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Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, Hope

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Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park, popularly called the Othello Tunnels is a provincial park located near Hope, British Columbia focused on the canyon of the Coquihalla River and a decommissioned railway grade, now a walking trail, leading eventually to Coquihalla Pass. Originally part of the Kettle Valley Railway, five tunnels and a series of bridges follow a relatively straight line through the gorge, which is lined with sheer, flat rock cliffs.The park was established by Order-in-Council in as the Coquihalla Canyon Recreation Area, the upgraded and renamed with full provincial park status in 1997, at 151.3 hectares in size. It was expanded to its current 159 hectares in 2004.The park's rock cliffs and relative close distance to Vancouver has resulted in many popular movies being filmed there. Rambo: First Blood, Shoot to Kill, Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog and Cabin in the Woods were all filmed in Coquihalla Canyon.The location is easily recognizable when watching Rambo: First Blood where Sylvester Stallone hangs off the cliff while a helicopter tries to snipe him down.As of May 2015, the tunnels have reopened after having been closed for over a year due to rockfall concerns.
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  • We walked the tunnels in May when the river was at full force. The canyon and surrounding area was astounding. Very picturesque. The views were mesmerising, well worth the stop from our cross country ...  more »
  • March was a little too early in the season. We could walk up to the tunnels but they were officially closed. Beautiful river and pathway in the snow.  more »
  • Don't hesitate and plan a trip to the tunnels. The walk is short but impressive. The forest and cliffs around it are stunning.  more »
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  • Very impressive tunnels, and also a wonderful story behind them. Well worth the almost 2 hour drive from Vancouver. Went there on Civic Holiday (Aug. 1) 2016 with my family, everyone enjoyed the trip. We arrived around 7:30-8:00 PM, so there were few people and the area was quite tranquil. I suggest going quite early or quite late in the day to avoid the large crowds. The picture was taken from the inside of a tunnel, I forgot which one.
  • The tunnels are unique in being so close together. Nice walk through a part of history. Short and easy trail from the parking lot. We went early Saturday morning and had the trail to ourselves. Don't forget some sort of flashlight. Parts are pretty dark without a light. Nice views of the river also.
  • Very unique and beautiful park. The tunnels are dark, damp, and exciting. As you walk through them and exit into wide, rocky openings, you hear the thunderous water cascading below you. Easily accessable for those who are physically disabled.
  • Great for walking, even with kids or elderly because the path is accessible. Flashlight is recommended for use once inside the tunnels. Do touch the rocks in the tunnel, some are wet. Hiking becomes am enhanced experience because of the sound of the water below, and the natural surroundings.
  • My review is for the Rambo: First Blood enthusiast. The cliff in which Rambo stares up and yells "I didn't do anything" is easily spotted along the path and you can stand practically where he stood. Hard to miss. The park itself offered a relaxing walk along the river and through tunnels in the mountainside.