In the picturesque setting of Hope, British Columbia (Canada), WildRose Campground & RV Park has unveiled a striking new addition: a vibrant mural featuring a Sasquatch using a chainsaw to carve “Wildrose” into a log.
The artist behind the captivating work is Chilliwack’s own Jack Hendsbee. Hendsbee was commissioned to bring a unique blend of local folklore and artistic flair to the campsite. This project marked his first time using spray paints, a challenge he embraced wholeheartedly.
The Gore brothers, Tony and Mark, are not just WildRose Campground’s owners; they are storytellers. The inspiration for the mural came from stories told by campers about Sasquatch sightings at the campground, often involving tales of an adult and child Sasquatch wandering the woods.
As per a report from the Chilliwack Progress, the design of the mural was a family affair. Tony and Mark’s children—Naomi, Jack, and Wyatt Gore—were instrumental in shaping the final look of the mural, making it a true family legacy project that reflects their deep connection to the land and the community.
WildRose Campground & RV Park is nestled between the majestic Cascade Mountains and the historic Fraser River. The campground is located 7.7 kms west of Hope, BC, and 121 kms east of Vancouver, BC, offering guests a tranquil retreat that is easily accessible.
The campground is known for its spacious and private pull-through sites, suitable for both RVs and trailers. With options for 30 & 50 amp sites, it caters to various needs, ensuring that every guest can find a spot that suits them.
For those who prefer a more traditional camping experience, WildRose also offers tenting sites, complete with fire pits and picnic tables, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area while enjoying modern comforts.
A notable feature of the campground is its family-friendly environment. As a family-run business, the Gores have infused their campground with a welcoming and communal atmosphere that resonates with visitors.
The new Sasquatch mural is more than just a painting; it is a symbol of the campground’s character and the Gore family’s love for storytelling and community engagement. It stands as a vibrant welcome to all who enter the WildRose Campground.
Jack Hendsbee, reflecting on his work, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to a place that means so much to his friends, the Gore family. He found the atmosphere at the campsite to be a wonderful canvas for his art, complementing the natural beauty of Hope.
As visitors arrive at WildRose Campground & RV Park, they are greeted not only by the natural splendor of British Columbia but also by a piece of living art that tells a story—a story of community, family, and the enchanting lore of the Sasquatch.
The WildRose Campground & RV Park, with its new Sasquatch mural, stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of nature, art, and community that defines this family-run oasis in Hope, British Columbia.
Featured image from WildRose Campground & RV Park.