Driving from E.C. Manning to Vancouver takes you through the little town of Hope. Hope has a special place in my heart after our weekend there. The community is friendly, the camping spots are beautiful, and there are some sweet Othello Tunnels to visit for sightseeing. Make sure you visit in the summer so you can enjoy a concert in the park as well.
This is the view from our camping spot in Hope. We were right on the river (nearly all spots are right on the river). Loved this area!
These are my cute boys sitting enjoying the view as the sun gets ready to set. Ignore the super messy trailer in the background. I’d like to say that is not normally how it looks, but that is almost always how it looks. Pretty sad for the organizing queen…sigh.
This halfway eccentric photo of us with the Vancouver band, ‘The Pretties” is how Hope won my heart. All summer long Hope hosts “Concerts In The Park” on both Saturday and Sunday. We came through Hope in August and caught the very last concert in the park. The Pretties were great, sort of punk rock style. They even welcomed a photo with us to document Seth’s first concert. We then entered this photo in the “Hope Concerts In The Park Photo Contest”, and because of little baby Seth and the tie-dye shirt, we took 2nd place!
Now for those Othello Tunnels.
These easy to access tunnels run through a canyon, on the side of a gorgeous blue green river, and were a crazy feat to create since they are carved into sheer cliff faces. There are 4 tunnels in all. 3 are connected with bridges.
It’s really cool to stand in front of one tunnel and look through to the next. 2 of the Othello Tunnels are so long you can’t easily see out the other side. You may even want to bring a flashlight for the longest tunnel. We used our phones for light.