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Sometimes hope is what is needed to get us through tough times. From those of us who literally live in Hope, we extend our wish for a warm and welcoming visit to our community. Hope remains an extraordinary locale for all types of visits by providing incredible scenery, adventure, and recreation. Our quality of life has a lot to offer, combining small town charm with city amenities and proximity to almost any service you may wish. It wouldn’t be unexpected that during your visit, you could be found peering into the windows of our real estate offices as you consider living here. Hope is also a growing hub for investment and economic development. Our proximity, infrastructure, and full fibreoptic connectivity supports many types of industry, commercial, and home-based business. Sitting astride the key provincial highway intersection of Highways 1, 3, 5, and 7 gives Hope a key advantage of being close to both Lower Mainland and Interior markets. Many of our current businesses comfortably serve provincial and national markets. Imagine how great it would be to work and live in this outstanding and growing community. Mayor Peter Robb, District of Hope

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KW’IK-W’IYA:LA Looking Back Hope can trace its roots back 8,000 – 10,000 years ago with the Stó:lō First Nations settlements The Indigenous settlement period starts with the first traces of people living in the Fraser Valley, when the Stó:lō First Nations were in the area. An important Stó:lō community was located where the District of Hope sits today. The community, called Ts’qo:ls, was a major population and transportation hub, home to thousands of people, and an essential stopping point for trade between nearby communities. In late 1782, a smallpox epidemic among the Stó:lō killed thousands, an estimated two thirds of the population. The

European settlement period of Hope history begins in 1808. Explorer Simon Fraser arrived in what is now Hope, and the Hudson’s Bay Company created the Fort Hope trading post in 1848. The area was transformed by the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, beginning in 1858. The following year Governor James Douglas laid out the Fort Hope townsite. Hope became part of the Colony of British Columbia when the new British colony was created on August 2, 1858. Along with the rest of British Columbia, Hope became part of Canada in 1871. In 1858, miners from across Canada and the United States started flooding the Fraser Canyon in search of gold and riches. The influx of gold, money, and people made it necessary to build safer and more substantial routes through the Canyon; thus, the Cariboo Wagon Road was built (by hand, pick, and shovel) between 1862 and 1864. In 1885, predominantly Chinese labourers completed the Canadian Pacific Railway. This line connected B.C. to the rest of the country. In less than 77 years, travel in the canyon had gone from canoes and ladders to a major national rail line. Hope incorporated as a Village on April 6, 1929, became a town on January 1, 1965, and was incorporated as a District Municipality named the District of Hope on December 7, 1992.

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DOWNTOWN

HOPE

Downtown Hope is bordered by mountains and the rushing waters of the Coquihalla and Fraser Rivers. Shops, restaurants and cafés line the streets.

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SUMMER FUN!

More Than Tha a Gift Shop

Seasonal items • Gift bags, cards & wrap Pet Supplies • Kitchenware • Garden items Lucky Dollar Plus Store LocaLLy oWned & operated.

444 Wallace St. Hope 604-869-8297 (downtown Hope)

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Explore the Unique Charm that Awaits Find beauty and adventure in every corner In the centre of town, Hope Memorial Park provides a green space for children to play. Sporting and music events, markets and more take place there. Our famous chainsaw carvings can be spotted all around, adding to the eclectic charm. Explore Hollywood North and see filming sites of a range of movies and shows, including Rambo: First Blood.

Not your ordinary drugstore

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There is Something for Everyone! At the junctions of highways 1, 3, 5 & 7 the Hope, Cascades & Canyons region offers a unique opportunity to experience a new adventure every day that makes you want to stay and explore them all. All of these adventures can be found within two hours of downtown Hope.

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Hope, BC is more than just a place to pee, It’s the place to be Jonny Harris, Still Standing Photo by Chris Armstrong, courtesy of Frantic Films

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Highway 1 West

Fraser Valley

Bridal Falls waterslides 28 mins

Chilliwack Tulip & Sunflower festivals

Shopping High Street Centre

42 mins

1 hr

BC Place

Vancouver Aquarium

1 hr 50 mins

2 hrs

Stanley Park 2 hrs

Highway 1 North

Fraser Canyon

Yale Historic Site

Hell’s Gate

REO Rafting

26 mins

48 mins

1 hr 36 mins

Highway 3 Hope Slide

Tashme Museum

ATV Sunshine Valley

Manning Park

18 mins

20 mins

20 mins

56 mins

Highway 5 Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area 36 mins

KVR Bike Route from Coquihalla Summit to Portia

Highway 7 Syexw Cho:leqw Adventure Park

Eagle Festival in Harrison

Mission Museum

15 mins

40 mins

1 hr

SPARC Radio Museum in Coquitlam 1 hr 25 mins

The Act in Pitt Meadows 1 hr 30 mins

Also known as the Lougheed Highway, Route 7BC provides a scenic alternative between Vancouver and Hope that is off the beaten path. Highway 7 is the ideal route for motorcycle, RV and cycling trips. Less traffic and an array of communities, restaurants, hikes and attractions await those who are eager to slow down and embrace the journey. Make sure to visit the Syéxw Chó:leqw Adventure Park near Ruby Creek, halfway between Agassiz and Hope, with mixed use and mountain bike trails, as well as a 90,000 square foot playground.

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PARKS &

GARDENS

Memorial Park Memorial Park features Hope’s most iconic chainsaw carvings. This vibrant, multi-use park has a bandstand, picnic area, playground, basketball courts, street hockey courts, tennis courts and washrooms.

Centennial Park At the foot of Wallace Street on Water Avenue, take in the beautiful views of the Fraser River. Directly across from the park is Welqamex Island. Archaeological discoveries on the island include a large Stó:lō Village with many pit houses. The island is also home to a blue heron nesting site.

Hope’s (off-leash) Dog Park Hope’s only off-leash dog park is located between the curling rink and Diamond #1 at Sixth Ave Sports Field.

Hope Skate Parks Hope has both an indoor and outdoor skate park. The outdoor one is located behind the Hope Recreation Centre. The indoor park is owned and operated by HMI Inc. and is located at 840 5th Ave.

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SLEEP HERE

King & Queen beds • WIFI • A/C In-room coffee & fridges • Kitchen units available Close to restaurants • Free parking

377 Old Hope Princeton Way, Hope 604.869.7107 • 1.888.530.1995 www.hopeinnandsuites.com

Japanese Friendship Garden The Japanese Friendship Garden (adjacent to Memorial Park) was built in 1991 and is dedicated to the 2,600 Japanese – Canadians who were interned at Tashme (23 Kilometres east of Hope in Sunshine Valley) during the Second World War.

Kawkawa Lake Day Use Area One of the most popular summer spots in Hope, where you can enjoy a roped-off swimming area, picnic area, playground, change rooms and washrooms.

Thacker Regional Park Featuring bird and animal watching, biking, hiking and spawning salmon. The hike around the channel is an easy 1 km walk suitable for people of all ages. For those looking for a longer walk or bike ride, carry on past the Kettle Valley Railway marker through to the Othello Tunnels.

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We Make it Your Way Party sandwich platters • Cookie platters Soups • Chips • Lunch box to go

Coquihalla River Community Park Located at 805 Kawkawa Lake Rd., the Coquihalla River Community Park includes the Hope Bike Park – which boasts pump tracks, dirt jumps and other features for beginner, intermediate and advanced riders, as well as our new Disc Golf Course.

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ARTs

& CULTURE Hope Art Machine The Art Machine offers affordable classes and workspace for beginners and experts of all ages. Everyone is welcome.

Hope Arts Gallery For those looking to take a piece of Hope home with them, the Hope Arts Gallery showcases some of Hope’s best artists in permanent and rotating exhibits. Both the Art Machine and Gallery are operated by the Hope and District Arts Council at 349 Fort St.

Chainsaw Carvings

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Local carver Pete Ryan, who passed away in January 2021, transformed a diseased Douglas fir into a work of art in 1991. Today, over 70 carvings throughout the community are maintained by Hope Communities in Bloom volunteers. Pick up the Hope Art Walk map to find all 70+ carvings. For more information on the biennial chainsaw carving competition, see pages 16 and 17 of this guide.

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HOPE ARTS GALLERY & GIFT SHOP OPEN Wed. - Sun. 11 am - 3 pm 604-869-2408 CLOSED Dec. 25 - Jan. 31

Hope Mountain Market The Hope Mountain Market (Saturdays in Memorial Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June through September) features a variety of handmade, homegrown, home-baked, and fair-trade items from a variety of vendors and artists. Visit facebook.com/hopemountainmarket for details.

Hope Farmers Market May long weekend to September long weekend, every Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., located on 3rd and Wallace. Flowers, baked goods and produce are just some of the products available each week. Proudly sponsored by the District of Hope and the Hope Chamber of Commerce.

Concerts In The Park A free series featuring every style of music through July and August. Concerts run Fridays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the bandstand in Memorial Park. Presented by the Hope District Arts Council. Visit hopedistrictartscouncil.com for more information. Visitor Guide

ART MACHINE Classes & Workshops

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CHAINSAW CARVING CAPITAL

World-Class Competition and Creativity Hope is known globally for its world class carvings Every other summer, carving artists from around the world converge in Hope’s Memorial Park for four days to show off their skills with a chainsaw. Since the carving of a Douglas fir trunk in 1991, Hope’s worked tirelessly at solidifying itself as the world leader in chainsaw carvings.

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Hope lost one of its original carvers last year. Pete Ryan passed away in January 2021 but he left a legacy of carvings all over the region, including the large bear that stands in downtown Hope, marmots at East and West Gate in Manning Park and many other carvings throughout the community. Pete was also known globally through two TV series, Saw Dogs and Carver Kings. In past years, renowned artists like Ryan Cook, Ryan Villiers, Mark Colp and Chris Folz have competed at Hope’s World-Class Chainsaw Competition. Mark your calendar. The next competition takes place in Hope in the Summer of 2023.

A New Attraction Check out Hope’s newest carving. Rambo now keeps watch over the comings and going in downtown Hope. See page 62.

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SPORTS

We’re Ready to Host Events

Venues

Hope is serious about supporting events and sports organizers, whether they are local groups or teams visiting the surrounding area. Hope, Cascades & Canyons is a dedicated and active sports community, confident in ensuring all recreational staff are committed to delivering the best customer service to your teams, fans and visitors while ensuring your experience is seamless from the time you arrive to the moment you leave.

Hope, Cascades & Canyons believes in its commitment to enriching the community we serve while providing customers and guests with the best experience possible. Our experienced team delivers opportunities and options for those looking to host niche events and technical sports at every venue we manage, big or small – winter to summer. For more information or to book your event please contact Shannon Jones at shannon@hopebc.ca

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Our Region is Host to the Following: Hope Recreation Complex

Hope Bike Park

1005 6 Ave, Hope

456 Kawkawa Lake Rd, Hope

Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre

Hope Sports and Entertainment Bowl

1005 6 Ave, Hope

Hope Arena

1005 6 Ave, Hope

Hope Curling Club

900 Golf Course Rd, Hope

Reo Rafting Resort | Technical White Water Sports

27915 Trans-Canada Hwy, Hope

Hope Golf and Country Club

1005 6 Ave, Hope

Camp Squeah

1055 6 Ave, Hope

61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Rd, Boston Bar

Manning Park Resort | Winter Sports / Summer Wilderness Sports

Nickel Mine Road | Motor Sports Fraser Cascade School District 78 The Syéxw Chó:leqw Adventure Park

7500 BC-3, Manning Park

Popkum Motor Park & Hope Sports Bowl | Motorsports

Plus: Numerous multipurpose trails Indoor & outdoor skate park Four soccer fields Two baseball diamonds Two tennis courts Five indoor gymnasiums Three basketball courts One bowling alley Racquetball Pickleball Long & short distance trails Three motor sport venues Two public pools Ice & curling rink Numerous halls & conference rooms

54500 Bridal Falls Rd, Rosedale

HOPE & AREA RECREATION CENTRE

ARENA Best ice in BC Dry floor programs in summer

POOL 25-metre lap pool Leisure pool with spray features Hot tub, sauna, & steam room

FITNESS Cardio & weight room Fitness classes

EVENTS Celebrate Canada Day with us Meeting rooms available to rent

RECREATION, CULTURE & AIRPARK SERVICES

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EVENTS

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

February 11 – 14

March 11 – 13

April 2

SWEETHEART GETAWAY DRAW

ANNUAL MIXED BONSPIEL

SEEDY SATURDAY & OPEN HOUSE

Every Friday May 20 – Sept. 2

March 12

April 23

FAMILY SNOWSHOE

EARTH DAY EVENT

Hope & Dist. Chamber of Commerce February 26

WOMEN’S SNOWSHOE

Hope Mountain Centre Manning Park

Hope Curling Club

Hope Mountain Centre Manning Park March 25 -27

SCWHL/B.C. CHAMPIONSHIP South Coast Women’s Hockey League

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Hope Community Garden

Hope & Dist. Chamber of Commerce and Hope Communities in Bloom April 29 – May 1

HOPE PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

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FARMER’S MARKET Hope & Dist. Chamber of Commerce 3rd Ave. downtown Hope Every Saturday May 28 – Sept. 10

HOPE MOUNTAIN MARKET

Memorial Park – downtown Hope


JUNE

AUGUST

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

June 11

August 7

October 1 – 31

November 12

TRASH 2 TREASURE Hope Communities in Bloom

Sunshine Valley SHOW & SHINE

PURPLE LIGHTS EVENTS

SADIE HAWKINS DAY

June 21

August 20

NATIONAL ABORIGINAL DAY

SUMMER SIDEWALK SALE

June 25 & 26

HOPE INVITATIONAL SWIM MEET

SEPTEMBER

The River Monsters Swim Club Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre

September 9 – 11

June 26

HOPE BRIGADE DAYS

GEARUP 4 CF

Bicycle Ride through Hope

July 1

HOPE SHOW & SHINE Hope Motorsports & Hope Valley Cruisers July 2 & 3

CAR SHOW EVENTS Hope Motorsports & Hope Valley Cruisers

October 7 – 9

FIRST BLOOD 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION October 8

BLUE PUMPKIN SALE

Hope & Dist. Chamber of Commerce November 19

ANNUAL CRAFT SALE Beta Sigma Phi

Hope Community Garden

DECEMBER

September 10

October 14 & 15

ANNUAL RUBBER DUCK RACE

OCTOBERFEST

December 3

Hope Rotary Club

JULY

All month throughout Hope

September 24

GARLIC SALE

Hope Community Garden

Mountainview Brewing

HOPE HOLIDAY FEST

October 29

December 10

PUMPKIN SMASH Hope Motorsports

PUBLIC SKATE Hope Rotary Club

September 24

BACKYARD BASH HMI Skate Park In September

BCIHL Games Start BC Intercollegiate Hockey League

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NATIONAL

HISTORIC SITE

Christ Church Built by the Royal Engineers Christ Church National Historic Site (681 Fraser Ave.) has housed a congregation since its consecration in 1861. 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. Interpretive

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CHRIST CHURCH Anglican Church of Canada & National Historic Site | CONSECRATED 1861

Priest in Charge REV. TIM MORGAN - Vicar Wed. Morning Service 8AM • Sun. Worship 10AM www.anglican-hope.ca • Corner of Park & Fraser St. • 604-869-5402

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MT. HOPE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH Pastor Okumu (Charles) Lomudak Saturday Morning

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.

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HOPE UNITED CHURCH SUNDAY SERVICE • 10:00 am Rev. Dianne Astle • Jill Last CDM

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TRADITION

Brigade Days

Events:

The community’s annual celebration In 1968, a local service station owner and Hope Lions Club member named Ken James decided that Hope deserved to celebrate the end of another successful tourism season. Named in honour of our fur trading history, Hope Brigade Days and its mascot, Briggie Pete, have signaled the end of summer for the community ever since. As Hope has transitioned over the past 54 years, so have the list of events. Motorsports, food trucks, amusement park rides and an outdoor concert are some of the yearly highlights. Brigade Days takes place this year from September 9 to 11, 2022. Wristbands provide access to the weekend’s events and are available at participating retailers. For more information and a full list of events, check out brigadedays.com.

Motorsports Stock car races Parade Outdoor concerts The Hope Hustle Midway Ken James 2-Pitch Softball Tournament Food Trucks Beer Garden & more!

SEPTEMBER 9, 10 & 11, 2022 • Motorsports • Food Trucks • Outdoor Concert • Parade • Family Activities • Midway & More

https://brigadedays.com

Come enjoy Hope & all it has to offer at this great community event! Visitor Guide

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When you drive over the highway between Hope and Kaleden, you are travelling back into history. You are following the approximate route of the Hudson’s Bay Company brigade trails, by which the wealth of trade goods and furs was carried between Fort Langley and the little-known interior…This highway from Hope, through Princeton to Kaleden, actually is the last link completing a communication system joining the Pacific seaboard and the Okanagan and ultimately the Kootenay… This route has much of the same significance it had when it was a brigade trail. It will speed produce from the Interior to Coast markets. It will provide a romantic and picturesque adventure for travelers. It will bring new people, new trade and new opportunity to the country it serves.

The above is an excerpt from the program of the Grand Opening of the Hope-Princeton Highway in 1949. In May of 2019, the 70th Anniversary was recognized with the installation of a Mile 0 post. The towering post is located at the corner of Old Hope Princeton Way and Sixth Avenue, and has signs pointing in the direction of far-off locations. Photo by Ray Daws

Shop where the locals shop!

Seasonal local produce In-store butcher Great prices & daily featured items

489 Wallace St. Hope (next to the government liquor store)

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SWIMMING HOLES Photo by Shelley Empey

Plan your Dip Float, boat, picnic or play

Silver Lake

Kawkawa Creek (Sucker’s Creek)

This cooler lake boasts a spectacular mountain backdrop. Access to the boat launch (electric motors only) and day-use area is through Silver Lake Campground.

This lake offers a shallow water play area, a sandy beach and lots of room to relax. There is no lifeguard on duty and the creek empties directly into the Coquihalla River.

Lake of the Woods

Kawkawa Lake

This fast-warming lake is usually the first lake to be ready for swimming. As motors are prohibited, it is a quiet place for both swimmers and paddlers. There is no public boat rental available. A day-use area includes picnic tables and washrooms.

With a boat launch, boat accessible cliffs, and a roped-off swimming area, Kawkawa Lake is a family’s dream. A playground, picnic tables and washroom facilities are available for day use. There are no boat rentals or lifeguard on duty.

Located in Silver Lake Provincial Park, 12 km south of Hope

Located in Thacker Regional Park

five minutes north of Hope on Highway 1

10 minutes from downtown Hope along Kawkawa Lake Road

Riverside camping at it’s best!

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HIKER’S PARADISE Newest

Longest

Dragon’s Back Trail

HBC Trail

Round Trip Distance: 6.7 km Time: 3.5 hours

One-way Distance: 75 km Time: Multi-day trail

Hope’s newest trail is also known by the Halqemeylem name Kw’okw’echiwel Stl’aleqem, meaning “Lookout of the Two-Headed Serpent.”

This 166-year-old trail crosses the Cascade Mountains from Hope to Otter Lake (Tulameen). This fur ‘brigade trail’ is the reason Fort Hope was built by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) in 1848.

The trail starts at approximately the 1.7 km mark on Silver Skagit Road and takes you approximately 3 km from the trailhead to a lookout over Hope, with an amazing view. There are switchbacks and cedar staircases to guide you through some of the tougher uphill terrain. Check at the HCC Visitor Information Centre for trail condition.

You can access the trail via four different Forest Service Roads (FSRs): Peers Creek, Sowaqua Creek, Jacobson Lake, and Lodestone Lake.

For information on all of our hiking trails pick up a free copy of the Trails of Hope map at the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Visitor Centre.

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Beginner Flood Falls Round Trip Distance: 1.5 km Time: 30 minutes

Just off the freeway, this short hike to a waterfall is perfect for families. It’s fun to do on rainy days too, when the extra water makes the waterfall even more spectacular. On the coldest winter days you might even see the frozen falls.

Intermediate Hope Lookout Round Trip Distance: 4 km Time: 3 hours

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.

Advanced Tikwalus Trail Round Trip Distance: 8.2 km Time: 5 hours

Hikers will enjoy this beautiful mountain lake, which offers good fishing and pretty lakeshore sites for overnight camping. The trail passes through old-growth forest and features beautiful waterfalls along the way.

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BIKING

Paradise for Pedalling A nice mix of trails for families, beginners and those looking for more challenging terrain The mountains around Hope are on track to become the next great biking destination. Riders searching for a pulse-pounding adventure will find challenging terrain to test their skills. Those wanting a more relaxed experience will find it cycling beautiful and well-maintained trails.

Enjoy

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BMX Hope Skateboard Park Located behind the Hope Recreation Centre (1005 6th Ave), the popular skateboard park is adjacent to the Hope Bike Park. An expansion is being planned, so veteran riders will have new features in the coming years.

The Bike Park Part of the Coquihalla River Community Park, located on Kawkawa Lake Road, Hope Bike Park is the perfect place for riders to learn new skills before hitting the trails in the mountains. This bike park boasts pump tracks, dirt jumps and other features for beginner, intermediate and advance riders. Logzillla awaits those who dare!

Light Trails Kettle Valley Railway: Hope-Othello Beginner | 10km (roundtrip)

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.

Rotary Nature Trails Beginner | 2km (roundtrip)

With 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 and also connects to the Town Bike Route.

Downhill & Cross-Country Trails Mt. Hope Lookout Advanced | 3km (roundtrip)

The mountain bike trails on Mt. Hope start 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 Intermediate | 12km (roundtrip)

Step OUTSIDE with us!

The HBC Trail from Peers Creek is open for mountain biking to Manson’s Camp (the first campground). The trail is mostly double-track. There is a short section of rock-slide near the beginning of the trail that riders may have to hike past.

Poland Lake

Gorilla & Macho Mango

Backpacking and camping

Single track Black Diamond - Gorilla is 2.3 km Mango Macho is 1.1 km

Hiking and snowshoeing

Two of our fairly new technical downhill trails are connected as the Gorilla branches to Macho Mango. Both are rated SingleTrack Black Diamond and feature jumps and drops with steep technical areas.

Outdoor skills training Bird blitz

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Start at Strawberry Flats and climb past the ski hill to a beautiful alpine lake (with camping for those looking for an overnight adventure). This trail is not technical and offers riders incredible views of the Hozameen mountain range.

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BREATHTAKING

VIEWS

Photo by Crystal Wiebe

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A Bird’s Eye The views around Hope are unbeatable Hope offers some of the best conditions for gliding in the province. When westerly winds from the Fraser Valley hit the local mountains they create strong upward columns of air that can keep gliders in flight for hours. From April to October, visitors can catch a glimpse of the gliders soaring from the mountains and over the town. The Vancouver Soaring Association – based out of the Fraser Valley Regional District’s Airpark in Hope – offers introductory flights and training courses. Check them out at vancouversoaring.com.

Helicopter Tours For visitors who prefer an engine, Valley Helicopters offers incredible tours. Tours include: •

Fly-by mountain tour for a chance to see mountain goats on Mount Ogilvie

Coast Mountain tour, including Old Settler Peak

Drop-off tour to the summit of Mount Hope for an hour of solitude

Wedding photos in the most incredible settings

Custom tours to fit your needs

For more information visit valleyhelicopters.ca.

Regional Airpark

One of the BEST TURF RUNWAYS. • Flight centre & observation deck • Waiting area, showers & washrooms • Daily, weekly, monthly & annual tie down rates • Competitive aviation fuel sales • Wi-Fi 62720 Airport Road, Hope, BC 604-869-2819 or 604-869-2304 www.fvrd.ca

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Lights, Camera, Action Hope has a solid connection to Hollywood that continues to grow In 1981, Sylvester Stallone and his film crew took over Hope to film Rambo: First Blood and introduced Hollywood to British Columbia. Every year, thousands of people visit Hope from around the world to see their favourite filming locations. In the fall of 2022, the 40th Anniversary of the movie release will be celebrated. See page 2 in this magazine.

HOLLYWOOD NORTH

Since then, more than 15 feature films, including the recently released super natural horror movie Antlers, produced by award winning producer Guillermo del Toro, have been filmed in the area. Several Hallmark films have used Hope’s downtown shopfronts and Memorial Park as stand-ins for quaint Christmas towns. Our diverse history has also made Hope a popular location for documentary filming. In 2009, local filmmaker Eva Wunderman chronicled the 1858 conflict between First Nations and European gold seekers in Canyon War. Our rugged terrain is perhaps best highlighted in the Discovery Channel show Highway Thru Hell. The series follows Hope’s own Jamie Davis and his crew as they work to keep local highways open for truckers during unpredictable winter weather.

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• Pizza • Pasta • Boneless Bites • Breadsticks • Cinnabon & more Take-out or Delivery 604-869-2228 • 761 Water Ave. Hope www.pizzahut.ca

HERITAGE INN Comfort in the heart of Hope!

Hope Golf and Country Club Pristine nine-hole course Surrounded by spectacular mountains and bordered by the mighty Fraser and Coquihalla rivers, the Hope Golf and Country Club is one of the prettiest courses in all of B.C. However, the extreme atmospheric river and devastating floods in November 2021 left a large portion of the course under water, when the Coquihalla River breached its dike at hole number 8. The course will be in a massive rebuild, with the removal of sand, trees and river debris from the greens and fairways in the spring of 2022. Please check hopegolfclub.com for updates and information on when the course will be ready for play once again.

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THE

RIVER PEOPLE

First Nations Roots

Tribal Groups

Stó:lō history going back 9,000 Years The town of Hope sits on traditional Stó:lō territory – the original name for the village was Ts’qo:ls. Thousands of years of Stó:lō and Nlaka’pamux life, work and play are written into the rivers and mountains of Hope and the surrounding area. Stó:lō are part of the Halq’eméylem language group, which is part of the Coast Salish family of languages. “Stó:lō” is the Halq’eméylem word for the [Fraser] river, thus Stó:lō are “the river people.” Thanks to a concerted effort by the Stó:lō Nation and the school district, there is increasingly more traditional language training. Halq’eméylem classes are now part of elementary education in the district. Stó:lō history in this area goes back 9,000 years. Salmon and cedar allowed for permanent settlements and an elaborate social system. When the Hudson Bay Company set up Fort Hope in 1848 and 30,000 miners flooded the region in 1858, life was forever changed in the Fraser Canyon.

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FISHING

Hook, Line and Sinker A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity Hope, Cascades & Canyons is world renowned for its salmon and sturgeon fishing, but there are more species in our rivers and lakes than those iconic fish.

Fraser River sturgeon fishing is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Book a guided trip on the Fraser between April and October to have a chance to battle the largest freshwater fish in the world.

There is no question fishers from all over the Lower Mainland converge on the region when the sockeye, spring and pink are running.

For those looking for something smaller, check out the following lakes, rivers and streams: •

Kawkawa Lake – one of the most unique fisheries in the Upper Fraser Valley

Public access points on the Fraser River include: •

Wardle Street

Lake of the Woods

Rupert Street

Jones, Ross and Silver Lakes

The north end of the Fraser Bridge

F.H. Barber Provincial Park – located off Highway 1 west of Hope at exit 153 (Laidlaw/Jones Lake)

Skagit River – considered by some to be the best dry fly stream in the province

Silver Creek

Coquihalla River

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SPAWNING Watch the Up-river Fight

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Find the right place and the right time to join the action Salmon 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 vary considerably, the major salmon run typically starts in Hope in October. Late September Chum Late October Coho June, July, and August Steelhead October Kokanee

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Interpretive signs at Thacker Regional Park (Sucker’s Creek) explore the unique challenges facing salmon in our rivers and streams. The first bridge in Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park is the best place to see the summer steelhead run. The streams on the east side of Kawkawa Lake are the best place to see the Kokanee show off their fall colours.

Top places to see fish spawning: Sucker’s Creek Rotary Trails Othello Tunnels Visitor Guide

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EXPLORE THE

CASCADES

Photo by Holiday Trails RV Resorts/Facebook

Sunshine Valley A scenic little community nestled in the mountains 19 kilometres east of Hope along Highway 3, Sunshine Valley has hundreds of kilometres of trails perfectly designed for snowshoeing, ATVs, snowmobiles, hiking, and biking. They wind their way through the forests of the Sumallo and Nicolum River valleys. Its shallow lake offers paddling in the summer and skating in the winter. In 1942, the Canadian government created a coastal exclusion zone and Japanese-Canadians living within that zone were interned in camps across the country. Between 1942 and 1946, approximately 2,600 people were interned at Sunshine Valley, then called Tashme. The name Tashme is derived from the last names of the men responsible for the camp: Taylor, Shirras and Mead. After the war, a significant number of internees stayed in the area and built a vibrant Japanese-Canadian community in Hope. The museum on the site now receives visitors from around the world, including dignitaries from Japan, and movie stars like George Takei from Star Trek. A 20-acre RV resort is located within the community which includes cabins and a convenience store plus an indoor and outdoor pool. The resort hosts many events throughout the year, including family dances and New Year’s Eve fireworks.

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The Hope Slide One of the largest recorded landslides in Canadian history In the early morning hours of January 9, 1965 – a mere sixteen 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 100 million tonnes of debris travelled 60 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, 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. Today, visitors travelling along Highway 3 are actually driving 55 metres above the original highway surface. At the Hope Slide viewpoint, visitors can see the scars that were left on Johnson Peak and Mt. Coulter by the slide.

Photos by BC Ministry of Transportation

History of Canada’s largest Japanese Canadian internment camp of the second world war. 604-869-7070 tashmemuseum@gmail.com Saturday & Sunday 10am - 4pm Reserva�ons required Monday - Friday

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PARKS

& CAMPING

Manning Park A four-season resort Manning Park Resort, located in the E. C. Manning Provincial Park, has a year-round hotel, cabins and chalet, which complements the park’s numerous campgrounds and makes this a place for everyone. The resort’s 140-seat Alpine Room is perfect for weddings, reunions and conferences.

Summer

Camping

During the summer months, visitors to the park can enjoy canoeing and swimming at Lightning Lake and hike a variety of trails that wind through alpine meadows.

There are four original campgrounds in the park for summer use: Lightning Lake, Cold Spring, Hampton and Mule Deer. Some or all of their sites are reservable along with flush toilets and access to drinking water. The Lone Duck campground is available for summer group camping and is 100 percent reservable.

Winter Manning Park Resort boasts alpine and nordic resort skiing and snowboarding, snowshoe trails, lift-serviced tubing, lessons, a quad lift and an outdoor skating rink.

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Fully Serviced Campground The Skyview Campground offers 62 sites, with 30 more sites opening in the summer of 2022. This new campground is located near the Lightning Lake day-use area, and all of the sites have hookups for water, 50-amp power and sewer, making it the first fully serviced campground for BC Parks. There is also a heated shower building, which enhances your winter camping experience.

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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, Lightning Lake Loop and Cascades Lookout.

Star Gazing BC Highway 3, known as the Crowsnest Highway, has also been known as the Dark Sky Highway for many years. There are no major cities along this route, which in turn limits light pollution at night. Manning Park offers some of the best stargazing around. With multiple viewing locations and very limited light pollution, the views are incredible. Some recommended star gazing locations are the Lightning Lake Day-use area, Cascade Lookout (in the summer) or even Windy Joe’s Field near the resort. Watch for Dark Sky events scheduled throughout the year, such as guided snowshoe and Nordic tours.

E.C. Manning Park is one of the most popular parks in B.C. averaging more than one million visitors every year. To learn more visit manningpark.com.

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WEST CASCADES Popkum & Bridal Falls

Features:

This community is a great day trip from Hope, located only 20 minutes west along Highway 1. Popkum (meaning ‘puff ball’ and referring to a plant which grows in the area) is the former site of a village dating back to the 1700s.

Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park Bridal Falls Waterpark Popkum Motor Park Bridal Falls Golf Club Cheam Lake Regional Park

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FRASER CANYON

Take in All Seven Tunnels 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 traditional transportation routes through the canyon were not suitable for the massive influx of people after the Fraser River Gold Rush in 1858. First a mule trail (1858) and then the Cariboo Wagon Road (1863) allowed for the overland travel of miners and supplies. A section of the original mule trail is visible near the southern entrance to Hell’s Gate Tunnel. Sections of the Cariboo Wagon Road can be seen at a pullout south of the Yale Tunnel and at Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park. The original Alexandra Bridge was the main river crossing the 600 km road from Fort Yale to Barkerville. Travel between communities in the canyon changed immeasurably when the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed in 1885. The Canadian National Railway (on the opposite bank of the Fraser) was completed in 1915. The first automobile road came in 1926, but the modern highway wasn’t completed until the early 1960s. The highway today passes through seven tunnels that were blasted through the sheer rock face by road engineers in the late 1950s. These tunnels range in length from 57 to 610 metres (11th longest tunnel in Canada).

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YALE

HISTORIC SITE

Yale - A Living History Step back in time Yale – established by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1848 – was once the largest city north of San Francisco and west of Chicago. 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.

The wickedest little settlement in British Columbia Step back in time and learn how the gold rush helped shape British Columbia. A hands-on, interactive experience where you can pan for gold, explorer a miner’s camp and visit one of the oldest churches in B.C.

Yale Historic Site is home to a number of original buildings to explore. Creighton House holds the museum’s collection. On the grounds, enter the Living History Tent City and experience the early days of the Fraser River Gold Rush, with canvas tents, wood buildings, general store, saloon and blacksmith shop and even boardwalks. You can also try your hand at gold panning on site or on the banks of the Fraser River. Built in 1863, Yale’s St. John the Divine is one of the oldest surviving churches in B.C. Regular services are no longer held there, but it is available for weddings, special events and daily tours.

www.historicyale.ca thehistoricyalesite@gmail.com 604-863-2324 (Check our website for COVID updates)

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Relive 19th century life and book an overnight stay in the original family home of Johnny Ward. Reserve your stay through Airbnb.ca. The Ward Teahouse next door offers homestyle meals in a cozy and charming atmosphere. Go to historicyale.ca for hours of operation and COVID-19 updates.

Experience the charm of 19th century life at THE JOHNNY WARD HOUSE Step back in time and delight in the original 1880’s family home of Johnny Ward with a unique overnight experience in Historic Yale just steps away from the Fraser River! Soak in a beautiful clawfoot bathtub, check out the wood cookstove in the kitchen, and relax on the lovely covered porch. 64905 Albert St., Yale, BC 604-863-2324 www.historicyale.ca

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GOLD RUSH

The Fraser River Gold Rush Instrumental in the foundation of British Columbia as a colony 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.

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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, miners from the United States started to venture north.

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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. This came to be known as the Canyon War. 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, establishing a company of soldiers in the region and lobbying London for full colony status.

Places to Pan:

Contact: Sunny Fedorick 604-897-9862 • Victor Smith 604-869-1338

Hope from the confluence of the Fraser and Coquihalla rivers to the Fraser River bridge Yale at the bottom of Albert Street Hell’s Gate at the lower terminal

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FIRST NATIONS HISTORY Photo by Bon Graham/Stolotourism.com

Stó:lō and Nlaka’pamux Thousands of years of their life, work and play is written into the rivers and mountains of Hope and the surrounding area The Fraser River – considered to be the greatest salmon river on earth - is called ‘Stó:lō’ by the people who share its name. It has always been their greatest source of food and the five species of Pacific salmon that travel upstream throughout the year are a foundation of traditional Stó:lō culture. The abundant and reliable salmon resource allowed the Stó:lō to live in permanent settlements and nourished the development of elaborate social systems, art and technology. Another of the most valuable resources in the region was the cedar tree, which was used in all aspects of First Nations life. Along the Tikwalus Heritage Trail – just north of Hope in the heart of Nlaka’pamux territory – hikers can see evidence of cedar

gathering, on the culturally modified trees, which dot the trail. By 1848, Hudson Bay Company forts such as Hope and Yale gave the First Nations access to a wider variety of trade goods, such as steel tools, cooking pots and guns. Several villages opted to move closer to HBC forts to better enable trade. The gold rush of 1858 changed Stó:lō and Nlaka’pamux life forever as 30,000 miners flooded their territory. By 1864, large reserves were set aside for the Stó:lō, but these were cut by 92 percent in 1867, leaving less than 10 acres per family. Today, the Stó:lō are still engaged in negotiations with government over resources, rights and title within their traditional territory.

Stó:lō Cultural Tours Consider taking a guided Bad Rock Tour, through Stó:lō Tourism. Enjoy the majestic mountains and waterways of the Upper Fraser Valley on a tour departing from Chilliwack destined for the scenic Fraser Canyon above historic Yale. Listen and learn about the unique relationship between the Stó:lō, “the River People,” their land and their environment. For more information, visit stolotourism.com/tours.

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WHITEWATER

ACTION Adrenaline Rush

Experience the thrill of the area’s legendary rapids The story of British Columbia cannot be told without the story of its rivers. Hope, Cascades & Canyons has some of the best rafting and paddling in the province. For white-water kayakers with experience and their own gear, adventure awaits on the Coquihalla River, Skagit River and Silver Creek. Depending on snow pack and river levels, commercial rafting in the area typically starts in early June on the Coquihalla and Nahatlatch rivers. Like the season in which they are run, these rivers are fast and fun. Rafting on the Coquihalla and the Nahatlatch typically ends July 1.

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A paddle or power trip down the Thompson River is the adventure you have been waiting for. Hot sun, pristine swimming holes, and roller-coaster-sized waves characterize a day-trip on the Thompson. 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 (1375 km). The best time to run the Fraser is late July to early September. Family-run rafting companies with experienced guides are here to help visitors of all skill and comfort levels find a suitable trip.

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Nahatlatch Valley Boston Bar/North Bend is the gateway to adventure in the Nahatlatch Valley. Waterfalls, pristine lakes, lush forests and a wild river are waiting for you in the heart of the Nahatlatch. One of the main attractions in the Nahatlatch Valley is its world-class 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. There are 37 rapids in the 14 kilometres from Francis Lake to the Fraser River. The river is commercially rafted in the early summer. Camping is available at Nahatlatch Provincial Park, along the upper Nahatlatch River. There are three jade-green lakes in the Nahatlatch Valley that offer boating, fishing and relaxation.

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• Francis Lake (25 km) • Hannah Lake (26 km) • Nahatlatch Lake (29 km) - the largest To reach the Nahatlatch Valley Turn off Highway 1 at Boston Bar, cross the Cog Harrington Bridge into North Bend, and follow the winding road into the valley.

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HISTORY

& RECREATION

Boston Bar & North Bend Fascinating history and natural beauty awaits In the heart of the Fraser Canyon, 50 minutes north of Hope, lie the twin communities of Boston Bar and North Bend. The original settlement on the west side of the river was a Nlaka’pamux village called Koiaum. In what has become a familiar story in the canyon, the Fraser River Gold Rush changed the people and places forever. American miners chasing the mother lode settled in the area and renamed the village Boston Bar in the 1860s. When the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed in 1885 Boston Bar moved to the east side of the river and the western town was renamed North Bend. From 1940-1986, an aerial ferry connected the two communities. When the ferry was replaced with the Cog Harrington Bridge, it was moved to Francis Harrington Park in downtown Boston Bar. Visitors can now explore the history of the aerial ferry and the two communities it served through a series of interpretive signs. The Heritage Room at the Old North Bend Primary School has a number of exhibits about the history of Boston Bar and North Bend. This facility is operated by volunteers.

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Tuckkwiowhum Village Tuckkwiowhum (Tuck-we-ohm) Village – adjacent to Anderson Creek Campground – is a First Nations heritage site and village located in Nlaka’pamux territory, five km south of Boston Bar.

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Visitors are given an opportunity to experience a traditional Nlaka’pamux.

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HELL’S GATE Suspend Above the Mighty Faser A 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 Fraser River as a place “where no human being should ever venture, for surely we have encountered the gates of hell.” Aboriginal guides led Fraser and his crew over rope ladders strung from the cliffs above the turbulent river. Blasting during the construction of the Canadian National Railway in 1913 resulted in a landslide that wiped out millions of salmon and seemed to permanently block their upriver spawning path. In 1937, Canada and the U.S. worked together to create the International Fishways, a series of ladders which allow salmon to navigate the rapids at Hell’s Gate. The Fraser River’s entire flow of water from its 135,185 km2 watershed rushes through the narrow gorge at 757 million litres per minute. At 40 km/h, twice the volume of Niagara Falls roars through during spring run-off in May/June.

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The Airtrams The upper terminal, is 244 metres above the Fraser River and is where 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 salmon. There is also gold panning, observation decks, and a suspension bridge. A gift shop, fudge shop and cafe are also located at the lower terminal. Hell’s Gate Airtram is a 40 minute drive northeast of Hope on Highway 1. For more information go to hellsgateairtram.com.


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The ideal place to start your adventure The Visitor Centre is just a short walk from downtown Hope where we offer free parking and free wi-fi on-site, as well as a gift shop with guides, maps and souvenirs. We are open seven days per week year-round, so feel free to stop by and say hello. Please note that the Hope Museum is currently closed for renovations.

Hope Cascades & Canyons Visitor Centre Contact: 604-869-2021 or vc@hopebc.ca Hours of operation: May long weekend to Thanksgiving: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily Thanksgiving to May long weekend: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. weekends

Seasonal Visitor Centres Historic Yale & Fraser Canyon Visitor Centre 31187 Douglas Street, Yale, BC 20 minutes from downtown Hope

Manning Park & Highway 3 Visitor Centre 919 Water Avenue, Hope, BC

1 km east of Manning Park Lodge on Highway 3, 50 minutes from downtown Hope

Snacks & Coffee to go • Diesel • Propane (auto & cylinder)

191 Hope-Princeton Hwy., Hope

Self-Serve at the Junction of Hwys 1 & 3 (across from Tim Hortons)

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Embrace the Lifestyle Hope is situated at the hub of highways connecting every region in the province Located at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley, Hope embraces the lifestyle of a small mountain community and working or owning a business in a town like this has its advantages. Your work-to-life balance is a whole lot more plausible with no traffic jams and an average commute of just ten minutes. Productivity is maximized whether you are a virtual commuter working from home, a professional in the community, or an entrepreneur operating your own business. The dramatic beauty of the town inspires creativity and the small-town feel allows you to build meaningful relationships with your neighbours and your clients. With an amazing cohort of service clubs and volunteers that bring this town to life, working together to build legacies and friendships is second nature. Meeting people with similar interests is easy through Hope’s many social clubs and events. Safe neighborhoods; small class sizes at our schools; excellent parks and playgrounds; and a newly updated Recreation Centre make this a young family’s ideal place to raise kids. There are three lakes in the area, indoor and outdoor skate parks, ice and curling rinks, mountain bike skills park and more. Visitor Guide

Hope is a retirement paradise housing all of the amenities for your golden years. The community is accessible and pedestrian friendly, with several social clubs and activities for active seniors. We have medical offices, trusted pharmacies and a hospital with a blood and X-ray lab. Care transit volunteer drivers are available to bring seniors or those with mobility needs to specialist appointments in Chilliwack. There are senior housing options ranging from independent living, to assisted living and long-term residential care. Situated at the junction of four major highways, on the mighty Fraser River, surrounded by two railroads, a regional airpark and private heliport, Hope is a natural gateway for distributing and exporting goods between the Lower Mainland and the Okanagan/Interior. For more information on business opportunities or investing in Hope, BC, please contact AdvantageHOPE at economicdevelopment@hopebc.ca.

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Rambo is Back in Town

Downtown Hope, where one of Hollywood North’s first blockbusters, First Blood, was filmed, has a permanent red cedar that is a reminder of the movie. The carving of John J. Rambo, Sylvester Stallone’s character, was installed in August 2020, and was officially approved by Sly himself, according to his Instagram account @officialslystallone.

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EAT

In Hope

patio

licensed

family

fast food

cafe

A&W

HOPE PIZZA PLACE 875 Water Avenue

PANAGO PIZZA

590 Old Hope-Princeton Way

BLUE MOOSE COFFEE HOUSE

HOPE SUSHI

PIZZA HUT

BOOSTER JUICE

KAN YON RESTAURANT & TEA SHOP

RICKY’S ALL DAY GRILLE

DAIRY QUEEN

KIBO

SHARON’S DELI

267 King Street

340A Wallace Street

FAIRWAYS GRILL & PATIO

KIMCHI

SPICE & GRILL

821A 6th Avenue

575 Old Hope-Princeton Way (see ad pg 16)

FLAMES PIZZAS & PASTA

KINGPIN LOUNGE

STARBUCKS

322 Wallace Street (see ad pg 17)

590 Old Hope-Princeton Way

817 Water Avenue

900 Golf Course Road

468 Wallace Street

725 4th Avenue (see ad pg 15)

377 Old Hope-Princeton Way

761 Water Avenue (see ad pg 38)

800 3rd Avenue

584 Wallace Street

90700 Klassen Road

590 Old Hope-Princeton Way

HANKY’S RESTAURANT

MCDONALD’S

SUBWAY

453 Old Hope-Princeton Way

761 Water Avenue (see ad pg 13)

HOME RESTAURANT

NEW GOLDEN STAR

TIM HORTONS

490 Wallace Street

250 Old Hope-Princeton Way

HOPE LOCAL HOUSE SILVER CHALICE PUB

OWL ST. CAFE

WHITE SPOT TRIPLE O’S

HOPE MOUNTAIN CAFE

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

621 6th Avenue

665 Old Hope-Princeton Way (see ad pg 6)

587 Hope-Princeton Way

19855 Owl Street

19974 Silverview Road (see ad pg 18)

293 Wallace Street

590 Old Hope-Princeton Way

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STAY

In Hope

cost

wifi

breakfast

kitchenette

rec pass

ALPINE MOTEL (see ad pg 16) 505 Old Hope-Princeton Way

HOLIDAY MOTEL & RV RESORT

RED ROOF INN

BEST CONTINENTAL MOTEL

HOPE CITY CENTRE MOTEL

ROYAL LODGE MOTEL

COLONIAL 900 MOTEL

HOPE INN & SUITES

SKAGIT MOTOR INN

(see ad pg 13) 377 Old Hope-Princeton Way

(see ad pg 37) 655 3rd Avenue

COQUIHALLA MOTEL

INN TOWN MOTEL

SLUMBERLODGE

DEERPARKHAVEN FARM (FARM STAY)

LUCKY STRIKE MOTEL

SWISS CHALETS MOTEL

EVERGREEN B&B

MOUNT HOPE B&B

TRAVELODGE

HERITAGE INN (see ad pg 38)

PARK MOTEL

WINDSOR MOTEL

(see ad pg 39) 860 Fraser Avenue

900 Old Hope-Princeton Way

724 Old Hope-Princeton Way

63950 Old Yale Road

455 Wallace Street

510 Water Avenue

504 Old Hope-Princeton Way

21701 Union Bar Road

1208 Ryder Street

570 Old Hope-Princeton Way

21029 Anson Place

832 4th Avenue

HIGH HOPES B&B

21623 Thacker Mountain Road

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pool/hot tub

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477 Water Avenue

580 Old Hope-Princeton Way

250 Fort Street

(see ad pg 41) 456 Water Avenue

350 Old Hope-Princeton Way

778 3rd Avenue

pet friendly


CAMP

In Hope

hook-up

shower

laundry

sani-dump

pool

CARIBOO TRAIL PARK

SILVER LAKE PROVINCIAL PARK

COQUIHALLA CAMPGROUND (see ad pg 25)

SKAGIT VALLEY PROVINCIAL PARK

HOLIDAY MOTEL AND RV RESORT

TELTE-YET CAMPGROUND

HOPE VALLEY CAMPGROUND & RV PARK

WILDROSE CAMPGROUND & RV PARK (see ad pg 30)

22885 Trans Canada Highway

wifi

12 km south on Silver Skagit Road

38 km south on Silver Skagit Road

800 Kawkawa Lake Road

65950 Old Yale Road

600 Water Avenue

62280 Flood Hope Road

62030 Flood Hope Road

Year-round cabins rentals are available at Manning Park Resort, located 67 km southeast of Hope, on Highway 3. Check out manningpark.com for availability. Visitor Guide

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VISIT

Cascades & Canyons

kitchenette

pet friendly

pool

motel

camping

restaurant

ANDERSON CREEK CAMPGROUND

EMORY CREEK CAMPGROUND

SIMON’S CAFE (HELL’S GATE AIRTRAM)

BLUE LAKE RESORT

HOPE RIVER GENERAL STORE & EMORY BAR RV PARK (see ad pg 53)

SOMEWHERE ELSE CAFE

28775 Trans Canada Highway (Fraser Canyon)

27052 Baker Street (Dogwood Valley)

BRIDAL FALLS CAMPERLAND RV RESORT & MOTEL

JB’S DRIVE IN

TEAGUE HOUSE B&B

CAMP BRIDAL

MIGHTY FRASER MOTEL & FAT JACK’S HOMESTYLE DINER

WARD TEA HOUSE & B&B

OLD TOWN INNE CHUCKWAGON BAR & GRILL

MANNING PARK RESORT

47555 Old Boston Bar Road (Boston Bar)

(see ad pg 45) 7500 Crowsnest Highway

CANYON ALPINE CAMPGROUND & RV PARK

RANCHER’S RESTAURANT

SUNSHINE VALLEY RV RESORT

CHARLES HOTEL

REO RAFTING RESORT (see ad pg 55) 61755 Nahatlatch Forest Service Road (Boston Bar)

COQUIHALLA LAKES LODGE

Trans Canada Highway (Boston Bar)

63452 Blue Lake Road (Boston Bar)

53730 Bridal Falls Road (Popkum)

53870 Bridal Falls Road (Popkum)

CANYON ALPINE MOTEL & CAFE 50582 Trans Canada Highway (Boston Bar)

48115 Trans Canada Highway (Boston Bar)

48115 Trans Canada Highway (Boston Bar)

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wifi

Trans Canada Highway (18 km north of Hope)

48080A Trans Canada Highway (Boston Bar)

50865 Trans Canada Highway (Boston Bar)

53560 Bridal Falls Road (Popkum)

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43111 Trans Canada Highway (Boston Bar)

30950 Trans Canada Highway (Yale)

(see ad pg 49) 31187 Douglas Street (Yale)

14850 Alpine Boulevard (Sunshine Valley)

35600 Coquihalla Lakes Road


On November 15th Hope, Cascades & Canyons experienced what is known as an atmospheric river triggering flooding, landslides and destruction, closing all highways connecting to Hope, B.C. This event left more than 1,200 people stranded and the entire town and surrounding areas without power. I have always been proud to live in Hope, but nothing compares to the pride that I felt as I watched the actions of fellow residents, first responders, businesses and volunteers who came together to support those who were stranded. It did not occur to me until after they had all left and our bulletin boards were filled with many thanks and amazing stories of the kindness they experienced while they were here. Then, I read one post which changed everything for me: “The people of Hope you were truly amazing I can’t thank you all enough for what you did and are doing for all trapped while your town was in its own crisis...” – That was the first moment I realized that we ourselves were within our own crisis as well and I was surrounded by people who I believe had also not given a thought to that either. Yes, we could see the effects around us and the unbelievable damage to the infrastructure within our region, but all this town really saw was that people were stranded in their cars, people who needed beds, food & a friend. Our residents opened their homes, schools, and churches. Volunteers came from every direction; it was so heartwarming and selfless. I want to say thank you to every single person who helped in any way. If you were a business that opened without power to give shelter, or if you brought in generators so that you could make pizza to give away, Trans Mountain, Kiewit and Enbridge who did not hesitate to get their equipment out and to start clearing debris, making monetary donations to the churches and service clubs who opened their doors, or our first responders who spent days out in the stormy conditions putting others above themselves: thank you! To the Indigenous Peoples who gave shelter, food and kindness, School District No. 78 and Fraser Health for endless days of volunteer time, we thank you! To our grocery store employees, again, you pulled through with long days and an unexpected overflow of customers. I did not see a single complaint from one person about their experience while they were here. To those who flew in food and supplies or offered flights and boat rides out

of town, thank you! I know that it will be a long time before I can hear a helicopter fly overhead without thinking of this time in life and a feeling of appreciation for all of you. Your efforts and compassion for our town will never be forgotten. For the crews who worked around the clock, such as Emil Anderson and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, to clear the highways and make sure that they were safe again, thank you! To all 1,200 plus of you who were stranding here, we know it must have been so stressful and challenging and we have heard nothing but stories of your kindness and patience with our residents and volunteers. Thank you for that! Thank you for recognizing the efforts of our town and showing such appreciation. Some of the very first messages I saw were from Destination BC employees checking in and asking what they can do to help. I am so lucky to work in an industry that no matter how hard we are hit, whether it is one of us or all of us, we are always there for each other and we come out stronger every single time. The Fraser Valley Group has faced many “moments in history” over the past two years and every single time it amazes me. We have become very close through all of our challenges, and I will be forever grateful for all of them. Finally, I want to say thank you to the amazing team that I am so fortunate to work with. Our Visitor Centre staff did not miss a beat no matter the call. There was no limit to what they were willing to do to help. To Connect Media, your team’s ability to gather information and get reliable resources out as needed, no matter what time day or night needs to be recognized. Not only what you have done for Hope, Cascades & Canyons throughout this time, but what you have done for the Fraser Valley and for the tourism industry as a whole. From me personally, thank you to all of you! We cannot wait to welcome visitors back to explore our region once again. Its slightly humorous that our new campaign for Hope, Cascades & Canyons is Freedom without Boundaries, which found a whole new meaning this November. It now means that when you visit HCC, no matter the circumstance, there are no boundaries to what our community will do for one another or our guests in a time of need and without constraint... and these days, with everything that is going on in the world, that is the true definition of freedom.

Shannon Jones Executive Director

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