To Do in HopeBC
The Silver Hope Creek drains from Silver Lake in the Skagit Watershed.
Hope's unique blend of coastal and interior climates make it a haven for a large variety of birds. Over two hundred bird species have been recorded in Manning Park alone.
Downhill and cross-country skiing are offered at Manning Park . There is also snowshoeing, snowmobiling, sledding and skating. Here is their webcam with today's conditions.
Kawkawa Lake, Lake of the Woods, Silver Lake and numerous other nearby lakes offer tranquil paddling. The Coquihalla River and the Fraser River at various times are good entry level kayking rivers. Harrison Lake is only 45 minutes away by car.
Challenge the local white water and try a river rafting trip with Fraser River Raft Expeditions. A little further along in the canyon visit the spectacular Hells Gate Airtram. Make a point of stopping at Elvis Rocks the Canyon for a meal or their excellent pie!
All the highways in the Hope area have ample paved shoulders or twinned lanes for safe road cycling. The Coquihalla Highway or Highway 3 to Manning Park is a scenic challenge for the seasoned rider. Logging roads galore and the Kettle Valley Railway offer excellent mountain biking opportunities. This cyclist is a great resource.
Lake fishing for trout, fly fishing for steelhead, river fishing for salmon in the Fraser River!
Visit the Hunter Creek Rest area and follow the self guided forestry trail.
Visit the Hope airport and try soaring with the Vancouver Soaring Association . Hope is one of the best soaring locations in the country.
Hope's beautiful nine-hole golf course is along the Coquihalla River, an intimidating water trap!
Millions of dollars worth of gold were gleaned from this local area during the gold rush. Come find the flakes left for you.
Hope truly is a great hiking destination. Good maps are available at the Hope Infocenter. Scheduled outdoor events are often scheduled by the Hope Mountain Centre for Outdoor Learning .
Breathtaking vistas of the local area plus the experience of flying between the mountains while enjoying the live dialogue of a professional pilot at the controls. Well worth the time and experience. Valley Helicopters is a local provider of these tours.
Non members welcome - no charge. 869-7412
Transcend time as you search for elusive gold and experience the full range of emotions that thousands of men faced on a daily basis a hundred and fifty years ago! The Yale Historical Society runs programs, has a museum and can answer all your family's questions about life in this Gold Rush Town.
If you enjoy fishing here during the summer, try us during the winter!
Experts say there are more than 600 varieties of rock to be found in our area - many of them semi-precious.
Are you part of this hi-tech hunting game? Here's some local info for you!
10 public courts, owned jointly by District of Hope and School District #78. They are located at Memorial Park, C.E. Barry School and Silver Creek Elementary School.
Take the "First Blood" walking tour and/or the chainsaw carving walking tour! Pick up your maps at the Visitor InfoCentre.
Photos by Justin Brown
Hope Arts Gallery offers art walks, exhibitions and art workshops.
Admission is Free
Visit Christ Church (Anglican) National Historic Site. Check the website for visitor hours and more information.
7:30 p.m. 5 nights per week, sometimes more! Cheap Tuesday night showings. Info here .
The Hope Library is part of the Fraser Valley Regional Library system. It has free public Internet access and can be found at: 1005 Sixth Avenue
Located next to the arena on sixth avenue. Offers a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, childrens' pool, and fitness centre. The Hope Library is also in this great facility.
The Hope Arena is part of the aquatic / library arena complex and used by approximately 28 area hockey teams (minor, junior and men's leagues), local figure skating and for public skating.
Operated by the Hope Curling Club, with 4 sheets of ice and 130 members. Mens', ladies' and mixed leagues. Three major bonspiels are hosted each year.
Bowling Alley/Racquetball, located at the corner of Wallace and 6th Avenue. Offers eight 5-pin bowling lanes and 1 racquetball court.