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Please read especially if you have not registered online for one of our programs before.

  1. TO REGISTER, click the Register button below or click Show details to see the payment categories.
  2. MULTIPLE PARTICIPANTS can be registered as "guests" in one payment transaction if they are all paying the same price (same payment category). You may use your own contact information for guests or their contact information, but please note that we will need their mailing address on file before the program begins. 
  3. PAYPAL ACCOUNT PAYMENT: Choose the "pay online" option and follow the instructions to pay with your Paypal account.
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  5. PAYMENT BY CHEQUE OR MONEY ORDER: Choose the "pay later" option. Send a cheque or money order to Hope Mountain Centre, Box 115, Hope, BC V0X 1L0 indicating the names of the people being registered and which program you are paying for.  
  6. EMAILS: You will automatically receive 4 emails after registering - a registration confirmation, an invoice, a receipt and account information. The company that handles this secure online registration process will automatically create an account for you using the info you have provided. You do not have to use that account or take any action as a result of this email. However, the advantage to using the account is that you don't have to complete all of your info again if you register for one of our future programs.
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Upcoming events

    • 24-Feb-2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hope & District Recreation Centre parking lot (meeting place)
    • 0
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    An introduction for women to the growing sport of snowshoeing, with an exploration of the Mount Ottomite Trail. Ottomite offers moderate terrain and excellent mountain views of the Coquihalla Summit area. Leaders will show you tips for safe winter travel including avalanche safety. They'll also share their knowledge of local plants and animals and their strategies for winter survival. 

    • 08-Mar-2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Hope Cinema, 376 Wallace Street, Hope, BC

    We look forward to seeing you at the Hope Cinema for this night of exciting outdoor "best of the fest" films from around the world. Your tickets will be held at the Hope Cinema box office on March 8 until 6:45 PM in the name of the individual who purchases the ticket(s). After that, tickets may be released to others who don't yet have tickets. Sorry, no refunds! 

    Blue Moose Coffee House
    Stop in at the Blue Moose Coffee House--our lead sponsor for this fundraiser-- for a cup of your favourite beverage before the show!

    • 24-Mar-2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Hope & District Recreation Centre parking lot (meeting place)
    • 7

    An easy family snowshoe along Cambie Creek in Manning Provincial Park. Manning Park offers stunning scenery and easy access for novice snowshoers. People of all ages can enjoy this easy day-trip on gentle terrain with moderate elevation change. Distance traveled will be approximately 4 kilometres, with breaks for lunch, snacks, and eco-education stops along the way. 


    • 07-Apr-2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Hope & District Recreation Centre parking lot (meeting place)
    • 0
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    A challenging snowshoe climb to Zoa Ridge, offering excellent mountain views of the Coquihalla Summit area.

    • 04-May-2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 06-May-2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Skagit Valley, BC, Canada

    A bird blitz camp going into its eighth year bringing expert and novice birders to this spectacular provincial park. Early spring is a great time to visit, with plants coming to life and many bird species, including Harlequin Ducks, arriving in the Skagit to breed.

    • 15-Jun-2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 17-Jun-2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Manning Provincial Park

    The Manning Park Bird Blitz is a fun event for expert and novice birders alike. Manning’s diverse mix of coastal, mountain, and interior climates supports a huge variety of birds — over 200 species.

    • 14-Jul-2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
    • Meeting Place TBD
    • 20

    Traditional plant expert Yvette John will guide us through the lush old-growth forests that grow along the valley bottom of the Skagit River.  On the shady forest floor, we’ll find aromatic wild ginger plants, stinging nettle, lilies, numerous edible berries, and many other plants that heal and nourish.  Yvette will share with us her detailed knowledge of the “traditional plants” used by the Stó:lô for food, medicine, technology, and cultural practices.

    • 27-Jul-2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • 29-Jul-2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Dewdney Trail

    This 3-day backpacking trip on the historic Dewdney Trail will provide instruction on the overall basics of backpacking such as food, cooking, clothing, backpack essentials, overnight gear choices, safety considerations and “Leave No Trace” principles. All this in a friendly, low-stress outdoor setting.

    (Please note that complete information is not yet available for this program so we suggest you wait to read that before registering. Please check back on our program webpage or email La Vern Klassen, Program Assistant, at to be notified when all program info is available. Thank you.)

    • 11-Aug-2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Kettle Valley Railway
    • 20

    Author and historian Joe Smuin leads a mountain bike tour on the Kettle Valley Railway at the Coquihalla Summit. Historian Joe Smuin will lead a tour of the KVR’s most dangerous and expensive section - the Coquihalla Subdivision. With mountain bikes as our locomotive, we’ll explore 25 kilometres of rail bed from the Summit (former highway toll booths) downhill to Portia Station.

    • 25-Aug-2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Thacker Marsh Regional Park, Hope, BC
    • 40

    Ponds are crawling with many a creature, and this program gives you a chance to see the pond ecosystem up close and hands on.  Grab a dip net and start hunting for pond critters, then view your quarry with microscopes and magnifying lenses.  Fun games and activities will show you “who’s eating who” in the pond food web and reveal how wetlands are so important in our lives.

    • 23-Sep-2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Yale to Hope

    In celebration of World Rivers Day, paddle with us down the Fraser River in the company of professional guides and explore the most productive salmon habitat found anywhere in the world. You’ll be part of a giant flotilla of canoes, kayaks and powered rafts that will travel 25kms from Hope to Agassiz. Along the way, you'll visit the gravel bars, side channels, islands, and riparian forests that make this part of the Fraser so important to fish and wildlife.

    • 20-Oct-2018
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hope (meeting place to be determined)
    • 16

    Discover the many roles of wild mushrooms and other fungi in sustaining diversity and healthy habitat in forest ecosystems on this easy valley-bottom hike beside the Skagit River.

    • 30-Nov-2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 02-Dec-2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Hope, BC
    • 16

    Avalanche expert Brad Harrison leads this skills course teaching safe winter travel in the backcountry. Participants will receive "AST Level 1" certification, which is recognized by Avalanche Canada.  

Past events

12-Feb-2018 Family Day in Manning Park
01-Dec-2017 Avalanche Safety
21-Oct-2017 Wild Mushrooms
24-Sep-2017 World Rivers Day
26-Aug-2017 Pond Creature Crawl
19-Aug-2017 School of Rock
29-Jul-2017 Hike the HBC Trail
21-Jul-2017 Women's Beginner Backpacking
16-Jun-2017 Manning Park Bird Blitz
10-Jun-2017 "Leave No Trace" Trainer Course
27-May-2017 Birding in Hope
12-May-2017 Skagit Valley Bird Blitz
08-Apr-2017 Winter Camp
25-Mar-2017 Family Snowshoe to Falls Lake
09-Mar-2017 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
25-Feb-2017 Women's Snowshoe
13-Feb-2017 Family Day in Manning Park
02-Dec-2016 Avalanche Safety
15-Oct-2016 Photographing Nature
03-Oct-2016 Leave No Trace Master Educator Course
25-Sep-2016 World Rivers Day
17-Sep-2016 Kettle Valley Railway Bike Ride
09-Sep-2016 People of the Upper Skagit
27-Aug-2016 School of Rock
20-Aug-2016 "Leave No Trace" Trainer Course
13-Aug-2016 Pond Creature Crawl
30-Jul-2016 HBC Backpacking Trip
22-Jul-2016 Women's Beginner Backpacking
17-Jun-2016 Manning Park Bird Blitz
11-Jun-2016 Women's Mountain Bike Skills
04-Jun-2016 Othello Tunnels Tour
06-May-2016 Skagit Valley Bird Blitz
23-Apr-2016 Outdoor Filmmaking and Editing
09-Apr-2016 Advanced Snowshoe
19-Mar-2016 Family Snowshoe in Manning Park
03-Mar-2016 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
20-Feb-2016 Women's Snowshoe
08-Feb-2016 Family Day in Manning Park
01-Jan-2016 Gift Certificates
04-Dec-2015 Avalanche Safety
24-Oct-2015 Wild Mushrooms
27-Sep-2015 World Rivers Day
28-Aug-2015 People of the Upper Skagit
17-Aug-2015 Leave No Trace Master Educator Course
08-Aug-2015 Photographing Nature
24-Jul-2015 Women's Intermediate Backpacking
18-Jul-2015 School of Rock
27-Jun-2015 A Bug's Life
19-Jun-2015 Manning Park Bird Blitz
29-May-2015 Fraser Canyon Field Camp
22-May-2015 Skagit Valley Bird Blitz
16-May-2015 Pond Creature Crawl
02-May-2015 Birding in Hope
27-Apr-2015 Mountain Bike Leadership Skills
11-Apr-2015 Backcountry Navigation
04-Apr-2015 Family Snowshoe to Falls Lake
28-Mar-2015 Winter Camp
14-Mar-2015 Family Snowshoe in Manning Park
05-Mar-2015 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
28-Feb-2015 Outdoor Filming and Editing
21-Feb-2015 Women's Snowshoe
09-Feb-2015 Family Day in Manning Park
05-Dec-2014 Avalanche Safety
04-Oct-2014 Golden Larches
28-Sep-2014 World Rivers Day
20-Sep-2014 Life From Thin Air
16-Aug-2014 Photographing Nature
08-Aug-2014 HBC Backpacking Trip
25-Jul-2014 Women's Introductory Backpacking
19-Jul-2014 Watershed Exploration
12-Jul-2014 School of Rock
05-Jul-2014 Traditional Plants
21-Jun-2014 Forest Ecology Walk in Yale
20-Jun-2014 Manning Park Bird Blitz
14-Jun-2014 Forest Ecology Walk in Sunshine Valley
17-May-2014 Pond Creature Crawl
09-May-2014 Skagit Valley Bird Blitz
26-Apr-2014 Leave No Trace Trainer Course
12-Apr-2014 Backcountry Navigation
22-Mar-2014 Family Snowshoe to Falls Lake
06-Mar-2014 Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
01-Mar-2014 Family Snowshoe in Manning Park
22-Feb-2014 Women's Snowshoe
10-Feb-2014 Family Day in Manning Park
06-Dec-2013 Avalanche Safety
02-Nov-2013 Salmon Stronghold
19-Oct-2013 Welqámex Island Archaeology
29-Sep-2013 World Rivers Day
14-Sep-2013 Leave No Trace Trainer Course
24-Aug-2013 Toolstones of the Skagit
17-Aug-2013 Cariboo Wagon Road 150th
02-Aug-2013 HBC Backpacking Trip
27-Jul-2013 Photographing Nature
20-Jul-2013 Watershed Exploration
12-Jul-2013 Women's Intermediate Backpacking
22-Jun-2013 School of Rock
14-Jun-2013 Manning Park Bird Blitz
18-May-2013 Pond Creature Crawl
10-May-2013 Skagit Valley Bird Blitz
04-May-2013 Backcountry Cooking
27-Apr-2013 Backcountry Navigation
20-Apr-2013 Beaver Tales
23-Mar-2013 Snowcaving Weekend
09-Mar-2013 Spring Snowshoe to Falls Lake
22-Feb-2013 Similkameen Ski Weekend
11-Feb-2013 Family Snowshoe at Lightning Lake
07-Dec-2012 Avalanche Safety
30-Sep-2012 BC Rivers Day
01-Sep-2012 Hike the Skyline Trails
25-Aug-2012 School of Rock
19-Aug-2012 Hike to Flatiron Peak
18-Aug-2012 Glaciers of the North Cascades
11-Aug-2012 Watershed Exploration
27-Jul-2012 Women's Backpacking
20-Jul-2012 Manning Park with Dick Cannings
30-Jun-2012 Traditional Plants of the Cascades
15-Jun-2012 Manning Park Bird Blitz
02-Jun-2012 Advanced Wilderness First Aid
02-Jun-2012 Introduction to Wilderness First Aid
26-May-2012 Outdoor Survival Skills
19-May-2012 Pond Creature Crawl
12-May-2012 Hike the Tikwalus Trail
05-May-2012 Fly Fishing for Women
04-May-2012 Skagit Valley Bird Blitz
28-Apr-2012 Hope Lookout Trail Work Bee
20-Apr-2012 Tikwalus Trail Grand Opening
19-Apr-2012 Alexandra Bridge Project
31-Mar-2012 Intermediate Snowshoe at Coquihalla Summit
24-Mar-2012 Family Snowshoe in Manning Park
09-Dec-2011 Avalanche Safety
25-Sep-2011 BC Rivers Day
10-Sep-2011 Mushrooms of the Cascades
27-Aug-2011 Hike the HBC Trail
13-Aug-2011 Hike the Dewdney Trail
05-Aug-2011 Painting in the Wild
23-Jul-2011 Watershed Exploration
16-Jul-2011 Introduction to Backpacking
17-Jun-2011 Manning Park Bird Blitz
11-Jun-2011 School of Rock
28-May-2011 Backcountry Orienteering
21-May-2011 Pond Creature Crawl
06-May-2011 Skagit Valley Bird Blitz
28-Apr-2011 Fraser Canyon Field Camp
08-Apr-2011 Canoe Paddle Skills
02-Apr-2011 Backcountry Cooking and Nutrition
12-Mar-2011 Advanced Snowshoe at Coquihalla Summit
05-Mar-2011 Family Snowshoe in Manning Park
18-Feb-2011 Similkameen Ski Weekend
26-Sep-2010 BC Rivers Day on the Harrison River
29-Aug-2010 Stein Valley Cultural Tour
13-Aug-2010 Backpacking Basics for Women
07-Aug-2010 The Hudson's Bay Company Trail
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