The Othello-Quintette Tunnels are a world-class attraction in Hope. Built from 1911 to 1916 to complete the Kettle Valley Railway, constant washouts and rockslides plagued the railway line causing significant sections to close in 1959.
The site has been re-opened for the public to enjoy leisurely walks along the four abandoned railway tunnels and the spectacular Coquihalla Canyon. With stunning views and great picnicking opportunities, this historic landmark is a great day activity for the whole family. The park is open from the Victoria Day weekend to October.
Many golf enthusiasts are arriving in greater numbers each year to play a relaxing round at the Hope Golf and Country Club on the banks of the Coquihalla River.
The nine-hole course with eighteen distinct tee boxes offers golfers a gorgeous setting at the base of Thacker Mountain and perfectly groomed greens and plenty of sand and water hazards to keep the game interesting.
From a great family outing to some serious fly fishing, there are endless fishing opportunities awaiting you throughout the Fraser Canyon and Hope area.
Pack up a lunch and the family to make a day of some of the best freshwater fishing spots available. Check out Lightning Lakes, Blue Lake, Nahatlatch Lakes, Kawkawa Lake, Lake of the Woods and Silver Lake to name a few. The Skagit River is considered by some to be the best fly fishing river in the country. Come see if you agree!
Vancouver Soaring Association at the Hope Airpark
Can you imagine an airplane flying for more than seven hours without an engine and on the power of the winds alone? That’s the thrill behind glider flying for the more than 65 pilots who make the Hope Regional Airpark their home base.
Hope is an ideal location for glider flying as a result of the westerly winds that blow from the Fraser Valley and rise upon hitting the local mountains. Visitors can catch a glimpse of the gliders soaring by the mountains over the town.
The Fraser Canyon
Spend the day exploring the Fraser Canyon visiting places such as the Yale Historic Site, Alexandra Bridge Provincial Park, Hell’s Gate Airtram, and Tuckkwiowhum Village.
Don’t forget to pick up a Trails of Hope guide and plan to spend some time on the historic trails of the Fraser Canyon.
This 168-year-old trail crosses the Cascade Mountains from hope to Otter Lake (Tulameen) – a 74km odyssey! The trail offers stunning scenery and a rich history of use by First Nations and European fur traders. This fur “brigade trail” is the reason Fort Hope was built by the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) in 1848. Today, it’s a legally-designated heritage trail, protected by a 200 metre wide buffer.
You can hike the entire trail or explore it in sections via several intersecting back-country roads. or more maps and info, visit hopemountain.org or check out the Trails of Hope guide.