On the banks above the Mighty Columbia river sits the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. Fort Vancouver was the main supply depot for the Hudson’s Bay Company fur trading operations in the immense Columbia Department.
Visitors at the Fort can explore the lands and structures of the center of fur trade and experience costumed programs, living history events, creative media and a world-class archaeology collection.
Nearby Pearson Airpark is rich with the military history of the Pacifiic Northwest.
In the winter months, the Lantern Tours light up the night and give visitors an idea of the night-time activities that took place at the Fort. In the summer, The Fort hosts the largest Fireworks display west of the Mississippi.
A visit to the Fort, isn’t complete without a tour of Officer’s Row. Twenty two fully restored nineteenth century homes sit just north of the Vancouver Barracks.
The Elegant Queen Anne Style Marshall House, once home to Brigadier General George C Marshall and his wife, is a museum and available to rent for weddings and other events.
Fort Vancouver gives us a fun and informative glimpse into our rich history. It’s worth a visit and you’ll find special events year round.