HUDSON'S HOPE BC - Population, History, Accommodation, Camping, Special Events, Museum, WAC Bennett Dam.
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HUDSON'S HOPE
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA


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Welcome to the Town of Hudson's Hope, BC "Land of Dinosaurs and Dams".



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Accommodation:

The Sportsman's Inn. Restaurant and Lounge. (250) 783-5523.

Best Western Inn, 9006 Clarke Ave. 250-783-2300.

WILDERNESS LODGES:
Williston Lake Resort, 250-412-2700. Torwood Lodge, 250-793-5899

Camping:


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King Gething Campground, 15 sites. Located south end of Hudson's Hope. Showers, flush toilets, RV sani-station, firewood. (250) 783-9154.

Moberly Lake Provincial Park, located south of Hudson's Hope, 25 km northwest of Chetwynd. 109 campsites, boating, fishing.

Alwin Holland Campgrounds. 12 sites, 3 km south of Hudson's Hope. Fishing, hiking. (250) 783-9154.

Cameron Lake Campground. 24 km south of Hudson's Hope. 15 sites, picnic area, swimming fishing, boat launch.

Dinosaur Lake Campground. 7 km south of Hudson's Hope off Highway 29. 50 sites, picnic area, swimming, fishing, boating, boat launch. (250) 783-9154.

Lynx Creek RV Park. 24 sites, 6 km north of Hudson's Hope on Highway 29. Showers, RV sani-station, boat launch, fishing, firewood, playground. Located on the banks of the Peace River. (250) 783-5333.

Dupont RV and Trailer Park. Located in the townsite of Fredette Ave. Hookups, free showers and laundry. Internet available. 250-783-5460


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Royal Canadian Mounted Police. (three-person detachment) 10317 Gething Street.


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Hudson's Hope Public Library located at 9905 Dudley Drive. (250)783-9414
Hudson's Hope Library


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Hudson's Hope has an Arena located on Arena Avenue and is used mainly for hockey. Nearby is the curling rink, and outdoor swimming pool.


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Hudson's Hope Health Centre. Five doctors practice medicine. 10309-Kyllo. (250) 783-9991

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HUDSON'S HOPE, B.C.

The Town of Hudson's Hope, British Columbia is located on Highway 29 midway between Chetwynd and Fort St. John, 64 km north of Chetwynd or 90 km west of Fort St. John. Located along the Peace River, Hudson's Hope has a population of 1,039 (2011 stats) living in 415 dwellings.

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Peace Valley, Wood Carvings, Beatie Park Sign-Visitors Centre, Museum photos, Horses, Highway 29

Hudson's Hope is the third oldest European community in British Columbia. Fur traders arrived in the area in the late 1700's. In 1805 Simon Fraser established a trade post in Hudson's Hope and at that time he was working for the Northwest Company. In 1821, when the Hudson's Bay Company and the Northwest Company merged that Rocky Mountain Portage House (known today as Hudson's Hope) became the property of the Hudson's Bay Company.

In 1913, there were only 40 settlers living near Hudson's Hope. Alwin Holland is the first teacher to come to the area in 1919 and opened a school in 1922. Alwin Holland Park is named after him, located on the Peace River 3 km south of Hudson's Hope.

Next to St Peters Church, a marker marks the homesite of James Laurence Ruxton from Aberdeen Scotland. A trapper, surveyor, writer of the Peace River Country and Helen Rand Ruxton from Oakland California, pioneers of Hudson's Hope of the 1920's and 1930's. (enlarge picture of marker)

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Map, Municipal Office, Banks of Peace River, Community Hall, Curling Club, Pioneer Log Home at Museum, Fire Hall

The main industry of Hudson's Hope is Forestry, Farming, Ranching, Oil and Gas and BC Hydro.


ATTRACTIONS IN AREA: Peace Canyon Dam - W.A.C. Bennett Dam
Seeking a route to the Pacific Ocean, Alexander Mackenzie with a party of 9 men and a canoe portaged near the W.A.C. Dam location around the year 1793 to avoid the Peace River Canyon. He was the first man to cross the Rockies.
Peace Canyon Dam is located 6 km southwest of Hudson's Hope in northern BC. The hydro electric project can be seen from the Hudson's Hope bridge. Open for self-guided tours. A life size dinosaur display is located next to the power house. The dam forms Dinosaur Lake. The WAC Bennett Dam and the Peace Canyon Dam supply 40% of British Columbia's hydroelectric power. (250) 783-7400. The W.A.C. Bennett Dam that generates electricity, is one of the main attractions of the area, located 21 km west of Hudson's Hope. The W.A.C. Bennett Dam Visitor Centre is open from Victoria Day to Labour Day. Theatre presentations are offered throughout the day starting at 10:30am. You can drive across the dam. (250) 783-5000. BC Hydro Website
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Lookout Cafe-Info Centre, Bennett Dam, Willston Lake, Historic Sign, Historic Equipment, Driving Across Dam

WAC BENNETT DAM - VIDEO
One of the things to see in the Peace Country is the W.A.C. Bennett Dam located 21 km west of Hudson's Hope BC. One of the highlights of this trip is that you can drive across the dam.

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Annual events of Hudson's Hope: NOW POSTED Events of the Peace Country
Bullhead Mountain Curling Club holds Mother's Day Lobster Dinner followed by Dance. BC Hydro ball tournament every June. Hudson's Hope Ski Association Fathers Day Fishing Derby every June. Canada Day at Pool Park. Halloween Fire Works by Hudson's Hope Fire Department (MS Fund-raiser). Fall Fair every August. Christmas Craft Fair in November.

There is an abundance of wildlife in the area, including deer, moose, bear, wolf and bald eagles. Rainbow trout, arctic grayling, white fish dolly varden and northern pike are common in the lakes and rivers.

 

 


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Hudson's Hope Visitor Information Centre is open May to September at 9555 Beattie Drive. (250) 783-9154.


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Hudson's Hope Museum has the Peace Country's largest fossil collection. You can see the remains of a 200 million year old ichthyosaur plus many other fossils. See the 11,600 year old Mammoth tusk at the museum. Open April 1-October 31. 9510-Beattie Drive. (250) 783-5735.
Museum website


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St Peters Church. Located next to the museum. Built in 1938, it is a historic log church. (250) 783-9154.


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The Hudson's Hope School is located on Holland Street. (250) 783-9994. School District No. 60. K to Grade 12 with about 100 students. School website. Tennis courts located next to the school.






Radio Stations of the Hudson's Hope area include: Energy 98 (98.5 FM) the Bear 101.5 FM and CBC 88.3 FM.


The Hudson's Hope Airport Strip only a few Kilometres from Hudson's Hope used primarly by small aircraft.




HUDSON'S HOPE, BC

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