Vancouver, Washington: The Original Vancouver

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Most of you know, I’m a flight attendant and when I’m not traveling for my blog I’m traveling for work.  A few months ago, I had a layover in Portland, Oregon and I was very excited.  However, I got a big surprise when we arrived at our hotel across the river in Vancouver, Washington instead of downtown Portland.

At first, I was upset because I wanted to take home some Voodoo Donuts for myself and my husband. Not that either of us needed any donuts! Luckily, the city didn’t disappoint and I was pleasantly surprised by its beauty. I didn’t do much besides walk around town but that was enough for me to see how beautiful it was.

As I wandered the city, I learned that Vancouver, Washington is the original Vancouver.  Established in 1846 (incorporated in 1857), this city once served as the main hub for the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest and a command post for the military.  A lofty 29 years later, the Canadian city of Vancouver was finally born. Here is my photo essay from this charming city on the water. Be sure to check out the website for more info.

Vancouver, Washington

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I hope you like my little tour! It’s such a sweet little area and I hope you make it there on your own one day!

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  1. Reply

    Nice photos!

  2. Reply

    Sometimes, the most unexpected trips end up being such a memorable adventure!

    • Carol Colborn
    • October 18, 2015

    Nice attitude you have! You will end up loving lots of corners of the world!

    • Toni
    • October 18, 2015

    I didn’t know there was a Vancouver in Washington so very interested to hear it’s older than it’s more well known Canadian counterpart. Looks like you had an interesting photowalk.

  3. Reply

    I have not heard of Vancouver in Washington, but it looks like you discovered a fair bit on your afternoon walk.

  4. Reply

    Lovely pictures! I had no idea this was the original Vancouver!

  5. Reply

    I didn’t realize that this Vancouver came first. Looks like a lovely place 🙂

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