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Vancouver Questions and Answers


Vancouver Restaurants, Cuisine and Local Food

Trying to find a restaurant with the right mood for the occasion? Looking for the best pizza in Vancouver? Wondering if there are any 24-hour diners? Craving cuisine for vegetarians and vegans?


Vancouver Arts and Entertainment

Hoping to catch a movie near Vancouver this evening? Scoping out the night life for live music and dancing? Interested in the latest art exhibitions at Vancouver area museums and galleries?


Vancouver Sports, Nature & Recreation

Are you a weekend warrior in need of companions? Looking for the right place to get some exercise in the Vancouver area? Want to find a park or playground where your kids can play?
  1. What parks are there in Vancouver or in the neighboring areas?

    Many parks and recreation areas/ services.  Try Fort... Read more
  2. Are there bike paths or trails around?

    Nice paths and trails along the Columbian River on the... Read more
  3. Are there any good places to go hiking around Vancouver?

    Battle Ground Lake has good hiking trails so does areas to... Read more
  4. Are there any outdoor swimming holes or indoor pools?

    Lakes for swimming including Battle Ground Lake, Vancouver... Read more
  5. Is there a beach, lake, river or waterfront where I can lay out in the sun?

    Columbia River has some spots like at Wintler Park. ... Read more


Where to go Shopping in Vancouver

On the hunt for a mall in the Vancouver area? Searching for Vancouver boutiques that carry the latest in fashion trends? Want to save money with coupons to local Vancouver retailers and grocery stores?
  1. Where can I go grocery shopping?

    Fred Meyer, Safeway, Winco or Walmart For Organic try... Read more
  2. Where is the nearest farmers' market?

    Downtown Vancouver next to Esther Short Park
  3. Are there any stores in (or close to) Vancouver that are open 24 hours?

    Not currently.
  4. Is there a liquor store or package store in Vancouver?

    Yes, there is a liquor store downtown, on 18th St. by... Read more
  5. Where can I go to get an ice cream?

    Baskin Robbins on HWY 99 and on Mill Plain.  There is... Read more

Public Services

Vancouver Public Services

Trying to find public transportation in or near Vancouver? Wondering what day of the week is trash day? Want to learn more about the Vancouver recycling program? Looking for a public library nearby?


History of Vancouver

Ever wonder brought people to Vancouver? Wonder why they settled and what made them stay? Wish you could find a local historian who knows?
  1. What is the history of Vancouver?

    Vancouver is known for its Military Fort called Fort... Read more
  2. What is the significance of the town name?

    It is significant because of the Fort Vancouver Military... Read more
  3. Is there a historical society in Vancouver?

  4. Is there a town archive in Vancouver?


Schools in Vancouver

Want to explore Vancouver public and private education? Need to locate a public school close to home? Unfamiliar with the Vancouver Board of Education and want to learn more?
  1. What public school district serves Vancouver?

    Vancouver not counting the surrounding areas is primarily... Read more
  2. Where can I find school calendars outlining events, holidays, half-days and days off?

    Most of the schools have websites you can visit, such as: ... Read more
  3. Where can I find out about delays and cancellations affecting the school system that serves Vancouver?

    The local news is really good about posting late notices or... Read more
  4. Where is each school located?

  5. How is the board of education composed?


Utilities Services in Vancouver

Do you need to contact Vancouver gas and electricity providers? Need to get an internet connection? Curious about where the water supply comes from?
  1. Who provides electricity?

    Electricity- Clark Public Utilities (360)992-3000   Read more
  2. Who provides gas?

    Northwest Natural Gas (360)571-5465
  3. Where does our water come from?

    City of... Read more
  4. What cable television and internet service is available?

    Comcast 1-888-824-8264 is the local cable provide and high... Read more


Vancouver Children

Looking for after school programs and activities for your children? Having trouble choosing a reputable Vancouver day care? Want to sign your children up for summer camp or find some fun activities in Vancouver for kids?
  1. Does Washington offer an official child care or day care resource?

  2. What day care options are there in the Vancouver area?

  3. Is there a youth center?

  4. What sports programs can my child take part in?

  5. Are there any summer camps for kids in Vancouver?


Vancouver Clubs and Organizations

Organizing a new civic club in Vancouver? Trying to find local Lions or Toastmasters? Want to get involved in a community project?
  1. How can I find volunteer opportunities in Vancouver?

  2. How can I get involved with a political party in Vancouver?

  3. Does Vancouver have an organization dedicated to the arts?

  4. Is there a Women’s club?

  5. Is there a Men's Club?

Emergency Services

Vancouver Emergency Services

Need to contact the police department or fire department serving Vancouver? Want advice on how to prepare for emergency situations? Interested in joining a Vancouver area volunteer ambulance corps?
  1. Is there a volunteer ambulance corps in Vancouver?

  2. Who answers the line when I call 9-1-1?

  3. What fire department serves Vancouver?

  4. What police department serves Vancouver?

  5. What extra services do police offer to Vancouver residents?

Animals, Pets and Critters

Vancouver Animals, Pets and Critters Questions

Curious about Vancouver wildlife? Got a question about the municipal policy on vaccines and dog licenses? Not sure what to do about the raccoon who lives in your trash?
  1. How do I get a dog license in Vancouver?

  2. What are the local requirements for rabies shots?

  3. Who administers rabies shots in the Vancouver area?

  4. Why might my dog be impounded?

  5. Is there a Vancouver dog pound or another location where seized animals are taken?

Business and Commerce

Vancouver Business and Commerce

Interested in joining a chamber of commerce in the Vancouver area? Want to increase revenues by networking? Wondering who to bank with? Want to know your rights as a consumer in Vancouver?
  1. Is there a Vancouver Chamber of Commerce?

  2. Is there a Business Council?

  3. Is there an organization dedicated to consumer protection?

  4. Where is the post office?

  5. What banks can I choose from in Vancouver?


Vancouver's Local Government

Trying to find out who your elected officials are in Vancouver? Think you ought to know what voting district you live in? Need to obtain a permit or license, but unsure where to turn? Ready to get involved in local decision making?
  1. Is there a directory of town officials?

  2. Who are Vancouver's chief governing officials?

  3. What does the Vancouver clerk do?

  4. Where are the municipal offices located?

  5. How do I find out when municipal meetings are held?


Vancouver Health

Wondering where you can pick up medicine late at night in Vancouver? Trying to decide which pediatrician is best for your child? Searching for a local blood drive where you can donate?
  1. Is there a health department in Vancouver?

  2. What Vancouver area hospitals can I go to?

  3. What local hospitals and practitioners specialize in pediatric medicine?

  4. What emergency room is closest to Vancouver?

  5. What are my options for nursing homes near Vancouver?


Vancouver's Local Media

Looking for media publications or online news journals that report on Vancouver? Trying to get get some media attention for a story of article or your own? Curious about whether there's local television programming in Vancouver?
  1. What media publications cover Vancouver?

  2. What public radio stations are accessible in Vancouver?

  3. What television channel airs local Vancouver programming?


Religion in Vancouver

In search of a place to worship in Vancouver? Looking for a community of shared faith and values? Need a schedule of service hours?
  1. What places of worship do we have in Vancouver?


Information for Seniors in Vancouver

Concerned about finding reliable care and housing for senior citizens in the Vancouver area? Searching for fun events and activities for seniors? Want to know what senior transportation services are available?
  1. What retirement communities are in the area?

  2. Is there a senior center?

  3. Is there special transportation for senior citizens?

  4. Are there any clubs, recreational programs or social groups for seniors?

  5. Is there any senior housing in Vancouver?