Vancouver Waterfront inspires with new facilities, food and drink options, and that view

The Rotary Way on the Vancouver Waterfront and the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 was built by the Rotary Club of Vancouver in recognition of 100 years of Rotary in Clark County. Photo by Paul Valencia
The Rotary Way on the Vancouver Waterfront and the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 was built by the Rotary Club of Vancouver in recognition of 100 years of Rotary in Clark County. Photo by Paul Valencia

One travel guide says Vancouver Waterfront is among the best river walks in America

The first businesses on the new Vancouver Waterfront opened in 2018.

Since then, the property has continued to flourish.

Today, along with restaurants, office space, hotels, apartments, and more, there is also a water wall and a play structure. A lot of green space. An area for concerts, too.

And with the Port of Vancouver Terminal 1 project starting, look for a lot more in the coming year, as well.

The Interstate Bridge, as seen from Rotary Way. Photo by Paul Valencia
The Interstate Bridge, as seen from Rotary Way. Photo by Paul Valencia

Visit Vancouver Washington notes: “The curves of the Columbia River hold a wealth of cultural and recreational experiences for visitors to explore. From shopping and dining to water sports and parks, Vancouver’s waterfront community continues to grow.”

The city of Vancouver’s Waterfront Park is 7.3 acres that features open lawns and an urban beach, plus seating areas. 

The modern architecture is a highlight of the river walk along the Vancouver Waterfront. Photo by Paul Valencia
The modern architecture is a highlight of the river walk along the Vancouver Waterfront. Photo by Paul Valencia

Oh, and the walkway, from Terminal 1 on the east to a closer look at the rail bridge to the west, allows guests to take it all in at a leisurely pace.

Fodors Travel Guide, in fact, named the Vancouver Waterfront among its top 15 river walks in the United States.

Here’s a look at what we saw at a recent journey to the Vancouver Waterfront:


The Vancouver Waterfront has a play structure, too. Photo by Paul Valencia
The Vancouver Waterfront has a play structure, too. Photo by Paul Valencia
A view from the west end, looking east, of the Vancouver Waterfront. Photo by Paul Valencia
A view from the west end, looking east, of the Vancouver Waterfront. Photo by Paul Valencia
There is a water feature for folks to cool off in during the summer months at the Vancouver Waterfront. Photo by Paul Valencia
There is a water feature for folks to cool off in during the summer months at the Vancouver Waterfront. Photo by Paul Valencia

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Janet Roxburgh
Janet Roxburgh
3 months ago

The photos are really nice! It would have been great if there had been one with a wider view, with Mt. Hood in the background, as well. I have a question though. What is that beautiful Vancouver Waterfront view going to look like with the existing historic bridge gone and instead there is the massive replacement I-5 bridge that the Interstate Bridge Replacement Project wants to build? This is a very serious question. It would be sad if the beautiful view is ruined.

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