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Embrace the Journey Summer may be coming to an end, but

to yourself. On second thought, maybe

the time for exploring Hope, Cascades &

we would like to keep the glory of Sep-

Canyons is nowhere near over. We are

tember to ourselves.

a destination for any season, so – if you are worried about rain – grab your coat

Manning Park and Sunshine Valley

and come for an adventure.

have activities for any skill level to enjoy. Whether you enjoy reading on the beach,

There truly is never a bad time to visit

trail running, an easy walk along the lake,

Manning Park and Sunshine Valley. The

or a multi-day excursion, we can find an

alpine on Mount Frosty comes alive in

activity for you.

the fall as the larches change colour. It’s as though the trees store sunlight all

Don’t miss out just because the kids are

summer and, as winter creeps upon us,

back in school. Join us for the weekend

lets it out in a dazzling array of yellows

and discover why we’re awesome.

and oranges. Make the Hope Visitor Centre – 919 September days along Highway 3 are

Water Avenue – your first stop and let us

some of the most glorious days. The sun

help you connect with all the activities in

shines hot during the day and you are

the region. You can also call or email us

more likely to have the lakes and trails all

at 604.869.2021 or

HOPE BCat Manning Top 3 Things to do before the Snow Flies

1. Hike First Brother First Brother offers stunning views, a backcountry tarn (lake), and a full day of traipsing through alpine meadows. The majority of the elevation is gained on the drive up to the subalpine, so while it is a long day, it is not overly steep. Alternative: Take in the views and photo opportunities at Cascade Lookout and walk Dry Ridge Trail or Paintbrush Nature Trail.

2. Paddle Strike Lake The Lightning Lakes Chain is a great place to learn to paddle or experience your first overnighter. Put in at the Lightning Lake Day Use Area and paddle across Lightning Lake to a short portage to Flash Lake. After Flash, another short portage will take you to Strike Lake and the backcountry camp. The total portage is only 2.5km round trip. Alternative: Paddle to the middle of Lightning Lake, drop your line, and wait for the fish to bite. Canoe rentals are available until Thanksgiving.

3. Cycle Hope-Manning

All roads lead to Hope; as a major highway junction, Hope is perfectly positioned as your basebut camp adventures in the Hope to Manning Park is an epic cycle, one for which Hope, Cascades & Canyons region. any rider will tell you is rewarding. The shoulder from the Slide to Sumallo Grove paved, so to forget about Withhas freebeen parking, it is easy the scenery and the pavement a rare the trails and yourare carperfect while –exploring green space near our downtown. The combination. Mt. Hope Lookout Trail (Hope’s answer Alternative: Cycle on fresh pavement from Sunshine to the Grouse Grind) is only a 5 minute Valley to Sumallo Grove. walk from downtown. The Lookout is the Explore the possibilities at: ideal setting for a picnic because of its benches and incredible views of Hope. 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,

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

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.

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.

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

A Brief History Lesson In 1942, a 160 kilometre wide “protected area” was established along coastal British Columbia. The stated purpose of the area was to keep anyone of Japanese origin away from the coast. Japanese-Canadian families were forced from their homes and dispersed to internment camps in the interior. One such camp was Tashme (now Sunshine Valley). Approximately 2600 people were interned at Tashme before the end of the war. During and after the war, many internees (and later, residents) worked in a sawmill or on the Hope-Princeton Highway.

of the names of the three MLAs who were the strongest proponents of the camp: Taylor, Shearer, and Meighan. Nothing remains of the camp today, but visitors can check out the Japanese Friendship Garden in downtown Hope. Starting in the summer of 2016, visitors will also be able to see an exhibit at the Hope Museum dedicated to Tashme and the JapaneseCanadian experience in Hope.

The name Tashme came from a combination

Did You Know? There is a retired ski hill at Silvertip Bowl in Sunshine Valley. Although not operational, the area remains popular for snowshoers and sledders throughout the winter.


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Hope Slide In the early morning hours of 9 January 1965, Highway 3 was closed - a mere 16 years after it opened - suddenly and unexpectedly when a slab of rock fractured away from the face of Johnson Peak, resulting in the Hope Slide. The force of the slide was such that the 100 million tonnes of debris travelled sixty metres up Mt. Coulter (on the opposite side of the valley) before settling again over the Hope-Princeton Highway. The resultant debris was 85 metres deep and three kilometres wide. The snow, mud, and rock that slid from the mountain were enough to obliterate Beaver (Outram) Lake from the topography of the valley. Despite its sheer size, the Hope Slide killed only four people.The impact of the slide set off seismographic readings at a monitoring station in Penticton. However, the Slide was caused by weak layers of rock giving way to gravity rather than by an earthquake. A viewpoint at the base of the Slide (between Hope and Sunshine Valley) will help you get a sense of the power of the mountain.

Winter at Manning Park

Once the snow starts falling, Manning Park is transformed from a hiking haven to a winter playground. Whether you crave ski boots and frozen eyelashes or a fireside hot-chocolate, Manning Park has an activity for you this winter. When the Coast Mountains were dreaming of snow in 2014/2015, Manning Park and Cascade Mountains remained open.

Quick stats:

Skagit River Trail

> Average snowfall: 546cm

Distance (one way): 15km Time: 7 hours

>Cross country trails: 64km

Make the most of your trip to the Hope, Cascades & Canyons region by hiking from E.C Manning Provincial Park to Skagit Valley Provincial Park along the Skagit River Trail. The trail has wild rhododendrons and camping spots.

>Lifts: 4 (including bunny hill) >Days open / week: 7

Embrace the Journey of your Life You love coming to the Hope, Cascades & Canyon region, but have you considered inviting your friends up here to share in that love? Celebrate every milestone in your life and relationship in the Hope, Cascades & Canyons region. From your first birthday party, to your first date, to your wedding, to your anniversary, our region provides the most memorable backdrop for any event. Our businesses and service providers are not afraid to go above and beyond for you. We will help turn your far-fetched proposal idea or epic family portrait into a wonderful reality. In addition to facility rentals, Hope, Cascades & Canyons boasts incredible photographers, florists, event planners, caterers, and musicians. People who choose to live in Hope have a passion for life and believe in the possibilities, so give the Hope Visitor Centre a call and we will help connect you with the right people. Phone: (604) 869-2021 Email: Bring in a copy of this insert to the Hope Visitor Centre to claim your gift!

Hope is Closer than You Think In Hope, the average commute by car is approximately ten minutes each day and there is never rush hour. In fact, there is no need for the average resident of Hope to commute by car. The majority of our amenities are within easy walking distance of downtown. And our residential neighbourhoods are – at most – a fifteen minute bike ride from downtown. Don’t you think it is time to get out of your car and live a little? We do.

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unshine Valley RV Resort & Cabins is a fourseason vacation destination. This beautiful natural valley surrounded by the snowcapped Cascade Mountains offers a wealth of recreational activities for all campers, including exceptional skiing and snowboarding at Manning Park in the winter months and miles of beautiful

hiking trails in the summer. Enjoy ATV, mountain and dirt-biking trails accessible from the resort, which double as snowmobile trails in the winter. Nearby waterways allow for summertime lazing and boating, as well as winter skating.

AMENITIES INCLUDE: • Indoor and outdoor heated pool • Hot tubs, • Fire pits • Recreation hall • 10 deluxe cabins available for rent nightly or weekly!

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Sunshine Vall ey hosts many fun-filled family events throughout th e year, including fam ily dances and New Year’s Ev e fireworks. No matter wh at time of yea Sunshine Vall r, ey is the place for your family’s outdo or adventures !

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Friday, Sept. 11th FREE Movies in Memorial Park Sat. & Sun. Sept. 12 & 13 • • • • • • • • •

Bed Races Parade Demo Derby 4x4 Races Ryan Cook Carving Junior Red Riders 2 Pitch Ball Tournament Food Trucks Big Rig Truck Show

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Ball Hockey for thhe whole Ringette Tournament w Wristband avaeekend! ila NWO Roller Derby at the gate! ble Boondock Bike Jam Trade Fair Party Works Amusements Beer Gardens Fireworks Pancake Breakfast

Draw Date : September 13, 2015 3 pm, 6th Ave Park Tickets $20.00 each (only 500 tickets available)

Hope Brigade Days and Envision Financial are partnering to reduce hunger in our community. Join us in making a difference by bringing a non-perishable food item or cash donation to the Envision Financial tent on Saturday. or on facebook

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Special Features - Cascades and Canyons  


Special Features - Cascades and Canyons