Welcome to Vancouver, Washington... proud of our rich heritage, friendly neighborhoods, vibrant economy and quality services.
Living in Vancouver
Vancouver is the city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Clark County. According to the Washington State Office of Financial Management's April 1, 2013 estimate, the city has a population of 167,405. It is part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area with over 2.4 million residents. The population of Clark County Washington is 443,812.
The larger city of Vancouver, British Columbia is located 305 miles (491 km) north of Vancouver, Washington. Both cities were named for sea captain George Vancouver, but the Canadian city was not incorporated until 1886, nearly thirty years after Vancouver, Washington, and more than sixty years after the name Fort Vancouver was first used. City officials have periodically suggested changing the city's name to Fort Vancouver, Vancouver USA, or even Old Vancouver to reduce confusion with Vancouver, British Columbia. Many Pacific Northwest residents distinguish between the two cities by referring to the Canadian Vancouver as "Vancouver, B.C" and the American one as Vancouver, Washington. Current mayor Tim Leavitt is an advocate of the unofficial moniker.
Office of Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Associations
Does someone in your neighborhood help make Vancouver a great place to live? Nominate them for a Vancouver Sparkles award.
Senior activities, Meals on Wheels, Senior Messenger newspaper, Safety information from the Fire Department
Program information, resources, applications materials
Mediation is a voluntary process that offers Clark County residents an informal, private way to improve communications and resolve disagreements.
Citizen volunteers from Vancouver's neighborhoods advocate for neighborhood traffic safety and advise the City's Transportation Services Department.
Sister City Program
See and Do
10 great walks in and around Vancouver, selected for beginning walkers and suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.
Public Art and Historic Preservation
Recreation and sports programs for residents of all ages, nearly 7,000 acres of parkland, over 44 miles of trails, and facilities including pools, a tennis/racquetball center, and community centers.
Entertaining exhibits, educational programs, activities and community events designed to teach us all how to be excellent stewards of water resources and how to use water wisely. Fun for all ages!