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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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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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 long-storied pasts to dramatic 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 sight of Mount Hood, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams. Each nearby peak comes…

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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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