Hope, BC has a vibrant culture that celebrates the arts and local artisans. Learn about Hope’s culture by visiting our museum, art gallery or Japanese Friendship Garden. Or take a stroll through town and view all of our 30+ chainsaw carvings and find out why we are tagged The Chainsaw Capital.
Hope has been appropriately tagged as the Chainsaw Carving Capital. As you spend time in Hope, you will quickly notice the 30 plus chainsaw carvings proudly displayed around the town centre. The carvings often feature local wildlife such as eagles, mountain sheep, bears and cougars to name a few. Many of the carvings displayed were created by local wood carvers Pete Ryan and Randy Swope.
There is a self-guided walking tour map which is available at the Hope Arts Gallery.
Address: 349 Fort St, Hope, BC, V0X 1L0 | Phone: 604-869-2408 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrations, Festivals & Competitions
Hope Flight FestHope Flight Fest Facebook Page
Canada Day Classic Car ShowHope Motor Sports Group Website
Chainsaw Carving Competition
Brigade Days Website
Vagabond Film Show
- Film Types: Adventure, documentary, travel, animation and comedy.
- Film Length: Films must be 3 minutes or less.
- Film Format: Films should be rendered into a .mov file at the highest possible quality (size).
- Submitting Your Film: There is a submission fee of $20 that can be dropped off at the Blue Moose Coffee House in a marked envelope. There is a Dropbox.com account for your video to be uploaded to. Contact Dan Pereda by email to receive your upload access info. email@example.com. Important Note: Only films shortlisted will be played the night of the Vagabond. You need to be there to see if your film has been chosen.
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival at Hope Cinema
The Hope Arts Gallery displays a broad variety of art including: paintings, pottery, sculptures, photography, drawings, jewellery, basketry and fabric arts. There is also a gift shop where visitors can buy cards and gifts. The gallery is operated by volunteers from the Hope Arts Guild. Pick up a map for the self-guided Art Walk tour in Hope. Artist receptions take place through out the year and feature the next gallery exhibit. Visit the Hope & District Arts Council’s website for more information on artist receptions.
Address: 349 Fort St, Hope, BC, V0X 1L0 | Phone: 604-869-2408 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHope & District Arts Council Website
The Japanese Friendship Garden in Hope Memorial Park was presented to the town of Hope on July 27, 1991. The garden was built by local Japanese Canadians to commemorate the Japanese interned during World War II in the Tashme Camp, located approximately 20km east of Hope on Highway 3. The small garden consists of yew hedges, three large cherry trees, pond and stone waterfall. As well as hostas, ferns, black pine and japanese maples. A small stone lantern at the north end of the pond reads, “Erected through proceeds from the 1976 Tashme Reunion held at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. Don Mills, Toronto Ontario.”
Hope Mountain Market, located in the unique setting of the old growth forest of Memorial Park at Wallace Street, features quality goods from local artisans, crafters, farmers, and a variety of small businesses. Enjoy the beautiful park setting and live acoustic music while you shop. Within the market vicinity you will find a playground, picnic tables, restaurants and shopping.
The market offers an opportunity for local farmers and business people to present their goods and products in a casual outdoor setting. It offers shoppers the opportunity to support small businesses and to buy local. Travelers passing through can stop for a rest and supplies at the market, then discover downtown Hope and all it has to offer.Market Facebook Page
If you are interested in learning more about Hope’s heritage, visit the Hope Museum. Open year-round, the museum depicts various periods of Hope’s growth, history, and culture. Exhibits include First Nations culture, Fort Hope, Fraser Canyon Gold Rush, Kettle Valley Railway, early pioneers, logging and mining. A historical setting display includes a kitchen, parlour, and school room. Admission by donation.
Address: 919 Water Avenue, Hope, BC V0X 1L0
Phone: 604-869-2021 | email@example.com
During July and August, the Hope & District Arts Council holds concerts in the Memorial Park at Wallace St. every Saturday from 12:00-2:00pm.Council Website
Hope Performing Arts Community Theatre Company (PACT) is a community group that helps local residents explore their theatrical talents. PACT is always looking for new members and creative volunteers to help with performances, production, props, set and costume design. People of all ages are welcome to join. They perform a couple of plays each year and usually during Brigade Days. Visit their Facebook page or our events page to find out about future performances.
They are also taking donations which they can use for props and costumes.Theatre Company Facebook Group
Winery & Brewery
Hope has a local wine and beer maker in town. Hope Brewing Co. invites all beer and wine lovers to their store to experience the fun of brewing. Hope BC has the best tasting water in the province and it makes a big difference to the taste of the wine and beer. Hope Brewing Co. brews high quality beers and ales using the Cask system for lager fermentation. They also carry a large selection of award winning on-premise and take home retail wine making kits. Their knowledgeable staff will help you choose the kit that perfectly suits your needs.
532 Wallace Street, Hope, BC V0X 1L0 | 604-869-7582 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Store Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm | Will stay open later upon requestHope Brewing Co. Website