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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Clark County’s Spring Flower Power Tour

Bring color into your life with these must-see spots in and around Vancouver WA with the best floral views. From relaxing lilac gardens to fields of bright tulips, the spring season is evident on this lively Flower Power Tour with some of the best places to see flowers. Holland America Flower…

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Spring into Action in Vancouver

Sunny spring days are approaching near Vancouver, WA and we’re gearing up for adventure! Grab your hiking shoes, paddles, or fishing pole and read on for fun must-try activities that the area offers. Hiking Hiking in the Pacific Northwest is like no other and we’re lucky to have some of the best…

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Vancouver Waterfront Wonders

It’s time to re-introduce yourself to Washington’s Vancouver, on the north shore of the Columbia River! Once occupied by a paper mill, the Vancouver Waterfront is accessible for the first time in 100 years, with world-class experiences awaiting visitors. Discover one-of-a-kind restaurants…

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Chasing Gorge-ous Waterfalls Near Vancouver WA

Find these ‘gorge’ous cascades on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge to experience all that our wonderful natural area has to offer. Cape Horn Falls With trailhead parking located only 30 minutes east of downtown Vancouver, Cape Horn Trail is a go-to for many area hikers. The…

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Tour the Pendleton Woolen Mill in Washougal

Photo by Stuart Mullenberg Conjuring up images of the Pacific Northwest and nestled among the mist-shrouded forests, snowy mountain tops, and winding backroads, you’ll uncover the distinctive pattern of Pendleton blankets, dyed-in-the-wool for more than a century. The Oregon-based company has…

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Getting to Know the Cascades Near Vancouver, WA

From their storied pasts to volcanic eruptions and legends told, 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 peak comes with its own…

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Lesser-known history tidbits of Vancouver, WA

If you know Vancouver, Washington (no, not the Canadian city that was incorporated 29 years after and named after the same sea captain) then you're likely aware that our city’s roots run deep at Fort Vancouver. While the Fort is perhaps the most obvious site to discover Vancouver’s history (and well…

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One Day in Vancouver, Washington

Many people do not know about the hidden gem of Vancouver, Washington, located just north of Portland, Oregon. The area was originally established by Native American tribes, including the Chinook, Klickitat, and Cowlitz nations. It later became a settlement of the Hudson’s Bay Company and continued…

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