Tourism Info


Burlington is the Hub of Skagit Valley. Sitting at the crossroads of I-5, Scenic HWY 20 and Chuckanut Drive SR 11. Located just an hour from the Pacific Ocean, Cascade Mountains, Seattle and Canada. The nearby Skagit River, North Cascades National Park and Deception Pass State Park provide the opportunity to camp, fish, bird watch, hike, ski, boat and so much more. Burlington boasts more than 5 major hotels/motels. The Avalon Golf Links features 27 holes amid panoramic views of Skagit Valley. If shopping is your recreation, several retail markets—downtown, the Cascade Mall, Burlington Crossings, Burlington Stores, Costco and The Outlet Shoppes at Burlington attract nearly 60,000 shoppers
a day – making Burlington the county’s major retail center.

In addition to convenient shopping, Burlington has a new library and new city hall. Residents enjoy two main community events. Berry-Dairy Days, in June, celebrates the agriculture and dairy industries that are a major employment base in the Valley. Revelers enjoy music, food, parade, vendors, fireworks, car show and other activities. In September, Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Pitch features a pumpkin hurling contest via trebuchets, children’s games, activities, and locally grown produce.

Visitor Center

Whether you’re from out of state, out of the country or local to Skagit County, you will find everything you need located in one stop.  From state maps and travel information to lodging and shopping, we can assist you in planning your stay.  We are located in a beautiful replica train station built to celebrate the original station location in Burlington in the early 1900’s.

Please visit us seven days a week at 520 E Fairhaven Avenue.

Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

You can also request an informational package be sent to you.
Please email

Recreation Made Easy

Conveniently located between Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, WA, Burlington is your one stop destination for lodgingshoppingdining and recreation!

In less than 35 minutes you can be up mountains, taking in the beautiful North Cascades.  The North Cascades National Park Complex spans the Cascade Crest from the temperate rainforest of the wet west-side to the dry ponderosa pine ecosystem of the east. The park encompasses landscapes with over 9,000 feet of vertical relief. There results a high diversity of plants, over 1,600 species so far identified, and many other organisms adapted to a wide spectrum of habitats.

The relatively new mountains, glaciers and streams of North Cascades lie near a dynamic interface of tectonic plates and provide an opportunity to study geologic processes unfolding through time. Geologists and others seek answers to questions of global climate change, mountain building and erosion, volcanism, glaciation, stream dynamics, and more.

There are many campgrounds as you travel across the North Cascades Highway.  Be sure to stop by the Visitor Center and pick up your free copy of the Cascade Loop Scenic Guide.


North Cascades National Park Complex has numerous high-quality fishing opportunities for anglers to catch native fish in their native habitats. Salmon can be caught in the Skagit River and cutthroat trout in the Stehekin River and its tributaries. Native rainbow trout can be caught is Ross, Diablo and Gorge Lakes. The NPS continues to work to preserve and enhance these fisheries and fishing opportunities. The park also continues to provide access to fisheries with boat ramps, docks, trails, campground and information.


The North Cascades National Park Service Complex preserves some of the finest mountain country in North America—a hiker’s smorgasbord. From accessible trails and short, scenic strolls to steep, grueling hikes that will make your legs burn but your heart sing, there is a trail here that will suit your mood. The extreme gradients of climate and topography contribute to an impressive diversity of habitat and species.

North Cascades National Park Complex offers excellent opportunities for adventure, exploration, learning, and just plain having fun! Be sure to visit the National Park information page to access the latest information.

Biking and Walking

Click this link for trail maps in Adobe pdf format.