Discover the Story of the Pacific Northwest

Located on the north bank of the Columbia River, in sight of snowy mountain peaks and a vibrant urban landscape, this park has a rich cultural past. From a frontier fur trading post, to a powerful military legacy, the magic of flight, and the origin of the American Pacific Northwest, history is shared at four unique sites. Discover stories of transition, settlement, conflict, and community.

Costumed volunteers interpret the history of the fur trade - Image credit: Joe Blanco

Celebrate the season!

On December 9, join us for Christmas at Fort Vancouver, an annual event that celebrates the holidays 1840s-style!

Photo by Christopher Communications

Experience the park after dark!

Join us for a special evening Lantern Tour of Fort Vancouver or Vancouver Barracks!

Photo of lantern surrounded by holiday greenery

Explore the history of the holidays

Read about the history of holiday celebrations at Fort Vancouver, and join us on December 9 for our Christmas at Fort Vancouver event!

Photo of man in World War I uniform

Discover our military history

Learn more about the people of Vancouver Barracks

Park ranger holding eclipse glasses

Donate your eclipse glasses

Donate your gently used eclipse glasses at the Visitor Center and Astronomers Without Borders will send them to areas with upcoming eclipses

Photo of costumed volunteer in Fur Store interpreting history to seated group of children.

Fall/Winter Education Programs

Are you an educator? Learn more about our field trip offerings for Fall and Winter 2017/2018.

Park ranger leads a group of students through the gates of Fort Vancouver

Spring Education Programs

Are you an educator? Learn more about our field trip offerings for Spring 2018.

Last updated: November 21, 2017

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Mailing Address:

612 E Reserve St
Vancouver , WA 98661


(360) 816-6230

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