Hope Chainsaw Carvings
In Hope, you will quickly notice the 80 plus chainsaw carvings proudly displayed around the town centre. Hope has been appropriately tagged as the Chainsaw Carving Capital. You will find a self-guided walking tour map available at the Visitor Centre (919 Water Avenue). The carvings often feature local wildlife such as eagles, mountain sheep, bears and cougars to name a few. Many of the carvings displayed are the creations of local wood carvers Pete Ryan and Randy Swope. Hope hosts an International Wood Carving Competition in late summer (every two years). Carvers from all over the world travel here to compete. The 2015 winner is on display in front of District Hall on the corner of Wallace and Third. Be sure to visit the Events page for upcoming events such as this when planning your vacation.