Named after his friend Captain James Vashon, Captain George Vancouver discovered the Island in 1792.
Year round the shops, galleries, studios, local industries and Saturday Market merchants offer a wide variety of items ranging from specialty foods to the finest of artwork, fresh roasted coffees and espresso, to clothing and jewelry. .
During the summer, Vashon farmers extend an invitation to visit their U-Pick strawberry and raspberry fields; and the hiking, biking, water skiing, riding and sailing are all activities Islanders love.
Vashon is served by daily, year round ferries from 3 ports