As of April 29, 2013: The Othello/Quintette Tunnels are closed to the public to allow for safety work to be done at the park. Scaling of the Othello/Quintette tunnels is underway; this work is expected to be complete by May 17th, in time for the May long weekend. Please check back for updates.
About Coquihalla Canyon
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park is located 12 kilometers from Hope.
The park features the Othello Tunnels, five tunnels built as part of the Kettle Valley Railway in 1914. The railway, connecting the Kootenay Region with the BC coast, was built over three mountain ranges. In the Coquihalla Gorge, the river cut a 300 foot deep channel of solid granite. A straight line of tunnels were built though it which are now known as the Othello Tunnels.
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park is a great stop for a picnic or a short hike. There are picnic tables near the parking lot and along the trail, beside the river. There are spectacular viewing opportunities available on the trail, through the tunnels and on the bridges. The contrast between tunnels and bridges with the roaring Coquihalla River below is a must see! The hiking trail links to thehistoric Hope-Nicola Cattle Trail.
For more information about the history and culture of Coquihalla Canyon Park please visit the BC Parks website.
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