Frequently Asked Questions
Q When can school group reservations be made?
Reservations for the 2014-2015 Fall/Winter program are currently being accepted
Q When are school groups required to make a reservation to visit the park?
School groups interested in participating in Fall/Winter or Spring Education guided tour programs will need to make a reservation. Education Programs are not offered during the Summer months, however Explorers Expedition at Fort Vancouver (Self Guided Tour) is offered year round.
Q How much do education programs cost?
Education programs are free if a fee waiver form has been filled out. At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, we never charge admission for children 15 and under and only $3.00 for ages 16 and over. The fee waiver is to waive the admission fee for all chaperons and teachers accompanying the students on their program.
Q Do I need to make a reservation to have my class(es) eat lunch at the Picnic Shelter?
Reservations are not necessary to use the Picnic Shelter before or after your scheduled program. The picnic shelter holds roughly 70 people and is available on a first come, first serve basis. There are a number of picnic benches and a large amount of green space available for outdoor picnicking in the event that the picnic shelter is full.
Q What is the Fax number to send my reservation and fee waiver forms?
The number is (360) 816-6365, however, please help conserve paper by scanning and emailing your request.
Q Why is the Visitor Center closed.
The Visitor Center is currently being remodeled. Until the remodel is completed the Visitor Center and Bookstore will be temporarily located in the Pearson Air Museum lobby. The move "One Place Across Time" will show in the Tex Rankin theater, also located at the Pearson Air Museum.
Q Who do I contact with any additional questions/concerns?
If you have additional questions or concerns about the Educations Programs please e-mail us
Did You Know?
As the fur trade-era depot and headquarters for the Hudson's Bay Company's Columbia Department, did you know that over 61,000 animal pelts were shipped from Fort Vancouver to England in 1843 alone? This and many other stories are interpreted at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. More...