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Embrace the journey 6 Hope’s Place in History First Nations Roots 7 13 Downtown Hope Map 20 Event Highlights 34 District of Hope Map 42 Fraser Canyon Map 63 Accommodation & Restaurant Directory

fresh adventures 10 Rider’s Paradise 12 Rambo Site Tour 14 HBC Heritage Trail 15 Hiker’s Paradise 16 Whitewater Rafting 17 Fishing Hot Spot 18 Aerial View

attractions & events 22 Parks & Gardens 23 Skagit Valley 24 Othello Tunnels 26 Spawning Salmon 27 Swimming Holes 28 Tee Off 29 Gold Panning 30 Bike Park 32 Hope Mountain Market 33 Family Fun and Fitness 36 Filming Backdrop 37 Christ Church 38 Arts Scene 39 Chainsaw Carvings 40 Brigade Days

amazing day trips 43 Sunshine Valley 45 Hope Slide 46 Manning Park 50 Emory Creek 51 Historic Yale 52 Hell’s Gate 54 Fraser Canyon 56 Gold Rush 57 Boston Bar & North Bend 58 Nahatlatch Valley 59 Nickelmine & Popkum 60 Coquihalla Summit 61 Scenic 7

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Embrace the journey

On behalf of the District of Hope and its residents it is my pleasure to welcome you into our area. You have the opportunity to spend time in our resort-style setting with an abundance of world class scenery, many recreational amenities at your finger tips and a community with unparalleled friendliness. Although your tastes may be very specific I might suggest a visit to the world famous Othello Tunnels, a hike on our many beautiful trails, a visit to our stunning Memorial park in the center of our District or if the weather is not cooperating with you‌ a swim or a relaxing hot tub session in our amazing recreation centre. I wish to issue a cautionary note however, the beauty and friendliness of our community and area is addictive. Many before you have come to visit and have stayed a lifetime. The quality of life that the residents and businesses of the District of Hope and the surrounding areas enjoy is second to none in the opinion of many. If you are interested in some of the amazing business opportunities awaiting you and are thinking of making Hope and Area your home base, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 1-604-869-5444. The red carpet awaits you and your business. Hope to see you soon!

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Embrace the journey

On behalf of the District of Hope and its residents it is my pleasure to welcome you into our area. You have the opportunity to spend time in our resort-style setting with an abundance of world class scenery, many recreational amenities at your finger tips and a community with unparalleled friendliness. Although your tastes may be very specific I might suggest a visit to the world famous Othello Tunnels, a hike on our many beautiful trails, a visit to our stunning Memorial park in the center of our District or if the weather is not cooperating with you‌ a swim or a relaxing hot tub session in our amazing recreation centre. I wish to issue a cautionary note however, the beauty and friendliness of our community and area is addictive. Many before you have come to visit and have stayed a lifetime. The quality of life that the residents and businesses of the District of Hope and the surrounding areas enjoy is second to none in the opinion of many. If you are interested in some of the amazing business opportunities awaiting you and are thinking of making Hope and Area your home base, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 1-604-869-5444. The red carpet awaits you and your business. Hope to see you soon!

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HOPE’S PLACE IN HISTORY

HOPE STATION

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or thousands of years, the Stó:lo village of Ts’qols and, later, the town of Hope have played an integral role in the history of British Columbia. Our place at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers and at the edge of the Fraser Canyon makes Hope a natural stopping point along the journey for anyone travelling between the interior and the coast.

In 1848, this area was described by Hudson’s Bay Company employees as the “best hope” for finding an inland trade route that bypassed the Fraser Canyon. Thus, a European settlement and its name were born. Stó:lo and Nlaka’pamux guides subsequently helped established what is now the 74 km HBC (1849) Heritage Trail. Mining and logging were the primary industries throughout the 20th century. In the last decade, tourism has overshadowed resource extraction to become the top industry. In 2016, the Hope Visitor Centre and Museum will be moving into the historic CNR (Canadian National Railway) Station House.The Station House was completed in 1916 and originally sat on the corner of 5th Avenue and Hudson’s Bay Street. In the 1980s, a group of volunteers moved it to its current location. Hope’s natural beauty and pristine wilderness continues to evoke a sense of hope in visitors and residents as they dwell in the shadow of giants and walk in the footsteps of B.C.’s diverse history.

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he town of Hope sits on traditional Stó:lo territory. Thousands of years of Stó:lo and Nlaka’pamux life are written into the rivers and mountains of Hope and the surrounding area. Prior to European settlement, the thriving Stó:lo village of Ts’qo:ls existed on the current townsite. Stó:lo are part of the Halq’eméylem language group. Halq’eméylem is part of the Coast Salish family of languages, and speakers in our area speak an Upriver dialect. “Stó:lo” is the Halq’eméylem word for the [Fraser] river, thus Stó:lo are “the river people.” At its lowest point in the 20th century, there were approximately five fluent Halq’eméylem speakers. Thanks to a concerted effort by the Stó:lo Nation and the school district, there is increasingly more traditional language training. Halq’eméylem classes are now part of elementary education in the district. The northern section of the Fraser Canyon (around Hell’s Gate and Boston Bar) is traditional Nlaka’pamux territory. The traditional language of the Nlaka’pamux is nłeʔkepmxcin. Stó:lo history in this area goes back 9000 years. Salmon and cedar allowed for permanent settlements and an elaborate social system. When the HBC set up Fort Hope in 1848 and 30,000 miners flooded the region in 1858, life was forever changed in the Fraser Canyon. Initially, the first peoples retained significant political power thanks in part to their knowledge of inland trading routes.

Quick Guide to Halq’eméylem o: as in English “no”, “go”, “crow.” q’: popped or glottalized consonants (eg. the sound beginning “earns” in “Mary earns”) “ : ”: means that the sound before the colon is prolonged or dragged out twice as long as a sound without a following colon. Stress Marks (´ or `): Stress means the vowel is pronounced fairly loud and with a higher melody than if the vowel was unstressed. High stress is shown by ´ over a vowel (eg. ó or é).

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egardless of the bike you have or your experience, Hope has a place for all visitors to ride.

For cross-country cyclists, Hope is a popular destination to stop for the night as it offers some respite before the mountains to the Interior. For local and single-day riders, the steep hills outside of town offer some of the most challenging (and rewarding) riding in the area. Our mountain bike community has been growing over the last five years and new trails are being built all the time. With the addition of the Bike Park (behind the recreation centre), riders are now able to work on their skills before undertaking some of the more challenging trails in the mountains around town. See Bike Park story on page 30. Families, beginners, and those looking for a restful day on the bike will also find a variety of rides to do in and around Hope. Below you will find some of the local favourites for all types of riders and experience levels. For more information on trails and maps of the area, visit the Hope Visitor Centre. Note that all routes are multiuser and cyclists must adhere to the rules of the road. ROAD Hope Slide Distance: 18 km (one way) Advanced The ride to the Hope Slide is a great training ride for anyone endeavouring to do long-distance riding as well as a fun challenge 10   Hope Visitor Guide 2016

for those who enjoy the climb as much as the descent. Cyclists encounter a six per cent grade as soon as they reach the highway and do not stop climbing until they reach the Hope Slide rest area. This portion of Highway 3 offers relatively wide shoulders. Airport Distance: 10 km (one way) Beginner/low-intermediate Cyclists can either leave from downtown for a longer ride that includes Richmond Hill (Flood-Hope Road) or can drive to the airport and enjoy a three kilometre loop with no hills or traffic. The 20 km loop from downtown is an easy introduction to roadriding that offers spectacular views of gliders around the airport. Town Bike Route Distance: 7 km Beginner The marked bike path around town leads riders of any skill level past Memorial Park, Christ Church, the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers, and the Hope Recreation Complex. LIGHT TRAILS Kettle Valley Railway: Hope-Othello Distance: 8 km (roundtrip) Beginner This portion of the Kettle Valley Railway offers beginner trail riders an easy introduction to the KVR. This abandoned railway bed is now used for biking and hiking,

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HOPE BIKE PARK

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and entrances to the trail can be accessed at various points along the route. More adventurous cyclists may want to under take the multi-day journey from Hope to Midway along the old railbed, but day riders will enjoy the nearly flat, doublewide trail that passes through the Othello Tunnels. Rotary Nature Trails Distance: 2 km (roundtrip) Beginner With a few more twists and turns than the Kettle Valley Railway, the Rotary Nature Trails is a fun place to ride with kids and anyone who is new to trail riding. The trail follows the Coquihalla River, so it is a good place to see salmon spawning. It also connects to the Town Bike Route. Thacker Regional Park Distance: 1 km (roundtrip) Beginner Thacker Regional Park is an old stretch of rail-bed, so it is flat and suitable for families. The trail follows the marsh and is a good place to see a variety of wildlife. Riders can connect with the Kettle Valley Railway at the end of the Thacker Regional Park to make a longer ride. MOUNTAIN BIKING Hope Bike Park Beginner-advanced The skills park is the newest addition to the mountain biking scene in Hope. Opened in 2015, the park allows riders of all skill

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levels to practice their skills for the more advanced trails in the mountains. Elements include pump tracks, a wall ride, and dir t jumps. For more information on the bike park, see page 30. Mt. Hope Lookout Distance: 3 km (roundtrip) Advanced The mountain bike trails on Mount Hope star t just below the hikers’ trail-head and at points crosses the hiking trail. The advanced trail has some man-made features and follows the Joan Greenwood Loop. HBC 1848 Heritage Trail Distance: 12 km (return) Intermediate The HBC Trail from Peers Creek is open to mountain bikers to the first campground (below Manson’s Ridge). The trail is mostly double-track. There is a shor t stretch of rock-slide near the beginning of the trail (25 m) that riders may have to hike past. BMX Hope Skateboard Park The skateboard park continues to be a popular spot for BMXers. Located behind the Hope Recreation Complex, it is close to the Bike Park. An expansion is being planned for the park, so veteran riders will have new features in the coming years. Hope Visitor Guide 2016

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Rambo: First Blood Filming In Hope

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8. The new location of the sheriff’s office. It now serves as the Canyon Golden Age Society’s clubhouse at 560 Douglas St.

1. Sheriff Teasle picks up Rambo on Water Avenue, near Gardner GM.

9. Intersection near Highway 1 Exit 170.This is where Rambo was greeted by Hope’s original “Welcome to Hope’’ archway as he came into town. Remnants of the archway can still be seen at the Hope Station House and Coquihalla Campground.

ver 30 years ago, Hollywood came north and transformed Hope into a small American town. The popular Rambo franchise continues to draw First Blood fans to town for a chance to visit some of the key filming locations, which are mapped out on page 13. 2. Trying to escape from police, Rambo – on a stolen motorcycle – flies over the train tracks at Third Avenue. 3. With the police in hot pursuit, Rambo rides along Hudson Bay Street, passing Hope’s H-tree at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Hudson Bay Street. 4. The sheriff ’s office was located in front of District Hall, at the corner of Wallace Street and Third Avenue. It has since been moved (see #8).

10. Location of the gas station that Rambo blew up as a diversion.The station was built specifically to be destroyed. 11. Site of the bridge to Portland where the sheriff drops off the drifter. The original bridge was taken down in 2011 and a kiosk now stands at the picnic area paying homage to the movie which made the site famous.

5. The current location of Treehouse Health Foods was temporarily renamed Mountain State Savings. Across Third Avenue from the bank, a Coke billboard was placed on the building’s roof to provide a hiding place for the crew’s cameras.

12. Othello Tunnels – known as Chapman Gorge in the movie. Here, the police officer falls out of the helicopter. See where Rambo clung for his life as he hung precariously on the rock walls of the gorge (between tunnels one and two). Col.Trautman also located his base camp near here while tracking down John Rambo.

6. Rambo rode his stolen motorcycle down the sidewalk in front of businesses on the north side of Wallace Street, between Fraser and Third avenues.

13. When evading capture on a stolen motorcycle, Rambo passes through the Chevron parking lot.The distinctive roofline of what is now Hope Pizza Place can be seen in the background of the scene.

7. The Outpost gun shop was built in the intersection of Commission Street and Third Avenue. It was destroyed during filming.

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HIKING TOWARDS PALMER’S POND Photo by: Hope Mountain Centre

HBC (1849) Heritage Trail I

n 2016, the 74 km HBC (1849) Heritage Trail will join the ranks of the West Coast Trail, Juan de Fuca Trail, and Stein Valley as epic, multiday, bucket-list hikes in British Columbia. The trail was the Hudson’s Bay Company’s first overland route connecting B.C.’s coast and interior. Prior to HBC use, First Nations had been traversing the Tulameen Plateau for centuries. The HBC Trail can be hiked over several days or in a series of day trips. Trail Distances (traveling east – Hope to Tulameen). Access points: Peers Creek, Sowaqua Creek, and Jacobson Lake. Camps have bear caches and pit toilets. Peers Creek to Manson’s Camp : 6 km Manson’s Camp to Manson’s Ridge : 2 km Manson’s Ridge to Sowaqua Creek Camp : 10.5 km Sowaqua Creek to Deer Camp: 4 km Deer Camp to Conglomerate Flats Camp : 3 km Conglomerate Flats to Jacobson Lake : 2.5 km

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Jacobson Lake to Horseguard Camp : 11 km Horseguard Camp to Whatcom Trail Junction : 9 km Whatcom Trail to Lodestone Lake : 8 km Lodestone Lake to Otter Lake : 19 km The HBC Trail crosses rugged wilderness and hikers should have previous experience with mountain travel. Some trail-specific things to keep in mind: • Very few bridges exist on the trail, so be prepared to wade across streams and rivers Check out • July to September is the best hopemountain.org time to hike the trail for maps and more • Water purification system information. (tablets and/or pump) is recommended

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Hiker’s Paradise

THACKER MARSH Photo by: June Young

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Distance: 1.5 km (round trip)

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This is a short walk winding through a marshland habitat. Complete with walkways and bridges, this ecologicallysensitive area is filled with spawning salmon every fall.

Mount Hope Lookout (or ‘The Hope Hustle’) is Hope’s answer to the Grouse Grind in North Vancouver. The trail offers spectacular views of Hope from two viewpoints and ends at the highest viewpoint, which includes benches and interpretive signs.

Needle Peak and Flatiron are classic hikes in the Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area. For hikers not wanting to undertake the scramble to the impressive summit of Needle Peak, the trail veers right past a lake and up to Flatiron – which has impressive views itself.

Pick up a Trails of Hope map at the Hope Visitor Centre for a near complete listing.

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Whitewater Rafting A

t the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers and within easy driving distance of the Thompson, Nahatlatch, and Chilliwack rivers, Hope is a haven for rafting enthusiasts and provides an excellent base camp for single or multi-day rafting trips. Depending on snow pack and river levels, rafting in the Hope area starts in May/June on the Coquihalla and Nahatlatch Rivers. These rivers typically only run until July 1, so there’s a limited time to paddle some of B.C.’s wildest rivers.

CHILLIWACK RIVER

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waves that make the Thompson trip an unbeatable adventure. For those wanting a chance to paddle through history, power trips down the Mighty Fraser River run all summer. The Fraser is a Canadian Heritage River and one of the longest in Canada (1,375 km). It was an integral part of First Nations culture, brigade history, and the colonization of British Columbia.  The best time to run the Fraser is late July to early September.   Year-round rafting is offered on the Chilliwack River.

If you miss the early season rapids, rafting companies in the area run the Fraser and Thompson rivers all summer.

Family-run rafting companies with experienced guides are here to help visitors of all skill and comfort levels find a suitable trip.

Thrill seekers can take paddle or power trips down the Thompson. Rafters can enjoy a relaxing swim between the roller-coaster-sized

Experienced white-water kayakers will find adventure on the Coquihalla River, Skagit River, and Silver Creek.

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fishing hot spot

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he Fraser River salmon runs draw hundreds of fishermen from all over the Lower Mainland. Sockeye salmon run throughout the summer, spring salmon run from May to December, and pink salmon run in the fall. Public access points in Hope include Wardle Street, Rupert Street, and the north end of the Fraser Bridge. Another major public access point is F.H. Barber Provincial Park, which is located off Highway 1 west of Hope at exit 153 (Laidlaw/Jones Lake). The Fraser River is also known for its sturgeon fishing with many guides operating fishing excursions in the region. Anglers travel from around the globe for an opportunity to battle the largest freshwater fish in the world. These prehistoric fish can be caught in the Fraser River throughout the year, but the best months are April to October. Kawkawa Lake is home to one of the most unique fisheries in the Upper Fraser Valley with more than 10 different species. Lake of the Woods is stocked annually with rainbow trout. Jones, Ross, and Silver lakes are also popular spots for wilderness camping and fishing. For the fly fisher, the Skagit River is considered by some to be the best dry fly stream in the province. Silver Creek is steelhead and rainbow trout heaven and the Coquihalla River offers steelhead and dolly varden.

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FRASER RIVER FISHING Photo by: BC Sportfishing Group

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MT. HOPE LOOKOUT

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From April to October, visitors can catch a glimpse of the gliders soaring by the mountains over town. The Vancouver Soaring Association, which is based out of the FVRD Regional Airpark in Hope,

For visitors who prefer an engine, Valley Helicopters offers a unique perspective of the area. Take a scenic mountain tour and enjoy views of Mount Ogilvie and the Upper Fraser Valley. Other packages include heli-fishing and a drop-off tour of Mount Hope where you will enjoy the quiet beauty and serenity of the Fraser Valley from your own private alpine meadow.

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Parks & Gardens Skagit Valley Othello Tunnels Spawning Salmon Swimming Holes Tee Off Gold Panning Bike Park Hope Mountain Market Family Fun & Fitness Filming Backdrop Christ Church Arts Scene Chainsaw Carvings Brigade Days

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othello tunnels Photo by Mona Lucas Photography


Lights on Lightning Lake Photo by: Manning Park Resort

event highlights HBC Trail Grand Opening May 21-22  Help celebrate the re-opening of the historic fur brigade trail which spans 74km from Hope to Tulameen.  May 21 events at Tulameen and May 22 events at Hope (Peers Creek).    Yale Strawberry Social  June 12  The annual Yale Strawberry Social at Yale Historic Site features oldfashioned games, a bake sale, gold panning, musical entertainment, raffle prizes, strawberry shortcake, and living history demonstrations.    National Aboriginal Day  June 21  Celebrate National Aboriginal Day in Hope Memorial Park.  The festival features dancing, carving, music, displays, kids activities, and vendors.    Canada Day  July 1  The annual Canada Day Classic Car Show in Memorial Park, organized by Hope Motorsports Group, attracts hundreds of cars and trucks from all over B.C. and Washington state.  The Recreation Centre (Hope) will 20   Hope Visitor Guide 2016

have fireworks, entertainment, and kids activities. Hope River General Store at Emory Creek also celebrates Canada Day with their annual complimentary salmon barbeque.  Summer Smash  July 16-17  The 11th annual Summer Smash hosted by Hope Motorsports Group takes place at the Hope Sports Bowl.  There will be 4x4 and mini-stock races, as well as car and truck demolition derbies.    Manning Park 75th Anniversary  July 16  Special event at Lightning Lake Day Use Area for E.C. Manning Park’s 75th Anniversary!  BBQ, cake, kids crafts, art contest, and face painting.  Join in on a family-friendly guided hike and The Great Park’s Day Quiz Show at the amphitheatre in the evening.      Fraser River Gold Panning Championships  August 20-21  Yukon Dan hosts the annual Fraser River Gold Panning Championships at Anderson Creek Campground in Boston Bar.  Participants from around the world compete in several different events to see who can

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YALE STRAWBERRY SOCIAL Photo by: Shanon Fischer

recover a predetermined amount of gold flakes from a bucket of pay dirt the fastest. There will also be free gold panning along the Fraser River in Yale (August 18-19).    Wings on the Wind Kite Festival  September 3  The third annual Wings on the Wind Kite Festival at Lightning Lake Day Use Area (Manning Park).  There will be a kite decorating/building workshop, BBQ, and group kite launch.  Hope Brigade Days  September 10-11  The 48th annual end-of-summer party takes place at Sixth Avenue Park.  The motorsports events are a big draw for the weekend, with competitors taking part in mini-stock races, 4x4 races, and demolition derbies.  There will also be a big rig truck show, live music, fireworks, parade, beer garden, and softball tournament.    BC Rivers Day  September 25  The Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning will lead a paddling trip down the Harrison River from Harrison Lake to Kilby.  First Nations

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cultural experts will reveal the river’s important Aboriginal history and biologists will identify the birds, fish, and other wildlife.   Hell’s Gate Pumpkin Drop  October 10  Hell’s Gate Airtram celebrates the end of its season with the ninth annual Pumpkin Drop.  Drop your pumpkin from 500 feet, hit the target, and win your chance to spin the big prize wheel.  Anyone who brings a carved pumpkin rides the tram for free.   Torchlight Parade  December 24  Witness the spectacle of the Torchlight Parade in Manning Park.  The event takes place at 7:30pm on Christmas Eve as skiers and snowboarders with lit torches and flares lead Santa down the Blue Chair hill.  Visit with Santa after the parade and enjoy free hot chocolate, mulled wine, and carol singing.    *Dates and events are subject to change.  Check with the Hope Visitor Centre (604-869-2021) for updated information.  Hope Visitor Guide 2016

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MEMORIAL PARK

Photo by: AdvantageHOPE

Parks & Gardens Memorial Park Memorial Park features some of Hope’s original and most iconic chainsaw carvings. It is a vibrant, multi-user park that forms the hub of Hope’s downtown core. The park has a bandstand, picnic area, playground, basketball courts, tennis courts, street hockey courts, restrooms, and a lit pathway. Interpretive signage offers more information on the history of the area. Japanese Friendship Garden The Japanese Friendship Garden (adjacent to Memorial Park) was built in 1991 and is dedicated to the Japanese-Canadians who were sent to internment camps during the Second World War. From 1942 to1946, 2300 Japanese-Canadians were interned 23 kilometres east of Hope at Tashme (now Sunshine Valley). The garden is a place to find peace and tranquility below the Japanese cherry blossom tree or by the waterfall filled pond. Centennial Park Centennial Park – at the foot of Wallace Street on Water Avenue – offers travellers beautiful views of the Fraser River. Enjoy a relaxing break, learn a little history, or watch the sun set over the river from the viewing deck, constructed by the Hope Rotary Club. Directly across from the park (though inaccessible to visitors) is Welqamex Island. Archaeological discoveries on the island include a large Stó:lo village with many pit houses. The island is also home to blue heron nesting sites.

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August 12-14, 2016 The Fat Dog 120 Trail Race through Skagit Valley and Manning Park is considered the most scenic ultra race in Canada. Racers gain 8,672.7 metres in elevation, which is only 175.3 metres less than Everest!

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kagit Valley Provincial Park was born when Seattle City Lights attempted to raise the Ross Dam and flood the Skagit Valley. A herculean international effort followed as loggers (led by Curly Chittenden), environmentalists, and outdoor enthusiasts opposed the project and lobbied government to preserve this pristine region of British Columbia. For more information on the history of the park, check out the Skagit Wedge at the corner of Flood-Hope and Silver Skagit roads. Silver and Ross lakes are the most popular areas in park and offer the best swimming and paddling. Ross Lake is actually a reservoir whose levels change throughout the year. One can expect to find the reservoir full by July 1 each year. When the water level is low, visitors can still see the stumps of trees that were logged to make way for the rising water.

In the spirit of the park’s inception, Friends of the Skagit was created in 2014 to educate visitors on the impact that humans can have on the health

ROSS LAKE

Photo by: Photography by Davina

of the park, and to support a long-standing garbage removal initiative. Garbage cans throughout the Skagit Valley are emptied by volunteers during the summer. Friends of the Skagit supports that initiative by handing out garbage bags to users on weekends and encouraging them pack out what they pack in. Skagit Valley is one of the most popular camping destinations in the area. Four campgrounds offer basic amenities (well-water only and no electricity). Whitworth Horse Camp also offers individual corrals and hitching rails. In addition to camping, the park boasts amazing swimming, paddling, hiking, and wildlife viewing. Visitors looking for a multi-day hike or epic trail run should check out the Skyline II and Skagit River trails.

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1914

Photos by: Hope Museum Archives

othello Tunnels

1916

100th Anniversary

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esigned by engineer Andrew McCulloch, the five tunnels were built through solid granite cliffs between 1911 and 1916 to complete the Kettle Valley Railway. The Othello Tunnels in Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park are a must-see when visiting Hope. As a result of rock falls within the tunnels over the winter months, B.C. Parks closes the tunnels seasonally. The parking lot and Hope-Nicola Valley Trail remain open throughout the year. While visitors cannot go through the tunnels in the winter, the short walk from the parking lot to the mouth of the first tunnel is well worth it for those who have never seen it. In the summer, visitors can walk the length of the tunnels and return the way they came or loop back over the Hope-Nicola Valley Trail. Flashlights are recommended for cyclists and those who are scared of the dark or have mobility issues. The ground is uneven in the tunnels 24   Hope Visitor Guide 2016

due to erosion caused by dripping water and some of the tunnels are quite dark. The park has picnic areas, benches, and pit-toilets. The tunnel trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible, as well as dog friendly (onleash only). For more info on park closures, contact the Hope Visitor Centre or B.C. Parks

Park Open: Year-round

Tunnels Open: May - October (weather dependent) Features: Othello Tunnels, Hope-Nicola Valley Trail

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Kettle Valley Railway

2016

The Othello Tunnels opened on July 31, 1916. This marked the completion of the Kettle Valley Railway (KVR). The KVR linked BC’s interior with the coast and made it possible to transport resources without going through the United States. Constant washouts plagued the railway and caused the route to close in 1959. The Coquihalla Highway (1986) follows the original KVR route very closely. In fact, the highway was built on the old railbed in some sections. The topography of the land made it impossible to build elsewhere. Chief Engineer Andrew McCulloch named the stations along the Coquihalla subdivision after Shakespearean characters. Today, drivers will see highway exits and bridges named for Romeo, Juliet, Iago, Portia, Lear, Jessica, and Othello. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the tunnels and the completion of the KVR. Join Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning for cycling trips along the KVR from the Coquihalla Summit to Portia, and guided walks through the tunnels to mark the anniversary. Photo by: Sarah Driediger

Photo by: AdvantageHope

Photo by: Sarah Driediger

OthellO tunnels

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spawning Salmon

SPAWNING KOKANEE SALMON Photo by: Barry Stewart

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almon spend their early life in rivers and streams before migrating to the Pacific Ocean. Adult salmon later return to the same area where they hatched, guided largely by smell, to spawn and die. Though the exact dates can vary, the major salmon run typically starts in Hope in late September.

Late September: Chum (salmon) Late October: Coho (salmon) June, July and August: Steelhead (trout) October: Kokanee (salmon) Observation decks at Thacker Regional Park (Sucker’s Creek) allow visitors the opportunity to see the spawning chum and coho up close.

Top 3 Places to See Fish Spawning 1. Sucker’s Creek

Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park is the best place to see the summer steelhead run.

2. Rotary Trails

The streams on the east side of Kawkawa Lake are the best place to see the Kokanee show off their fall colours.

3. Othello Tunnels

TELTE YET Campsite

The campsite is located on the banks of the Fraser River, with walking distance to town. Enjoy over 10 acres of space nestled in trees and 29 serviced lots with ample drive-in spaces and tenting accommodation. Open Spring to Fall.

600 Water Avenue, Hope, BC

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Hot shower facilities

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swimming Holes

COQUIHALLA RIVER

Photo by: AdvantageHOPE

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rust us: when the summer heat is on in Hope, you’ll want to spend your time near the water.

Kawkawa Lake Kawkawa Lake Municipal Park is the perfect place to spend the afternoon swimming, waterskiing, wakeboarding, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, or cliff-jumping. With a boat launch, boat-accessible cliffs, and a roped off swimming area, 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. There are no boat rentals or lifeguard on duty. Kawkawa Lake is 10 minutes from downtown Hope along Kawkawa Lake Road. Kawkawa Creek in Thacker Regional Park For families looking to get away from large crowds, Kawkawa Creek is a great place to relax. Known locally as Sucker’s Creek, it offers a shallow water play area and a sandy beach. The best time of the year to visit Kawkawa Creek for swimming is mid-to-late summer.

Hope. As motors are prohibited, it is a quiet place for both swimmers and paddlers. Confident swimmers can access rocks on the west side of the lake.  There is no public boat rental available. A day-use area includes picnic tables and washrooms. Lake of the Woods is five minutes north of Hope on Highway 1. Silver Lake

Lake of the Woods

Silver Lake is located in Silver Lake Provincial Park, 12 kilometres south of Hope. Access to the boat launch (electric motors only) and dayuse area is through Silver Lake Campground. A spectacular mountain backdrop awaits swimmers and paddlers in this cooler lake.

Lake of the Woods is the perfect swimming and paddling lake in

See map on page 34 - 35 for directions.

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urrounded by spectacular mountains and bordered by the mighty Fraser and Coquihalla rivers, the Hope Golf Club offers a unique, nearly yearround golfing experience.

The nine-hole course at the base of Thacker Mountain has perfectly groomed greens, plenty of sand and water hazards to keep the game interesting, a putting green and driving range to perfect your game, and 18 distinct tee boxes that let you play a complete round in less than four hours. The course rating for men is 69.6 with a slope of 117 and for women a slope of 122. The clubhouse offers a pro-shop and summertime restaurant with patio. Rates are among the most reasonable in southwestern B.C. and there are discounts for weekdays and seniors. Given its stunning surroundings and beautiful banquet hall, the Hope Golf Club is also the perfect setting for a wedding.

Hope Golf Course

Photos courtesy of: Hope Golf Course

Check out hopegolfclub.com for more information.

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Sani Dump

Fire Pits

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Panning Instructions:

To start, fill the pan with gravel then submerge it in slow moving water. Keep the pan in the water, tip it slightly away and swirl the mixture. Lighter material will be the first to fall out, leaving behind the gold. A common novice mistake is to try panning river sand. Bigger gold flakes can be found in gravel or coarse sand.

gold Panning

Yale Historic Site Photo by: AdvantageHOPE

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he gold rush forever changed the lives of the First Nations and Europeans who called the Fraser Canyon home. Today, visitors can live a part of history by gold panning on the banks of the Fraser using much of the same equipment that they used in the 1800s.

Yale (at Waterfront Park – across from the Yale Historic Site).

Public panning is only allowed on public reserves that have been created in Hope (at the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers), and

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Visitors can also experience the life of a gold panner at Yukon Dan’s annual Fraser River Gold Panning Championships (August 18 - 21, 2016). The competition – which attracts panners from around the world – takes place at Anderson Creek Campground in Boston Bar. For more info visit yukondan.com

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Hope Bike Park

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art of the Coquihalla River Community Park project, the Hope Bike Park opened in June 2015 and is the perfect place for riders to learn new skills before hitting the mountain bike trails. Truly a labour of love, the Hope Bike Park brought together hundreds of volunteer hours and community donations to assist Hoots Inc. in completing this incredible park. Set in the forest adjacent to the Fort Hope Trail and behind the Sports Bowl on Kawkawa Lake Road, the bike park boasts areas for beginner, intermediate, and advanced riders.

HOPE BIKE PARK

Photos by: AdvantageHOPE

Pump tracks, dirt jumps, and Logzilla await riders of all skill levels.

Get Out there! Bicycle Sales, Parts & Service Sports equipment & Much More!

Sixth Ave. Sports

604-869-2345 • 835 6th Ave. Hope 30   Hope Visitor Guide 2016

Good Morning, Sunshine! Open fOr Breakfast Daily @ 6:30am mon.-sat lunch specials!

Sharon’s Deli 340A Wallace St.

604-869-3354

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Not ready to ride the skinnies yet? Have no fear: a beginner loop around the park and along Fort Hope Trail will introduce you to light trail riding. We’re confident you’ll be hooked!

Photo by: Erin Knutson

Picnic tables and seating areas allow parents and non-riders to watch the action. Fort Hope Trail is stroller and wheelchair accessible and helps connect downtown with Thacker Regional Park. Pick up a Trails of Hope guide at the Hope Visitor Centre to connect with other mountain biking opportunities in the area. See map on page 35

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Hope Mountain Market H

ope Mountain Market started in 2012 by a small group of artisans who were committed to providing a venue for local crafters to showcase and share their skills and products.

The market features a variety of handmade, homegrown, home-baked, or fair trade items from a variety of vendors and artists. There is also fresh produce, handmade jewelry, knit and crochet items, art, traditional food, and snacks. Hope Mountain Market is family and pet-friendly. The market is located in a unique setting within the old growth forest of Memorial Park. Nearby there are picnic tables, restaurants, shopping, and a playground. Hope Mountain Market provides an opportunity to buy local and support small businesses.

HOPE MOUNTAIN MARKET Photo by: John Morrow

The market runs every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June through September, as well as at special events. For updates on the market, visit facebook.com/hopemountainmarket.

new golden star restaurant

490 Wallace Street, P.O. Box 607, Hope, BC, V0X 1L0

Ph: 604-869-9388 Fx: 604-869-9387

Chinese smorgasbord & Salad Bar Served Lunch & Dinner

• Licensed • No MSG on our menu

• Air-Conditioning • Take-Out or Delivery Service

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CANYON SHELL

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Family Fun & Fitness Recreation Centre fvrd.ca 1005 6th Ave. 604-869-2304

Fraser Valley Regional Library fvrl.bc.ca 1005A 6th Ave. 604-869-2313

Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre Indoor leisure pool, lazy river, tots’ pool, 25-metre competition pool, one- and three-metre diving boards, steam room, sauna, hot tub, wheelchair access Fitness Centre Cardio equipment, strength machines, free weights

Hope Curling Club hopecurlingclub.com 1055 6th Ave. 604-869-5119 Men’s, women’s, mixed league, bonspiels

Conference Centre Business meetings, special events, recreation programs

Move Fitness moveinhope.com 273 Wallace St. 604-869-9499 Fitness classes, open workout times, 24-hour (for members)

Arena Hockey (casual, youth, adult, leagues, tournaments), figure skating (lessons, carnivals), free skate

Sunshine Lanes 604-869-7027 584 Wallace St. Family bowling

HOPE CURLING CLUB Photo by: The Hope Standard

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play exercise relax celebrate canada Day & Other special events With Us!

leisure & competition pool | Hot Tub | sauna & steam room ice arena | conference & Meeting room Facilities cardio & Weight rooms

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Nearly 1500 visitors stop in Hope annually to visit the sites of Rambo: First Blood

Rambo: First Blood Filming In Hope

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Our diverse history has also made Hope a popular location for documentary filming. In 2009, local filmmaker Eva Wunderman chronicled the 1858 conflict between resident First Nations and European gold seekers in the documentary Canyon War.

More than 15 feature films (including Shoot to Kill, Hope Springs, The Stickup, and Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog) have been filmed in the area. Most recently, the latest instalment of Planet of the Apes was filmed at Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park in fall 2015.

Our rugged terrain is perhaps most highlighted in the Discovery Channel show Highway Thru Hell. The series follows Jamie Davis’ crew as they work to keep local highways open for truckers during unpredictable winter weather.

ince the filming of Rambo: First Blood in Hope in 1981, British Columbia has been referred to as ‘Hollywood North.’ Thanks to the majestic mountains and canyons and the small-town feel of Hope, we have continued to play an important role in the film industry in BC for the last 35 years.

Heritage Inn • Free internet • ATM • 42” LCD TVs • Mini fridge • Microwave

• Family units • Coin Laundry • Complimentary breakfast • Complimentary Rec Centre pass

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Exit 170 - 570 Old Hope Princeton Way Box 1787 Hope, BC Tel: 604-869-7166 Fax: 604-869-7112 1-888-869-6577 Toll Free heritageinnhope.com attractions & events


Did you know... Hope has 5885 people and at least a dozen churches!

Christ Church C

hrist Church National Historic Site at 681 Fraser Avenue is the oldest operating church on mainland British Columbia. Built by the Royal Engineers and consecrated in 1861, the Anglican Church was designed to bring civilization to a community in the throes of the Fraser River Gold Rush. Rev. Pringle lead the parish from 1859 to 1864. With its dark wood interior and leaded glass windows, Christ Church is an excellent example of an Anglican parish church in the Gothic Revival style. CHRIST CHURCH NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE Photo by: John Morrow

Interpretive signage on the exterior allows visitors to explore the building’s history during the off-season. Guided tours are available during the summer months. The grounds offer a classical labyrinth, old-growth trees, and a peaceful garden.

Community of Hope Church Directory Christ ChurCh

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Grace Baptist Church “Because your spiritual journey matters...”

hope pentecostal assembly

Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada

Corner of 5th & Fort 10:30am Morning Worship & Children’s Sunday School

www.anglican-hope.ca Corner of Park & fraser st

604.869.5402

www.gbchope.com 949 - 3rd Avenue 604.869.5524

John Caan

hope united church

Mt. Hope SeventH-Day aDventiSt CHurCH

St. paul’S evangelical lutheran church

Sunday Service 10am

“United We Sing” firSt WedneSday of the month at 1:30pm 590 Third Ave 604-869-9381

attractions & events

SaturDay Morning Study Hour 9:15 a.m. Worship Hour 11:00am Prayer Meeting - Tuesday, 7pm

1300 Ryder St. 604-869-2363 Leave a message

pastor tim nagy www.hopeadventist.ca

(intern Pastor)

604-869-9717

Service held 2nd & last Sunday of each month F.C. Hospital Conference Room – 2:30 pm

Wayne Lunderby, Pastor linda 604-869-2073

a paSSion for CHriSt anD HiS KingDoM SunDay WorSHip: 10:30 aM

Northwest Harvest Church

888 - Third Ave. 604-869-9969 (MeSSage only)

CHriStian raDio Station

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94.1 FM (Hope) 88.9 FM (AgAssiz) www.hopeadventist.ca Hope Visitor Guide 2016

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arts scene

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ope and the surrounding area has a vibrant arts scene that ranges from enthusiastic amateurs to seasoned professionals. Community programming through the Hope and District Arts Council encourages residents and visitors to participate in many artistic endeavours. Professional writers, master carvers, painters, and potters all call Hope home. One of the newest additions to our artistic family is Sanford Williams, a master carver and graduate of Gitanmaax School of Art. Sanford has been carving for over 30 years and his accomplishments include carving for the Bill Reid Gallery. There’s always a seat at his table for visitors to watch the creative process. Hope Art Machine offers affordable classes for adults and beginners. If you’ve ever wanted to learn to paint or are missing the pottery wheel on your vacation, check them out at 777 5th Avenue. The Hope Arts Gallery is open year-round and showcases some of the best Hope has to offer. There are special monthly exhibits and a gift shop.

Sanford Williams

Photo by: Marlana Williams

Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre (HPACT) stages several productions throughout the year that showcase the theatrical talents of local residents.

PeteRyan

Hope & District Arts council

the WOODCARVER

777 5th Ave, Hope, BC 604-869-3400 hopearts@telus.net hopedistrictartscouncil.com

ConCerts in the Park • WinterFest • the art Bus the art MaChine • hoPe arts Gallery

The Art Machine 777 5th Ave.

Drop-in classes & Workshops 604.869.3407

Hope arts gallery & Gift Shop 349 Fort Street, Hope, BC 604-869-2408 FREE ADMISSION

As seen On the tv series

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art gallery fort st.

5th ave

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PeTe’s sTore | 63010 Flood Hope rd., Hope, bc 604 869-7541 • www.pete-ryan.ca

3rd ave.

Carvings For sale!

OPEN Tues - Sun 10am - 4pm / CLOSED Dec 21 - Jan 31 art Machine

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2015 carving competition Photos by: Erin Knutson

chainsaw carvings

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he first chainsaw carving appeared on Wallace Street in 1991. It was carved from a Douglas fir by Pete Ryan and we have been growing our collection ever since. Every two years, the International Chainsaw Carving Competition comes to Hope (last held in 2015) and our collection grows. Check out last year’s winner on Third Avenue in front of Town Hall. Also worth checking out is the Edgar Allan Poe inspired fan favourite carving inside the Hope Library.

Pick up the Hope Art Walk map to find all 70+ carvings.

The chainsaw carvings represent the best of our community. Each year, hundreds of volunteer hours are put into repairing and refurbishing the carvings. Our carvings are about more than artistic expression. The new owl carving on Wallace Street represents Hope’s commitment to a community free from domestic violence.

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Brigade Days 2016 September 10 & 11, 2016

brigade days

DEMO DERBY

Photo by: Erin Knutson

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n 1967, Ken James – a local service station owner – decided that Hope locals deserved to celebrate another successful summer season. Named in honour of our fur trading history, Hope Brigade Days has signalled the end of summer for the community ever since. Today, Brigade Days is not just for locals: it’s a popular draw for visitors as well as a homecoming for former residents. It takes place the weekend after Labour Day in September. Brigade Days has gone through many changes over the years, but it remains a fun weekend for the whole family. Current staples include a parade, demolition derby, live music, Boondock Bike Jam, Hope Hustle,

Hope

September 10 & 11, 2016

Brigade Days Weekend Events include: • Bed Races • Parade • Demo Derby • 4x4 Races & more • Honda Junior Red Rider • 2 Pitch Tournament • Food Trucks • TenFour EnduroCross • Big Rig Truck Show

• Ball Hockey • Boondock Bike Jam • Trade Fair • Beer Gardens • Outdoor Concert • Movie in the Park • Fireworks • Pancake Breakfast and more!

Wristband Info Wristbands & Buttons can be purchased at these local retailers. CaSH only. Debit or credit usage is at the discretion of the business. Hope Pharmasave 235 Wallace St. Erica Press 366C Wallace St. Toy’s Pharmacy 308 Wallace St. FVMKEHIHE]WGSQ

lordco 570 Wallace St. Gardner GM 945 Water St. Canyon Cable 930 6th Ave.

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something for everyone!

from June 1st until August 16/16.

Early bird pricing: wristbands $15, collector buttons $20 After August 16th through the September event , wristbands will cost you $20 and collector buttons $25.

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Wristbands - or a limited number of Briggie Buttons - provide access to the weekend’s events and are sold at numerous locations throughout the community. Be sure to watch for Brigade Days’ mascot Briggie Pete if you’re in town for the event. For more information and a full list of events, check out brigadedays.com

Italian at it’ s Best!

Enjoy fresh & authentic Italian cuisine made from scratch.

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ball hockey and two-pitch tournaments. The entire event is run by volunteers, whose passion for the community inspires a weekend that is not to be missed.

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amazing daytrips Manning Park celebrates 75 years!

manning park / Photo by Tim Barker


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sunshine valley

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oday Sunshine Valley is a pleasant mountain community that is home to full-time and seasonal outdoor enthusiasts. Its shallow lake offers paddling in the summer and skating in the winter. Hundreds of kilometres of snowshoe, ATV, snowmobile, hiking and biking trails wind their way through the forests of the Sumallo and Nicolum River valleys. From its roots as a traditional First Nations hunting and berry picking area to its time as a home for wayward boys in the 1950s, Sunshine Valley has had a varied and fascinating history. One of the most fascinating pieces of Sunshine Valley’s history is its time as a Japanese internment camp. In 1942, the Canadian government created a coastal exclusion zone and Japanese-Canadians living within that zone were interned in camps throughout B.C. and across the prairies. Between 1942 and 1946, approximately 2,600 people were interned at Sunshine Valley, then called Tashme. The name Tashme was derived from the last names of the MLAs responsible for the camp: Taylor, Shearer and Meighan. Many of the men worked at a sawmill in the camp or on construction crews that helped build the Hope-Princeton Highway (Highway 3 was completed in 1949).

CEDAR LAKE

Photo by: Barry Stewart

2016 marks the 70th anniversary of the dismantling of Tashme. Today, the only building that exists from that era is the community centre. After the war, a significant number of internees stayed in the area and have built a vibrant Japanese-Canadian community.

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serving quality home style comfort food for 63 years!

join us for breakfast, lunch & dinner in Hope, Merritt, Sorrento, Maple Ridge & Salmon Arm

www.homerestaurants.ca


Hope Slide

HOPE SLIDE

Photo by: AdvantageHOPE

T

he Hope Slide was one of the largest recorded landslides in Canadian history. In the early hours of January 9, 1965 – a mere 16 years after it opened – Highway 3 was suddenly and unexpectedly blocked 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 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 debris that slid from the mountain was enough to obliterate Beaver (Outram) Lake from the topography of the valley. Four people

were killed in the slide. The impact of the slide set off seismographic readings at a monitoring station in Penticton, which led to the belief that the slide was caused by an earthquake. However, geologists today note that the Hope Slide was caused by weak layers of rock simply giving way to gravity. Visitors travelling along Highway 3 are driving fifty-five metres above the original highway surface. At the Hope Slide viewpoint, visitors can see the scars that were left on Johnson Peak by the slide. Map on page 42.

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MANNING PARK SKI HILL Photo by: James Boon

Manning Park M

anning Provincial Park – home to Manning Park Resort – is a fourseason playground. The western edge of the park is 20 minutes from downtown, while the resort is a 45 minute drive from Hope. Manning Park Resort’s year-round hotel (with cabins and chalets) complements the four summer-only campgrounds and makes Manning Park truly a place for everyone.

SUMMER During the summer months, Manning Park is home to some of the best hiking, camping, and swimming in the area. Lightning Lakes Chain This chain (Lighting, Strike, Flash, and Thunder Lakes) is one of the most popular spots in Manning Park. At the day-use area at Lightning Lake, visitors can rent canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Fishing on the shores of Lightning Lake is a popular family afternoon activiity. Hiking There are hundreds of kilometres of trails in Manning Park that vary from 20 minutes to four days to complete. Some of the most popular are: Mt. Frosty: Mt. Frosty (8 hours) is the highest peak in the park and is the most spectacular in early October when the larches change colours. Trailhead is at Lightning Lake. Canyon Nature Trail: Canyon Nature Trail is a short hike (45 minutes) that starts near the Manning Park Lodge. It is a great walk for families or those looking to stretch their legs. Cascade Lookout and Sub-Alpine Meadows: Across from the main lodge is one of the only vehicle accessible sub-alpine meadows in 46   Hope Visitor Guide 2016

E.C Manning Provincial Park’s 75th Anniversary

the province. In early summer, the wildflowers are in bloom which makes Paintbrush Nature Trail a pleasant half hour walk. Camping

2016 marks Manning Provincial Park’s 75th anniversary! The 70,000 hectare park offers some of the most diverse terrain in the province, including towering cedars at Sumallo Grove and a 2,000 year old Subaline Larch forest on Mt. Frosty. Events will be happening throughout the year, but the big birthday party is on July 16. July 16 is also Canada’s Parks Day.

Lightning Lake: 100 per cent reservation; walking distance to the lake; showers Cold Spring: 50 per cent reservation, 50 per cent walk-in; pit toilets; well water; river access Hampton: 50 per cent reservation, 50 per cent walk-in; pit toilets; well water Mule Deer: 50 per cent reservation, 50 per cent walk-in; pit toilets; well water; river access Lone Duck: group camping; pit toilets; walking distance to lake Year round accommodation at Manning Park Lodge (cabins and chalets are also available).

WINTER During the winter months, Manning Park Resort boasts alpine and nordic resort skiing and snowboarding, snowshoe trails, lift-serviced tubing, an outdoor skating rink, and winter camping. The rental shop and ski-school are ready to get anyone out on the hill.

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LIGHTNING LAKE

Photo by: Manning Park Resort

LIGHTNING LAKE

LIGHTNING LAKE

Photo by: Rebecca McDonald

1-800-330-3321 www.manningpark.com amazing day trips

Photo by: AdvantageHOPE

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604-863-2407 Family Owned & Operated Gas, Diesel, Gov. Agent Liquor Store, & ATM

Instore bakery & Deli Ice cream Boxed lunches to go Large gift shop Fresh smoked (year round) wild salmon Esso gas bar Fresh fruit & produce Outdoor patio dining Large picnic & rest area Fresh WILD sockeye Salmon (available when

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28775 Trans Canada Hwy • www.emorybarrvpark.com

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Emory Creek

EMORY CREEK

Photo by: AdvantageHOPE

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efore Emory Creek gained notoriety as the most profitable section of the Fraser River during the 1858 Gold Rush, it was populated by families who made their living hunting, fishing, mining, and collecting other resources for trade. It has a long history as an integral place in the Fraser Canyon.

In 1858, more than 25,000 men travelled into the Fraser Canyon hoping to strike it rich. Five hundred of those men were believed to have camped at Emory Bar in order to profit from the riches at Hill’s Bar (the site of the 1858 strike that started the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush). The frontier town faded away as the mother lode was never found.

PROVINCIAL CAMPGROUND STANDARDS

604-869-1167

18km North of Hope #1 Hwy

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In the fall of 1878, Emory City came to life again as the western terminus for the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR). The city quickly grew to 13 streets, 32 blocks, and 400 homes and businesses. Emory City was even home to the Inland Sentinel, the first newspaper on the mainland. By 1881 the CPR moved its western terminus to Yale (five kilometres upstream) and Emory City faded again into the past. Now, all that remains of Emory City’s glory days is the Hope River General Store and two private campgrounds. Visitors can enjoy a wonderful meal at the General Store and peruse through information about the local First Nations and Chinese miners who worked in the area. Those looking to stretch their legs can walk part of the historic Cariboo Wagon Road.

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Historic Yale

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he small town of Yale was once the largest city north of San Francisco and west of Chicago. Originally established in 1848 as a Hudson’s Bay trading post, Yale grew to an estimated 30,000 people during the 1858 gold rush. With the construction of the Cariboo Wagon Road in the 1860s, Yale became the terminus for one of the largest sternwheeler routes in North America and bustled with the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway in the 1880s.

Today, only a few of the original buildings remain in what was once a booming gold rush town. At Yale Historic Site you can visit the museum where artifacts and collections from Yale’s historic past are on display in the Creighton House, an original home built in the 1870s. Visit the Living History Tent City to relive life on the 1860s. There’s a general store, jail, saloon, Chinese boarding house, gold

commissioner’s tent, medical tent, and blacksmith shop. Built in 1863, St. John the Divine is one of the oldest surviving churches in B.C. It is home to ‘Enduring Threads,’ a collection of antique textiles hand-stitched by the students of All Hallows Girls School, and it also houses original altar pieces. Regular services are no longer held here but it is available for wedding rentals and special occasions. The historic Ward Tea House is open June to September. Hours are listed on the website at historicyale.ca. The Yale Artisan Market will be open Sundays from Victoria Day to Labour Day. You can also try your hand at gold panning, either on-site or on the banks of the Fraser River. For history buffs, walking tours of the old town sites and Pioneer Cemetery can be booked through the Yale Historic Site or self-guided by purchasing a guide book.

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HELL’S GATE AIRTRAM

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trip through the Fraser Canyon would not be complete without a stop at Hell’s Gate.

In 1808, explorer Simon Fraser described this section of the river as a place “where no human being should ever venture, for surely we have encountered the gates of hell” after he and his men inched their way along its cliffs using rope ladders made by their aboriginal guides. Known mostly for its breathtaking gondola rides, Hell’s Gate provides a fascinating opportunity to learn about the ecosystem and history of the Fraser River. Hell’s Gate is evidence of man’s best and worst feats of engineering.

Blasting during the construction of the Canadian National Railway in 1913 resulted in a landslide that wiped out millions of salmon. In 1937, joint cooperation between and Canada and the U.S. led to the creation of the International Fishways. Each year, millions of salmon battle insurmountable odds on their upriver journey to spawn and die at their various spawning grounds. One of those overwhelming odds is Hell’s Gate. The Fraser River’s entire flow of water from its 135,185 square

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HELL’S GATE AIRTRAM

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kilometers (84,000 square miles) watershed, rushes through the narrow gorge at 757 million litres (200 million gallons) per minute. At 40 km/h (25 mph), twice the volume of Niagara Falls roars through during spring run-off in May/June.

Simon’s Café offers homemade salmon chowder, while the Fudge Factory serves up 30 different flavours made on site (famous for its fudge-dipped waffle cones). Gifts, souvenirs, and a great selection of B.C. history books can be found in the Gold Panner Gift Shop.

At Hell’s Gate, Highway 1 passes 244 metres (800 feet) above the Fraser River and it’s here where your family’s adventure begins as you board the airtram. The lower terminal features an educational exhibit showcasing Simon Fraser, the Fraser River Gold Rush, and the life cycle of the spawning salmon. There is also gold panning, observations decks and a suspension bridge.

Adding to all of these adrenaline-teasing experiences is the belief that the property is haunted. Information about these friendly spirits can be viewed throughout the site. Hell’s Gate Airtram is a 35 minute drive northeast of Hope. Parking is free and pets are permitted. The attraction is open daily April 26 to October 11, 2016

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Fraser Canyon he Fraser Canyon Highway is a scenic route rich in human history. First Nations traversed the canyon walls using ropes, ladders and bridges. They built a trail network that connected their villages, enabling trade, hunting, and resource gathering. The Tikwalus Trail (north of Spuzzum) is a First Nations trail that you can hike today, providing spectacular views of the canyon. In 1808, Simon Fraser was the first European to travel the Canyon and remarked that he had to travel “where no human being should ever

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venture, for surely we have encountered the gates of hell.” Today, visitors can see the sheer granite and boiling water that terrified Fraser and his men at Hell’s Gate Airtram. Transportation in the canyon accelerated with the discovery of Fraser River gold in 1858. Mule trails were built up the canyon in 1860 and you can find a section of mule trail near the southern entrance to Hell’s Gate Tunnel. New gold strikes at Barkerville in 1861 forced the colonial government to upgrade the mule trail to a wagon road.

Completed in 1863, the Cariboo Wagon Road was built by hand and linked the 600 kilometre distance between the gold rush boom towns of Fort Yale and Barkerville. At a pullout south of the Yale Tunnel, a section of the Cariboo Wagon Road is still visible. Visitors can also see the power of the Fraser River and get a sense of the danger of the journey up the canyon as they watch the river crash through a narrow point near Lady Franklin Rock. The crowning touch of the wagon road was the Alexandra Bridge, which

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you can still walk over when you visit Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park(40 kilometres north of Hope on Highway 1). Two national railways were ultimately built in 1885 and 1915. The first automobile road came in 1926, but the modern highway wasn’t completed until the early 1960s. As you travel the canyon today, you will pass through seven tunnels, ranging in length from about 57 metres to 610 metres. Engineers were forced to blast through rock faces in order to complete this section of Highway 1.

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Fraser Canyon he Fraser Canyon Highway is a scenic route rich in human history. First Nations traversed the canyon walls using ropes, ladders and bridges. They built a trail network that connected their villages, enabling trade, hunting, and resource gathering. The Tikwalus Trail (north of Spuzzum) is a First Nations trail that you can hike today, providing spectacular views of the canyon. In 1808, Simon Fraser was the first European to travel the Canyon and remarked that he had to travel “where no human being should ever

Photo by: Ferd Alcos

venture, for surely we have encountered the gates of hell.” Today, visitors can see the sheer granite and boiling water that terrified Fraser and his men at Hell’s Gate Airtram. Transportation in the canyon accelerated with the discovery of Fraser River gold in 1858. Mule trails were built up the canyon in 1860 and you can find a section of mule trail near the southern entrance to Hell’s Gate Tunnel. New gold strikes at Barkerville in 1861 forced the colonial government to upgrade the mule trail to a wagon road.

Completed in 1863, the Cariboo Wagon Road was built by hand and linked the 600 kilometre distance between the gold rush boom towns of Fort Yale and Barkerville. At a pullout south of the Yale Tunnel, a section of the Cariboo Wagon Road is still visible. Visitors can also see the power of the Fraser River and get a sense of the danger of the journey up the canyon as they watch the river crash through a narrow point near Lady Franklin Rock. The crowning touch of the wagon road was the Alexandra Bridge, which

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you can still walk over when you visit Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park(40 kilometres north of Hope on Highway 1). Two national railways were ultimately built in 1885 and 1915. The first automobile road came in 1926, but the modern highway wasn’t completed until the early 1960s. As you travel the canyon today, you will pass through seven tunnels, ranging in length from about 57 metres to 610 metres. Engineers were forced to blast through rock faces in order to complete this section of Highway 1.

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Fraser River Gold Rush

Fraser River

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confirmed the existence of gold at Hemhemetheqw (Hill’s Bar), the rush started in earnest.

N’laka’pamux First Nations had been pulling gold out of the river for nearly a decade prior to the European ‘discovery’ of gold. At the time, access to gold (along with furs and salmon), superior knowledge of the land, and a higher population led to the N’laka’pamux holding significant political power in the Fraser Canyon.

Localized disputes regarding disruption of the salmon run and violence perpetuated by miners against First Nations nearly led to all-out war on the banks of the Fraser River in 1858.

he Fraser River Gold Rush of 1858 and the Canyon War were instrumental in the foundation of British Columbia as a colony.

In the early 1850s, the Hudson’s Bay Company and territorial leaders wanted to keep the existence of gold a secret in order to stop American miners from flooding the region. When word eventually spread that the First Nations were trading in gold, miners from the United States started to venture north. Edward Hill’s prospecting party was one such group that travelled north, and when they

The Canyon War was characterized by violent skirmishes between Nlaka’pamux and the Miner’s Militia. In late summer, Nlaka’pamux Chief David Spintlum negotiated peace between the parties and stopped the war from escalating further. As a result of the Canyon War, British authorities acted quickly in establishing a company of soldiers in the region and lobbying London for full colony status.

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ust an hour’s drive north of Hope along Highway 1, visitors will discover two cross-river communities steeped in history. Take a break from your travels at Francis Harrington Park in downtown Boston Bar. The park is home to the community’s restored aerial ferry, which was once the only connection over the Fraser River between the two communities. The ferry last operated in 1986 when it was replaced by the Cog Harrington Bridge. Thanks to the work of dedicated volunteers, visitors can trace the history of the ferry and the history of the two communities it served through a series of storyboards that border the park.

Pit House at Tuckkwiowhum Photo by: AdvantageHOPE

To learn more about the fascinating history of Boston Bar and North Bend, be sure to visit the Heritage Room in the Old North Bend Primary School. This facility is operated by community volunteers who are always happy to talk about old times and take you on a tour through the exhibits. Tuckkwiowhum Village, just a short walk from the Anderson Creek Campground, offers visitors an opportunity to experience the Nlaka’pamux village lifestyle before the arrival of European culture. This historic Aboriginal education centre includes a subterranean pit house, summer lodges and smoke house. Take a walk through the delightfully landscaped park and learn about Fraser Canyon history with a knowledgeable guide.

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ahatlatch Valley features mountain and canyon scenery, waterfalls, pristine lakes, and forests of pine, spruce, fir and cedar. Hiking and mountain biking opportunities are available along the river, lakes and many of the former logging roads that ascend to alpine meadows. Fishing is another popular activity on the Nahatlatch River and lakes. However, the main attraction of the Nahatlatch Valley is its worldclass whitewater. Rafters and kayakers come from all over the globe to paddle its near-continuous Class III-V rapids, which are among the most exciting and challenging in Western Canada. The lower 14 kilometres of the river from Francis Lake to the Fraser River feature 37

NAHATLATCH LAKE Photo by: Renee Coghill

amazing rapids. Camping is available along the upper Nahatlatch River in Nahatlatch Provincial Park, although no services are provided other than pit toilets at designated sites. To reach the Nahatlatch Valley, turn off Highway 1 in Boston Bar and head west across the Cog Harrington Bridge over the Fraser River into North Bend. Continue north on that road winding along the Fraser River until it crosses the Nahatlatch River just before the railway point of Keefers. At the 25 kilometre mark, you will see Francis Lake, the first of three jade-green jewels. At the 26 kilometre point, you will arrive at Hannah Lake and at 29 kilometres you will reach Nahatlatch Lake, the largest of the three lakes in the pristine valley.

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n addition to self-propelled adventure, Hope and the surrounding area is home to Popkum Motor Park and the oldest off-road motorcycle trail network in B.C. Popkum Motor Park The Popkum Motor Park has dirt biking, ATV, and motocross trails. There’s a training compound for beginners and rentals for those who may not travel with their offroad vehicles. All riders must have a valid

Nickelmine

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membership to ride the park and pay a daily fee. Popkum is 20 minutes west of Hope along Highway 1. Nickelmine The Nickelmine riding area has over 100 km of motorcycle and ATV trails. The trail network consists of decommissioned forestry and mining roads, as well as more technical single-track trails for advanced riders. There is also a day use staging area which has family

friendly trails suitable for kids, as well as a mini motocross track. The trail network is currently maintained by the Fraser Valley Dirt Riders Association. Members receive trail maps of the area, as well as access to the gated campsite. For more information, visit www.fvdra.com or the British Columbia Off-Road Motorcycle Association website (www.bcorma.ca). B.C. Nickelmine Road is 12 km east of Hope along Highway 1.

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Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area

Coquihalla Summit

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oquihalla Summit Recreation Area is one of Hope’s best kept secrets. It is a haven for ski-touring and sledding in the winter and hiking in the summer.

Kettle Valley Railway can be found on page 24). Hikers and climbers will find almost no end to the granite peaks and backcountry tarns to explore.

From an easy hike to Falls Lake to an advanced rock-climb up Yak Peak, Coquihalla Summit has something for all outdoor enthusiasts.

One of the most popular year-round peaks in the area is Needle Peak. The trailhead is on the south side of the highway at Exit 217 (Zopkios). The trail passes over glacier-polished granite and offers glorious views of the North Cascades and Coast Mountains.

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HARRISON LAKE

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Hope’s closest neighbours to the west – Harrison Hot Springs, Agassiz, and Harrison Mills – offer plenty of opportunities and adventure for visitors. The village of Harrison Hot Springs is built on the banks of beautiful Harrison Lake. Water-sports and festivals attract thousands of visitors every year and are definitely worth the visit. The natural springs – named Potash and Sulphur – which feed the resort’s private pool and the village’s public pool are inaccessible to visitors. A fenced-in source pool can be viewed at the end of a short

walk along the lakefront. Visitors wanting to soak in the natural pools require four-wheel drive and sturdy hiking boots. Agassiz and Harrison Mills are charming farm communities that boast a Circle Farm Tour, Kilby Historic Site, and the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival in late November. The Fraser Valley is home to North America’s largest gathering of bald eagles and fall is the best time to view them in their natural habitat. From Mission to Harrison Hot Springs, many venues offer eagle watching opportunities.

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293 Wallace Street Restaurant 293 Wallace Street

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A&W

333 Old Hope-Princeton Way

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Atwal Pizza & Tandori House 468 Wallace Street

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Blue Moose Coffee House 322 Wallace Street

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Dairy Queen

817 Water Avenue

Home Restaurant

665 Old Hope-Princeton Way

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Hope Drive-In and Restaurant 590 Old Hope-Princeton Way

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Hope Local House - Silver Chalice 19974 Silverview Road

Grill on the Green

900 Golf Course Road (Seasonal)

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Hope Pizza Place 875 Water Avenue

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Hope Sushi

377 Old Hope-Princeton Way

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Jungle Juice Company 259A Wallace Street

Kan-Yon

800 3rd Avenue

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kingpin lounge 584 Wallace Street

La Dolce Vita italian

575 Old Hope-Princeton Way

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McDonald’s

453 Old Hope-Princeton Way

New Golden Star 490 Wallace Street

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Olympic Flame

904 Old Hope-Princeton Way

Owl St. Café

19855 Owl Street

Panago Pizza 725 4th Avenue

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Rolly’s

888 Fraser Avenue

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Sakoon Indian Cuisine

Patio Licensed Family

272 Wallace Street

Sharon’s Deli

340A Wallace Street

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Fast Food

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761 Water Avenue

Tim Horton’s

250 Old Hope-Princeton Way

White Spot Triple O’s

587 Old Hope-Princeton Way

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Acacia House (B&B)

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Alpine Motel

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Canadas BeSt Value Inn Old Hope-Princeton Way

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City Centre Motel 455 Wallace Street

Coquihalla Eco Retreat (B&B)

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67400 Tunnell Road

Colonial 900 Motel

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Evergreen (B&B) 1208 Ryder Street

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Heritage Inn

570 Old Hope-Princeton Way

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High Hopes (B&B)

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Korean

Inn Town Motel 510 Water Avenue

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German

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477 Water Avenue

Royal Lodge Motel

580 Old Hope-Princeton Way

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Skagit Motor Inn 655 3rd Avenue

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Slumberlodge 250 Fort Street

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Swiss Chalet Motel 456 Water Avenue

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The Bears (B&B) 1075 3rd Avenue

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Coquihalla Campground 800 Kawkawa Lake Road

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Hope Valley Campground and RV Park 62280 Flood Hope Road

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Kawkawa Lake Resort 66427 Kawkawa Lake Road

Othello Tunnels Campground and RV Park 67851 Othello Road

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Telte-Yet Campground 600 Water Avenue

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>Highway 1 Anderson Creek Campground Trans Canada Hwy (Boston Bar)

Blue Lake Resort

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Bridal Falls Camperland RV Resort 53730 Bridal Falls Road (Popkum)

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Camp Bridal

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Canyon Alpine Motel and Cafe 50582 Trans Canada Hwy (Boston Bar)

Charles Hotel

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Emory Creek Campground 18 km. north of Hope on Hwy #1

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Hope River General Store and RV Park 28775 Trans Canada Hwy (Fraser Canyon)

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Surrounding Area accommodations & Restaurants

JB's Drive In

48080A Trans Canada Hwy (Boston Bar)

Mighty Fraser Motel & Fat Jack's Homestyle Diner 50865 Trans Canada Hwy (Boston Bar)

Old Town Inne Chuckwagon Bar and Grill 47555 Old Boston Bar Road (Boston Bar)

Rancher's Restaurant

53560 Bridal Falls Road (Popkum)

Simon's cafe (Hell's Gate Airtram) 43111 Trans Canada Hwy (Boston Bar)

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Somewhere Else Cafe 27052 Baker Street

Teague House B&B

30950 Trans Canada Hwy (Yale)

Ward House

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>Highway 3 Manning Park Resort 7500 Crownsnest Hwy.

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Sunshine Valley RV Resort

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Alpine Boulevard

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