La Conner is a small, friendly town located on the Salish Sea between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. It’s history and heritage goes back thousands of years with the land on the delta near the mouth of the Skagit River being home to the Swinomish Tribe. Since the early 1860’s it has also been home to La Conner, Skagit County’s oldest community. In 1869 John Conner was deeded the town plus an additional seventy acres and in 1870, to honor his wife Louisa A. Conner, the town’s original name of Swinomish was changed to La Conner.
Today La Conner is surrounded by the rich farmland of the Skagit Valley and continues to be as picturesque as it was in the early days with many of its original buildings having been restored and now housing shops, restaurants and museums. Both the town and the Rainbow Bridge are listed on state and national historic registries and this charming waterfront community continues to be a haven for both tourists and those seeking the peace and quiet of a small pacific northwest town.
Find out more about La Conner on our Chamber of Commerce website.