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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Sumas.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Sumas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Vancouver (BC). It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northwest of Sumas. Vancouver (BC) has a population of 578,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Surrey (BC). It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the west of Sumas and has a population of 395,000 people.

For comparison, Sumas has a population of 1,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sumas and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbotsford (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Burnaby (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Chilliwack (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Coquitlam (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Delta (BC)   [Map]   ---   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Maple Ridge (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mission (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
New Westminster (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
North Vancouver (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Port Coquitlam (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Port Moody (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Richmond (BC)   [Map]   ---   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
West Vancouver (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bellingham   [Map]   89,045   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Mount Vernon   [Map]   35,051   S   40 miles [64.4 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Aldergrove (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Barrowtown (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clearbrook (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Hatzic (BC)   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lindell (BC)   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
South Poplar (BC)   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Straiton (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Yarrow (BC)   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clearbrook   [Map]   ---   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Everson   [Map]   2,699   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kendall   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lynden   [Map]   14,259   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maple Falls   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Nooksack   [Map]   1,560   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Peaceful Valley   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Sumas, please visit our County-by-County Page for Sumas.

Whatcom County ...

Sumas is located in Whatcom County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Whatcom County: Okanogan, San Juan & Skagit. The western boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound and the Canadian Province of British Columbia lies to the north.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sumas ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Sumas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sumas ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Sumas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sumas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Sumas.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sumas. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sumas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

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

For the State of Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Washington Statewide Tourism
    Sumas Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Sumas


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Washington

Airports Near Sumas ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Sumas.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Abbotsford Intl. (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]   CYXX   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Fort Langley Airport    [Map]   CBQ2   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Langley Rgnl. (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]   CYNJ   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chilliwack Airport(YCW/CYCW)   [Map]   CYCW   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Bellingham Intl. (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   BLI   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Blaine Muni.   [Map]   4W6   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Pitt Meadows Rgnl. (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]   CYPK   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Surrey / King George Airpark   [Map]   CSK8   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Sumas.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Sumas. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Vancouver Intl. (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]   CYVR   WNW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Victoria Intl. (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]   CYYJ   WSW   58 miles [93.3 km]
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   S   101 miles [162.5 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   S   107 miles [172.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Abbotsford Intl. (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]   CYXX   WNW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Langley Rgnl. (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]   CYNJ   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Bellingham Intl. (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]   BLI   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Pitt Meadows Rgnl. (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]   CYPK   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Orcas Island Airport (ESD/KORS)   [Map]   ORS   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Fort Langley Airport    [Map]   CBQ2   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chilliwack Airport(YCW/CYCW)   [Map]   CYCW   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Blaine Muni.   [Map]   4W6   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Surrey / King George Airpark   [Map]   CSK8   WNW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Boundary Bay Airport(YDT/CZBB)   [Map]   CZBB   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pt. Roberts Airport   [Map]   1RL   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Skagit Rgnl. (ICAO: KBVS)   [Map]   BVS   SSW   37 miles [59.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
        Website for Victoria International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pitt Meadows Rgnl.   (YPK/CYPK)   [Map]
        Website for Pitt Meadows Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Orcas Island Airport   (ESD/KORS)   [Map]
        Website for Orcas Island Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
        Website for Friday Harbor Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
        Website for Snohomish County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chilliwack Airport   (YCW/CYCW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
        Website for King County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boundary Bay Airport   (YDT/CZBB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Skagit Rgnl.   (ICAO: KBVS)   [Map]
        Website for Skagit Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hope Airport   (YHE/CYHE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
        Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Kelowna Intl.   (YLW/CYLW)   [Map]
        Website for Kelowna International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
        Website for Portland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Abbotsford Intl.   (YXX/CYXX)   [Map]
        Website for Abbotsford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Langley Rgnl.   (YNJ/CYNJ)   [Map]
        Website for Langley Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bellingham Intl.   (BLI/KBLI)   [Map]
        Website for Bellingham International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Communities in Washington

About Whatcom County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whatcom County: www.co.whatcom.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: www.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 Sumas.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Sumas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sumas) 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 Sumas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sumas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 49.0001, Longitude: -122.2650     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sumas), 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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