Check out Point Roberts cottages in self-guided tour

If you love Point Roberts, or just like checking out other people’s cottage chic, head down to Maple Beach next weekend for a self-guided tour.

It’s been 20 years since the last cottage tour in Maple Beach, so the time seemed right to invite the public to visit the charming beachside enclave on Boundary Bay.

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The 2019 Maple Beach Cottage Tour is Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Twenty Maple Beach cottage owners are opening their doors to the public, who will be able to explore everything from vintage originals and mindful renovations to historic cabins and newly-built modern beach homes.  

The popular SeaDogs hot dog stand will offer refreshments and a display by the Point Roberts Historical Society will provide a look back at Boundary Bay history. Also on hand at the Maple Beach Community Park will be author Mark Swenson, selling and signing copies of his book, Point Roberts Backstory: Tales, Trails and Trivia of an American Exclave.

One of the tour organizers, Shelley Fralic, says there’s been a great deal of enthusiasm about the tour, the fourth since 1990. 

“It’s a great community event, a way for neighbours to get know each other and for members of the public to get acquainted with what Point Roberts has to offer,” said Fralic. “And, of course, it’s perfect for all those lookie-loos on the hunt for decorating ideas.”

Tickets for the self-guided tour are $10 (cash only). For tickets, contact Fralic at

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Point Roberts charitable organizations.




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