Vancouver offers a perfect mix of culture and outdoor or indoor recreation. Finding ways to spend your time here is easy. Head to the living history farm or the national wildlife refuge. In the colder months, there’s a rock climbing gym, indoor ice arena and tricked out bowling alley to keep you busy. With expansive access to a plethora of parks, rivers and waterfronts, you’ll relish swimming outdoors in the sparkling sun during the warmer climate.
The annual summer Jazz Festival at Esther Short Park provides great music and a healthy dose of culture, while the Skamania Lodge offers loads of recreation opportunities that include resort-style golfing and dining. Just looking to get outside? Head over to Beacon Rock State Park, a 5,100-acre year round park whose historical significance dates back hundreds of years. Beacon Rock is the core of an ancient volcano, the park offers fresh water shoreline, docks for boating and a plenty of trails for hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use.