Pedal tour

Take a ride along the family-friendly bicycle route

  • Apr. 1, 2013 6:00 p.m.
Families can take a bike ride along the 'Town of Hope' circle route.

Families can take a bike ride along the 'Town of Hope' circle route.

Take the family for a gentle bike ride along the “Town of Hope” circle route and enjoy our small town, quiet streets and wonderful views.

Park your vehicle at the Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex and head to Memorial Park in the downtown core, where you can explore the Japanese Friendship Garden and kids can check out the large playground. The marked circle route then includes a visit to Christ Church National Historic Site before you proceed along the Fraser River. As you ride under the Hope-Fraser Bridge, take a look to your left and you will see a unique view of the bridge as the lower level was constructed to carry the now abandoned Kettle Valley Railway.

This quiet roadway leads to another beautiful viewpoint of the Fraser River, then meets up a few blocks later with the Rotary Nature Trail at the mouth of the Coquihalla River. You can choose to ride the trail or follow Seventh Avenue.

After the two route options reunite, the circle route continues past the Hope Recreation Complex, which is home to the Hope Arena, Dan Sharrers Aquatic Centre, and regional library. A skatepark suitable for BMX bikes is located behind the recreation building. Carry on up to and along Old Hope Princeton Way then down Third Avenue, to where you will find yourself once again near the Hope Visitor Centre & Museum Complex.

The visitor centre has this and other family-friendly cycling routes available on pre-printed maps.