Sue Frause is an American writer and photographer. She's had a major crush on Canada ever since she visited British Columbia as a young girl. Even if your heart doesn't pitter patter over all things Canadian, read on. You'll find photos, travel tips, road notes and the latest news and thoughts about our friends north of the 49th parallel. Cool idea, eh?
One of the most scenic ferry rides in the Pacific Northwest is aboard Washington State Ferries from Sidney on Vancouver Island to Anacortes, Washington. The seasonal trip, which runs through the end of September, takes about two hours. Here is Mt. Baker in Whatcom County, shortly before docking in Anacortes. Make sure you bring your passport and to save $, consider walking on. It's only $16 one way.