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce. On this page, we highlight the chamber advocacy and recent chamber news and events and share important updates from our regional business community. We hope you find this information helpful and informative! Thank you for supporting the Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce.

Pandemic News Articles

Point Roberts, a small community of approximately 850 residents, is completely dependent on essential and other services provided by businesses located in Mainland Washington State and British Columbia, Canada.
Since Canada’s introduction of the ArriveCan app in late 2021, business owners in both Washington State and British Columbia have refused to travel to Point Roberts to perform critical services, citing onerous border requirements to enter Canada.
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January 28, 2022 – It’s been two-and-a-half months since the U.S. border reopened to Canadian visitors, but unfortunately in Point Roberts, it’s not bringing the levels of tourism that businesses there were expecting after the 19-month closure. Ali Hayton, owner of the International Marketplace — said that while business shot up for the first few weeks following the early November reopening, that died down as soon as the omicron surge started taking hold. >> READ THE ARTICLE

January 28, 2022 – The Whatcom County exclave has been cut off from the mainland and marooned since the pandemic forced the U.S. and Canada to halt cross-border traffic. Those restrictions eased somewhat last year, but Point Roberts Chamber of Commerce President Brian Calder says they’re still struggling to get services on the peninsula. >>READ THE ARTICLE

Tourism Articles & Publications

May 2021 – Point Roberts is an island of serenity next to the bustle of the Vancouver metropolitan area. You can feel it as soon as you cross the border. The streets are narrow and lined with forests and fields, with views of the sea popping up. Drivers give a wide berth to the horses, cyclists and walkers with whom they share the road. >> READ THE ARTICLE

December 2, 2019 – Visitors to the exclave of Point Roberts must drive through Canada to enter the United States. It’s a tiny town with empty beaches, pods of orcas and dozens of gas pumps. >> READ THE ARTICLE

April 27, 2016 – Nowadays, at the end of this peninsula, there is a little American town called Point Roberts, Washington. The only land route out of Point Roberts is through Canada. This town of over 1,000 people has a clinic, a police station, a fire department, a marina, and a primary school. >> READ THE ARTICLE

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From Peace Arch Border Crossing (Douglas Crossing), head north on BC-99 to BC-17. Follow BC-17 to 56th Street, turn left on 56th Street (south) to US/Canada border crossing at Point Roberts, WA. SEE BORDER CROSSING INFO.

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