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    Hells gate airtram

    by shavy Written Jun 14, 2014

    About 35 minutes drive East of Hope on highway 1 is the Hells gate airtram, we were on the way to Hope we pass to this place we have no idea for what it is
    The style of the building attracts me so I went inside and looked around there were no people except one employee and he ask if I want to go down, I said go down where? Go down with airtram he say

    Then I got it after looking around and see the rates and everything, I apparently looking for the washroom that's why we have a stop here, we didn't take the airtram Ionly took the photos
    Seems nice down there as what the staff said to me, train leaves every ten minutes

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    Downtown of Hope

    by shavy Updated Jun 14, 2014

    There is nothing a lot in downtown except small independent store, there were only one grocery store where you can find all you needs, I've seen sign uptown but there's nothing except a Korean reaturant
    A little bit further there is a mall I've check around is not really worth it to called a mall, because there is only Chinese restaurant a parlor, matress store

    Dining in town if you if you are looking for the local restaurant that is hard to find, we have searching around we didn't find except some chain foods
    There are a few ethnic restaurants such Korean, and Chinese, we end up to chain restaurant after all
    Some of the buildings in town has nice mural painting which is nice for picture taken
    Hope downtown is straight line which easy to navigate

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    Kawkawa lake

    by shavy Written Jun 13, 2014

    About 2.5 km east of Hope is the Kawkawa lake the lake is home to one of the most unique fisheries in the upper Fraser valley, if you are on your way to Coquihalla canyon provincial park the Kawkawa lake is on the way, you can stop before getting to the park or after

    It's quiet late when we passing through, the beautiful lake is so peaceful and calm, there were just local people depart with their boat when we arrive
    This place can be very busy during summer months, in this lake there were swimming beach, grassy play area, park benches and picnic tables small boat dock that has a concrete boat launch campings are available too
    Hope is worth to stop by especially if you are on your way to Vancouver, it is not a big place but there are things to do and see

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    Coquihalla canyon provincial park

    by shavy Updated Jun 12, 2014

    A short drive from downtown is where the provincial park Coquihalla canyon, the park is one of favourite place for hikers
    If you are not into hikes you can just relax, there were picnic tables, and also the park is a home to the historic Othello Tunnels
    Driving up there you'll pass to the nice lake called Kawkawa lake, from the main parking of the Coquihalla you'll immediately notice that you're surrounded by canyon

    The parking lot is in a remote area, so lock valuables in tour trunks or take them with you, during our vist there were car windows smashed
    Canyon procincial park is open from April to October

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    Othello Tunnels

    by shavy Written Jun 12, 2014

    The tunnel is inside the Coquihalla canyon provincial park the abandoned railway tunnels form a stunning setting and very,very impressive
    A short drive through Hope takes visitors to the famous tunnels, from the parking lot a leisurely walk along the abandoned railway grade will take you through the tunnels

    Flashlights are strongly recommended for anyone walking through the tunnels some are long and dark and the gravel surface underfoot maybe uneven due to erosion caused by dripping water, walking through inside tunnels can be chilled take extra sweater

    Several movies has using the tunnels for film location one is the famous Rambo first blood from Sylvester Stallone
    The tunnels is designed by engineer Andrew Mc Culloch the five tunnels were built through solid granite cliffs between 1911 and 1916 to complete the kettle valley railway
    Constant washouts snow and rockslides plagued the railway causing the route to closed in 1959
    Even today winter conditions continue to be a problem preventing BC parks from keeping the park open during winter months

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    The park

    by shavy Written Jun 12, 2014

    The park downtown in Hope features a series of chainsaw carvings that are photographed by thousands of world travellers every year
    The park also has a performance shelter pave walkways, picnic areas, children's playground, and basketball courts, tennis courts, streets hockey court and restrooms

    Very pretty park in the middle of town is a wonderful place to stroll around or just to relax
    It's an interesting place where everyone can used for picnic especially for family with children
    The playground seems pretty nice too big and enough space for everyone, it give the childrens great satisfactions to play
    For the parents there are bench where they can relax while watch their kids play

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    Historic church

    by shavy Written Jun 12, 2014

    With its dark wood interior and leaded glass window christ church is recognized for its gothic revival style which was designed to restore the spirituality
    The christ church one of the oldest operating churches in BC

    The building was consecrated in 1861 and Rev. Pringle continued to lead the parish until 1864, services have been held at christ church ever since, making it the oldest operating church on BC mainland

    Over the summer months church members offer regular guided tours of the historic site ( we're too early the guided tours were not available yet)

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    Chainsaw carvings

    by shavy Written Jun 11, 2014

    Wandering the streets of Hope you will meet many of the wood carvings and this goes the whole street
    The chainsaw carvings that line the streets is a showcase work of local carvers Pete Ryan and Randy Swope and a host of other internationally renowned carvers

    The carves are in different faces and size, easy to find them all Hope has a long straight street and almost every 200 meter standing one of this chainsaw carve, this is also why Hope is known

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    Centennial park

    by shavy Written Jun 11, 2014

    The park is easily accessible and you have the best views of the Fraser river, here, you can enjoy relaxing or watch the sun set over the river from the viewing deck constructed by Hope Rotary Club
    A very nice large carving of a fishermen and his catch incorporating the rotary wheel

    You will also find other wood carving stands in the park, this is a gorgeous spot to spent for a few minutes after wandering around just sit back and relax for a while

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    Walk the Tunnels

    by kehale Written Jun 24, 2012

    Before we moved out here, we had visited with my cousin who moved a few years ago. He's been a great resource for us on things to see, and thankfully my boyfriend remembered his tip about checking out the Othello Tunnels in Hope.

    The Othello Tunnels are old railway tunnels that had been blasted through mountains back in 1911. They are no longer in use and you can now go and walk them. It's a pretty eerie experience, and I'd recommend bringing a flashlight as a couple of the tunnels are very long and dark, and the ground can be pretty uneven.

    I love being able to walk on the old bridges out over the rapids. It's one of those experiences that can really remind you of how majestic nature truly is. It's also pretty unbelievable to think about all of the man hours (and lives) that went into creating these tunnels...

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    Ride the AirTram

    by kehale Written Jun 17, 2012

    About half an hour North of Hope, on Hwy 1, you will find Hell's Gate - a pretty well known attraction out in this area. Though the prices a little high, the views and history of the area are well worth the visit (plus when you visit once, you can reuse your tickets for the remainder of the year! Great deal if you think you will go back more than once... and we know we will!). This is one place where the true beauty and force of nature will "Wow" you!

    Be sure to take the Air Tram from the upper terminal to the lower, and take a stroll over the suspension bridge. Though I am afraid of heights, I conquered my fears and did both and it was well worth it. The views from the AirTram will wow you, and the sights and sounds of the raging rapids below the bridge will take your breath away.

    While you are there be sure to try the Salmon Chowder at Simon's Cafe - pretty pricey but absolutely delicious! Also stop into the Fudge Factory! Though we didn't purchase any Fudge, we did sample it and it's some of the best I've had. It's made directly on site, so you can't go wrong. If Fudge isn't your thing, get some ice cream! They're single scoops are bigger than you would expect and the ice cream is delicious... especially on one of their waffle cones that they make.

    It's a very family friendly trip to take as the kids will love trying out gold panning on sight and can even get a history lesson while they are there.

    If you are more of an adrenaline junkie - there are also opportunities to raft these waters!

    Looking down at the Lower Terminal from Above Looking down the Fraser River from the AirTram Looking back up to the Upper Terminal The rapids that run below the suspension bridge Looking over the River with the AirTrams above
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    Go for a drive!

    by Camping_Girl Updated Mar 25, 2008

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    This piece of the #1 highway winds along beside the Fraser River most of the way. There are 7 tunnels on this road, the longest of which is near Boston Bar. You travel through some really beautiful scenic areas along this roadway. This would be an awesome road to travel on a bike, too.

    We actually stopped along the highway and explored an old tunnel that is no longer in use. If you walk all the way through this tunnel, you won't believe the view from the other end! It is hard to imagine that the original highway used to be a "bridge" attached to the side of the mountain when you came out of this tunnel! I'm not sure I could have drove on that old road!

    Near Yale, BC Tunnel north of Yale, BC Old highway tunnel no longer in use Inside the Boston Bar tunnel South of Cache Creek, Fraser River and rail line
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    Carving of "Chip" R.C.M.P. SERVICE DOG.

    by joanj Updated Jun 23, 2005

    Yes there are a lot of them around Hope.

    There is a story to this carving, it is of "chip" an R.C.M.P. service dog, who was killed in the line of duty near Hope, British Columbia, on September 13th ;l996, while protecting his partner and friend Cst. Doug Lewis.

    The carving has the above inscription on it.

    Carver - Peter Ryan.

    ENLARGE FOR FULL EFFECT

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    Hope - Hell's Gate Airtram

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Famous Hell's Gate, in the scenic Fraser Canyon, is nature at its most magnificent. Descending smoothly from highway level in one of our two comfortable 25-passenger cabins, you'll experience a breathtaking flight directly above the unique Hell's Gate fishways, where two million sockeye salmon challenge the river each year on their epic journey to their inland spawning grounds.

    At the lower terminal, after a 502 foot (152m) descent across the canyon, there are observation points to view the mighty Fraser River, where at peak level, 200 million gallons of water per minute leap and surge through the 110-foot-wide (35m) gorge.

    Learn about early explorer Simon Fraser & view the award winning video: "Run Sockeye, Run". Open daily March 28 to October 20, 2002.

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    Hope

    by sunnywong Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Hope is located 150 km east of Vancouver, and is at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway (\#1) Crowsnest Highway (#3), the Coquihalla (#5) and the Lougheed Highway (#7).

    The city has a magnificent setting on the banks of the Fraser River with the Cascade Mountains forming a natural amphitheatre behind it. Hope is known as “the Chainsaw Carving Capital” and offers walking tours to sites of 20 giant wooden sculptures, all carved by local artist Peter Ryan.

    Don't miss the Othello Quintette Tunnels. One of the world’s greatest engineering feats, this series of tunnels was blasted for the now defunct Kettle Valley Railway. You can walk through these tunnels, where the Rambo-series movie First Blood was filmed, and over the two bridges that span the spectacular Coquihalla Gorge.

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