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Usher in the Year 2013 in Vancouver

The city of Vancouver with its eventful history is the oldest city in Washington. It was once the westernmost outpost of the British Hudson Bay Company. The city today is a modern city with a population of about 170000 inhabitants and many tourist attractions. Old planes can be seen at the Pearson Air Museum at the Pearson Air Field which is the oldest operating airfield in the West. If you are adventurous, Vancouver is the perfect starting point for day trips to the Columbia River Gorge, the breathtakingly beautiful 112 km long section of the river that winds through the Cascade Mountains. The city is also a gateway to the famous volcanic mountain, Mount St. Helens. If you would like a gentle start, in the Columbia River Gorge, take a boat ride on the picturesque river or pay a visit to Beacon Rock, the second largest monolith in the world to. Although fireworks are banned in the city of Vancouver, there are other ways to rock in the New Year 2013 with a big bang.

The Mountain View Ice Arena organizes a family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration, with children between the ages of six and sixteen are allowed to take part in the event. Activities include movies, ice skating and board games among others. The Luepke Center is hosting a dance for those at least fifty years old. In addition to a band performing, refreshments, drinks and party favors are included. An annual New Year’s walk around the city and the annual Hangover 5 kilometer run around the Fort Vancouver Barracks are the perfect opportunities to start the New Year on a healthy note for those intending to do more sports as part of their New Year resolutions.