|HUDSON'S HOPE BC - Population, History, Accommodation, Camping, Special Events, Museum, WAC Bennett Dam.|
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The Sportsman's Inn. Restaurant and Lounge. (250) 783-5523.
Best Western Inn, 9006 Clarke Ave. 250-783-2300.
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
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.
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.
The main industry of Hudson's Hope is Forestry, Farming, Ranching, Oil and Gas and BC Hydro.
Annual events of Hudson's Hope: NOW POSTED 2014 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.
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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