THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND VANCOUVER, WA
Just like no two neighbourhoods are alike, no two Hotel Indigos are alike. The neighbourhood story serves as the starting point for every hotel. It informs every decision from design, to experience, to F&B. It’s how we celebrate the neighbourhood to excite curiosity in guests and make locals proud.
VANCOUVER WATERFRONT PARK
695 Waterfront Wy, Vancouver, WA 98660
The Columbia River, with its long history as a beacon of hope and vitality, offers breathtaking views of the riverfront, city, and encompassing mountains that never fail to mesmerize visitors. In recent years, a collective effort from the community has reinvigorated the riverside, with new pedestrian parks, businesses, and attractions infusing fresh energy into the historic banks.
GRANT STREET PIER
Experience the awe-inspiring Grant Street Pier, a magnificent structure extending 90 feet over the waters of the Columbia River. Created by renowned public artist Larry Kirkland, the pier's unique design evokes the graceful movement of a passing sailboat. The pier's illuminating beauty is brought to life by Fisher Marantz Stone's expert lighting concepts, previously responsible for illuminating iconic structures such as the Washington Monument and the "Tribute in Light" at New York's World Trade Center. Situated at the heart of Vancouver Waterfront Park, the Grant Street Pier is a must-see.
MT ST. HELENS
Mount St. Helens, situated in Skamania County, Washington, is an active stratovolcano located in the stunning Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Only 52 miles northeast of Portland, Oregon, and 98 miles south of Seattle, the volcano is a popular destination for tourists, especially those who seek the expertise of local tour guides to explore its natural beauty and learn about its fascinating geological history.
ESTHER SHORT PARK
Nestled in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the treasured Esther Short Park spans five acres and holds the distinction of being the oldest public square in Washington state. Operating hours are from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., with metered parking available around the park subject to varying time restrictions. This cherished landmark holds a significant place in the city's history, as it was the city's first settlers, Esther and Amos Short, who designated a historical tree within the park as the starting point for Main Street. After Amos' passing in 1854, the resilient Esther contributed further to the city's growth, establishing the Pacific House, Vancouver's first hotel and restaurant, and later, the Alta House.
The Moda Center, once referred to as the Rose Garden, serves as the major indoor sports arena in Portland, Oregon, USA, accommodating a wide range of events such as basketball, ice hockey, rodeos, circuses, conventions, ice shows, concerts, and dramatic productions. With a seating capacity of 19,393 viewers during basketball matches, the arena is a popular entertainment hub in the city.
RV INN STYLE RESORTS AMPHITHEATER
RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater at Clark County and the Clark County Amphitheater are home to the largest outdoor amphitheater in the Portland metropolitan area, boasting a seating capacity of 18,000! This premier destination attracts top touring acts from around the world, making it the perfect place to catch your favorite musicians and performers.
Vancouver WA shares in the Pacific Northwest's love for hiking, and exploring the city's urban trails can be a great way to begin. However, venturing beyond the city limits offers breathtaking vistas and the opportunity for more challenging hikes.
Vancouver, cradled by the Cascade Mountains and nourished by the Columbia River, stands as a testament to the industrious natives and explorers that have shaped its rich history. From the Chinookan people who made their home here 10,000 years ago, transforming it into a prosperous hub through trading earth's bounties, to explorers Lewis and Clark who were drawn by the promise of the land's richness, Vancouver carries their legacies.
Steeped in this vibrant past, Hotel Indigo–Vancouver invites guests to journey through the lens of these adventurers, marking its presence where the fabled Witness Tree, the culmination point of Lewis and Clark's journey, is believed to have stood. Discover the historical allure of Vancouver; discover the explorers within you.