September 2, 2010
For more information:
FORT VANCOUVER TO LIGHT UP THE NIGHT WITH
CAMPFIRES AND CANDLELIGHT
Visitors get a chance to observe nightlife as it was for early Vancouver residents
WHAT: Campfires and Candlelight, an annual event held at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site,
will depict an evening as it would have been for U.S. Army soldiers, Fort residents and
Oregon Trail immigrants in the 1840s. Visitors will be able to experience numerous reenactments of nighttime activities taking place throughout the Fort grounds and inside Fort
Vancouver Village. Once inside the Fort, participants will have the opportunity to
observe evening activities by candlelight.
Headquarters for the British Hudson's Bay Company, the bustling fort was once the
center of political, cultural and commercial activities in the Pacific Northwest. Today,
the mid-19th century fur trading outpost comes alive at the reconstructed fort where
costumed interpreters in period clothing re-enact daily fort life. Campfires and
Candlelight is one of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site's most popular annual
events drawing thousands of local residents and visitors.
WHERE: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
612 E Reserve Street
Activities will take place on the Spruce Mill trail between Pearson Air Museum and Fort
Vancouver Village as well as inside the village.
WHEN: September 18, 2010
3:00 to 10:00 p.m.
ADMISSION: $5 for families
$3 for adults
Free for children 15 years and younger