APA Museum

9261 Semiahmoo Parkway, Blaine, WA 360-371-3558.
Admission is free, donations welcome. 
Open Memorial day thru September, hours are Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1 - 5 pm

A.P.A. - Alaska Packers Association Cannery Museum is a Whatcom County Park facility located on Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, Washington.

The cannery served as a center for salmon processing for nearly 80 years. Housed in an original cannery building, the museum exhibits tell the story of days gone by and include a scale model fish trap, antique machinery, a gallery of historic photos, and an original 29-foot Bristol Bay sailboat that gill-netted salmon in the Bristol Bay fishery. Take the time to view "Sockeye and the Age of Sail" video documentary with early day film footage of the APA Star Fleet of tall ships under sail, connecting Blaine, the Bristol Bay salmon fishing, and San Francisco in the fortunes of fishing. Allow 1 hour and 45 minutes to view the exhibits and DVD.

Bring a picnic and explore the beaches of Semiahmoo Park as well as scenic walking and biking tails along this unique 1.25-mile natural spit.

For a maritime adventure, ride the Plover Historic Foot Passenger Ferry that once carried cannery workers from Blaine over to the Spit. Click here for Plover Ferry Schedule.