Downtown Informational and Promotional Tours

Downtown Art Tour – June 30, 2012

Event Follow-Up (180K PDF)

Exploring Historic Downtown – August 18, 2012

Participants learned about the history of Bellingham’s downtown on a walking tour with historic preservation consultant Michael Sullivan.

Tour Map (9,800K PDF)
Tour Photos (1,870K PDF)

Hidden “GEMS” Tour – August 22, 2012

Whether you have lived in Bellingham for 20 years or 2, come join us for a tour of Downtown’s hidden GEMS (Galleries, Electricity, Museums and Sweets). Each stop will be about 10 minutes, and will include the newly branded Spark Museum of Electrical Invention, Mindport Exhibits, Cedarworks Gallery and Bellingham Railway Museum (all within a 2-block vicinity of the downtown core); as well as, a couple sweet treats from Chocolate Necessities and Bliss Desserts. 

20-Minute Living Tour – September 6, 2012

This tour provided an inside look at urban residential living in Bellingham’s Central Business District; what’s currently working, what’s missing, and what barriers exist to achieving increased residential living and job downtown – and examined these issues through the lens of the 20-Minute Living lifestyle.


Planning & Community Development