Your Destination for Adventure
Your adventure starts at the western terminus of the Kettle Valley Rail Trail with a 4km hike through the Coquihalla Canyon. Marvel at the feats of engineering that line up 4 tunnels and 2 bridges, conquering the terrain and river thru the Coquihalla Canyon.
Thacker Regional Park
Another section of the rail grade to explore is in Thacker Regional Park. A short 1km section running beside Thacker Marsh, a great bird watching area and home to resident beaver. In late fall, returning salmon crowd the creek as they complete their lifecycle by spawning in the shallow waters along the walkway
Hope Lookout Trail
This is a very popular trail in Hope. It is a fairly moderate hike up the front of Hope Mountain and leads to a lookout over the town of Hope including Kawkawa Lake and the Coquihalla and Fraser Rivers. The lookout is perched on a stable talus slope 500m up the mountain.
The easy hike to Flood Falls is especially enjoyable in the spring when the waterfall is a torrent of water crashing down the mountainside into a pool below. Though it’s rare, keep in mind that Flood Falls, located just off of Highway 1, occasionally dries up during the arid parts of the summer, but typically the falls are active year round.
Stop by the Visitor Centre, at 919 Water Avenue to pick up the free Trails of Hope brochure to visit them all.
Hope is surrounded by amazing wilderness and many parks. Kawakawa Lake Park, Hope Memorial Park, Nicolum River and more.
If something more adventurous is for you, Contact an outfitter to set you up with bikes, canoes, tents and other gear to make your outdoor adventures around Hope safe and enjoyable. Do not go in the back country though, unless you know what you are doing and have the proper safety gear.
Hope has hundreds of kilometres of designated trails for the hiking enthusiast. Visit www.hopebc.ca for more adventures.