Be A Junior Ranger
Want to know what it was like to be a trapper, blacksmith, Chief Factor or other employee at Fort Vancouver?
Ask for a Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center or at the fort's Contact Station, or click here or on the link below to download an electronic copy.
Using this booklet, kids can choose from seven different nineteenth century fur trade jobs, watch a video or take a tour, and complete two activities to earn a Junior Ranger badge and certificate.
The booklet is designed for 9-12 year olds, but younger children can complete it with help, and older kids and adults are welcome to participate as well.
Fort Vancouver Junior Ranger Booklet ( 2,996 KB .pdf file)
For kids with access to the internet, the National Park Service also has an exciting new WebRanger program that kids can complete online.
For more information, please click on the WebRanger link in the column to the right.
Did You Know?
Did you know that a number of U.S. Army generals served at Fort Vancouver NHS’s Vancouver Barracks early in their careers? The list includes Generals Oliver O. Howard, George C. Marshall, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, Phillip Sheridan, William T. Sherman, Omar Bradley and George Pickett. More...