Hope was originally known as Ts’qo:ls by Sto:lo community who have lived in Hope for thousands of years. In 1808 Simon Fraser with the Hudson’s Bay Company scouting trails and sites for fur trade posts which lead to the construction of Fort Hope in 1848. Hope was incorporated as a village in 1929 and became a town in 1965, which was later reincorporated as the District of Hope in 1992. Today we are a small mountain town that connects the Fraser Canyon and the Fraser Valley. We are a hub for outdoor activities and adventures. Check out this list of 12 things you need to experience when you visit the Hope, Cascades & Canyons region!
1. REO Rafting Resort
Located in the Nahatlatch River Valley the REO Rafting & Yoga resort offers an unparalleled outdoor experience!
2. Hope Mountain Trail
The First Viewpoint is 450 meters above Hope!
3. The Fraser River
The Spring melt rises the level of our rivers bringing a whole new view of the surrounding area.
4. Schkam Lake / Lake of the Woods
Most know this as Lake of the Woods but it’s actual name is Schkam Lake which is derived from the Halq̓eméylem word Sqàm which translates to calm water.
5. The Dark Sky Highway
The night sky is as mysterious as it is stunning, especially when viewed in our prime star gazing conditions.
6. Coquihalla Summit
The Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area is home to stunning views like this, as seen from Yak Peak – a steep, granite peak on the Zopkios Ridge.
7. Coquihalla River
The Coquihalla rivers name comes from the Halq̓eméylem word Kw’ikw’iyá:la which means “stingy place”. Stó:lō oral history speaks of a pool near the mouth of what is now known as the Coquihalla River named named Skw’éxwe, where they would go to spear suckerfish. The story tells of the underwater people named s’ó:lmexw who would grab the spears, preventing fish from being caught.
8. Manning Park Resort
The snow is falling the mountains are calling!
Manning Park Alpine Ski Area
Hit the slopes at Manning Park Resort for one of your best days of the ski season!
9. Thacker Marsh
Embraced by stunning mountain views all around and beautiful wildlife within, Thacker Marsh in Hope is a sparkling little gem!
10. Hell’s Gate Airtram
A trip to Hope, Cascades & Canyons is not complete without a visit to Hell’s Gate Airtram! This fully suspended gondola that brings down into the Fraser Canyon where you can visit the village below and cross the suspension bridge giving you some of the most incredible views of the Fraser Canyon. (Currently closed due to Covid-19 please visit their website for opening dates)
11. Cascade Mountain Range
The stunning mountain terrain surrounding Hope provides endless opportunities for winter exploring, snowshoeing, skiing, and snowmobiling, all while basking in spectacular, panoramic views!
12. Historic Alexandra Suspension Bridge
There is nothing quite like a visit to this Historic Bridge in the Fraser Canyon.
Looking for more inspiration for you future visit to Hope? Visit our PLAN YOU TRIP page for more ideas!
𝘋𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘶𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘺, 𝘸𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘪𝘯𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘷𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘴. 𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘥𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦𝘭. 𝘏𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦, 𝘸𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬. 𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘸, 𝘸𝘦’𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘢 𝘷𝘪𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘫𝘰𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘨𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦.