The enchanting Othello Tunnels open on May long weekend

May 17 2018, 10:38 pm

While exploring dark, dimly lit caverns might not be on your weekend to-do list, the natural beauty of some of BC’s caves might convince you to reconsider.

One of British Columbia’s most famous destinations makes a strong case for a quick getaway, especially since it reopens for the 2018 season this weekend.

Othello Tunnels

BC Parks

The beautiful, enchanting, Othello Tunnels are opening starting the May long weekend. The tunnels experience an annual closure to protect visitors from dangerous conditions, falling rocks, and ice.

Othello Tunnels

BC Parks

Located in the Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park in Hope, a once expansive railway has been converted into a breathtaking trail for explorers, locals, and tourists alike.

Originally created to connect the Kootenays with the southern coast of BC, the now park highlights the Kettle Valley Railway that passes through the canyon and five tunnels, built in the early 1910s.

Othello Tunnels

BC Parks

The Othello Tunnels will be available starting Friday, May 18 in the morning. Be sure to bring your cameras and flashlights, as well as adequate footwear for the hike. There is no swimming allowed in the park – the beach area is very rocky and the river is unsafe due to rapid water currents.

Othello Tunnels

BC Parks

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