The I-5 bridge collapse is between Mount Vernon and Burlington. If you are heading to La Conner, Anacortes or the San Juan Islands from Seattle, the EXIT IS OPEN (and is south of the I-5 bridge collapse) to La Conner. You can then continue on to Anacortes and/or the San Juan Islands via the ferries. If you are heading to La Conner (or Anacortes and/or the San Juan Islands) from Vancouver BC, the EXIT IS OPEN and is North of the I-5 bridge collapse.
Will will keep you updated on the traffic situation and any changes in normal traffic patterns in and around La Conner.
If you’re traveling from the south (Seattle area):
Follow I-5 north to Conway and take Exit 221 to La Conner. Turn left at the stop sign after the exit ramp, cross over I-5, then turn right at the gas stations. Follow the signs to La Conner. This route twists and turns a little but will bring you right into the town of La Conner and Morris Street. The La Conner Visitor Information Center is located at 511-C Morris Street, which is in the second block of Morris Street (after the roundabout) and on your right.
If you’re traveling from the north (Vancouver):
Follow I-5 south and take Exit 230 at Burlington, then turn left at the stoplight heading toward Anacortes on WA-20 W. There are highway signs directing you to turn left at the stoplight at La Conner-Whitney Road – the best landmark for this turn is Farmhouse Restaurant, on your left. Follow La Conner-Whitney Road going south until you reach the roundabout that leads into La Conner.
The town now accepts Debit, Credit and E-Check payments for utilities and facility rentals. Official Payments handles the transactions for the Town and can be reached by clicking here. Please note that a convenience fee will be charged on each transaction. To avoid the convenience fee, payment by check or cash is also accepted.
Small Works Roster and Consultant Roster
The Town of La Conner is a member of MRSC Rosters, an online shared Small Public Works Contractor Roster and Consultant Services Roster for local governments in Washington State, including the Town of La Conner. Contractors and Consultants can be considered by the Town of La Conner by registering on their roster at the following link: http://www.mrscrosters.org/
The Town of La Conner will no longer maintain Small Works and Consultant rosters separate from those provided by MRSC.
Walking Trails Map
To encourage pedestrian travel and promote community health, La Conner now has a Walking Trails Map with color-coded routes ranging from 1/4 to 2 1/4 miles throughout the Town. To guide walkers, each route has a coordinating symbol which is conveniently painted on the sidewalks and streets. A special thanks to Kahneesha Casey, Kaleb Parker, Blaine Navasie and Mackenzie Fryman for designing the symbols! To access the map please click on La Conner Walking Trails Map. If you would rather pick up a copy, feel free to stop by Town Hall, the Chamber of Commerce or La Conner Weekly News.
Flood Awareness Week - 2012 will be held on October 2-5. For a complete schedule of events please click here.
The Town of La Conner has completed its annual review of progress toward implementing the Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. A copy of the status report to the Mayor and Town Council is available by clicking here.
With flood season approaching, the Town of La Conner would like to encourage everyone to take precautions and be prepared. Please click here for flood safety tips and other general flood information.
Consumer Confidence Report
The La Conner Public Works Department recently issued their 2011 Consumer Confidence Report addressing water quality and conservation. To view the complete report please click here. For specific questions, you can contact Public Works Director, Brian Lease, at (360) 466-3933.
Memorial Bench Program
The Town of La Conner Park Commission is pleased to announce a Memorial Bench program available to residents of La Conner, Shelter Bay, the Swinomish Reservation, and others with ties to the area. To view the memorial bench brochure please click here.
If you would like additional information regarding the purchase of a bench to honor a family or a loved one, please contact La Conner Town Hall at (360) 466-3125.
Final Recommendations of Envision Skagit 2060
To view the Envision Skagit 2060 Citizen Committee Final Recommendations please click here.
Waterfront Boardwalk Design
The Town is excited to present conceptual drawings of our proposed waterfront boardwalk!
The designs incorporate features unique to La Conner, including a pavilion at the north end of town near the La Conner Marina, which will offer amenities such as a panoramic observation deck, outdoor cooking facility, picnic tables, recreational rentals, and a drop-off location for charter buses. The boardwalk will then meander south along the waterfront offering scenic views of the Swinomish Channel, and convenient access to our shops and restaurants. Visitors and residents alike will enjoy strolling along the boardwalk, which will significantly enhance the waterfront area in our beautiful, historic town.
To view the conceptual designs, please click on the following links:
Climate Change Action Plan
The Town recently joined other local and worldwide governments in making a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through adoption of a Greenhouse Gas Inventory & Proposed Climate Action Plan. To view the Town's plan, please click on the above link.
Swinomish Climate Change Initiative
The Town of La Conner is a participant, along with the community of Shelter Bay, the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group, and Skagit County, in the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community's study of a wide range of potential climate change impacts to the Swinomish reservation, including sea level rise and impacts to upland communities and forest lands. Click on the following link the view the Climate Change Impact Assessment Technical Report