Monday, March 18, 2019

Bellis Fair Mall in Bellingham, WA

On any given weekend, or weekday for that matter, I can find many of my fellow countrymen (and women) shopping in Bellingham.

Bellingham is the closest major city south of the Canadian border on Interstate 5. That makes it a strong draw for shoppers from both Canada and the States. Prime shopping locations include Walmart, CostCo, and Bellis Fair Mall.

The mall is strategically located near the intersection of Bakerview Road and the Guide Meridian, both of which can easily be reached from I-5.

For Canadian shoppers who want a more leisurely approach, The Guide has a border crossing at Lynden/Aldergrove.

Canadian shoppers are attracted by low prices, value for their dollar and lower taxes.

Even if Canadians don't stay long enough for a personal exemption, paying the required duty still makes purchases a bargain. Locals also enjoy the wide variety of department stores and specialty shops scattered throughout the indoor mall. Stopping for a snack or meal at the food court makes it a complete shopping experience.

Bellis Fair has something for everyone.

On the corner of the mall, but tucked away from the hustle and bustle, you'll find the Centre Pointe Condominiums.

We chose it as the perfect location for us. It's close to the border for us to visit frequently, near excellent medical care including St. Joseph Hospital, and within walking distance of shopping and restaurants. And views of lofty, snow-capped Mt. Baker top it all off.

Have you been to Bellis Fair? What did you like best? -- Margy


  1. Most interesting. Several decades ago we took a ferry from there someplace. Maybe Vancouver Island or North to...?...:)

    1. In Bellingham they have the ferry to Alaska. It is in the Fairhaven area. To take a ferry to the San Juan Islands and Victoria on Vancouver Island (BC) you drive to Anacortes about an hour southwest. I haven't done either ferry, but we do ride the ferries from Vancouver, BC, to get to our float cabin in Powell River. - Margy


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy