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To find out more about the history of Hope, visit Hope Museum (919 Water Ave., 604/869-7322, daily 9 a.m.–5 p.m. May–June, daily 8 a.m.–8 p.m. July–Aug., by donation), in the same building as the information center. The museum’s comprehensive collection of pioneer artifacts is displayed in several recreated settings, including a kitchen, bedroom, parlor, schoolroom, and blacksmith shop. Also don’t miss the tree-stump art scattered through town. In Memorial Park, an eagle holding a salmon in its claws (in front of the district office) was carved from a tree with root rot, and it was one of the original tree-stump works of art.
The five Othello–Quintette Tunnels through a steep gorge of Coquihalla Canyon were carved out of solid granite by the Kettle Valley Railway, but have been abandoned since the middle of last century. Today a short walk takes you from the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park parking lot to and through the massive, dark tunnels—a popular tourist attraction. To get to there from downtown, take Wallace Street to 6th Avenue and turn right. Turn left on Kawkawa Lake Road, crossing the Coquihalla River Bridge and railway tracks. At the first intersection take the right branch, Othello Road, and continue until you see a sign to the right (over a rise and easy to miss) pointing to the recreation area. The tunnels are closed November–April.
© Andrew Hempstead, from Moon Western Canada, 3rd Edition