Closure Update: Monday, February 10, 2014
After our onsite crew assessed the safety of the site and access via Fifth St, we're going to keep the reconstructed fort site (1001 E. Fifth St.) closed to the public today. The Visitor Center will still open at Noon.
Document Available for Public Review
The East and South Vancouver Barracks Investigation Summary and Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis document is now available for public review. Click here for more info. More »
Park planning helps define which types of resource conditions, visitor experiences, and management actions will best achieve the mandate to preserve resources unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.
Units of the national park system use planning to bring logic, analysis, public involvement, and accountability into the decision-making process.
At Fort Vancouver NHS, park planning and decision-making is conducted as a continuous, dynamic cycle, from broad visions shared with the public to individual, annual work assignments and evaluations.
Several of the park's management planning documents are available online; please click on one of the links below to view a specific document.
Fort Vancouver NHS General Management Plan 2003 & McLoughlin House Unit Management Plan 2007
Cooperative Management Plan: Vancouver National Historic Reserve (2000)
Fort Vancouver NHS Master Plan (1969)
Long Range Interpretive Plan: Vancouver National Historic Reserve (2004) ( 1,373 KB .pdf file)
Education Master Plan: Vancouver National Historic Reserve (2006) (552 KB .pdf file)
Cultural Landscape Planning
Fort Vancouver NHS Cultural Landscape Report, Vol. 1 (1992)
Fort Vancouver NHS Cultural Landscape Report, Vol 2 (1992)
Cultural Landscape Report: Vancouver National Historic Reserve (2006)
Fort Vancouver NHS Administrative History (1993)
Did You Know?
Did you know that Fort Vancouver National Historic Site hosts a number of special events each year that feature costumed interpretation and living history, including the Brigade Encampment, Soldiers' Bivouac, and Candlelight Tour? More...