There are several provincial and local parks in the Hope area. All are less than a 40 minute car ride. Each park offers a unique experience and draws visitors from all over the world.
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park
Flashlights are strongly recommended for anyone walking or cycling through the Tunnels. Some are long and dark, and the gravel surface underfoot may be uneven due to erosion caused by dripping water.
Features: Campground, picnic tables, fishing, hiking, cycling and toilets. Dogs on leash are allowed.
Directions Traveling East on Highway #1, take exit 170 and turn left at the stop light at end of exit ramp. Turn right at Old Hope-Princeton Highway junction (stop light). Turn left at 6 Ave, then right on Kawkawa Lake Rd and slight left to stay on Kawkawa Lake Rd. Take second right on Othello Rd. and take first right to stay on Othello Rd. You will see parking area ahead.
The tunnels are open. Please note that parking is limited and peak times are 1:00-4:30 p.m. on weekends.
Park Map Park Brochure
Coquihalla River Provincial ParkThe public use the Coquihalla River Provincial Park as a stop off the Coquihalla Highway. It is great for resting, fishing and viewing the river and the beautiful environment. The 100 hectares along the river make up this provincial park. The ground bars and channels create the perfect environment for spawning Steelhead and other salmon. The public will enjoy visiting the park in the Fall when the Vine Maples show-off their vivid colours. The falling leaves will reveal remnants of the old Kettle Valley Railway. The railway is located 60 metres above the river on the west slope.
E.C. Manning Provincial ParkPark Map
Hope Memorial Park
Park Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Kawkawa Lake Park
Directions: From the Old Hope-Princeton Hwy, turn left on 6th Avenue and first right on Kawkawa Lake Rd. Continue on Kawkawa Lake Road for 1.5km and turn left on Lakeview Crescent. Drive a few metres until you reach the paved drive down to the park. You can park your vehicle at the entrance to the drive along the road.
Nicolum River Provincial Park
Silver Lake Provincial Park
Skagit Valley Provincial Park