Road Trips & Adventures2020-07-24T15:07:40-07:00

Road Trips & Adventures

“All Roads Lead to Hope” is a well-known expression in Hope, BC. We’ve always been a central hub for people travelling across British Columbia and Canada. Geographically, we are the meeting point of rivers, valleys, mountain ranges, and canyons: BC’s junction. Hope’s location makes it the perfect place to enjoy some of British Columbia’s finest road trips: explore the mountains and deserts of the Fraser Canyon, or stargaze on the Crowsnest, BC’s Dark Sky Highway. Experience the lush green abundance of the Fraser Valley’s farmland and vineyards; and the energy of the west coast’s vibrant cities. Or take the path less travelled and tour the rugged landscape of BC Route 7. Whatever the adventure you are seeking, you’ll find it on a highway connected to Hope!

The portion of Highway 3 within the Hope, Cascades & Canyons Region runs from Hope to East Gate (approximately 85 kms), a small cabin community on the eastern side of E.C. Manning Provincial Park. In between you will find the massive protected area of Manning Provincial Park, the small community of Sunshine Valley just outside of the West Gate of the park, and the popular roadside viewpoint at the Hope Slide. All areas offer year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, and of course the incredible night skies.
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Off the beaten path, BC Route 7 is the scenic route through BC’s Fraser Valley. Situated on the North side of the Fraser River along the stunning Coastal Mountains, Highway 7 provides some BC’s finest outdoor experiences, exclusive shopping, thrilling attractions, and breathtaking scenery. From small mountain towns like Agassiz to bustling urban centres like Coquitlam, the scenic BC Route 7 offers a taste of all things British Columbia on one trip!
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The Fraser Canyon highway is best known for its rugged beauty, opportunities for outdoor adventure, and its rich and colourful history. This incredibly scenic route winds along the mighty Fraser River, wedged between the Coastal and Cascade Mountain Ranges. Along the route, you’ll find charming communities, unique restaurants, amazing attractions, fascinating historic sites, and a deep respect for Indigenous culture. Roadside points of interest include the Historic Alexandra Bridge, The Francis Harrington Park, and Jackass Mountain. Visitors can also enjoy many canyon attractions including Tuckkwiowhum Village, Yale Historic Site, REO Rafting Resort, and Hell’s Gate Airtram.
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The bread basket of British Columbia, the Fraser Valley is famous for its rich, fertile land and the strong agricultural roots that form the foundation of the region’s communities. From the wine regions of Langley to the craft beer culture of Chilliwack, the Fraser Valley is known for its artisan-crafted quality products and farm fresh goods. Come to the valley to forage the local farm markets and create the perfect meal; and visit our wide array of world class breweries, wineries, cheese crafters, bakeries and many other specialized shops and services.
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The Gold Rush Trail begins at the mouth of the Fraser River in New Westminster and winds its way north to Barkerville Historic Town & Park, following the traditional Indigenous peoples’ trading routes utilized during the fur trade and expanded during the gold rushes of 1858-1862.

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