Historic & Heritage Sites
Heritage buildings (Picture BC photo)
Stop by the Hope Visitor Centre and take a walk through the adjoining Hope Museum.
Here you will find a rich exploration of the region's history from the Sto:lo First Nations people, their first encounter with explorer Simon Fraser, and the building of the Hudson Bay Company's Fort Hope. Nearby Yale offers further historic exploration.
Self-Guided Walking Tour
Pick up a self-guided walking tour map and follow it along the historic riverfront, around Memorial Park and past the small Japanese Friendship Gardens, dedicated to all of the 2,300 Japanese-Canadians who were sent to internment camps nearby during the Second World War. The walk points out Hope's masterful chainsaw wood carvings and, with Rambo fans in mind, several of the First Blood film sites.
Christ Church National Historic Site
This white clapboard, Gothic Revival-styled Anglican Church first ministered to gold rush prospectors. Built on this site in 1861, the church still holds services making it the longest serving parish on the British Columbia mainland.
In summer, costumed interpreters bring its history alive. Many of the original lead-paned windows were brought by steamship from England.
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31187 Douglas St
Yale, British Columbia
Visit our 1870's 'Creighton House' museum where artifacts and collections from Yale's historic past are on display. For 2012, our special exhibit, 'The Sasquatch Mystery' is on site. Tour St. John the Divine Church (1863) and then step back in time to the Living History 'tent city', and learn what life was like in the early days of the 1858 gold rush. Try your hand at gold panning or take a historic walking tour. Pioneer Cemetery tours are also available.
Our gift store carries a wide selection of items for all ages. Be sure to take away a Sasquatch souvenir!
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43111 Trans Canada Hwy
Boston Bar, British Columbia
Drive the scenic Fraser Canyon with its 7 mountain tunnels through the historic heart of BC & relive the biggest 'rush' on the Gold Rush Trail. Hell's Gate Airtram is in a location so unique, the 'afterlife' have come back to use it as a playground. Early explorers refer to it as 'a place where no human being should venture' and man & nature battle here for supremacy. Experience this place for yourself as you exchange mountain ranges aboard one of the only descending gondolas in North America.
Please note that your admission ticket is good any day during the season it was bought.