Hudsonís Hope is situated
midway between Chetwynd and Fort St John along Highway 29. This route
follows the Peace River, is the most scenic in the area. One unique
feature in the area is Williston Lake, one of the largest man made
lakes, created during the building of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. Hudsonís
Hope is 64 km (40mi.) north of Chetwynd on Highway 29 and 90 km (56 mi.)
west of Fort St John on Highway 29. When the dams were being built in
the area, a lot of dinosaur fossils were unearthed.
Incorporated in 1965,
Hudsonís Hope has a total area of 927 square
kilometres. It is the second largest municipality in BC in terms of
Hudson's Hope has a population of
970 (2011 Census). According to BC Stats, the population was estimated at
1,074 (in 2012).
MAJOR EMPLOYMENT AREAS
The three industries
employing the majority of people in the Hudsonís Hope area are
transportation & communications, education and logging & forestry.
The area has significant
potential for development in the area of forestry value-added lumber
manufacturing and tourism.
extensive agriculture in the District including cereal grains, forage
crops, ranching, and logging. Retail businesses include grocery
shopping, news and variety, museum souvenir shop, general store, two
service stations, hardware store, auto repair, tire shop, business
centre, two hotels, three restaurants, two bed and breakfasts, a
convenience store and bank machine, cable television service, TV and
satellite dish service and sales, a Credit Union and a multitude of home
For more information about Hudson's Hope,
please contact the District office at: