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The following map will assist in locating 12 wildlife viewing sites in the Eastern Fraser Valley area, including Hope, E.C. Manning Provincial Park and Skagit Valley Provincial Park. These sites are featured in the Visit Our Wildlife in Hope - Eastern Fraser Valley brochure. There is a series of Visit Our Wildlife brochures.

For wildlife viewing highlights and detailed directions to each site:

Detailed Location Map   (click here for a map showing the location of the above 12 viewing sites)
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General Information
    The community of Hope is located at the eastern end of the Fraser Valley, about a 3-hour drive from Vancouver. Situated at the junction of Highways 1, 3, 5 and 7, Hope is within a short drive of the scenic Fraser Canyon, the Coquihalla Summit, E.C. Manning Provincial Park, Skagit Valley Provincial Park and Fraser Valley farmlands.

    This brochure contains information for 12 sites where you may visit our wildlife. These areas are recognized by British Columbia Wildlife Watch, the provincial wildlife viewing program, as sites offering good viewing and educational opportunities.

    The area covered in this brochure includes habitats from sea level to high mountain alpine areas. Besides bird watching there are wonderful mammal viewing opportunities, especially for small mammals at E.C. Manning Provincial Park. High elevation areas contain extensive alpine meadows attracting a wide range of butterflies.

Tourism Information

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    Hope and District Chamber of Commerce
    P.O. Box 370, Hope, B.C. Canada V0X 1L0
    phone: (604) 869-2021
    fax: (604) 869-2160

Wildlife Are Everywhere

    While opportunities to observe or to learn about wildlife and fish populations are highlighted at 12 sites, remember, wildlife are everywhere. Visit these sites to develop your observation skills. Once you do, you will see, hear and find evidence of creatures everywhere you go.

    When visiting these areas please remember that you are visiting wild creatures in their home. Leave their homes clean, and keep your pets under control on a leash at all times.

    Some animals are only present for short periods of time, so it is best to plan your visit when they are at home.

Feeding Wildlife

    Feed yourself not the animals! Cheese puffs, candy bars and white bread are not what nature intended as a healthy diet for wildlife. If you think feeding wildlife is harmless, think again. When wild animals become dependent on handouts they may lose their natural fear of people and/or vehicles. This may put them, and you, into potentially dangerous situations. Instead, spend some time to watch and learn what natural foods they prefer.