Life in Bellingham
See What it's Like to Be Here
With a population of 89,000, Bellingham is a welcoming and safe community offering the advantages of a larger city and charm of a coastal town. Western students call Bellingham an adventure, a breath of fresh air, and a great place to call home.
Explore the City
From cozy cafes to bayside parks, Bellingham charms students with its welcoming culture and unique mix of local shops and venues.
Explore the Outdoors
Whether you hike, bike, ski, kayak, windsurf, backpack, or just want to play outside, Western is base camp for endless outdoor fun.
See Bellingham In Real Life
Get to know Bellingham first-hand! Sign up for a tour or program, connect with our community and campus, and take in all the natural beauty that surrounds Western year-round.