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10 Reasons to Visit

  1. Hit the River - The recreational activities in Clark County are endless! Hiking, biking, skating, swimming, sailing, and more. If you bring your kayak make sure to explore the Columbia River near Ridgefield, where there are numerous alcoves to discover. Vancouver, Lacamas, and Battle Ground Lakes are all great for non-motorized sports.
  2. Grant HouseStep Back in Time - Learn more about our cultural heritage and the evolution of busy fort life at the reconstructed Fort Vancouver Historical Site. From early 19th century fur trading post to an active military encampment, there’s plenty to see at this in-town national park.
  3. It’s PAWS-itively Fun - You’ve heard of Oktoberfest—but what about Dogtoberfest? Celebrate man’s best friend at the annual event with canine costume contest, doggie Olympics, a lure course, and vendors...more
  4. Beer GuyWhat’s Brewing? - With new breweries popping up all the time, there are plenty of stops to wet your whistle. Don’t want to drive? That’s fine too! Many of these great breweries and pubs are all within walking distance! ...more
  5. Fun Free Activities - With tons of free activities in Clark County, there is a lot to do that will keep your hands off your wallet.  A great way to explore Vancouver is the Columbia River Renaissance Trail. The five-mile trail is great for the whole family and follows the Columbia River along parks and restaurants and many public art pieces. And it’s free! ...more
  6. Aloha! - Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian festival featuring dancing, music, hula, Taiko drummers, concerts, vendors, and food.  The Three Days of Aloha Festival at Esther Short Park highlights Polynesian living and culture...more
  7. Camas Farmers MarketDowntown Vancouver Farmers Market - Sample local treats, arts, crafts, wine, music, and of course, produce. It’s a great place to meet the locals while doing your shopping—and dogs are welcome too! Open weekends March-October...more
  8. Not Just for Kids! -  Have the kids in tow? Take them to the Fort Vancouver Main Library. The third floor discovery zone is a great place for them to blow off some steam on a rainy day. And did we mention the peaceful viewing deck and on-site coffee shop? more
  9. Dog at ParkStretch Your Legs - There are miles of trails throughout Clark County. Try the Lacamas Lake Heritage Trail, a scenic 3.5-mile gravel path that borders the lake and attracts runners, bikers, and walkers. Rock formations, waterfalls, picnicking stops, and quiet benches frequent the trail.
  10. A Perfect Date Night - Head downtown on the first Friday of each month for First Friday Art Walk. Experience some of the local art galleries and restaurants that stay open late for the event. Watch glass-blowing demonstrations, mingle with artists, and then grab some dinner at one of the great dining spots...more

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Dec 20

Annual Santa Steam Train

December 20, 2014
Visit with Santa as he pulls into Vancouver USA aboard a vintage 1938 SP&S 700 steam locomotive ready to greet visitors and …more
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