The town of Hope is located on TransCanada Highway 1, about 30 minutes East of
Chilliwack, and more than 1.5 hours East of Vancouver. BC Highways 3
(Crowsnest) and 5 (Coquihalla) split from Highway 1 around Hope too. We visited Hope
and walked around this small town on a glorious sunny day. Hope is a
pleasant small town, with very few people on the streets after 7 PM.
Perhaps, the situation is different when it is warm. We spent the night
in Hope, and were woken up several times by the noise of the passing
trains. As the track runs pretty much through the middle of the town, it
would be problematic to have a good night sleep in Hope. At least, the
fuel prices were good. There is also a hospital in
1. Experience Hope,
urges this sign as you follow Highway 1 near its split with Highway 5.
Hope British Columbia Highway Sign
2. A short while later you are in Hope on Highway 1. On the right side
is the town, on the left is the river, and here is the intersection of Highway 1 and Wallace
Street. Note the gas price at the Shell station - 96.9. It stayed the
same the next day - about 15 cents better than in Vancouver.
TransCanada Highway 1 in Hope British Columbia
3. There are several carvings on the left side of
Highway 1 .
Carving in Hope British Columbia
4. The head of another one.
Eagle carving in Hope British Columbia Canada
5. We then went into the town for a walk, and found
this cool truck with a camper.
Truck camper in Hope BC
6. Skagit Motel looks picturesque. And it also
bills itself as "the quiet place." Perhaps, their windows are
soundproof, and the train noise does not disturb the guests at night?
Skagit Motel Hope British Columbia
7. Nice fencing.
Hope British Columbia
8. This is Hope Memorial Park.
Memorial Park Hope British Columbia
9. More carvings can be found in the park.
Carvings in the Memorial Park in the town of Hope BC
10. This little fountain/pond is also in the park.
Fountain and pond by the Memorial Park in Hope British Columbia
11. Next to the park, on the corner of 3rd Avenue
and Wallace Street, is the District of Hope administration building.
Note the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics flag flying by the building.
District of Hope British Columbia
12. And this is Wallace Street by 3rd Avenue. The
administration building is on the left. The green sign by the traffic
light has an arrow pointing left, and says "camper trailer parking."
Very thoughtful of Hope!
Wallace Street Hope British Columbia
13. There are several carvings near the above
intersection. Here is a bear enjoying the sunshine.
Bear carving Hope British Columbia
14. And this carving is a memorial to an RCMP dog
Chip, killed in the line of duty.
RCMP dog Chip carving Hope BC
15. And then there is this carving of a bear with a
fish, and an
old man likely scared of the bear and hiding inside a tree.
Wallace Street carving Hope British Columbia
16. The man is likely hoping that the fish is enough to feed the
Carving on Wallace Street Hope British Columbia
17. Finally, this building houses a pool ($5 admission) and a library. It's located on 6th avenue, which is short enough to
make this building an easy find.
Hope Library and Recreational Centre - town of Hope BC