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EMBRACE THE JOURNEY Wherever your travel plans are taking

are world-class and the Rambo Walking

you this summer, we invite you to

Tour is always a favorite. Did you know

EMBRACE THE JOURNEY and make

that we have some of the best hiking,

the Hope, Cascades & Canyons region

biking, skiing, rafting, sightseeing, and

a part of your trip. Even if you can only

gliding in the province? The region is

stay for a few hours, there is plenty in

also culturally and historically rich, with

our region worth exploring and wherever

strong First Nations representation and

you’re going, we’re on your way!

influence.

In spite of the fact that Hope has been

With a wide variety of high-quality

a popular pit stop for roadtrippers

accommodation and dining options,

for years, not everyone knows about

our region is ready to welcome you this

the wealth of tourism and recreation

summer. Embrace the journey. Once

opportunities available right here, in your

you get to know us better, we might just

own backyard. Our chainsaw carvings

be your next destination.

ONLY HERE FOR 3 HOURS? May we suggest... • A walk through the Othello Tunnels at Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park • Take lunch to-go from one of our many downtown restaurants and picnic in Memorial Park

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WHERE IS THE HOPE, CASCADES & CANYONS REGION?

From Vancouver, the Hope, Cascades & Canyons region is only a short and scenic 1.5 hour drive. The region extends north to Boston Bar & the Nahatlatch (Highway #1), west to Bridal Falls/Popkum (Highway #1) and Ruby Creek (Highway #7), east to Manning Park/Sunshine Valley (Highway #3) and Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area (Highway #5).

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Why should you visit?

Unless the mall is your idea of adventure, we have everything you need to make your friends jealous of your weekend. Self-propelled adventure is our speciality and we’re ready to show you what we have to offer.

Much of what makes Hope, Cascades & Canyons such a great place to visit (and live!) used to be known by “locals only” – without trailhead signage and parking, our amazing opportunities went undiscovered by visitors in the past. However, thanks to the tireless efforts of a variety of volunteer organizations, that is no longer the case. Hope, Cascades & Canyons is developing its tourism assets at a fast pace and we are ready to share them.

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HOPE BC All roads lead to Hope; as a major highway junction, Hope is perfectly positioned as your base camp for adventures in the Hope, Cascades & Canyons region.

football, or tennis after your morning coffee? Our parks and green space offer incredible beauty within minutes from our downtown coffee shops and restaurants.

With free parking, it is easy to forget about your car while exploring the trails and green space near our downtown. The Mt. Hope Lookout Trail (Hope’s answer to the Grouse Grind) is only a 5 minute walk from downtown. The Lookout is the ideal setting for a picnic because of its benches and incredible views of Hope.

The newest addition to Hope’s considerable amenities is the Coquihalla Community Park, which includes an upgraded Fort Hope Trail, improved Sports Bowl, and - maybe most importantly and impressively - a mountain bike skills park.

Within easy driving distance from downtown are a myriad of other hikes. Be sure to pick up the Trails of Hope brochure at the Hope Visitor Centre to help guide your adventures through our mountains. We would hate for you to miss any of the views! Maybe you would prefer a nice walk along the river or through the marsh? Perhaps you would prefer to play bocce,

OTHELLO QUINTETTE TUNNELS • Part of Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park

The completion of the Coquihalla Community Park project was truly a labour of love and community. The multiyear plan was 80% complete in the first year thanks to an incredible effort by many volunteers who call Hope home.

• Most expensive section of the Kettle Valley Railway

We honestly cannot understand why you are still reading and not throwing your bikes in the car. What are you waiting for?

• Flashlights recommended for those who are scared of the dark or have mobility issues

• Completed in 1916 and closed less than 50 years later • Open to hikers and bikers from May - October

• Other features of the park: Hope-Nicola Valley Trail (year round trail)

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LAKE DAYS ARE UPON US AND HOPE IS THE PERFECT PLACE TO BE! Kawkawa Lake Kawkawa Lake Municipal Park is the perfect place to spend the afternoon waterskiing, wake boarding, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, or cliffjumping. With a roped off swimming area, boat launch, and boat-accessible cliffs, Kawkawa Lake is a family’s dream. First Beach also boasts a playground, picnic tables, and washroom facilities for those spending the whole day on the water. Boat rentals are not available, so come prepared with your gear for a full day of adventures. Kawkawa Lake is 10 minutes from downtown Hope along

Kawkawa Lake Road. Look for signs on the left-side of the road once you pass the cemetery.

Schkam Lake (Lake of the Woods) Lake of the Woods is the perfect swimming and paddling lake in Hope. As motors are prohibited, it is a quiet place for beginners to learn how to paddle or veterans to hone their skills. The small lake warms up fast, so no need for a wet suit if you are planning on swimming or practicing flat water rescue techniques! Lake of the Woods is sheltered, so it is also a great place for stand-up paddleboarding.

Photo by Shanon Fischer

There is no public boat rental available (though guests at Lake of the Woods Resort do have access to equipment), so come prepared. Lake of the Woods is 5 minutes north of Hope on Highway 1.

hottest summer day as the water tends to be cooler than Kawkawa or Lake of the Woods.

Silver Lake

Quick fact: The Coquihalla is one of the larger tributaries of the Fraser.

Silver Lake is located in Silver Lake Provincial Park, 12 kilometres south of Hope. This is a small, largely undeveloped lakefront area that offers spectacular mountain backdrops for swimmers and paddlers. The lake has no defined swimming area, wharf, or dock; there is, however, a small boat launch, but only electric motors are permitted. Silver Lake is best on the

Coquihalla River A day trip on the Coquihalla offers almost continuous rapids and a unique perspective on one of the most iconic moments of the film “Rambo: First Blood.” The Coquihalla is typically open to rafting in May and June (depending on snow pack and river levels), so don’t delay! The Coquihalla is paddle rafted.


ACCOMMODATIONS It almost sounds like too much fun to have in one day, doesn’t it? Fear not, the accommodation options in Hope are as endless as the activities. Whether you are looking to be pampered or just wanting a clean place to crash for the night, our hotels, motels and B&Bs are ready for you. For the more rugged at heart, Hope also offers excellent camping options. Riverside and pool-side campgrounds are available for those looking to beat-the-heat in July and August. Travelling in the off-season? The majority of our campgrounds are open yearround for the heartiest of campers.

GREAT CHOICES FOR OVER NIGHT • 8 Private Campgrounds • 2 Provincial Parks • 6 Bed & Breakfasts • 20 Motels

FOOD Whether you’re escaping the sun at its peak or watching it dip below the mountains, patio-dining is the symbol of sunny summer days and Hope’s feature some of the most stunning mountain and river views around. More than half of all Hope’s restaurants offer patio seating, ranging from fast food to fine dining. We recommend partaking in all Greece has to offer at the Olympic Flame, enjoying a Japanese/Korean flavour experience at the trellised patio at Kim Chi, sitting in awe of the majesty of mountains at the Owl Street Café, or discovering how inspiring locally-grown ingredients can be at 293 Wallace Street Restaurant. And whether you are a golf enthusiast or not, the patio at Grill on the Green is the perfect place to enjoy the early afternoon sun (you may even see some of the resident golf course marmots!). We know you have been stopping for years at our diners and telling friends about the pie – which, we agree, is amazing - but did you know that Hope also has an emerging food scene with incredible variety? We suggest stretching your legs downtown and enjoying a break before your next adventure at vegan-friendly Jungle Juice, down-to-earth Sharon’s Deli, or long-time favourite the Blue Moose Coffee House. Hope is a town for all seasons and all tastes, so come enjoy a meal in the sun with us.


LIFESTYLE If you start looking around and wondering why you don’t live here, you’re not alone. Hope is more than just a place to play and eat. Thanks to a recent multi-million dollar infrastructure investment, we have some of the fastest fibre optic internet in the province. So whether you need to check in with the office before you hit the trail or want to relocate an at-home business to a more affordable community, we are ready for you. Hope is one of the most easily accessible towns in British Columbia. We sit at the junction of four major highways and our access to the Fraser Valley is unimpeded by snow throughout the winter. Four-bedroom homes in Hope are comparably priced (though typically less expensive) than one-bedroom apartments in Greater Vancouver. Just think about that for a minute. Think about how much more space you could have and how much further your money can go. Not to mention how much less time you would spend in your car each day. For more information on working and playing in Hope, make sure you stop by the Hope Visitor Centre and Museum Complex at 919 Water Avenue (or give us a call at 604.869.2021). We can’t wait to meet you! Watch for the next installment, featuring the Fraser Canyon!

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June 18, 2015  

Section X of the June 18, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard

June 18, 2015  

Section X of the June 18, 2015 edition of the Hope Standard