The thrill of the hunt is what cross-border shopping is all about. There’s nothing better than coming home duty-free with some serious goods that you either can’t track down in Canada or are available at a better price in the U.S. I love crossing the Canadian border to hit the shops for both well-known American brands as well as those hidden gems that you can only find in small towns. I remember the first time I drove down to Kalispell, Montana to check out what they have to offer and was blown away by the experience.
I’m sharing lots of great spots to stay and shop in Seattle/Bellingham, Kalispell/Whitefish and Coeur d’Alene over on Trivago. You can read more about my cross-border shopping tips over here. With spring right around the corner it is the perfect time to book your first road trip of the year.