DescriptionHudson's Hope is one of the oldest settlements in the province: Only two communities on Vancouver Island have been continuously occupied from earlier dates. First discovered in 1793 by Alexander Mackenzie, the area was the site of a small fur-trading post built in 1805. In 1900 the post was moved to the present site of Hudson's Hope on the north side of the Peace River, where it flourished as a center of trade for the Hudson's Bay Co.
Hudson's Hope is an important supplier of hydroelectricity; its two dams generate about 38 percent of the hydropower used in British Columbia. The dams also are major recreation centers for the area.
Visitor InfoHudson's Hope Visitor Centre 9555 Beattie Dr. HUDSON'S HOPE, BC V0C 1V0. Phone:(250)783-9154
Things to SeeHudson's Hope Museum