It was formerly known as Vermilion Forks.


DescA town in the Similkameen region of southern British Columbia. During Japanese Canadian internment, the area was also used as a road camp, referred to as the Hope-Princeton camp; this camp was used to construct the Hope-Princeton Highway.


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