2014 GPCA National Specialty – Vancouver, WA

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Vancouver USA has a lot to offer the two-legged as well as four-legged visitor…

While at the National Specialty if you find a few minutes or hours of downtime,
you'll find everything listed below is just a short walk from your hotel

Sit and have drinks or a meal on the patio with your Great Pyrenees at the:

  • Brickhouse Bar and Grill
  • Beaches Restaurant
  • Starbucks
  • Gray's at the Park

Want to take a walk? 

  • Waterfront Renaissance Trail (step out of the hotel and walk one block or five miles on a 14-foot-wide paved trail along the Columbia River)
  • Walk over the land bridge to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site (Discovery Historic Loop Trail (four miles)

Enjoy seeing:

  • Fort Vancouver, a reconstructed fort with a bastion, seasonal gardens, an outlying village, and working trade houses for baking, carpentry, and blacksmithing. Set on 191-acres next to the Columbia River
  • Officer's Row: stroll past the history of twenty-two preserved Victorian homes on the National Historic Register.   Built in the mid-to-late 1800s, these beautifully restored homes were built to house U.S. Army officers stationed at Vancouver Barracks
  • Visit the bell tower in Esther Short Park which is the largest public square in the Pacific Northwest. Walk the Pyrs through the fountain and let them splash in the water display.
  • Saturday and Sunday enjoy the dog friendly farmer's market
  • Walk uptown to the Canine Utopia, a natural pet store and boutique and let your Pyr shop for a souvenir to take home
  • Need to pamper your Pyr?  Drive a couple of miles to Dog Gone Clean, a do it yourself dog wash
  • Drive five minutes south across the river from The Red Lion at the Quay and  find a very large outdoor shopping center and remember, NO SALES TAX in Oregon
  • The beautiful city of Portland and all it has to offer is a fifteen minute drive south. 

Whatever you choose to do while in Vancouver, WA during the National show,
you are sure to have a memorable visit!