a - Peace Arch Park

Interpretive Opportunities
displays in the
park present
the inspirational
history of the
Peace Arch
and Park.
The Location
In 1914, the international
fund-raising efforts for the
Arch were spearheaded
by Samuel Hill, famed
Washington State lawyer,
financier, road builder
and humanitarian, who
later dedicated it on
September 6, 1921.
Group Tours
Group tours are available during regular park
hours. Tours must be scheduled a minimum of
one week in advance of your tour date. The international park is handicapped accessible.
For group tour information please call 360.332.7165
or email us: [email protected]
Historic photo courtesy of the
Maryhill Museum of Art, Goldendale, WA.
The United States Canada Peace Anniversary Association (USCPAA) is a non-profit association dedicated
to the heritage and preservation of Peace Arch
International Park. For further information about
the USCPAA, call (360) 332-7165 or visit us online.
State Park
Blaine, Washington, USA
Visit the World Famous
International Peace Arch
The park entrance is located of off north or south bound Interstate 5 Exit 276, Blaine City Center
The Peace Arch stands on the international
boundary between Blaine, Washington, and
Douglas, British Columbia. The Arch was
constructed to commemorate the centennial
(1814-1914) of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent
on December 24, 1814. The Treaty of Ghent
ended the war of 1812 between the United
States and Great Britain.
Sam Hill (1856-1931)
Peace Arch
Peace Arch International Park is located 21 miles
north of Bellingham, Washington, and 30 miles
south of Vancouver, BC, in the city of Blaine,
on the US/Canada border. Traveling north or
south on Interstate 5, take exit #276, Blaine City
Center. Follow the signs to the park entrance on
Second Street.
 Listed on the National Register of Historic Places 
Enjoy the Park’s Magnificent Gardens
Since 1921, this
international heritage
site has been the location
of civic ceremonies,
celebrations, festivals,
annual events, historic
reenactments, weddings and family gatherings.
Rich in beauty, history
and culture, the site
features elegant floral
displays, magnificent
gardens, intepretive
Concert Series
displays, outdoor
sculpture exhibits, spectacular sunsets & ocean
views, bird watching, spacious grounds,
playground, & pet areas.
Park hours: Open daily 8 am to dusk
FIND US: Easy access off north or south bound
Interstate 5, Exit #276 Blaine City Center
Located at the Heart of the Peace Arch Cultural Corridor
Visit the annual International Outdoor
Sculpture Exhibition at historic Peace
Arch Park and experience a world-class
variety of artistic expression. Each year,
new sculptures, surrounded by an array of
magnificent floral plantings, are on display
in a beautiful natural setting.
The juried exhibition features artworks
created by fine artists from the USA,
Canada and around the world. If you
would like your artwork considered for
exhibition in the international park, visit
online for artwork submission guidelines
at peacearchpark.org.
The Perfect
setting for your
Destination Wedding,
Reception, Business
or Civic Meeting,
Family Gathering
or Picnic.
For U.S. park facility rental information,
contact the Park Manager at 360-332-8221.
Annual Park Event Highlights
May to October
Peace Arch Park
International Sculpture Exhibition.
Mother’s Day Art Tour & Annual Plant Sale
(helps support annual park programs).
Hands Across the Border
Peace Arch Celebration.
July 4th
The international park overlooks
Semiahmoo Bay, Blaine, Washington
and White Rock, BC. Visit Peace Arch
State and Provincial Park’s and make
your two nation vacation complete!
the park’s
gardens is
a delight.
Something new awaits you throughout
the year as the seasons change.
Independence Day Fireworks Display over
Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo Bay.
Peace Arch International Concert Series.
For a complete up to date listing of these
and other annual park events, programs or
tourist and travel information, visit our
web site at:
People from around the world
enjoy visiting the historic
International Peace Park!
Brochure by Christina Alexander Design © 2010 USCPAA