Breathe in the Fresh Air!

When National Geographic named Bellingham an official “Adventure Town USA”, Western students weren't surprised! Western is set in one of the most breathtaking natural environments in the world. Thousands of Western students spend their free time sea-kayaking, ice-climbing, mountain biking, and of course… snowboarding.

Western students are known to work hard on finishing their homework so they can head straight from the library to the mountain, or the water, or to one of B-Ham's many park for a pick-up game. Western students can enjoy a morning of fishing, an afternoon of rock climbing, and an evening by the bay watching the sun dip down the pastel sky.

If you're used to the city life, Bellingham will offer you a breath of fresh air. Bellingham is truly an outdoor paradise that will keep you moving all year round. Broaden your horizons, and play outside all over again!

Bellingham's location is perfect: close to Canada, close to Seattle, close to Mt. Baker, right on the ocean, incredible scenery. It is the mecca for outdoor sports: skiing, hiking, whitewater or sea kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, road biking, rock climbing, you name it. I really can't praise Bellingham enough.

Zach Guy
Estes Park, Colorado


Plan a visit!

  • Sailing on Bellingham Bay
  • A student-led rock climbing excursion.
  • Sailing on Bellingham Bay
  • Kayaking in Bellingham Bay
  • There are many miles of bike lanes and trails throughout Bellingham
  • Boulevard Park boardwalk on Bellingham Bay
  • AIC Building in the sunset on South Campus
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