Garbitt, Harry and Mrs., and grandchildren
Hudson's Hope, BC


Rocky Mountain Portage House was changed to Hudson's Hope and moved to the north side of the river in about 1868. The Hudson's Bay Company say that the first mention of the name was in a letter sent to York Factory by a James Forsyth in 1869. Why Hudson's Hope? It remains a mystery to this day. The hope of Henry Hudson? A gold prospector named Hudson? The hope of the Hudson's Bay Company? No record has ever been discovered.