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View of Hope
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Hope

Art Galleries & Artists

Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)

Glass artwork (Danielle Hayes photo)

As the self-proclaimed Chainsaw Carving Capital of Canada, Hope's oversized wood carvings are a sight to behold.

There are more than 30 carvings of wildlife and pioneer scenes scattered around town but weather damage and new inspiration makes them a forever changing display.

Carving Studios

Some carvers have their own studios: Pete Ryan who initiated the concept by transforming fallen trees into a public arts program, and Randy Swope who carves everything from huge bears out of cedar trunks to tiny frogs out of apricot pits.