Vancouver – Things to do with your Team

When you hear the name Vancouver, your initial thought is probably the city in Canada. However, Vancouver, Washington existed over 60 years before Vancouver, British Columbia was incorporated.

Named after Fort Vancouver, Vancouver, Washington owes its origin to the fort. The structure was a key fur trading outpost in the Oregon, Washington area and saw a lot of people pass through and settle in the surrounding areas.

Vancouver has been consistently recognized as great city to live and visit over the past few decades. Plan to have an incredible time with your team when you visit.


Clark County Historical Museum

With a motto like, “a colorful past, a bright future”, learning about Vancouver’s history is a must during your visit. Clark County Historical Museum offers the best experience and collection of historical artifacts of Vancouver and the northwest.

Clark County Historical Museum shows off a large collection of Native American artifacts including many intricate beadwork necklaces and other jewelry. Gaze in awe over the skillful artistry displayed by Native Americans from the 1800’s to today.

You can also discover how integral the development of the railroad was to the northwest and witness a restored locomotive firsthand.

Clark County has many more permanent exhibits on display for you and your team to check out.  The museum also incorporates traveling exhibits from bigger institutions and rotates new exhibits in and out to keep its collection fresh. 1511 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660


Big Al’s

Pay a visit to Big Al’s and treat your team to an enjoyable day or night out. Spread your team out over a few of Big Al’s 42 lanes and bowl ’til you can’t bowl anymore, if that’s even possible.

In between turns you can watch a game on any of the large flat screen TV’s. Big Al’s also provides a massive arcade with over 200 games.  Your team will be able to entertain themselves at the arcade alone for an hour or two.

While you bowl or play some games, order some food from the kitchen. Pumping out tasty sandwiches, pizza, burgers, and more, Big Al’s cooks up dishes everyone will love. Because there’s so much to do there, your team will want to spend a lot of time at Big Al’s Bowling. 16615 SE 18th St, Vancouver, WA 98683


Source Climbing Center

Vancouver - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsScale the walls and reach new heights when you visit Source Climbing Center. Source Climbing Center has over 50 climbing routes for all skill levels. Strap on a harness and rope anchor and unlock your climbing potential.

Source Climbing’s staff is helpful, friendly, and will be with you every step of the way. They know how to give just the right amount of instruction to help you out, but still let you feel like you’re navigating the walls by yourself.

Many climbing centers have expensive rates, making this activity one that you would not normally do with a large group or even just by yourself. Take advantage of Source Climbing Center’s cheap rates while you’re in Vancouver for a one of a kind rock wall experience. 1118 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98660


Water Resources Education Center

A fun place to cool off, play with water, and learn, Water Resources Education Center combines interactive exhibits with the excitement of playing with H2O. Bring the team to this free attraction and let them explore the world around them.

See sturgeon, frogs and other aquatic creatures in the center’s small aquarium. Build mountains or any structure you wish in the sand area. Stop at the overlook section and witness the restored wetland below, teeming with birds, fish, and other animals.

If you want to get a little closer to nature, take a stroll on one of the walking trails and keep your eyes peeled for the various birds chirping and flying around you. The education center runs events frequently, so check out their schedule to see if there’s anything your team would be interested in while you’re in the area. 4600 SE Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA 98661


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Esther Short Park

Get away from the stress a trip can cause by relaxing at Esther Short Park. Lounge on the lawn, or run around if staying still isn’t your thing.

Explore the park while you walk on one of the trails. During the walk you will spot a gazebo where you can sit and appreciate the park’s beauty. You will also discover some sheltered picnic areas, a perfect spot for a team meal. There is also a playground area where your team can play.

Esther Short Park can be the destination your team needs to take a break from the fast-paced trip and recharge your batteries before you continue on with traveling from place to place. 605 Esther St, Vancouver, WA 98660


Vancouver Mall

Vancouver - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsMalls are a common hangout spot that kids of all ages flock to. So, during your visit to Vancouver, Vancouver Mall is a great place to check out.

Browse over 140 stores and four anchor stores spread out over two floors. The selection of places to shop at is immense and guarantees that everyone on your team will want to visit a few stores.

You team can also bounce around at Bungee Trampoline or purchase candy in bulk from Candy Tyme’s colossal candy selection.

Or just let your team wander on their own for a bit and designate a spot to meet up later.

Vancouver Mall can serve as that quick and easy lunch stop when you’re in a time crunch too. Since there are so many dining options, your team will easily be able to find something they want to eat. 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662


Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23

Located directly in the Vancouver Mall, Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23 provides your team with the largest movie selection in the Vancouver area.

Cinetopia goes above and beyond any other theater around. Not only does Cinetopia play 19 or more different movies a day, they have a real food menu. You aren’t limited to popcorn and soda while you’re there. You can decide from plenty of appetizers and entrees and get it served to you in your comfortable seat!

Cinetopia is the only theater option you should consider if you’re looking to go to the movies while you’re in Vancouver.  8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662


Mythic Escapes

The perfect place to give your mind a workout and work collaboratively with your team, Mythic Escapes will have the team locked in and using their thinking caps to try and escape.

This escape room has two themes to pick from. Depending on the size of your group, using both rooms might be the best idea.

In Blackbeard’s Brig, you and your team have been captured and are being held captive by the infamous pirate Blackbeard. He left you stuck on his ship while he goes and plunders a village. It’s in your best interest to work together to escape his ship before he returns and decides your fate for you.

Escape from Wonderland puts you in Alice’s shoes. You have become good friends with the Cheshire Cat and like many cats, curiosity got the best of him. You must find him before the queen does and deals with him. 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662


Vancouver has a really diverse mix of attractions to keep your team busy. The city has an excess of sights to see and that means you and your team won’t have time to be bored with all of the activities you’ll be doing.

Besides all of the things you will want to do, take a second to stop and appreciate the scenic beauty of Vancouver and Washington state while you’re there.