Pics at Marine Park and a little Vancouver info
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All About Vancouver
Vancouver, Washington sits on the north bank of the Columbia River directly across from Portland, Oregon. The Pacific Coast is less than 90 miles to the west. The Cascade Mountain Range rises on the east. Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Mt. Hood are less than two hours away. The spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area lies 30 minutes to the east. Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and abundant recreational opportunities.
Vancouver enjoys mild weather with less average annual rainfall than Boston, Washington, D.C. or Atlanta. Seasons are distinct. Summer temperatures generally climb into the 80s. Winter nights rarely fall below 30 degrees fahrenheit. Our moderate climate results in lush forests and abundant foliage. Springtime explodes with blossoming trees and shrubs.
Average annual rainfall: 41.3 inches
Average annual snowfall: 6.5 inches
Growing season: 218 days