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Skagit Valley College is located in northwest Washington state, approximatley 90 kilometers north of Seattle, WA, USA, and 90 kilometers south of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Situated at the foot hills of the Cascade Mountain range, in the beautiful Skagit Valley, the main campus is located in the city of Mount Vernon, WA. In 1998 Mount Vernon was voted the "Best Small City in America", by the New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities. The surrounding area offers numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, and boasts a thriving shopping mecca, featuring many of the biggest names in retail sales.

Cities and Towns

Mount Vernon - Named Best Small City in the U.S. in 1997 in the book titled "The New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities". This site provides valuable Mount Vernon government, history, community, business, and visitor information.

Burlington - At one time known as the "The Hub City", Burlington was crossroads to two important railway systems. In recent years, the city has established itself as a shopper's Mecca, drawing shoppers from Canada to Seattle.

Seattle - A tourism Seattle website - includes weather information, government, events, news and maps.

Vancouver (Canada) - A tourism Vancouver site - Explore the Greater Vancouver Convention & Visitors Bureau - helping you enjoy the natural beauty, cosmopolitan flavor and diversity of experiences of Vancouver and its 18 surrounding municipalities.

Recreation  (these are just a sampling of activies & resources you can find in the area)

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National Parks

North Cascades Parks - North Cascades National Park contains some of America's most breathtakingly beautiful scenery --high jagged peaks, steep ridges, deep valleys, countless cascading waterfalls and over 300 glaciers -- within its 505,000 acres.

Deception Pass State Park - Deception Pass State Park is a 4,134-acre marine and camping park with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline, and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline on four lakes.

San Juan Islands - complete guide to visiting the San Juan Islands - dining, shopping and lodging.


- Nearest shopping mall in Burlington.

- A great shopping place near the Cascade Mall.