There are many interesting things to explore at Fort Vancouver. You can watch a blacksmith at work the way it would have been in the 1800’s, or you can experience food from a 19th century kitchen. Also you could visit the Fort Vancouver village, the Japanese Castaways Memorial, and the Fort Vancouver Garden. Each of these sites gives you a vivid glimpse into Vancouver life in another time.
Fort Vancouver is not only in Vancouver, it also extends across the state line into Oregon City where you can explore the house of John McLoughlin, the founder of Fort Vancouver. It’s a massive two story house that was added as a site to Fort Vancouver in 2003. For several years there was a dispute between those who wanted to demolish it and those who wanted to preserve it. Eventually those who wanted it preserved won, and it as well as another house from the same era were rebuilt.
If you have kids there are multiple fields, playgrounds, and picnic sites available. If you are into birds, there are great bird watching oppurtunities, and for more physically active people, there are many hiking, dog walking, and biking trails around Fort Vancouver. No matter how old you are or what your interests are you will no doubt find something of enjoyment for you at Fort Vancouver. Since Fort Vancouver is now a National Park there are now camps nearby where you can stay in your RV rental.