Originally a jumping off point for prospectors heading off to strike it rich in British Columbia's gold fields, Blaine was founded in 1890, serving as a seaport for logging and fishing industries. Once home to sawmills and giant canneries, Blaine has quieted into a laid back small town, full of charm and adventure for those who go out and look! Blaine businesses serve hundreds of international customers daily, traveling north and south across the border, with many of them choosing to stick around after falling for this beautiful little harbor town.

While many residents head south for shopping excursions, Blaine is home to some fabulous, "just gotta come back for more" cuisine. For some authentic Mexican dishes, look no further than Paso Del Norte on Peace Portal Drive, or head across the street to The Little Red Caboose for a warm gooey turkey panini in the most distinctive sandwich shop around. You can't beat the Peace Arch Cafe for breakfast and you've really got to hit Drayton Harbor Oyster Co if you're a seafood lover. Want to go out and celebrate with that special someone? Try the Black Forest Steak House on Peace Portal & G Street. There's a little bit of everything here, from hamburgers at Tony's to pad Thai at Chada.