routes described here are not necessarily ready for usage.
TCT signage usually indicates the official declaration of useable trail:
the signed trail may not be the final route.
not rely on the signs to find the route.
disappointment, plan ahead and consult this website for updates.
required using these trails as they are being upgraded. Expect detours
where there is trail construction in progress..
Canyon Provincial Park closed for the winter starting Nov 1, 2012 to
April 1 2013
- TCT users must use the detour as shown
Google Earth Map
Silver Creek Trail
Starting at the Hope
Boundary follow the Silver Skagit Road to Flood Hope Road (2 km). Turn
eastward on the Flood Hope Road passing the Silver Creek Community, to
the Hope Information Centre, the location of a Trans Canada Trail
Pavilion. Can you spot the home
of Peter Ryan, the woodcarver responsible for all the large sculptures
in Hope? Watch for it soon after taking the Flood Hope Road.
routing hasn't been completely worked out for this section.
From the Information Centre
proceed east on Hudson's Bay Street and turn north on Fraser Avenue to
Wallace Street. Continue on Wallace Street eastward to 6th Avenue.
Along Wallace Street you can
appreciate the series of large wood sculptures and the Memorial Park behind the City Hall (public
washrooms besides the Japanese Garden). The Japanese Garden was built in
1991 honouring the Japanese-Canadians who had to remain in internment
camps during the 2nd World War.
6th Avenue southward to the
Recreation Centre. Just before
continuing, take a look at an extraordinary wall mural inside swimming
pool area. Proceed between the
buildings eastward to a forested park behind the Centre. From here a
trail will be signed leading to the bridge on Kawkawa Lake Road. Cross
the bridge and turn immediately north on Union Bar Road to the Sucker
Creek Fish Enhancement area, the Thatcher Fraser Valley Regional Park.
Coquihalla Canyon Trail
alternate route to by-pass the
tunnels for equestrians and also for
hikers wanting loop trail
the Sucker Creek Fish Enhancement area pick up the Othello Trail just
east of the creek. This trail basically follows the former Kettle Valley
Railroad to Kawkawa Lake Road. Cross over the road and follow the Kettle
Valley Road to the Coquihalla Canyon Recreation Area (BC Parks) through
Othello Tunnels or
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park . Continue past the parking lot
onto Tunnel Road to Othello Road.
cyclists must dismount for approximately 0.4 km from the
start of the tunnels to the last tunnel, including the bridges. You
are invited to take in the spectacular scenery without endangering
your safety and the safety of others.
The park is closed during
the winter. If there is no snow walkers may follow the Nicola Valley
Trail left to the entrance of the park. Otherwise, follow Othello
Commercial tour operators
require a permit to take clients in B.C. Provincial Parks.
|Silver Creek Trail
||Silver Creek 168 m
|Hope Centre Trail
||Hope 48 m (-120
|Coquihalla Canyon Trail
||Othello 177 m (+130
Other Interesting Trails in Hope
Walk along the Fraser River from the Information Centre in Centennial
Rotary Nature Trail (1 km) - The trailhead is off Wardle Street where
the Coquihalla River joins the Fraser River.
Mount Hope Trail (10-km round trip depending on how far one gets by
Hope Lookout & Loop (2 km) - near the intersection of Flood Hope Road
and Highway #1
Section of the Hope-Nicola Valley Trail (8-km round trip) - off the
Othello Tunnels Trail
Facilities and Staging areas (Parking)
Public Washrooms can be found at the
Hope Information Centre, next to the City Hall, the Recreation Centre,
and at the parking lot at the end of Tunnel Road.
There is excellent camping at the
Coquihalla Campground at the west side of the bridge crossing the
Coquihalla River on Kawkawa Lake Road.
Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, other
Hotels and Motels are plentiful in the town centre. Telephone the
Hope Information Centre: 604-869-7765.
There is a good variety of shops and
restaurants in the town centre.
A Special Note
about the Stó:lö ('people of the river' in the Salish language) and the
The Stó:lö people can
trace their heritage back between 9,000 and 11,000 years relating to
their life on the Fraser River. The river, as well as a source of food
and transportation, was and still is integral to their ceremonies and
rituals. In the summer they lived in plank-built houses and pit houses
in winter. Good places to see examples of their tradition of excellent
basket-weaving and other traditional information can be found at the
Telte-Yet Campground Gift Shop, the Muskwa Gallery & Indian Crafts and
at the Hope Museum.