Activities come naturally
It’s no wonder why nature takes center stage at The Waterfront. This breathtaking mixed-use development is situated on the north banks of the Columbia River, water lapping at the shoreline and ospreys flying above with views of stately Mount Hood due east. It is easy to enjoy the nearby natural wonders of this beautiful setting all year long. Adjacent to the Columbia River Renaissance Trail, neighboring Esther Short Park, and Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, this area is not only rich with beauty but also with history. Downtown Vancouver is incredibly unique, walkable, connected and adventurous. The downtown core, minutes from The Waterfront is home to great public events, outdoor concerts and family activities throughout the year. Celebrating over 50 years of exceptional fireworks display, Independence Day at Fort Vancouver has something fun for everyone!
Whether you spend the day exploring Fort Vancouver National Site or enjoying water activities along the boat-filled Columbia River, there is something fun for all family members at this notable event. Using fireworks synchronized to music, fireworks launched from Pearson Air Field provide attendees a spectacular show of pomp and circumstance!
Beyond The Waterfront, there is much more to discover in this inherently beautiful region; The Columbia Gorge, a National Scenic Area which divides southern Washington and northern Oregon is unique in its natural and cultural history. Just a thirty minute drive east of The Waterfront, is picturesque Multnomah Falls — this 611-foot-tall roaring, awe-inspiring cascade of icy water, lets you experience the power and beauty of nature. Many biking and hiking trails and viewpoints, including Crown Point Vista House, are located throughout the “Gorge” making it a tourist destination as well as an expansive backyard for the 2.5 million residents who call the metropolitan Vancouver/Portland area home.