Peace Arch Historical State Park

Peace Arch Historical State Park is a unique 20-acre day-use park that lies on the boundary between the United States and Canada. The 67-foot Peace Arch monument sit on the border of the two nations at the 49th parallel. The arch was constructed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the treaties that were a result of the War of 1812 with Great Britain. This was the first structure in the world to celebrate lasting peace, planned and developed in conjunction with the Canadian Peace Arch Provincial Park.
The park is known for its lush gardens, vast lawns and panoramic views of Point Roberts and Vancouver Island. A variety of annuals are planted each spring, resulting in abundant foliage year round and colorful blooms during the summer. Rhododendrons, azaleas, dahlias, and a hybrid tea rose garden are just some of the captivating plants on the grounds.

International Arts and Music Festival
In June, Peace Arch State Park is home to the International Arts and Music Festival. In addition to the great music you will hear, there are arts vendors displaying their crafts and local wineries, breweries and food vendors on site.
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  1. Activities
  2. Boating
  3. Group Rental
  4. History
  5. Maps

Picnic & Day-Use Facilities

There are 85 unsheltered picnic tables, including several ADA tables at the park, available first come, first serve.



  • 0.6 miles of hiking trails

Other Activities & Features

  • Bird watching
  • Two horseshoe pits
  • Swing set and play field

Interpretive Opportunities

The park features horticultural displays and historical signage.

Additional Information

  • There is an annual Art In The Park exhibition May through September.
  • A swing set, play field, and playground are located in the park.