July 12, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Hudson's Hope, Hiking
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While we were in Hudson’s Hope we were in the mood for a nice hike down to the Peace River so that we could have a picnic. We were told to follow a trail behind the water pump buildings across from Beattie Park down to the old ferry landing. The ferry used to take cars across the river up until Peace Canyon bridge was built. The ferry stopped being used in about 1966.
We left our RV at the Visitor Centre and walked through Beattie park over to the where the old water pumps are and then walked down the trail where we crossed two white bridges with clear clean water flowing down over the rocks. Once we reached the bottom of the trail almost to the river there was a trail off to our right that took us to a beautiful small waterfall.
There were a few nice spots to sit down, relax in a quiet place listening to the river flow and have a picnic. As we looked out over the river we saw birds flying all around and some perched up in the trees singing away while we ate our lunch. Just before we decided to walk back up a beaver swam right in front of us going up the river.
The area was very clean just like the river. The color of the water was a very beautiful turquoise color when you looked out across the river. The trail is a little steep but not too bad, it’s a very nice hike.