Vancouver's Waterfront Community

The curves of the Columbia River hold a wealth of cultural and recreational experiences for visitors to explore. From shopping and dining to water sports and parks, Vancouver's waterfront community continues to grow.

What does a day at The Waterfront look like? Plan to grab a fresh seafood dish on the WildFin patio—or swing by the seasonal walk-up What A Catch Fish Bar window for a quick bite of fish 'n' chips and a soft-serve ice cream cone—while watching sailboats pass by the 90-foot Grant Street Pier⁠. A gathering place for all who visit the Waterfront, the cable-stayed pier is the focal point of the 7.3-acre Waterfront Park, complementing the surrounding $1.5 billion project by Gramor Development. Grab a local beer from Ruse Brewing or The Waterfront Taphouse, or sip a Washington wine from one of the six wine tasting rooms within a few blocks of one another. Head to Twigs Bistro if a martini is your drink of choice, or simply enjoy a tasty supper while the sun sets on the horizon.

Waterfront Park water featureOn a hot summer day, bring the kids to play in The Headwaters Wall—an interactive water play feature, complete with a bronze topographical map of the Columbia River's watershed. You can also find an open lawn great for cartwheels, an urban beach for sandcastles, and seating areas perfect for picnics. The Waterfront Renaissance Trail connects to the park, extending the current five-mile trail from Vancouver's urban core to Wintler Park and across the Vancouver Land Bridge to Fort Vancouver

At the adjacent Terminal 1, the Port of Vancouver is planning a public marketplace that will supplement downtown's thriving Farmers Market. The trendy AC Hotel opened in June 2022 complete with a full service restaurant and riverfront rooms.





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