Nestled in deep wilderness at the base of the Cascade Mountains, the pretty little town of Hope sits on a wide sweeping curve of the mighty Fraser River, guarding the entrance to the Fraser River Canyon.
The Native Heritage of the Hope and Fraser Canyon area is rich in culture and tradition. The Sto:lo people can trace their heritage back between 9,000 and 11,000 years. That history goes hand in hand with life on the Fraser River.
The colourful history of this one time Hudson Bay Company fur trading fort and Gold Rush town is depicted at the Hope Museum, at the corner of Water Street and the Trans Canada Highway. Exhibits include the Home Gold Mill, a complete gold concentrator erected at the Pipestern Mine in 1932, and now entirely restored at the museum.
This is truly the Chainsaw Carving Capital of Canada, with over two dozen large wooden sculptures scattered throughout the downtown core. These carvings, which can be viewed on the Hope Arts and Carving Walk, feature local wildlife, including eagles, bears, mountain sheep and cougars.
Hope and the Fraser Canyon are a dream for bird watchers, as the unique blend of coastal and interior climates make it a haven for a huge variety of birds. Greenwood Island across from Hope is a blue heron sanctuary where the large birds nest year after year. Each year the large dead trees that line the river provide roosts for the many bald eagles that follow the spawning salmon upstream. Manning Park holds a summer Bird Blitz, a bird count that is a fun event for experienced and novice birders alike.
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