"Hope "the Chainsaw Carving Capital?" Hope by sunnywong

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Hope is located 150 km east of Vancouver, and is at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway (\#1) Crowsnest Highway (#3), the Coquihalla (#5) and the Lougheed Highway (#7).

The city has a magnificent setting on the banks of the Fraser River with the Cascade Mountains forming a natural amphitheatre behind it. Hope is known as ?the Chainsaw Carving Capital? and offers walking tours to sites of 20 giant wooden sculptures, all carved by local artist Peter Ryan.

Don't miss the Othello Quintette Tunnels. One of the world?s greatest engineering feats, this series of tunnels was blasted for the now defunct Kettle Valley Railway. You can walk through these tunnels, where the Rambo-series movie First Blood was filmed, and over the two bridges that span the spectacular Coquihalla Gorge.

  • Last visit to Hope: Jan 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time”

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