“No, the Other Vancouver.”

This is a common refrain for anyone from Vancouver, WA. Often confused abroad with British Columbia’s Vancouver, we assure you: Vancouver WA is the original Vancouver.

When the Lewis and Clark Expedition entered what is now the city of Vancouver, Meriwether Lewis wrote that it was “the only desired situation for settlement west of the Rocky Mountains”. Home to the Hudson’s Bay trading company, Fort Vancouver, and situated right on the Columbia River, this city is bursting with historical significance and modern appeal.

Craft is the word here, from the many industries shipping worldwide from the Port of Vancouver to the local restaurants on the culinary cutting edge at the brand new Waterfront. From craft beer to craftsman homes, residents take pride in their work and it shows.

As the fourth largest city in Washington state, Vancouver boasts some wonderful restaurants, and nearby conveniences no matter what your interests. Mount Hood and snow sports are a short drive southeast, while the beautiful beach towns of the Washington and Oregon Coasts are only a little further west. Matched with great hiking, camping, and river sports within miles of the city, you couldn’t find a better city to live in while still getting to enjoy the perks of the great outdoors. To learn more, please visit the city’s website here.