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Dates: 1/2/2017 - 12/31/2017
City / State: Vancouver, WA
Event Name: Historic Fort Vancouver & Land Bridge
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 106122 2017/Y0138
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 & 10km - 1A
Description: Spring & Summer (Daylight Savings Time) Hours: Mon - Sat, 9 am to 4 pm; Sun, 10 am to 4 pm. Fall & Winter (Standard Time) Hours: 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, 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, originally established by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1824 as the trade center for the Northwest & Pacific region. The route culminates by crossing the Land Bridge designed to connect to the Columbia River.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Alternative Capitals, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Honoring Our Flag, Ice Cream Parlors, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, National Parks Centennial Challenge, National Register of Historic Places, Points of Reference, Take a Walk In a City Park, Trekking With the Trees, United States Post Offices, Volcanoes, Walking America's Ports of Call, You'll Never Walk Alone
Start Times: Daylight Hours
Location: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site Visitor Center
Start Point / 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.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: The Land Bridge was designed by Maya Lin & a team of Northwest architects led by Johnpaul Jones. Pearson Airfield & its museum highlights the historic early connection of Vancouver to air flight.
Host Club: Vancouver USA Volkssporters
Contact: Burt Paynter (360) 798-8485
Website: www.VancouverUSAVolkssporters.org
E-Mail Contact: walkeriii@comcast.net