Washington’s Vancouver lies on the north bank of the Columbia River and has a wealth of scenic beauty, recreational activities and cultural offerings for the whole family. The fourth largest city in Washington, Vancouver is surrounded by Mount St. Helens to the North and the Cascade Mountains to the east, offering a bounty of scenic beauty.
For the explorer in you, make sure you spend time embracing all the historical attractions Vancouver has to offer, including Officers Row, where you can stroll through 22 preserved Victorian houses and the Cedar Creek Grist Mill, the only remaining old-fashioned grain-grinding mill in the State.
Vancouver is also home to more than 7,000 acres of public parks and more than 44 miles of walking and biking trails, public pools and tennis courts. And don’t forget to visit all the local wineries and vineyards that call Vancouver home.
For starters, the oldest apple tree in the Northwest, planted in 1826, lives in Vancouver’s Old Apple Tree Park. Just outside of Goldendale is the St. John... Read More
Beginning in Vancouver and heading east, a trip on the Lewis and Clark Highway winds along the Columbia River Gorge while trading dense greenery for golden... Read More
Fort Vancouver, as it was originally known in the early 1900s, still serves as a base camp—but now it’s for sports and recreation. Less than two hours from... Read More