Hudson's Hope, BC

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 1,015 (2016 stats) an increase of 4.6% from the 970 in 2011. There are 545 dwellings in the community.


Hudson's Hope Sign - more info

Visitors Centre - more info

Hudson's Hope Museum - more info

Church - more info
The main industry of Hudson's Hope BC is Forestry, Farming, Ranching, Oil and Gas and BC Hydro. The main attractions of the area are the W.A.C. Bennett Dam located 21 km west of Hudson's Hope and the Peace Canyon Dam 6km southwest of Hudson's Hope.


Municipal Office -more info


Public Librrary - Website

Hudson's Hope Arena - Website

Campgrounds - Website



HISTORY
OF HUDSON'S HOPE, BC

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.






Hudson's Hope is situated right next to the Peace RIver.


HUDSON'S HOPE EVENTS: Bullhead Mountain Curling Club holds Mother's Day Lobster Dinner followed by Dance. Farmer's Market in Beattie Park, behind the Visitors Centre each Tuesday in May to September. 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 September. Christmas Craft Fair in November.

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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.

Radio Staions in the area:
Energy 98 (98.5 FM) the Bear 101.5 FM and CBC 88.3 FM.


Hudson;s Hope RCMP - more info


Hudson's Hope Fire Hall - more info

Health Centre - more info


School - more info



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 has its own Visitor Centre and has under ground tours for a very unique experience. You can also drive across the dam if you wish with more viewing areas on the other side. (250) 783-5000.

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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. A life size dinosaur display is located next to the power house. The Peace Canyon dam is no longer open for tours. 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.






Wood Carvings - more info

Hudson's Hope Hall - more info


Curling Club - more info

Horses In Town - more info


Hudson's Hope Airport - more info


Banks of Peace River - more info


Highway 29 - more info

Peace Valley - more info
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