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Around Orcas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Surrey (BC). It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the north of Orcas. Surrey (BC) has a population of 395,000 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Richmond (BC). It is located about 39 miles [ km] to the north of Orcas and has a population of 174,000 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Orcas.<2>

  • Argyle [San Juan County]
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    • Argyle [San Juan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Orcas
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  • Decatur Island [San Juan County]
  • Deer Harbor [San Juan County]
  • Eastsound [San Juan County]
  • False Bay [San Juan County]
  • Friday Harbor [San Juan County]
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    • Friday Harbor [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Orcas
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,544 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friday Harbor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Friday Harbor<3>
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    • Indian Village [Skagit County]
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      • Indian Village [Skagit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Orcas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lopez Island [San Juan County]
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      • Lopez Island [San Juan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Orcas
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    • Lopez [San Juan County]
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      • Lopez [San Juan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Orcas
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    • Lummi Island [Whatcom County]
    • Olga [San Juan County]
    • Roche Harbor [San Juan County]
    • Shaw Island [San Juan County]
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      • Shaw Island [San Juan County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Orcas
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    • Urban [Skagit County]
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      • Urban [Skagit County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the east of Orcas
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    • Waldron [San Juan County]
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      • Waldron [San Juan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Orcas
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For more communities neighboring Orcas, please visit our County-by-County Page for Orcas.

San Juan County ...

Orcas is located in San Juan County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of San Juan County: Island, Skagit & Whatcom.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Orcas ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Orcas.

Airports Near Orcas ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Orcas and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Orcas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orcas ...

Looking for more information about Orcas? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Orcas. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Orcas, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Orcas.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About San Juan County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orcas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for San Juan County: www.co.san-juan.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Orcas.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Orcas) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Orcas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrcasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orcas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5980, Longitude: -122.9441    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including San Juan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Orcas), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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