About Skagit Valley

Skagit (pronounced Ska-jit’) Valley, named in 1850 after the first area settlers, is more than just fertile soil and near perfect growing conditions. It's home to many wonderful and varied artisan communities, award winning wineries, Native American cultural exhibits, tranquil wildlife, trophy fishing & hunting, auto racing, backpacking, camping, kayaking, competitive and recreational cycling, snow activities, and more.

Sunrise in the Cascade Mountains
Scenic Mt. Baker
Sport Fishing in Skagit
Whale Watching in the San Juan Islands
Padilla Bay Hitchhiker
Incredible views around Twin Lakes
Canoeing through the northwest
Kayaking at Lime Kiln Point
Summer Cycling near Samish Bay
Sunset in Bellingham Bay
Sunrise in the Cascade MountainsScenic Mt. BakerSport Fishing in SkagitWhale Watching in the San Juan IslandsPadilla Bay HitchhikerIncredible views around Twin LakesCanoeing through the northwestKayaking at Lime Kiln PointSummer Cycling near Samish BaySunset in Bellingham Bay
  1. Nearby

    Nearby

    Skagit Valley is conveniently located a short drive from tons of fun places to visit. If you want to escape to the city for a weekend just head south an hour or so and you'll find yourself in Seattle, WA—home to the largest Ferris Wheel on the west coast and the famous Seattle Space Needle.

    Another perk about being in Skagit Valley is the close proximity to the Canadian Border. It's a breeze to drive up to the beautiful Vancouver B.C.; explore the city, catch a hockey game, or just enjoy the nightlife that Vancouver has to offer.

    Also just across the border is Whistler, B.C. the perfect place to treat yourself to a winter weekend getaway.

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  2. Attractions

    Attractions

    Feeling lucky? Treat yourself to gambling and a show at the popular Tulalip Casino, or check out the Seattle Premium Outlet malls for some retail therapy. Head up to Bellingham and catch a Western Washington University Sporting event or a Bellingham Bells baseball game in the spring.

    Make sure you check out our annual events like the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival or popular Ski-to-Sea Marathon. Skagit Valley is also home to many county fairs, street fairs, farmers markets and more. Never be without something to do on your day off!

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  3. Out on the Water

    Out on the Water

    Living next to the water definitely has its perks. Once summer rolls around the locals head to the shore for whale watchingsailing and a variety of watersports.

    One of the most remarkable things about being out in the water in Skagit Valley is the amount of wildlife you'll encounter. It’s not uncommon to be out kayaking and see a pod of whales swim past or a family of seals bobbing in and out of the water.

    Take a day to go out to one of our many beautiful lakes for a relaxing day of fishing, or hop in your car and take a day trip up to the San Juan Islands for some boating adventures.

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  4. Around Town

    Around Town

     Need a break from the outdoors? Check out Skagit Speedway for some dirt rampaging race cars and unpredictable racecar entertainment. Skagit Speedway is a motorsports enertainment venue located in Burlington, WA and an employee favorite around here.

    Skagit Country is also home to an incredible Children's Museum featuring a 21 foot tug boat, River with fishing, Splash wall, Lights & Electricity Zone, and so much more!

    We've also gained quite a reputation for the incredible food and farmers markets we have in town. A foodie's paradise, make sure not to miss all of the Agricultural Attractions that Skagit has to offer. 

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  5. Field and Trail

    Field and Trail

    In Skagit Valley we have just about any type of hiking trail you can think of. Easy to challenging, the deep woods to the water's edge, we've got it all. Deception Pass located on Whidbey Island is a favorite among our employees, as well as the Oyster Dome in Bellingham.

    Just a short drive on scenic Chuckanut Drive you can find yourself at Larabee State Park.

    Another common pastime in Skagit County is hunting; Burlington has a shooting range and is home to some of the best waterfowl hunting in the northwest.

    Photo by Team corporation employee, Darren Manning

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  6. Mt. Baker

    Mt. Baker

    Every year we look forward to opening day at Mt. Baker—one of the best places for skiing, snowboarding and snow-shoeing in the northwest. In addition to having the most snow in North America (with an avg. snowfall of 701 inches) Mt. Baker has the longest season in the state.

    Mt. Baker has two groomed snowmobiling trails at Canyon Creek and Glacier Road.

    During the summer months be sure to give rafting on the Nooksack River a try. Known as the 'Crown Jewel of the North Cascades' rafting down this class III River is quite the adventure.

    Drive time from Team Corporation: 1hr

    Pictured here is one of our dedicated employees, Steve, an avid snowboarder who goes up to the mountain every chance he gets.

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