Plan your trip to Vancouver USA with these FREE things to do in mind, including activities for the kids or the pup, and a mix of indoor and outside adventures.

  1. Grant Street Pier at Vancouver WaterfrontWalk along the new waterfront and out above the Columbia River on the 90-foot Grant Street Pier. Be sure to take in all the details!

  2. Stroll through the carefully-planted heirloom garden at the historic Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

    • Bonus: Visit the Fort on June 28 to witness 120 of the world’s finest antique automobiles taking a pit stop during the Great Race!

  3. Pendleton Woolen MillTake a tour of Washougal’s Pendleton Woolen Mill—one of the last four remaining mills of its kind in the United States. (Read more on this post!)

  4. Find all of downtown’s artful and historic murals with this handy map.

  5. Seek out a nature escape not far from the city.

  6. Children at the Columbia SpringsFind a fun, educational, and safe haven for the kids to play. This blog post highlights the Pearson Air Museum, Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Springs Environmental Education Center, and more.

  7. Clark College womens soccer playerCheer on the Penguins at a Clark College event, or find a game played by one of Vancouver’s semi-pro teams. (If tickets aren’t free, they never exceed $15.)

  8. Take a self-guided tour of downtown’s art galleries.

    • Here on a First Friday? Galleries are open later, offer snacks and sips, and host special events. 

  9. Venture a little farther from the city with stops on the Northern Clark County Scenic Drive or check out the outskirts of Gifford Pinchot National Forest for views of Mt. St. Helens.

  10. Ellen Davis TrailTake a morning walk on one of Vancouver’s many urban trails. The city also has 90 parks (and a handful of dog parks) and 20 natural areas to focus your Zen.

For more Free Things To Do in Vancouver, visit our webpage.

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