Birch Bay Tourism

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Birch Bay is a census-designated place (CDP) in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. Birch Bay is a protected bay located between Semiahmoo Bay and Lummi Bay. It is also commonly referred to as the community near and around this body of water, but is actually not its own town. Birch Bay is approximately 100 miles north of Seattle and 35 miles south of Vancouver, BC, Canada. The population was 8,413 at the 2010 census, a 69.6% increase over the 2000 census. Birch Bay was named in 1792 by Archibald Menzies, a member of the Vancouver Expedition. Vancouver's two ships used Birch Bay as an anchorage for several days. Menzies noted a number of species of birch and gave the name to the bay.


If you are looking for travel information of Birch Bay in United States, you've come to the right place. After your splendid visit to Birch Bay, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Seattle. Seattle is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Sky View Observatory, Space Needle, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Popular vacation packages of Birch Bay are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Birch Bay*

  • Pollution Statistics in Birch Bay

    Know the pollution level of Birch Bay before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 19.23 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 36.11 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40.63 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 22.22 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 33.33 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 22.5 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.5 (Low)
  • Birch Bay: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Birch Bay for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Birch Bay.

    • Burglary and Theft 61.54 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 63.94 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 63.46 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 50 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 61.06 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 70.67 (High)
    • Attacks 63.46 (High)
    • Drug offense 84.13 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 54.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 65.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 48.04 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 72.6 (High)
  • Living in Birch Bay - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Birch Bay is 140.5 (High)

    • Safety Index 34.79 (Low)
    • Climate Index 88.43 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 30.99 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 42.4 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 65 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 73.15 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.2 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 71.08 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Birch Bay

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Birch Bay

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.2 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 75.65 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 38.73 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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