Explore Outdoors in Vancouver, WA

Tucked between the snow covered peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the majestic Columbia River, there is no “off season” in Vancouver, Washington. Choose an adventure—and work a post-adventure brew into the schedule.

Get Outside!

Spring is a wonderful time to explore our region. It offers some of the most scenic trails, lakes, and rivers to investigate and has millions of square acres of dedicated outdoor space nearby. To find the best park for your activity, choose from one of the 191 area parks in Vancouver.

Summer is for adventure! Perhaps you are a hardcore mountain biker looking to get some air, a fisherman who enjoys landing the perfect salmon, a hiker of lush forests, or a birdwatcher looking for a red-tailed hawk—Vancouver WA is the place for you.

Fall is the perfect time for a romantic getaway in Vancouver, Washington. Take a scenic drive through the hills of north Clark County and stop off at one of the many wineries that are celebrating the fall crush. Head to Moulton Falls to enjoy a scenic backdrop for a late season picnic.

Winter is one of the best times for photographers to observe outdoor action. Catch the seasonal shift at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge, which is a hive of activity as the birds prepare to migrate. Bring your snowshoes to Mt. St. Helens for a snowy trek.


Craft brews + Adventure

Vancouver WA is all about the Pacific Northwest tradition of pairing your outdoor adventures with a quality local beer. Discover the relationship between Loowit Brewing and your trip to Ape Cave, what Ghost Runners Brewery has on tap for a post-trail run through Whipple Creek, and more. Cheers! Find more local beer on our Breweries & Tap Houses webpage.

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