Author
Shara Howard

Communications Manager at Visit Vancouver WA

Discover the Cascades Near Vancouver, WA

From their storied pasts to volcanic eruptions, there's plenty to be discovered around the mighty Cascade Range. Situated in Southwest Washington, Vancouver is surrounded by the impressive sights of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams. Each nearby summit offers unique breathtaking views…

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Rainy Day Adventures in Vancouver, WA ☔

It’s no secret that the Pacific Northwest sees a lot of wet weather, but that’s no reason to stop you from enjoying Vancouver to its fullest! Seek out these indoor adventures when the forecast calls for rainfall. Cozy Downtown Hideaways One of the coziest spots in downtown Vancouver, Birdhouse Books…

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Trends & New Arrivals to Vancouver WA

In 2023, the city of Vancouver in Washington experienced a year of dynamic changes and exciting new ventures. From the buzz of newly opened restaurants and breweries to developments along the waterfront, it has certainly been a bright year for Vancouver, WA! The city saw a mix of vibrant murals and…

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Winter Activities in Southwest Washington

Use Vancouver as your base camp before heading out on these Washington winter adventures! Perfectly positioned between Mount St. Helens and the Columbia River Gorge, Vancouver boasts a vast array of activities, scenic landscapes, and winter attractions. Mount St. Helens Just an hour and a half…

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Cure Winter Blues with Holiday Brews

While the vision of your ideal day at a brewery might consist of sunshine and picnic tables, the winter vibes can be just as enjoyable—think dark brews packed with flavor, heaters radiating warmth beyond your scarf and wool hat, and the consistent good conversations had after saying “cheers” to…

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Thanksgiving in Vancouver: Where to Eat and What to Do

Explore Vancouver's Thanksgiving offerings! Discover dining spots, unique experiences, and family-friendly activities. From traditional feasts to seasonal celebrations, plan your holiday today. Thanksgiving Feasts 13 Coins Restaurant introduces a Thanksgiving dinner featuring garlic-herb roasted…

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Soup Spots: 9 Places to Warm Your Soul this Winter

There is nothing quite like slurping up a bowl of hot soup on a blustery day. From savory ramen and spicy chili to classic comfort favorites, here’s where the soup’s on in Vancouver. 1. Dediko Cozy up with a bowl of creamy lentil soup filled with namesake legumes and fresh local vegetables at…

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Where to See the Christmas Ships in Vancouver WA 🚢

Photo from Christmas Ships Parade Website For more than 65 years, local Vancouverites have looked forward to the fleet of Christmas Ships that cruise by on the Columbia River in December. The longtime tradition started in 1954 with a single sailboat adorned with a wreath and now attracts eager…

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Holidays in Vancouver 2023: Seasonal Event Guide 🎄

Vancouver WA has a variety of events throughout November and December to put you in the holiday spirit. Enjoy twinkling holiday lights, Santa sightings, cultural celebrations, and so much more. This preview is just a selection—be sure to check events and search by dates on our Events Calendar…

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