Coquihalla Canyon Park / Othello Tunnels

Advisories

Coquihalla Canyon Park Closure: This park will remain closed for summer 2023, due to storm damage.

Posted April 1, 2023

 

About Coquihalla Canyon Park

Coquihalla Canyon 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 through it which are now known as the Othello Tunnels.

Coquihalla Canyon 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 the historic Hope-Nicola Cattle Trail.

For more information about the history and culture of Coquihalla Canyon Park please visit the BC Parks website.

Flashlights are strongly recommended for anyone walking or cycling through the Tunnels. Some are long and dark, and the gravel surface underfoot may be uneven due to erosion caused by dripping water

 

Coquihalla Canyon Park

OPERATIONAL DATES

Closed for 2023 April 1 – Oct 31

 

PARK LOCATION

PARK FACILITIES

Activities

  • Cycling

    Cycling

  • Hiking

    Hiking

  • Pets on Leash

    Pets on Leash

Facilities

  • Picnic Areas

    Picnic Areas

  • Pit or Flush Toilets

    Pit or Flush Toilets

  • Wheelchair Access

    Wheelchair Access