Hope is surrounded by the beauty of nature, and many parks and greenspaces provide residents with an opportunity to get outside and explore. Memorial Park offers a playground, treed areas, a grass field, basketball courts, tennis courts, and restroom facilities. In the summer, live music events are held in the park’s amphitheatre.
The park also includes the Japanese Friendship Garden, which pays tribute to the Japanese Canadians who were interned at a Canadian camp during World War II. The garden includes a pond, statues, and plenty of greenery. Kawkawa Lake Park is located on Kawkawa Lake and provides amenities such as restrooms, a beach for swimming, picnic tables, and a small boat launch. Many visitors partake in water sports such as waterskiing, wake boarding, tubing, and jet skiing.
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park near Hope includes the Othello Tunnels, which were part of railways that were built by the Canadian Pacific Railway. Trails lead through the tunnels and over bridges, and many people also come to fish and picnic.
Other recreational activities include the Hope Lookout Trail, which is accessible from the downtown area. The 2.4-km trail climbs 470 metres up the side of Mount Hope to a viewpoint on a rocky slope. The trail is popular and well maintained. The Coquihalla Campground provides tent and RV camping options, and includes amenities such as hookups (power, water, and sewer), showers, restrooms, Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, a convenience store, and covered BBQ area. Residents can play a round of 18-hole golf at the Hope Golf Club, which is also a popular venue for events like private parties and weddings. The Hope & District Recreation Centre offers programs and classes in swimming, soccer, yoga, and volleyball, to namea few.