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Dates: 1/2/2019 - 12/30/2019
City / State: Vancouver, WA
Event Name: Fort Vancouver
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 111289 2019/Y0138
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5K & 10K - 1A
Description: 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: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
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 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.
Host Club: Vancouver USA Volkssporters
Contact: Burt Paynter (360) 798-8485
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