Welcome to our Canadian Neighbors!

© Connie Coleman

Did you know that La Conner is just a short two-hour drive from Vancouver B.C.? We’re known as ‘the most romantic getaway in Washington State’ – and always on everyone’s list of stops when coming across the border from western Canada to the United States.

If you’re a regular visitor to La Conner, you’re probably familiar with all of our museums, lodging establishments, restaurants, shops, galleries and events (and photo opportunities!) – but if La Conner is a new adventure for you, rest assured that we welcome you with a wave and a smile! Stop by our Visitor Information Center (511 Morris Street – on your right just 1.5 blocks after you first enter town) and pick up a map of La Conner. While you’re at our visitor center, ask for recommendations on what to do and see, and let us help you make your trip to La Conner special and memorable.

As one of Washington State’s treasured heritage communities – many of our oldest homes and buildings are still intact and have been meticulously restored – La Conner continues to honor a way of life that was begun by early settlers. Hard work. Entrepreneurial spirit. Preservation. Respect for the natural environment that surrounds us. Throughout the community, you’ll find each of these ideas still present today.

It’s easy to get to La Conner, too! Just follow I-5 south and take Exit 230 at Burlington, then turn left at the stoplight heading toward Anacortes on WA-20 W. (Currently we’re working to install a nice large sign to direct you to the correct exit – but for now you just need to remember Exit 230, Highway 20 and Anacortes!). There are highway signs directing you to turn left at the stoplight at La Conner-Whitney Road – the best landmark for this turn is Farmhouse Restaurant, on your left. Follow La Conner-Whitney Road going due south until you reach the round-about that leads into La Conner.

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We’ve also provided the most updated (June 2012) information on Duty-Free Rules and information on retail sales taxes.

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