Our blog is to keep family and friends informed of our motorhome journeys.
We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Visit to Hope,BC

8 June 2014

Today we visited Hope,BC, Yale,BC and the Othello Tunnels. Decided that I will write 3 separate blogs.
Welcome to Hope,BC

Hope,BC is just an hour from Aldergrove on TC Hwy 1 and the site of Fort Hope with only markers remaining.  Located on the Fraser River surrounded by majestic mountains, it  is known as  the chainsaw carving capital with more than 50 wood sculptures and First Nations carvings placed in locations around the town. The Sto:lo and Nlaka'pamuc people have lived here for thousands of years. Each fall thousands of salmon return to the streams of their birth. It is also the site of the 1965 Hope Slide in which an entire mountain split in two and collapsed on the valley floor.
Fort Hope History
Plaque in Centennial Park

Centennial Park

Memorial Park

Petting Chip

By the Big Bear

About the Sto:Lo People

We stopped at the Visitor Center and Museum and they suggested we drive into Yale for the Strawberry Festival and also tour the Othello Tunnels. www.hopebc.ca

Visitor Center and Museum

Carving Display in Museum

Pioneer Bedroom


Gathering Room

HBC Display of Fort

Hollywood has filmed several movies in the area with the Rambo "First Blood" the most documented. Other movies filmed here include "Shoot to Kill","Hope Springs" and the "Pledge". Must admit have not seen any. The visitor brochure documents the route Stallone took on the motorcycle escape.

There are many hiking and biking trails  offering spectacular views and the area offers some of the best conditions for gliding.
Pointing to Mt Hope

Mt Hope

The Japanese Friendship Garden was built in 1991 and is dedicated to all the Japanese-Canadians sent to interment camps during WWII. During the war 2300 were interned at Tashme.
Plaque for Garden

Japanese Garden

Japanese Garden

On separate blogs will write about our hike thru the Othello Tunnels in nearby "Coquihalla Canyon Provinical Park" and jaunt up to Yale.

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