Family fun and fitness

Hope is brimming with recreational facilities suitable for everyone

  • Apr. 1, 2013 10:00 a.m.

Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre.

The Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre features an indoor leisure pool, lazy river, spray bar, tots pool, and 25-metre competition pool with one-metre and three-metre spring boards. There is also a steam room, sauna and hot tub to enjoy. Everything is wheelchair accessible.

In the same complex you will find the Hope and District Fitness Centre. The gym has cardio equipment ranging from treadmills and stationary bikes to a rowing machine. There are also strength machines and free weights. For the recreation centre schedule and fees, visit fvrd.bc.ca or call 604-869-2304.

Alongside these facilities are the Hope Arena and Hope Curling Club. During the winter season these are busy places with hockey, figure skating and curling events.

The new 8,140-square-foot addition at the Hope Arena offers three dressing rooms with showers and bathrooms, and a conference centre on the upper floor. Two old change rooms have also been renovated and converted into one large dressing room. The 4,070-square-foot conference room with mountain views caters to recreation programs, private business meetings and special events.

Behind the complex you will find a skate park for boarders and BMX bikers as well as the Sports Bowl. Next to the Curling Club, on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Kawkawa Lake Road, you will find our premier softball diamond which can be lit for evening play.

Other recreation facilities in Hope include playing fields, a bowling alley, racquetball court, outdoor basketball court, outdoor tennis courts, golf course, outdoor street hockey court and a private co-ed gym.

During the summer months, if you are taking a trip through the Fraser Canyon, stop in North Bend and enjoy a dip in the Almer Carlson outdoor pool or try five-pin bowling at Canyon Lanes in Boston Bar.

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