Thursday, 2 December 2010


Two hours inland from Vancouver is the little laid-back town of Hope.
It is a great place to stop for breakfast if you are heading north ... or anytime for a visit. Hope is nestled in the mountains at the entry to the Fraser River Canyon. In the 1800's, gold was found above hope and now lumber is the main occupation. Fishing, hunting and rafting on the river bring tourists.

You may have heard about a massive rock slide in 1965. Part of the mountain on one side of the valley slid over to the other side of the valley. The #3 hwy was covered and there are still some cars with victims buried there. It is the largest landslide in BC history.

The town has more than a dozen large wood carvings - some natural wildlife and some 'character' humans.

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