Here to Stay: Recognizing Hope’s Long-Standing Businesses and Welcoming New Businesses

If you’ve ever considered opening a business in Hope, you’ll find inspiration in the many long-standing businesses that have found great success here. Not only have these establishments stood the demanding tests of time and economic fluctuations, but the even more challenging trials of recent natural disasters and the pandemic.

Hope’s tight-knit community is incredibly supportive and known to band together through thick and thin, helping our businesses grow and thrive. And in return, our businesses have extended a helping hand, as during the devastating floods of 2021. Just as its residents opened their doors to those in need, countless shops and services stepped forward to aid the thousands of travelers stranded in town, offering food, shelter, and other essentials. Hope has proven to be a small town with incredibly big hearts, and our local businesses add a solid foundation to this rich and vibrant community.

Our wide range of long-time businesses offer a unique variety of products and services, and this, along with spectacular natural surroundings, helps to attract visitors by the tens of thousands each year. Below, we have listed a wide range of long-standing Hope businesses. And if you’re thinking of starting or bringing your own to Hope, start here!


From a quick bite at a café to a sit-down meal at a fine dining establishment, local eateries serve fresh and flavourful fare to suit any appetite and budget. Here are some of our longest-serving pubs, cafés, and restaurants:

Special mention goes to Home Restaurant, which celebrates a whopping 70 years in Hope in 2023!

Blue Moose Coffee House
Hanky’s Family Restaurant
Hope Outdoors
Hope Pizza Place
Hope Sushi
Kibo Sushi
Kimchi Korean & Japanese Restaurant
Kingpin Lounge
New Goldenstar Restaurant
Owl Street Café
Rolly’s Restaurant
Sharon’s Deli and Lunch Bar
Silver Chalice Pub

You’ll find even more dining establishments here.


These establishments have served up engaging experiences for decades:

Hope Cinema
Hope Golf & Country Club
Hope Arts Gallery & Giftshop

You’ll find even more experiences and attractions here.


Part of Hope’s immense charm is its unique medley of shops and services. These long-time shops have been offering quality products and indispensable services for many years:

Artisan’s Attic & Fudgery
Baker’s Books
Beadifferent Canada
Canyon Automotive
Erica Press
Hope Feeds & Pet Supply
Hope Towing
Muskwa Gallery & Indian Crafts
Nuway Traders
Sixth Avenue Sports
The Rolling Pin Bakery
Treehouse Health Foods
Valley Helicopters

Find even more shops and services here.


Recent years have seen an influx of new businesses in Hope, including (but certainly not limited to):

HMI Skate Park
Hope Bike & Kayak Rentals
Kerfuffle Creations
Mountainview Brewing Co.
SKT Market
The Washtub Laundrette
The Tree Hugger Wellness Bar

Not only do these unique businesses thrive here, it’s worth noting that Hope has also proven to be an incredibly viable location for franchises. Many have joined the community in recent years and are enjoying brisk productivity from both locals and tourists alike!

Let us help you become the next new business on our list! Take the first step by learning about the District of Hope’s 8-Step Process to Invest in Hope. With quick processing times for permits and licenses, along with competitive development costs, your dream business will come to life sooner than you think! We encourage you to explore everything Hope has to offer, including the incredible lifestyle this incredible community provides. We think you’ll see why investing in Hope for the long run is a wise idea!

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