Vancouver is located on I-5 just north across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. I-205 bypasses the city to the east, while Wash. 14 heads east through the Columbia River Gorge.
With the Portland International Airport just across the river, Vancouver is also well connected to the rest of the world via numerous airlines, and it's served by Amtrak trains.
For more information on this area, contact the Southwest Washington Convention & Visitors Bureau, 101 E. Eighth St., Suite 240, Vancouver, WA 98660-3294 (tel. 877/600-0800 or 360/750-1553; www.southwestwashington.com), which operates a visitor's center in downtown Vancouver on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth streets.