Originally built in 1936, Bellingham International Airport (KBLI/BLI) is three miles northwest of Bellingham, in Whatcom County, Washington. Being just across the border from Canada and 78 miles north of Seattle, Bellingham International Airport is popular with low cost air carriers such as Allegiant Air and Alaska Airlines. The largest passenger destination from Bellingham is to Las Vegas’ McCarran International, Nevada. Bellingham is currently the 3rd largest commercial airport in Washington State. Bellingham is at one end of the Alaska Marine Highway, a hub for cruises and flights to and from the San Juan Islands (and Victoria, British Columbia). It is also a gateway to the mountains of northern Washington and Canada (including Mount Baker, which sits on Bellingham's doorstep). As well as the deserts of Eastern Oregon, Washington and Nevada to the south. In the non-sim world, Bellingham is an eco-friendly city which encourages cycling around the city streets and walking a beautiful network of trails that traverse local parks.