Situated about a 1.5-hour drive and some 150 kilometres directly east of Downtown Vancouver, the idyllic municipality of Hope is easily accessible via car along Highway 1 and the Crowsnest Highway.
Due to Hope's unique geographical location among the heart of the Fraser Valley and at the eastern end of BC's Lower Mainland, this bucolic area is blessed with some incredible natural scenery. To the west flows the scenic Fraser River, while the Coquihalla River also flows alongside the community of Hope.
Boasting some spectacular mountain ranges and peaks in the east, north and south, it's no wonder that Hope overflows with outdoor adventure and experiences. Along with the popular Othello Tunnels, other recreational opportunities include the spectacular Flood Falls and the steep (but shaded) Hope Lookout Trail that offers extraordinary views of the Fraser River and the surrounding area.
Flood Falls is a scenic waterfall that drops from high above and is located just off of Highway #1 near Hope, BC.
Frosty Mountain in Manning Provincial Park is a challenging hike through the alpine, with a brief scramble and incredible views of the Coast Mountain Range.
A steep hiking route, the Hope Lookout Trail reaches a viewpoint with an incredible view overlooking the town of Hope, the Fraser River, and the surrounding region.
Lightning Lake is a populate lake in Manning Provincial Park with a scenic, forested trail that loops around the lakes and passes the iconic Rainbow Bridge.
The Lighting Lakes Chain Trail is a long, relative easy trail in Manning Provincial Park that passes each of the weather-named lakes, Lighting Lake, Flash Lake, Strike Lake, and Thunder Lake.
Othello Tunnels east of Hope, BC, follows a 3.5km return trail through a series of old train tunnels and bridges that cut through the solid granite walls and pass over the wild Coquihalla River.
Three Brothers Mountain is one of the most spectacular hikes in Manning Provincial Park, beginning from the parking lot above 2000 meters and passing through alpine meadows with beautiful views.