Whether you are planning to visit Hope for a few days or are just passing through, check out this list of interesting things to do while you are in the area. There are too many to feature on this page so be sure to also visit Outdoor Recreation, Indoor Recreation, Parks and Events pages to learn more about this beautiful community.
Rambo Walking Tour
The slide was large enough that it was registered as an earthquake at a nearby seismic monitoring station.
The landslide occurred 19 kilometres east of Hope, BC, hence the name "Hope Slide." Due to the enormity of the slide, Highway #3 was rerouted south and now skirts around the edge of the debris in the valley. The damage to Johnson Peak is visible from the highway. There is a vehicle pull-out area on Highway #3 where travelers can stop, view the slide and read the commemorative plaque and slide information.
The Othello Quintette Tunnels (Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park)
There are five tunnels which were built in 1914 to connect the Koutenay Region with the BC coast by rail. These tunnels were built in a straight line through the granite cliffs. The engineer Andrew McCullough was an avid reader of Shakespearean literature so he named each station of the Coquihalla subdivision after the playwright's famous characters: Lear, Jessica, Portia, Iago and Romeo & Juliet. There are breathtaking viewing opportunities as you walk along the trail, through the tunnels and on the bridges. If you visit the tunnels in late summer, you will likely see spawning salmon leaping from the river as they make their way up the Coquihalla. If you are interested in enjoying a longer walk, you can continue past the last tunnel and walk along the Kettle Valley Trail into Hope. 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.
Picnic tables, fishing, hiking, cycling and toilets. Dogs on leash are allowed.
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 the parking area ahead. Park Map Park Brochure
Hell's Gate Airtram
Geo CachingMore Hope Geocaches
White Water Rafting