sits on the banks of BC's mighty Fraser River surrounded
by the towering Cascade Mountains.
picturesque small town of Hope is strategically located at the
junctions of Highways #1, #3, #5 and #7, so it offers a wide
variety of lodging, accommodations, services and recreation
early history of the area comes to life not only in the Hope
Museum, but in many of the surrounding attractions such as
the Yale Historic Site, the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park
and the Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park. At the Hope museum,
learn more about Simon Fraser who came this way in his search
for a route to the Pacific and of the Hudson's Bay Company
who followed and established Fort Hope and nearby Fort Yale;
of the thousands of miners seeking riches during the Fraser
River Gold Rush; the sternwheelers; railroaders; and early
pioneers. The rich culture of the Sto:Lo aboriginal peoples
is vividly depicted alongside the European culture.
has been used by Hollywood as a filming location for many
major motion pictures so the scenery in and around the town
may look familiar to visitors. Hope is therefore known as
the birthplace of the Rambo character played by Sylvester
Stallone, as this is where the initial Rambo film - "First
Blood" - was made. There are self guided "First
Blood" filming location tour maps available at the Hope
Visitor Centre & Museum Complex along with Rambo memorabilia
on display and Rambo souvenirs for sale. Other movies made
in Hope include "Fire With Fire", "Shoot to
Kill" and "Hope Springs".
north and east, travelers can definitely look upon Hope as
a gateway to British Columbia's outdoor adventure opportunities.
With so many sights and activities nearby, Hope is a daytrippers'
paradise. From Hope they can gaze upon such diverse sights
as towering mountain peaks, the mighty Fraser River, remote
wilderness valleys and various lakes and streams as well as
historical spots. These intriguing sights can lead to such
outdoor adventure activities as river rafting, rock hounding,
camping, hiking, gold panning and skiing.
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There are a number of hotels and motels in Hope and the
surrounding area as well as private and provincial campsites
in the vicinity.
42 m. (138 ft.).
Hope, British Columbia is at the junctions of BC Highways
#1, #3, #5 and #7 so is easily accessed from all parts of BC
and the US. It is 53 km (33 mi.) east of Chilliwack on Highway
1, 184 km (110 mi.) southwest of Kamloops via the Coquihalla
Pass on Highway 5 or 275 km (171 miles) via the scenic Fraser
& Thompson canyon route on Highway 1. The community is served
by Greyhound bus lines and Via Rail passenger railway lines.
Facilities & Activities: Golf course, Hope Recreation Complex
(indoor aquatic centre, ice arena, fitness facilities, curling
rink), campgrounds, fishing, soaring, mountain biking, hiking,
skiing, gold panning, rock hounding, whitewater rafting, fishing.
fresh air experiences in Manning Provincial Park visit Manning
Attractions: Hope Arts Gallery, Muskwa Gallery native crafts,
Hope Museum, Christ Church Anglican National Historic Site,
Manning Provincial Park, Skagit Valley Provincial Park, Hope
Slide, Hell's Gate Airtram , self-guided tour of chainsaw wood
carvings, Othello-Quintette Tunnels in the Coquihalla Canyon
Provincial Park, Yale Historic Site, Alexandra Bridge Provincial
Park, Bridal Falls Provincial
Park, Minter Gardens and Bridal Falls Waterpark.
- Hope Flightfest
- Canada Day Celebrations August
- International Chainsaw Carvings Competition September
- Hope Brigade Days Festival
Visitor Centre (open year round)
919 Water Ave., Box 370,
Hope, BC, V0X 1L0
Telephone: (604) 869-2021
Coast & Mountains Tourism Region
1651 Commercial Drive #270,
Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3Y3
Tel: (604) 739-9011
Toll Free: 1-800-667-3306
Fax: (604) 739-0153