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Message from the Mayor

We wish you the warmest possible welcome to our community.

In Hope, we are lucky enough to live, play and share in mother nature’s playground. The town’s location in the beautiful Hope, Cascades & Canyons region provides breathtaking vistas, amazing adventures, diverse recreation and a place to make lasting memories.

Did you know that the key provincial highways, 1, 3, 5, & 7, all meet in Hope? With over seven million vehicles passing through Hope every year, we truly are the hub of British Columbia and a growing community.

Hope is more than a place to visit. It’s a growing hub for investment and economic opportunities. Our proximity, infrastructure and full fibre-optic connectivity all support many types of industries, commercial, transportation and those with remote workers. Light Industrial, commercial and residential developments are leading to continued significant growth.

Our quality of life combined with the small-town charm makes Hope a welcoming and attractive place to call home and do business. Make sure to stop and check us out!

– Mayor Victor Smith & council

The District of Hope, located at 325 Wallace St., regulates and administers all business-related permits and licenses. They are also responsible for any inquiries related to land use and development, including zoning and other bylaws. 

The District of Hope continues to see exponential growth in the number of businesses that choose to operate in our community. To date, the District of Hope houses more than 400 businesses of various industries, such as transportation, manufacturing, retail, tourism and more.

Business licenses issued by the District of Hope

Hope Business Licenses by Year

Building permits & Construction Values issued by the District of Hope

Building Permit Stats

8 Step Process to Invest in Hope

January 1, 2019

Contact AdvantageHOPE

Ready to assist you with local metrics and statistics, information on the community, and most importantly, connecting you with the necessary resources and individuals based on your needs, AdvantageHOPE is your first point of contact. We are here to ensure your investment in our community is a success from pre-feasibility to completion.

Contact Us

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Find Suitable Property

Use the Fraser Valley Regional District GIS Tool to search land designations in the Hope area. 

Connecting with a local real estate agent provides the benefit of pre-established relationships with local stakeholders, history of the land, and an intimate knowledge of commercial and residential listings.

View Available Properties

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Zoning Bylaw

The Zoning Bylaw is used for land use management and contains provisions that regulate the use, size, height, density, and location of buildings on properties within the District of Hope.

District of Hope Zoning Bylaw

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Property Services

Contact the District of Hope for inquiries regarding available services for a specific property which may include but is not limited to: water, sewer, septic, and more. This information can also be found on the interactive GIS tool online.

FVRD Web Map

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Land Use & Development

Specific areas of the District of Hope have been designated as Development Permit areas and are identified in the Official Community Plan. Each of these areas have a set of development guidelines which specify the District’s development objectives in that area.

Land Use & Development

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Building Permits

The Community Development Department is responsible for providing information and assistance with construction, technical information, uniform standards, and zoning as it relates to building and ensuring health and safety regulations are maintained.

Apply for a Building Permit

January 1, 2019
January 1, 2019

Business Licensing

Individuals starting a business within the District of Hope require a business license. Applications are processed within 10-14 business days after submission.

Apply for a Business License

January 1, 2019