About Us


The Hope Business and Development Society (HBDS) is a non-profit organization and was created in 2009 to oversee the completion and execution of the newly identified Economic Development Plan on behalf of the District of Hope, British Columbia.

The HBDS leads economic development & tourism in a vibrant community with an exceptional quality of life.  The HBDS manages the investment portfolio, the Hope Cascade & Canyons Tourism Region, Lifestyle initiatives, and the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Visitor Centre & Museum for the community of Hope.

The HBDS operates as an arm’s length organization funded by the District of Hope working on various initiatives with goals set but not limited to:

  • Population growth that is able to sustain the service needs of residents and the labor market needs of the economy.
  • A base of sustainable jobs that will allow residents to earn a reasonable living within the community.
  • Protection of quality of life that have made Hope an attractive place to live.
  • A diversified economic base that is able to meet the local budget need to improve District finances.
  • Promoting a business-friendly atmosphere that fosters growth and development, helping to balance the municipal tax load.
  • Continuing to become recognized as a provincial tourism destination, increasing sources of sustainable revenue to the community.
  • Developing a vibrant downtown core that will attract residents and visitors and build a greater sense of community pride.

These goals are achieved through business and resident attraction, as well as marketing the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Tourism Region.