Othello Tunnels, Hope

4.7
Wander through the province's deep gorges and dense forest at Othello Tunnels, a series of former railway routes spanning the Coquihalla River. Built during the early 20th century to connect the region with the coast by train, the park features an array of walkways, bridges, and paths cutting straight through sheer rock cliffs, some of which rise to heights of 91 m (300 ft). Wander the easy 3.5 km (2.2 mi) loop through five different tunnels and you'll find up close views of the rushing river, as well as the area's lush nature. Alternatively, you can cycle the path or fish in the river with the required license. PutOthello Tunnels into our Hope planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Very cool for kids and adults, can make your walk as long as you’d like, easy to turn around at any time. Just don’t leave valuables in your car, high theft area  more »
  • The real scenes are significantly better & more impressive than what have been captured in most existing photos online. It's a tourist spot much worthwhile of the time spent there. The walk thru the....  more »
  • Interesting and beautiful walk along the river to the Tunnels! Lots of history to read along the walk; can be wet and uneven ground in the tunnels; flashlight or light on phone suggested  more »
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  • Picturesque, beautiful, long winding trails. Different rock formations along the creek. Many dark tunnels to walk through. Water is blue in some areas, delightful green in others. Canyon rocks reach up skyward. Further along the trail is an old railroad bridge. Many trails to travel on. Fitness for some, photographers passion for others, sightseeing adventure for many...
  • We visited the tunnels in the summer back in 2015, but after seeing a photo of the wonderful icicles all over the tunnels and the canyon, I had to take a wintry peek for myself. The entrance to the tunnels is blocked off by a gate between October and April, but it's fairly easy to squeeze between a fence and some rocks around the side. It is a bit slippery though, so wear proper footwear! Normally in the winter, there are multiple icicles hanging precariously along the roof of the tunnels, which is a hazard, so if you are going to go without helmets, be sure to take care to walk under spots where there are no icicles hanging down. It also helps to bring a powerful flashlight or headlamp if you'd like to see the icicles properly. Much of the ice buildup along the tunnels had been knocked down during our visit, as we visited during a time when some Jason Momoa movie was being filmed and the icicles posed a threat to filming. The drive to the tunnels is relatively easy as long as conditions are clear. The road leading to the tunnels gets a bit thin, but two cars can still easily pass by each other. Overall, I would highly recommend a visit to Othello Tunnels during any season!
  • Go anytime I can. Winter gates cant stop me. Anytime friends or family visit from out east we like to bring them here. Long paths to follow so prepare your day. Unless you just want to see the views, then its about 2 hours max.
  • Really awesome spot to stretch your legs after a long drive with some amazing scenic views and cool history. Places to have a picnic, bathrooms (outhouses), and I ended up dipping my toes into the water. I wouldn't advise going away from the edge of the river as it's pretty fast flowing, a fun little unique experience for sure.
  • A nice little hike - is fairly easy. Parking is pretty good depending when you go. It can get busy and full during peak season.

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