Scenic Peace River at Hudson's Hope. Photo: Alan Forseth
of Dinosaurs & Dams Hudson's
Hope is situated midway between Chetwynd and Ft. St. John
along Highway 29. This route that follows the Peace River,
is the most scenic in the area. Bald eagles and wildlife are
in abundance and can be viewed and photographed in any season.
The open river brings winter hoarfrost to cover the trees
and bushes adding an extra sparkle to the winter landscape.
One unique feature in the area is Williston Lake, one of the
largest man made lakes, created during the building of the
W.A.C. Bennet Dam.
Dam at Hudson's Hope. Photo: Alan Forseth
the dams were being built in the area, a lot of dinosaur fossils
were unearthed. The Hudson's Hope Museum contains one of the
finest dinosaur fossil and footprint collections in the Peace
River area as well as displaying many local artifacts from the
early trapping, fur trading and coal mining industries. Each
summer the museum hosts an exhbition covering a segment of our
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at Hudson's Hope. Photo: Alan Forseth
Hudson's Hope is 64 km (40 mi.) north of Chetwynd on Highway
29 and 90 km (56 mi.) west of Fort St. John on Highway 29. There
is also a community airport to serve the area.
Facilities: heated pool, rodeo grounds, tennis courts, boat
launch, Rod & Gun Club, camping, fishing, boating, sightseeing,
Hope VFD Fire Truck at the Museum. Photo: Alan Forseth
Attractions: W.A.C.. Bennett & Peace Canyon Dams, Museum,
St. Peter's Church, Beattie & Gething Parks, Dinosaur Lake,
Alwin Holland Park, Williston Lake, Peace River
Events during spring summer and fall: March - Curling Bonspiel May - Mothers Day lobster dinner and dance June - Fathers Day fishing derby, BC Hydro annual
ball tournament July - Canada Day Celebrations August - Fall Fair September - BC Rivers Day
Sportsman Inn, Sigma Inn & Suites, Williston Lake Resort
New Hotel opening very soon
Camping: Four municipal campgrounds - King Gething, Alwin Holland,
Dinosaur Lake and Cameron Lake.
Private Campgrounds: Lynx Creek RV Park and Campground, Dupont
RV Park, Williston Lake RV (Williston Lake Resort)
Information: Hudsons Hope Visitor Centre
P.O. Box 330
9555 Beattie Drive
Hudsons Hope BC V0C 1V0
Phone 250-783-9154 May through September
250-783-9901 October through April