The Communities of Whidbey Island

The Communities of Whidbey Island – North Whidbey Oak Harbor Oak Harbor is a charming, small North Whidbey community that’s home to the women and men Whidbey Island’s Naval Air Station. Oak Harbor is hugging Penn Cove’s northern shoreline and here you can find so many lifestyles that characterize the people of Whidbey Island. Here,…

Historic Camano Island

Located between Wahington State’s mainland and Whidbey Island is Historic Camano Island. There are several interesting historic sites open to the public if you join a Camano Island Historic Tour or explore the area on your own. Let’s take a look. Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center This cultural center is the home of the Stanwood Area…

Whidbey Island’s Demographics

Whidbey Island, located in northern Puget Sound continues to benefit from technology industry expansions, following a lot of agony over “telecoms” and “dot.coms” employment contraction. The “mainland” areas of Mukilteo, Everett, and Seattle have, during the last few decades, attracted large numbers of “high technology” businesses. Do here, we’ll talk about Whidbey Island’s demographics. You…

A Tour of Whidbey Island

The ferry from Mukilteo (the Mainland side) to Clinton is the route taken by most first-time visitors. Once on Whidbey Island, recreational and historical sights are abundant. All are free! Our main office is conveniently located 1 1/2 miles up the highway from the ferry landing, at the stop light in Kens Korner Mall. First,…

Whidbey Island’s History Part 2

There is evidence that some humans lived on Whidbey Island perhaps 8,000 years ago. Certainly, there were significant villages of Snohomish, Suquamish, Skagit and Swinomish Indians or their ancestors by 1500. From 1500 to 1640, hundreds of European explorers, especially those Portuguese and Spanish navigators influenced by Prince Henry’s school of navigation in Lisbon, circumnavigated…

Whidbey Island’s History Part 1

Whidbey Island is the western part of Washington’s Island County. In 1792, Captain Vancouver named the island after Joseph Whidbey, Captain of the HMS Discovery who was probably the first western explorer to set foot on this land at Penn’s Cove (near what we know as Coupeville). Whidbey Island is Puget Sound’s largest island, some 45 miles long and…

Whidbey Island Weather

If you dream of a mild Pacific Northwest with warm winters and cool summers, modest rainfall, spectacular scenery with eagles and whales, this could be the place you’ve been trying to get to! Only 65-minutes from Metropolitan Seattle but light years away via a 15-minute ferry trip, you’ll find this “secret place”; a relaxed countryside…