Hope B.C. and the Driftwynd Bistro

Vancouver to Hope: 150 km or 2 hours. 822 km or 9 hours 57 mins remaining to Calgary.

Hope is a cute little town lined with wood carvings and surrounded by mountain views. First Nations people (the Stahlo) have inhabited this area for thousands and thousands of years as hunter-gatherers. The first European settlement was Fort Hope, built by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1848 even though the area was considered not a suitable trade route. Ten years later the area boomed with the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush.

The road trip plan was to leave Vancouver early in the morning and head to the Fraser Canyon to have breakfast at the Elvis Rocks the Canyon Cafe. However, when we arrived at the cafe it was closed, even though we arrived an hour after the opening hours listed on the door.

There was no indication that the cafe would open so we left and headed back to Hope. This turned out to be a great choice because we stumbled upon the Driftwynd Bistro.

The food at the Driftwynd is the Rocky Mountain ideal and made from fresh, gluten-free, and local ingredients — all delicious. We opted for the Valley Bowl and Driftwynd Breakfast. Niña complained her mouth wasn’t big enough. Half an hour later, bellies full and minds content, we started our long and arduous drive through the mountains.

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  1. FYI Deborah Trotter, late of Chilliwack, BC passed away on October 30th, 2012. She was born on July 4th, 1952 in Winnipeg and the owner/operator of Elvis Rocks, the Canyon Café in Boston Bar, you missed a cool place and a very hard working woman.

  2. I’m very sorry to hear about this; my condolences to friends and family. I have no doubt the restaurant would have exceeded our expectations. It sounds (and looked) like an interesting place.

  3. Thank you for joining us at The Driftwynd Bistro and Dining Room when you visited Hope. And thank you for mentioning us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and a great Breakfast at The Driftwynd Bistro. Pics of Breakfast choices, in particular our Breakfast Bowls and more, can be found at http://driftwynd.com/5.html. Our lunch and dinner menus are great too! We celebrate the arts as well, with local musicians playing during our Driftwydn Sunday Afternoon Jam Sessions, Friday Pub Nights and Evening Entertainment – very family friendly, by the way.

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    Better yet, join us, for GFE (Greatest Fun on Earth) at The Driftwynd Bistro, 575 Old Hope Princeton Way, Hope BC.

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