History abounds in this fort started by the Hudson Bay Company in an area on the Columbia River occupied by native Americans for centuries before that.

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Historic Fort Vancouver

Year Round Walk

SN: 124612 - 2024 / Y0138

when is the event

From Mon, Jan 1st, 2024 to Dec 31st, 2024

Start box available: 9 am to 4 pm Tue thru Sat

Physical start box and Online start box (OSB) option

where is the event

Vancouver, Washington

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

reasons to do the event

Special programs

Border Crossings

Town Halls / City Halls

Walking with America's Veterans

CC: Clark County


Special programs that are applicable to all events or all walks are not shown to reduce clutter.

Event comments

The Land Bridge was designed by a team of Northwest architects led by Johnpaul Jones in collaboration with Maya Lin. Pearson Airfield & its museum highlights the historic early connection of Vancouver to air flight. Includes ESVA Rivers challenge.

conditions for the event

Rating: 1A, Distance: 5, 10km

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: Yes

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Medium

Event information

Tue - Sat, 9 am to 4 pm; closed Sun & Mon. Closed New Years Day & Eve, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve & Day. Those needing to walk on days of closure, you may register via the Online Start Box or email and/or call point of contact ahead of walk date to request remote registration. This event explores the importance of this area in the history of the US, the Northwest & the Pacific region. Route goes thru city parks, Clark College, Pearson Airfield & the National Historic Site, passing monuments & historic buildings along the way. At the core of the historic site is Old Fort Vancouver.


how to get to the event

OSB - First register for the event

The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the event directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). To plan your travels, please use the map on this page. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.

This event also has a physical start box. These are the driving directions:

1501 E. Evergreen Blvd. From I-5 in Vancouver, take Exit 1C to Mill Plain Blvd. Northbound vehicles turn RIGHT & southbound turn LEFT onto Mill Plain Blvd. At the 1st traffic signal, turn RIGHT onto Ft Vancouver Way. At the roundabout, go 3/4 of the way around to the 3rd exit and head east on Evergreen Blvd. After about 1/2 km, turn RIGHT into the Visitor Center parking lot. If the lot is full, there are 2 other parking areas beside Evergreen Blvd back the way you came.

Maps phrase and directions link

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Fort Vancouver Visitor Center, 1501 E. Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661

PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.

event sponsor

Vancouver USA Volkssporters (AVA-0557)

Event website: www.vusav.club

point of contact

Click inside the box to send an email to the POC.