Fun Things to Do in Vancouver Wa

Whether you are visiting for the first time, recently moved or lived here practically forever – this gigantic list is a jumpstart of ideas and inspiration of fun things to do, places to visit and things to try.

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Collage of Vancouver Wa
    1. Antiques
    2. Arcade
    3. Baseball
    4. Basketball
    5. Biking
    6. Billiards
    7. Bird Watching
    8. Boating
    9. Book Clubs
    10. Bowling
    11. Car Clubs
    12. Car Shows
    13. Concerts Indoors
    14. Concerts Outdoors
    15. Cooking
    16. Dancing
    17. Drones (coming)
    18. Fairs
    19. Farmers Markets
    20. Festivals
    21. Fishing
    22. Fitness Centers
    23. Fitness for Seniors
    24. Flying (coming)
    25. Gardens
    26. Gardening
    27. Garage Sales
    28. Geocaching
    29. Golf
    30. Golf Mini
    31. Golf Disc
    32. Gymnastics
    33. Hiking
    34. Horse Riding
    35. Karaoke
    36. Kayaking
    37. Laser Tag
    38. Library
    39. Model Trains
    40. Mountain Biking
    41. Movies
    42. Live Music and Bands
    43. Music Instruction
    44. Open Mic
    45. Paddleboard (coming)
    46. Paintball (coming)
    47. Parks (coming)
    48. Rock Climbing
    49. Scavenger Hunts
    50. Sell Stuff
    51. Senior Fitness
    52. Sightseeing Tours – Local – Water Tours
    53. Soccer
    54. Shooting Range
    55. Skating
    56. Swimming
    57. Tennis
    58. Theater
    59. Tours on Water
    60. Tours Local
    61. Video Games (coming)
    62. Volleyball
    63. Water Parks (coming)
    64. Yoga (coming)



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A picture of me on a fairly good day.. Patty GrasherNote: This list of things to do in Vancouver Wa is a work in progress. I’m trying to work on it every day. Like a favorite garden there are always new things to plant, weed out (sigh) and most of all harvest and enjoy.  I would love to hear of things I’ve missed, should add or change. Contact me

Arcades

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For this activity of course you will need a pocketful of change as it’s all pay to play but sometimes that is just fine. A good time is worth a bit of letting go of the green stuff to just relax and do some fun stuff. (Top)

Allen’s Crosley Lanes [Bowling w/Arcade]
Big Al’s – 16615 SE 18th St
Chuck E. Cheese –  7721 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr
Husted Hazel Dell Lanes – [Bowling w/Arcade] 6300 NE Hwy 99
Play Live Nation – Vancouver Mall – 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr Suite 278
Vault 31 Bar – 316 SE 123rd Ave D4

 

Antiques


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It’s definitely treasure hunting time when you are on an antiquing expedition. You won’t need a pirate’s map to heave ho and find some gold in dem der halls and along the walls and what the heck maybe even tucked away in a dark corner the perfect lamp or collector piece that everyone else has just been walking by . . .

 

Fabulous Flippin’ Treasures-Vintage Mall – 2519 E 4th Plain Blvd
House of Vintage – 1501 Main St
Main St. Vintage –  1803 Main St
Old Glory Antiques & Vintage – 2000 Main St
Persnickety – 1614 Washington St
Reliques Marketplace – 7601 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr

Baseball


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Whether you join in the game or have some fun time on the sidelines a good baseball game is a great way to enjoy a sunny afternoon. Now if it’s raining or cold or dreary well then, maybe not so much but if you’re dedicated . . . than who cares right? Batter Up! (Top)

FOR KIDS
Premier Baseball Club Baseball club
The Lumber Yard is a baseball and softball training facility set on providing the best professional instruction in the Pacific NW.
Cascade Little League
Clark College Softball Field
Alcoa Little League
Columbia Little League
Evergreen Little League
Fort Vancouver Little League Youth Baseball For Children Aged 4-16
Salmon Creek Little League
NW Futures – Baseball teams for ages 9-18 with baseball professionals offering  private lessons
Harmony Sports Complex  Multiple youth sports fields – Clark County
Kindsfather Field – Baseball field – home of Penguins baseball
Luke Jensen Sports Park Clark County – Baseball & Soccer – primarily used by Salmon Creek Little League
FOR ADULTS
Ridgefield Raptors – West Coast League Baseball Team
Southwest Washington Adult Baseball League

 

Basketball


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Who knew there could be so much fun in bouncing a ball up and down and throwing it around? You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy a good game, let off some steam and get in the action. Happy bouncing!

COURTS
Courts of the World Resource to find a basketball court in Clark County, Wa and other areas.
VANCOUVER
360 Fitness – Basketball – 14010 NE 3RD CT, BLDG B
Bagley Community Park – 4607 Plomondon St – Vancouver  98661
Bosco Farm Neighborhood Park 3601 NE 39th St. – Vancouver
Cherry Neighborhood Park 14510 NE 101st Way – Vancouver
Clark College – 2017-2095 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver
Covington Neighborhood Park (half court) 6916 NE 94th Ave Vancouver
Ellsworth Elementary School 512 SE Ellsworth Rd – Vancouver
Greyhawk Park – (Half court) 4708 NE 125th Cir – Vancouver, WA
Kiwanis Park – 422 SW 2nd Ave – Battle Ground, WA 98604
Harney Elementary School – 3212 East Evergreen Boulevard – Vancouver
Lords Gym – Paid Gym  2410 Grand Boulevard – Vancouver
Marshall Community Center – Paid Gym 1009 East McLoughlin Boulevard – Vancouver
McLoughlin Middle School 5802 MacArthur Boulevard – Vancouver
MLK Elementary School 1301-1399 Boise Avenue – Vancouver
WSU Vancouver Court WSU Entrance Rd – Vancouver
Shoot 360 Basketball training – Paid Gym – 12001 NE 60th Way, Suite A-1 – Vancouver  98682
O’Connell Sports Center – Home to the Clark College Penguins, OSC inlcudes a gymnasium where college basketball and volleyball games are played.
RIDGEFIELD
Fairgrounds Community Park 216 NW 164th St – Ridgefield, WA
WOODLAWN
Bratton Canyon (Woodland Campground) 39310 NW Ninth Ave Woodland, WA

 

Biking


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The first bikes showed up in Vancouver in the 1800s and quickly became a popular mode of transportation.  They are still widely used and loved today – you don’t have to feed them hay or gasoline (unless you have a powered one) and they are a great way to get about while enjoying fresh air, exercise and saving the environment. In Vancouver you can find bike maps, information and fellow enthusiasts. (Top)

 

Bicycle Maps – City of Vancouver provides 15+ bike maps of area
Cycling Vancouver – City of Vancouver – Bicycling information, regulations, Bikes on Bus, maps
Road and Biking Adventures – Visit Vancouver USA
AllTrails.com – best road biking trails in Vancouver and beyond
Biking Near Vancouver – Mountain Bike Trails
Map My Ride – Vancouver Cycling Trails
Vancouver Bicycle ClubRACC Ride around Clark County
MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAILS
MTB Project – Vancouver

 

Billiards

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This game has been around for awhile, something like five or six centuries. In Vancouver, Wa the earliest record I’ve found so far was in 1886 when a table was provided for soldiers recreation at the Canteen to keep them happy at the barracks and cause less trouble off base. Later the American Red Cross provided a billiards table for recovering soldiers at Vancouver Barracks in 1919.  Today you can find local Pool Tournament information at Sharkshooter.net.   (Top)

4th Plain Tavern 13206 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
99 Saloon 7005 NE Hwy 99
Auto’s Pub 16209 SE Mcgillivray Blvd
Back Alley Bar & Grill 6503 E Mill Plain Blvd. Suite E
Big Al’s 16615 SE 18th Street
Charlie’s Sports Bar & Grill [Yelp – website opens too slow] 3315 NE 112th Ave
TJ’s Cascade Bar & Grill 15000 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Double Barrel Tap House 8308 Northeast Highway 99
Jakes Bar & Grill – 4602 Northeast Saint Johns Road
Korner Street Bar & Grill 6403 NE St Johns Rd
Lucky’s Bar & Grill – 9306 NE 76th St, Vancouver
The Off Ramp Sports Bar & Grill 400 NE 112th Ave #5018
Old Ivy Brewery – 108 W Evergreen Blvd
Sellberg’s Tavern 2110 St Johns Blvd
Shanahan’s Pub & Grill 209 W McLoughlin Blvd
Silver Star Saloon 6718 Northeast Fourth Plain
Spot Bar & Grill [Yahoo listing] 7225 NE Fourth Plain Blvd

 

Birdwatching


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Birding or birdwatching is an activity that can be enjoyed for all ages. Check out Clark County’s page on Bird Calls or enjoy some time at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. Of course just a walk in a local park, strolling about in your neighborhood or putting up a bird feeder in your back yard is something you can do every day. A family member introduced me to free bird apps that will identify birds by sound which is pretty amazing. You just open the app, allow it to listen to bird sounds and it pops up bird identification on your phone. The one she likes is called Merlin Bird Id.  (Top)

Vancouver Audubon Society
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge
Northwest Birding – Clark County
Birding Washington State
Birding Pal
Bird Calls – (audio recordings) Clark County
Common backyard birds in Washington

Boating

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CLUBS
Vancouver Lake Sailing Club
Vancouver Lake Rowing Club – Youth and Adult Events
Island Sailing Club & School – [Portland, Oregon]
MARINA & BOAT RAMP
Felida Moorage – fishing and houseboats
Tidewater Cove Marina
McCuddy’s Steamboat Landing Marina
Vancouver Lake Boat Ramp
RENTALS
Portland Electric Boat Company [boat rentals] 0315 SW Montgomery St, Portland, OR
Yacht Charter PDX
OTHER
Christensen Yachts – Boatyard

Book Clubs

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It may be just the “Covid” thing but I cannot find “any” book clubs in Vancouver, Wa. that are actually thriving. This is totally ridiculous. What goes? Perhaps bookish people just read books and don’t talk about them? So this is an entry in progress. I may need to start one.

Red Herring Mystery Book Club, Luepke Center – Second Mondays: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Bowling


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League Secretary
My Bowling Club (Vancouver)
Big Al’s
Bailey’s Tiger Bowl in Battle Ground
Allen’s Crosley LanesBowling Leagues
Husted’s Hazel Dell LanesLeagues

 

Car Clubs


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Old Rides – Washington Car Clubs – listings
Evergreen MustangsFacebook
NW Corvette
BCA Prewar DivisionBCA (Buicks Club of America)
Fieros Northwest (no current information found)
Mopar Posse (no current information found)
Hotrod Hotline Northwest
Pharaohs Street Rodders (Portland/Vancouver)

 

Car Shows


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Note: Dates are approximate
PDX Car Culture – Start here for finding latest car shows
Camas Classic Car Show [June]
Concert and Cruise-In 4 Veterans [August]
Battle Ground Market Car Show – Corvette Day [June]
Cruise the Couve [July]
La Center Our Days
Wings and Wheels Community Appreciation Day – Camas
Ridgefield American Legion Cruise [July]
End of Summer Cruise [September]

 

Indoor Concerts

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Bravo Concerts Portland
Bravo Vancouver – 601 Main St #301
Clark County Fairgrounds [Concerts] – 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA
Cowlitz Ballroom – Ilani Resort – 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, WA
Metropolitan Performing Arts – School – Local Performing Arts
Public Concerts at Clark – Choral – Jazz – Music
T-Wolf ChoirHeritage Senior High School
Vancouver Symphony – Venues held at different locations
Musica Lanterna

 

Outdoor Concerts

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Sunlight Supply Amphitheater – 17200 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, Wa
Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival – Waterfront Park & Esther Short Park [August]

 

Live Bands

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3 monkeys Bar and Grill – 7917 NE Hwy 99
99 Saloon & Grill – 7005 NE Hwy 99
Back Alley Bar & Grill | Facebook – E Mill Plain Blvd suite d
Billy Blues Bar & Grill – 7115 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Brick House – 109 W 15th St
Final Draft Tap House – 11504 Mill Plain Blvd
Frontier Public House Restaurant – 4909 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Growler Rush | Facebook – 16320 SE Cascade Park Dr
The Heavy Metal Pizza & Brewing Co – 809 MacArthur Blvd
Hudson’s Bar and Grill – [piano] 7805 NE Greenwood Dr
Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar – 205 E 39th St
Locust Cider & Brewing | Facebook – 700 Washington St # 103
Loowit Brewing Company – 507 Columbia St
Lucky’s Bar & Grill – [Country – Line Dancing] 9306 NE 76th St, Vancouver
McMenamins on the Columbia – 1801 SE Columbia River Dr
One Eighty Concert Cafe – [Country] 2525 E, E 4th Plain Blvd
Shanahan’s Pub & Grill – 209 W McLoughlin Blvd
Spot Bar & Grill – 7225 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
Tap Union Freehouse | Facebook – 1300 Washington St #200
TJ’s Cascade Bar & Grill 15000 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Top Shelf Martinis On Main – 600 Main St

 

Cooking Classes

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Class Cooking Classes
Chucks Cooking Class 

 

Craft Brews

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Craft Beer & Wine Fest | Facebook – 811 Main St, Vancouver

 

VANCOUVER
Barlows Brewery | Facebook -705 SE Park Crest Ave Suite D430
Ben’s Bottle Shop | Facebook – 8052 E Mill Plain Blvd #2002
Brewed Cafe & Pub | Facebook – 603 Main St
Brother Ass Brewing | Facebook – 11700 NE 54th Ct
Brothers Cascadia Brewing | Facebook – 9811 NE 15th Ave
Doomsday Brewing | Facebook – 1919 Main St
Double Barrel Taphouse | Facebook – 8308 NE Hwy 99
Final Draft Taphouse | Facebook – 11504 Mill Plain Blvd
Fortside Brewing Company | Facebook – 2200 NE Andresen Rd
Ghost Runners Brewery & Kitchen | Facebook – 4216 NE Minnehaha St #108
Heathen Brewing Feral Public House | Facebook – 1109 Washington St
Heavy Metal Pizza & Brewing Co | Facebook – 809 MacArthur Blvd
Hopworks Urban Brewery | Facebook – 17707 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Loowit Brewing Company | Facebook – 507 Columbia S
Northwest Liquid Gold Taproom & Bottle Shop | Facebook – 11202 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
Old Ivy Brewery | Facebook – 108 W Evergreen Blvd
Railside Brewery | Facebook – 309 NE 76th St
Trap Door Brewing | Facebook – 2315 Main St
Trusty Brewing Company | Facebook – 114 E Evergreen Blvd
Victor 23 Brewing | Facebook – 2905 St Johns Blvd #3718
RIDGEFIELD
Ridgefield Craft Brewing | Facebook – 118-122 N 3rd Ave, Ridgefield, Wa
WASHOUGAL
Doomsday Brewing | Facebook – 421 C St. Unit 3, Washougal

 

 

Dance Instruction

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ADULT INSTRUCTION
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Carole Duttinger – Swing Dances & Lessons
CJ’s Country Dance Instruction
Dance lessons with Daniel Martinez
Dance Evolution – Zumba
Happy Hoppers – Lessons and Dances
Love to Dance
Luepke Center
Studio Pole 4 Fun
Xpression Studio Zumba

 

YOUTH & SOME ADULT INSTRUCTION
A New Dance Experience – Competition Dancing
Claudette Walker Dance
Columbia Dance –  children – classical ballet training and other dance forms
Dance Evolution – Youth & Adult
Dance Fusion Northwest
Dance Works – all ages
Evergreen Dance Academy ages 3 to adult –
Glow Children’s Dance Studio
Groove Nation Performing Arts Center – Youth to Young Adults [Dance & Music]
Jennifer Santos School Academy of Dance
Liz Borromeo Dance Studio
Meiya Dance School
Northwest Classical Ballet – Youth & Adult education
Ora Nui Tahitian Dance Studio
Pulse Dance Studio (ages 3+)
Riverside Performing Arts – dance, theatre and music training
VanCity Ballroom – lessons and dancing
Zumba with Vamonos Studio

Social Dances

Portland Dance – List of Dancing Venues in Portland-Vancouver Metro
Billy Blues Bar and Grill

Hazel Dell Grange 1124 – 7509 NE Hazel Dell Ave
VanCity Ballroom

 

Fairs

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Clark County Fairgrounds – 17402 NE Delfel Rd, Ridgefield, WA
PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO
Portland Street Fairs
PDX Parent Area Fairs & Festivals
Annual Events & Festivals in Portland
Portland 5 Center for the Arts

 

Farmers Markets

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VANCOUVER
Downtown Market Weekends | Wednesday – [March – October] 605 Esther St
East Vancouver – [June – August] 17701 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Fall Farmers Market [November – December]
Night Market
NMV Pop-Local! [Sat-Sun] 111 W 9th St

Camas Farmers Market Wednesdays [June – September]

 

Festivals

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Craft Beer & Wine Fest – Esther Short Park at 605 Esther St [June]
Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival – Waterfront Park & Esther Short Park [August]
Brew Fest – Clark County Fairgrounds [August]

 

Fishing

Best Fishing in America – Vancouver
Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeClark CountyFishing & Shellfish Basics (Instructional videos | Recreational Salmon Fishing | Fishing for crayfish (crawfish) | How to dig razor clams | Identifying crab species and soft-shell crab | Squid fishing )

Battle Ground Lake Black crappie | Bluegill | Brown bullhead | Coastal cutthroat trout (resident) | Largemouth bass | Pumpkinseed | Rainbow trout | Warmouth | White sturgeon
Klineline Pond Bluegill | Brown bullhead | Brown trout | Coastal cutthroat trout (resident) | Common carp | Largemouth bass | Northern pikeminnow | Pumpkinseed Sunfish | Rainbow trout
Lacamas Lake Black crappie | Bluegil | Brown bullhead | Brown trout | Channel catfish | Common carp | Largemouth | Northern pikeminnow | Pumpkinseed Sunfish | Rainbow trout | Warmouth | White sturgeon | Yellow perch
Vancouver Lake American shad | Black crappie | Bluegill | Brown bullhead | Channel catfish | Chiselmouth | Coho salmon | Common carp | Largemouth bass | Northern pikeminnow | Peamouth | Pumpkinseed Sunfish | Rainbow trout | Warmouth | White crappie | White sturgeon | Yellow perch

Fitness Centers


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9 Round 30 Minute Fitness (Kickbox) – 2714 NE 114th Ave
24 Hour Fitness – 13019 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
24 Hour Fitness – 800 SE Tech Center Dr
Anytime Fitness – 710 Esther St
Camp Transformation Center – 4200 NW Fruit Valley Rd unit c
Cascade Athletic Club – 16096 SE 15th St
Clark County Family YMCA – 11324 NE 51st Cir
CrossFit Fort Vancouver – 223 E Reserve St #101
Crunch Fitness – 7809 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr Ste 120
Curves – 2702 NE 114th Ave Ste. J-1 (Orchard, Wa)
Gold’s Gym Vancouver – 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr Suite 220
Horizon Sports & Fitness – 14602 Northeast 4th Plain Suite 1 
Jazzercise Vancouver – Vancouver Fitness 7500 NE 16th Ave #1e
Odin’s Strength Gym – Hazel Dell
Orange Theory Fitness
L A Fitness – 7607 NE 5th Ave
L A Fitness – 11505 NE Fourth Plain Blvd (Orchards)
Lake Shore Athletic Club – 2401 NW 94th Street (Hazel Dell)
Maxon Fitness (Personal Fitness) 211 E 11th St #203
Planet Fitness – 8024 E Mill Plain Blvd
Planet Fitness – 9919 NE Hazel Dell Ave
Precision Personal Training – 1012 Washington St #120
Purre Barre Center – 301 NE 192nd Avenue, Suite 203 Camas, WA 98607
Purre Barre Center – 2410 Columbia House Boulevard, Suite 102
Snap Fitness Salmon Creek – 14313 NE 20th Ave #102a
Snap Fitness Battleground – 2312 W Main St (Battleground, Wa)
Starr Cycle Vancouver – 3215 SE 192nd Ave #100
Thompson Fitness Center – Clark College
Vancouver Center Fitness – 700 Washington St UNIT 608

Fitness for Seniors


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Boomer Fitness – 516 SE Chkalov Dr
Firstenburg –  700 NE 136th Ave
Lake Shore Athletic Club – 2401 NW 94th Street (Hazel Dell)
Luepke Center – 1009 E McLoughlin Blvd
Marshall Community Center – 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd
Maxon Fitness (Personal Fitness) 211 E 11th St #203
Touchmark – 2927 SE Village Loop

Gardens


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Evergreen Memorial Gardens – 1101 NE 112th Ave, 
Fort Vancouver Gardens – Pearson Field
Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens – 115 S Pekin Rd, Woodland, WA 98674
Holland America Flower Gardens – 1066 S Pekin Rd, Woodland, WA 98674
Natural Gardens At Pacific Community Park – NE 18th St & NE 172nd Ave
Nature Scaping of SW Washington – 11000 NE 149th St, Brush Prairie

Gardening


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GARDEN INFORMATION
National Gardening Association
Gardening in Washington State – WSU
Home Vegetable Gardening in Washington State (pdf)
Native Plant life
WSU Garden Publications(free) Agriculture | General Gardening | Plants, Pests & Diseases |
GARDEN SHOPS & GREENHOUSES
All Season Plants
Cascade Greenhouse – 6005 NE 139th Street, Vancouver WA 98686
Chapman’s Greenhouse and Nursery  14002 NE 117th Ave – Vancouver, WA 98662
Orchard’s Feed – 10902 NE Rosewood Ave, Vancouver, WA 98662
Shorty’sGarden of Arts event
Trans Nursery and Landscaping – 5105 NE St. Johns Rd – Vancouver, WA 98661
Thrifty Feed
Shorty’sGarden of Arts event
Yard and Garden

COMMUNITY GARDENS – City of Vancouver
–Campus Garden – Campus Drive & 65th Avenue
–Ellsworth Road 10916 SE 10th St
–Fruit Valley Park Garden – 31st Street & Fruit Valley Road
–LeRoy Haagen Community Park Garden – NE 9th Street, west of NE 136th Avenue
–Marshall Community Park Garden – 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd
Heritage Trees
Wildlife Botanical Gardens
Master Gardener Foundation of Clark CountyEvents

GARDEN CLUBS
Community Garden Club of Camas-Washougal
Shorty’s list of Garden Clubs & Societies
MeetUp – Gardening Groups
Washington State Federation of Garden Clubs
GARDEN EVENTS
Home & Garden Idea Fair
Natural Garden Tour

Garage Sales


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Aces Estate Sales – Estate liquidator
Craiglist – Clark County
Estate Sales Net – Vancouver
Facebook – Clark County Garage Sales
Facebook – Vancouver Washington Yard/Garage Sale
Facebook – Vancouver Washington Marketplace Garage Sale
Garage Sale Finder Vancouver
GSALR Garage Sale Listings
NW Largest Garage Sale April – July – November
Yard Sale Search – Vancouver

Geocaching


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Geocaching North Vancouver
Trail Link – Geocaching Trails & Maps – Washington

Golf


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Camas Meadows Golf Course – 4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr, Camas, WA
Cedars on Salmon Creek – 15001 NE 181st St, Brush Prairie, WA
Fairway Village Golf Course – 15509 SE Fernwood Dr
Hartwood Golf Course – 12506 NE 152nd Ave, Brush Prairie, WA
Lakeview Par 3 Golf Challenge – Community Golf Course – 2425 NW 69th Street
Pinecrest Golf Course Par 3 – 2415 NW 143rd St
Club Green Meadows – 7703 NE 72nd Ave – Membership
Orchard Hills Golf Club – 605 39th St, Washougal, WA – Membership
Royal Oaks Country Club – 8917 NE Fourth Plain Blvd – Membership

Mini Golf


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Camas Meadows Driving Range Camas, Wa
Salmon Creek Golf Range – 14205 NE 3rd Ct, Vancouver
Vanco Golf Range – 703 N Devine Rd
Westside Golf Range – 14205 NE 3rd Ct

Disc Golf


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Disc Golf Course 1st Tee – 14900 NE Salmon Creek Ave – WSU
Glenwood Disc Golf Course – 12201 NE 72nd Ave
Leverich Park Disc Golf Course – 4209 NE Leverich Park Way

Laser Blasts


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Laser Blasters – 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive, Ste 191

Gymnastics


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Naydenov Gymnastics & Fun

Horse Riding


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Bar UK River Ranch – 30906 NE 26th Ave, La Center, WA
Brindle Ridge Farm – 3000 NW 299th St, Ridgefield, WA
Cantera Equestrian 1613 NE 259th St, Ridgefield, Wa
Clark County Saddle Club Battleground, Wa
Horse Haven Farm – 13201 NE 72nd Ave
Quarry Ridge Farm –  25604 NE Manley Rd, Battle Ground, WA
Renaissance Farms – 24920 NE 14th St, Camas, WA
Son Rise Ranch – 24003 NE 44th St


Karaoke


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Back Alley Bar & Grill 6503 E Mill Plain Blvd. Suite E
Cedar Room (6300 NE Hwy 99
Donnell’s Bar 813 Main St
Husted’s Hazel Dell Lanes
Orchard’s Tap 10514 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
Silver Star Saloon 6718 Northeast Fourth Plain
Spot Bar & Grill [Yahoo listing] 7225 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
TJ’s Cascade Bar & Grill 15000 SE Mill Plain Blvd

Open Mic


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Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar – 205 E 39th St

Hiking


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City of Vancouver – Trails [5 trails] Parks [62 parks]
Trail Link – [39 trails] Vancouver

Burnt Bridge Creek Trail [8 miles] 1617 N Devine Rd
Columbia River Renaissance Trail [5 miles]
Discovery Historic Loop Trail [2 miles] East Evergreen Blvd. at Officers Row
Ellen Davis Trail [2 miles] 2109 NE 60th St
Evergreen Highway Trail at Columbia Springs
Frenchmans Bar Hiking Trail

Kayaking


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Lacamas Lake Kayaks – NE 35th Ave, Camas
Peach Beach Rentals – 4503 SE 164th Ave
Ridgefield Kayak Rentals – 5 Mill St, Ridgefield, WA
Sweetwater SUP Rentals – 341 NW Lake Rd, Camas, WA 
WaSupNW

Laser Tag


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Laser Blasters – 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr Ste 191 – temporarily closed
Crossfire Lasertag – (mobile laser tag – comes to your party, church event. etc.)

Library


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FVRL

Fort Vancouver Regional Library
Battle Ground | Cascade Park | Goldendale | La Center | North Bonneville | Ridgefield | Stevenson | Three Creeks | Vancouver Community Library | Vancouver Mall | Washougal | White Salmon Valley | Woodland | Yacolt Express | Yale Express

OTHER LIBRARIES

Brautigan Library (unpublished manuscripts) – Clark County Museum
Clark County Law Library – (open to public) Clark County Courthouse, first floor – 1200 Franklin Street – Vancouver
Lewis D. Cannell Library [Clark College]
Little Free Libraries (only lists those registered) Map |

Model Trains


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Southwest Washington Model Railroaders Club | Facebook – 2700 E 28th St
Trainweb – Southwest Washington
National Model Railroad Association
MODEL TRAIN SUPPLIES
Cascade Hobbies & Trains – Facebook
Hobby Town – 8720 NE Centerpointe Dr Suite 219

Music Instruction


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Groove Nation Performing Arts Center – Youth to Young Adults [Dance & Music]

Neighborhoods


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Vancouver Neighborhoods and area Maps

Start with the City of Vancouver Neighborhood page for maps of neighborhoods or click a link below. (All links are to the City of Vancouver information pages.)

Vancouver Neighborhood Maps

Airport Green | Arnada | Bagley Downs | Bella Vista | Bennington | Burnt Bridge Creek | Burton Ridge | Burton Evergreen | Carter Park | Cascade Highlands | Cascade Southeast | Central Park | Cimarron | Columbia Way | Columbia River | Countryside Woods | Dubois Park | East Mill Plain | Edgewood Park | Ellsworth Springs | Esther Short | Evergreen Highlands | Evergreen Shores | Fairway-164th Ave | Father Blanchet Park | Fircrest | First Place | Fisher’s Creek | Fisher’s Landing East | Forest Ridge | Fourth Plain Village | Fruit Valley | Green Meadows | Harney Heights | Hearthwood | Hough | Hudson’s Bay | Image | Kevanna Park | Landover-Sharmel | Lewis & Clark Woods | Lincoln | Maplewood | Marrion | Meadow Homes | Mountain View | North Garrison Heights | North Hearthwood | North Image | Northcrest | Northfield | Northwest | Northwood | Oakbrook | Ogden | Old Evergreen Highway | Parkside | Parkway East | Riveridge | Riverview | Rose Village | Shumway | Southcliff | Vancouver Heights | Vancouver Mall | Village at Fisher’s Landing | West Minnehaha | Wildwood

Maps outside of City

See Neighborhoods outside of city limits.

Rock Climbing


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Jim Parsley Community Center – 4100 Plomondon St

Sell Stuff

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RENT A BOOTH
Old Glory Antiques & Vintage – 2000 Main St
Reliques Marketplace – 7601 NE Vancouver Plaza Dr

NW Garage Sales
Clark County Event Center – April
Clark County Fairgrounds – July
Clark County Event Center – November

ONLINE SELLING
Craigslist-Clark County | Etsy – Vancouver |
FacebookMarketplace | Sell Your Stuff Vancouver | Sell Your Stuff Vancouver Washington | Buy/Sell/Trade for cool people! | Kids Swap n’ Sale in Vancouver WA |

Offer Up-Vancouver | Washington Clark County – Buy, Sell Trade | Yelp – Buy, Sell, Trade – Vancouver

Good article by Columbian: Facebook a Clark County marketplace

Shooting


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Clark County Gun Club
Clark Rifles (no longer open to public)
Vancouver Rifle and Pistol Club
Northwest Fire Arms

Skating


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SKATE BOARD
Endeavor Park – NE Angelo Dr. and Four Seasons Lane
Gretchen Fraser Neighborhood Park – Mill Plain Blvd. at 155th Ave
Pacific Community Park – 1515 NE 164th Ave
Waterworks Park – Fourth Plain & Ft. Vancouver Way
ICE SKATING
Mountain View Ice Arena – 14313 SE Mill Plain Blvd

ROLLER SKATING
Couve Skate – Coming soon

Soccer


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Washington Timbers Portland Timbers FC Alliance soccer club for kids playing at all levels from 5-18
Christensen Soccer Field – Home of the Clark College Penguins men’s and women’s soccer teams
Luke Jensen Sports Park Clark County – Baseball & Soccer – primarily used by
Vancouver West Soccer Club
Soccer Fields for Vancouver West Soccer Club
Jason Lee Middle School
Eisenhower Elementary School
Lincoln Elementary School
Lake Shore Elementary School
Memory Field
Luke Jensen Sports Complex
Columbia River High School
Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

Swimming


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Columbia River Swim Team LLc
Harmony Swim School
Touchmark Health Club

POOLS
Cascade Athletic Club – Swimming & Lessons
Firstenburg Community Center – 700 NE 136th Ave
Jim Parsley Community Center – 4100 Plomondon St
Propstra Aquatic Center – 605 N Devine Rd

Tennis


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Theater


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Kiggins Theater
Magenta Theater – 1108 Main St, Vancouver

Volleyball


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360 Fitness – Volleyball – 14010 NE 3rd Ct, Bldg. B
O’Connell Sports Center – Home to the Clark College Penguins, OSC inlcudes a gymnasium where college basketball and volleyball games are played.

Sight Seeing Tours


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WATER CRUISE
Fry’s Cruising – Columbia River Gorge Cruise | Willamette River Cruise
Portland Boat Tours – Portland Bridge Tour | Portland Eco Tour | Portland History Tour
Portland Spirit – Brunch Cruise | Lunch Cruise | Dinner Cruise | Heart of Portland | Dance Cruise
Scovare Expeditions (Sailing & Powerboat) Christmas Ships Cruise | Private Sailboat Cruise | Private Powerboat Cruise | Yacht Private Cruise
Willamette Jetboat Excursions – One Hour Cruise | Two Hour Cruise | Three Hour Lunch Tour

LOCAL AREA TOURS
Couve Cycle – Downtown Vancouver – Private Party | By the Seat
Fort Vancouver National Historical Site – 1501 E Evergreen Blvd
Vancouver Segway Tours – 612 E Reserve St

Swimming


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Club Green Meadows – 7703 NE 72nd Ave – Private club

TENNIS

Clark College Tennis Courts – 4 courts
PNW Tennis Center – 5300 E 18th St

Regional Parks

Clark County Wa Parks
Columbia Tech Center Park

Vancouver Parks


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Salmon Creek Park Location: 1112 NE 117th Street, Vancouver, WA

Bosco Farm Neighborhood Park https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/bosco-farm-neighborhood-park

Cherry Neighborhood Park: https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/cherry-neighborhood-park

Chinook Neighborhood Park: https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/chinook-neighborhood-park

Cougar Creek Trail: https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/cougar-creek-trail

Walking Under a Mile

Walking More Than a Mile


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Legacy Land Properties
Oregon Hikers

Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway (8 miles)
Chelatchie Prairie Rail

(1 mile) https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/chelatchie-prairie-rail-trail-project
Columbia Springs Hike (3.1 miles) https://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Columbia_Springs_Hike

Frenchman’s Bar Regional Park (2.5 miles) https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/frenchmans-bar-regional-park

Lucia Falls  (2.5 miles)         https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/lucia-falls-regional-park

Moulton Falls Regional Park (2.5 miles) https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/moulton-falls-regional-park

Vancouver Lake – (2.5 miles) https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/vancouver-lake-regional-park

Whipple Creek (4.3 miles – foot traffic only) https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/whipple-creek-regional-park

Mountain Biking

The MTB (Mountain Biking) project a crowd source platform (now sponsored by REI) lists most of the biking paths in SW Washington as well as links to other great outdoor activities such as mountain climbing, back country, hiking, walking, and even a guide to the National parks.

Lacamas Regional Park (Camas Washington) (12 miles) [Bikes only] https://www.clark.wa.gov/public-works/lacamas-regional-park

Historic Places

Amboy Church – North Clark Historical Museum
Cedar Creek Grist Mill
Fort Vancouver
     Grant House It is now an eatery
     Marshall House
     Officers Row Walk – self guided tours
     Pearson Air Field
House of Providence  App – Providence Academy Journey
Kiggins Theater – daily showings and other events
Lewisville Park – Clark County’s oldest park. Parking fees.
Pomeroy History Farm
Slocum House
Camas Main Post Office
Farrell Building
Greely Building
I-5 Interstate Bridge
Kettering House
Lowell Hidden House
Parkersville NHS
Ranck Building
Vancouver Post Office
Venersborg School
Yale Bridge

Scavenger Hunts


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City of Vancouver – Parks Scavenger Hunt – Free
Operation City Quest
Puzzling Adventures Vancouver
Stray Boots Vancouver – Team Building
Wacky Walks Vancouver
Zombies Scavengers Vancouver

Wine Tasting

Vancouver Wine & Jazz Festival [August]
Airfield Estates Winery –  760 Waterfront Way
Brian Carter Cellars – 660 Waterfront Way
Burnt Bridge Cellars –  1500 Broadway St
Cellar 55 – 1812 Washington St [Co-op Wine Tasting Room]
English Estate Winery – 17806 SE 1st St
Evergreen Wine Cellar – 2608 E Evergreen Blvd
Flume Family Vineyard – 7801 NE Greenwood Dr
Heathen Estate Winery – 9400 NE 134th St
Koi Pond Cellars – 212 E Evergreen
Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar – 205 E 39th St
Maryhill Winery – 801 Waterfront Way #105
Niche Wine Bar – 1013 Main St
Pepper Bridge Winery – 677 W Columbia Way
SuLei Cellars – 613 Main St
Total Wine & More – 4816 NE Thurston Way

OUTSIDE VANCOUVER – Clark County
Rusty Grape Vineyard – 16712 NE 219th St, Battle Ground, WA

Local Calendars

Clark County Washington Calendars:

City of Vancouver | Clark County Today | Visit Vancouver USA | Columbian | Clark County Event Center | Event Brite | Vancouver Public Schools | Vancouver Family Magazine

Calendars Portland

City of Portland Events |Travel Portland Events | PDX Pipeline Events | Oregon Live Events | Koin 6 News |

More Event Listings

1. Visit Vancouver USA & 25 Free Things to Do
2. Planet Ware: 10 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Vancouver, WA
3. The Crazy Tourist: 25 Best Things to Do in Vancouver (WA)
4. Trip Advisor: Things to Do in Vancouver, Wa
5. Vacation Idea: 16 Best Things to Do In Vancouver, Wa
6. Generation Homes NW: Things to Do in Vancouver, Wa
7. Jet Setting Fools: Things to Do in Vancouver, Wa
8. Groupon: Top Things to Do in Vancouver
9. Must Love Kids: The Best Staycation Ever: Fun Things to Do in Vancouver, WA

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