General Guidelines for Special Events
Special events - such as public spectator attractions, entertainment, ceremonies, and encampments - may be permitted by the park when, in the determination of park staff:
However, a permit must be denied if, in the eyes of park officials, the event would:
Please note that the National Park Service will not permit the public staging of special events that are:
NOTE: While many types of special events may have a meaningful association with Fort Vancouver NHS's purpose, many do not require a national park setting, and the park looks to the plethora of community resources to accommodate them. Large events, such as concert and festival-style events, are best suited to other community venues, not the grounds of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
In addition to these general guidelines applicable to all units of the National Park System, there are also specific site regulations that may be applicable to your prospective use.
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...