Burn Ban - Level 1

Fires allowed in all designated fire pits and grills. Propane and gas grills allowed.

The white Arch on a sunny blue sky day
Sitting bench in the shade on a sunny day looking out at the manicured flower beds and ocean in the distance.
Pond with water lilies surrounded by blooming purple flowers
The tall white Peace Arch on a blue sky day
Looking at the arch on a sunny blue sky day with surrounding trees and manicured landscape

Peace Arch Historical State Park

19 A Street, Blaine, WA 98230

The International Peace Arch is a 67-foot dramatic white arch that rises from the green lawns and flowering gardens on the U.S.-Canada border at Blaine. It is the iconic feature of this Washington Historical State Park, which is devoted to peace and serenity. Peace Arch is unique among parks because it consists of two parks in two countries. The southern half of the park is owned by Washington State Parks and the northern half is owned by British Columbia Parks. The arch, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was constructed to honor the centennial of the treaties resulting from the War of 1812. These agreements between the U.S. and Britain established a peaceful, undefended border between the U.S. and Canada. Take a stroll through the lush gardens, stand on the lawn and take in the view of Point Roberts and Vancouver Island and enjoy seasonal bursts of color from rhododendrons, azaleas, dahlias, hybrid tea roses and annual blooms.

Rules

  • Day-Use Only
  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Horses not Allowed

Automated pay stations

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access. This park is equipped with automated pay stations for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass. For more information please visit the Discover Pass web page

Activities

Bird Watching

Interpretive and Visitor Centers

Amenities

Automated Pay Station

Accessible Restrooms

ADA Buildings

Drinking Water

Park Ranger Station

Recycling

Restrooms

Trash Service

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Event Table Rentals

Grill

Kitchen

Kitchen Shelter

Picnic Shelters

Picnic Tables

Sink

Accessible Parking

Parking

Playgrounds

Concessions

Interpretive Opportunities

Park features

Field

Seasonal Wildflowers

Viewpoint

Rules

  • Day-Use Only
  • Dogs Allowed on Leash
  • Horses not Allowed

Automated pay stations

A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access. This park is equipped with automated pay stations for visitors to purchase a one-day or annual Discover Pass. For more information please visit the Discover Pass web page

Map & visitor guide

49.00144196, -122.7525711

Picnic & day-use facilities

There are 79 unsheltered picnic tables, including several ADA tables at the park, available first come, first served. The American Kitchen facility is available for day-use rental. 

Bird watching

Have fun spotting the different type of birds that visit this park being so close to the water, many make homes in the tall trees and lush gardens. 

Playground

Children can enjoy the swing set and play field. 

Interpretive opportunities 

The park features horticultural displays and interpretive panels with audio. The panels include a stunning view of the Peace Arch and the ocean.

Concessions

Treat yourself to hot and cold drinks, ice cream and snacks at the International Peace Arch Association Snack Shack! Here you'll find a variety of unique handmade gifts and park souvenirs. Kids can pick up a free park history brochure and coloring sheet or go on a scavenger hunt. The Peace Arch Park Snack Shack is open on the weekends year-round and is located in the western parking area across from the park office. Proceeds from the Snack Shack help support annual park programs and publications. For more information about the Peace Arch Association and the Snack Shack's current schedule, visit their websiteFacebook, or Instagram.

American Kitchen rental facility

The park provides a rentable day use facility called the American Kitchen. Surrounded by thousands of flowers, this building features views of the Gulf Islands, Point Roberts, Vancouver Island, Semiahmoo Bay and the historic Peace Arch on the United States-Canadian border. It is a scenic location for meetings, company picnics, weddings, receptions and reunions. The American Kitchen has an interior capacity of 85 people and a combined grounds rental capacity of 300.

Reservations must be made by calling Peace Arch State Park at (360) 332-8221. Special Activities Permit Applications can be found on the Special Activities Permit web page. Email a copy of the application to Rickey.Blank@parks.wa.gov. Be sure to call the park for availability.