Peace Arch

Blaine, Washington

Hwy I-5 @ the Canadian Border

The Peace Arch is a 67-foot-tall structure built on the U.S.-Canadian border along I-5. Built in 1921, it commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Ghent in 1814, the peace treaty that formally ended the War of 1812 between the U.S. and Great Britain, and represents the open border between our two countries.

The arch is located in Peace Arch State Park on the Washington side of the border, and Peace Arch Provincial Park on the British Columbia side.

If the border crossing is especially slow, stopping to see the Peace Arch can be a bit of a nuisance. But it's worth a stop if you've got the time.


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Peace Arch (W96A0369)


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