Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park

This world-class attraction features Othello Tunnels

  • Apr. 1, 2013 8:00 p.m.

Othello Tunnels in Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park.

Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park in Hope is home to the historic Othello Tunnels.

The abandoned railway tunnels form a stunning setting, impressive enough to be used as the backdrop for filming in Rambo: First Blood, Shoot To Kill, and Far from Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog.

Designed by engineer Andrew McCulloch, the tunnels were built between 1911 and 1916 to complete the Kettle Valley Railway. Constant washouts, snow and rockslides plagued the railway, causing it to close in 1959.

Today, winter weather conditions continue to be a problem, preventing B.C. Parks from keeping the park open during winter months.

A short drive through Hope takes visitors to the famous tunnels. From the parking lot, a leisurely walk along the abandoned railway grade will take you through the tunnels and the spectacular Coquihalla Canyon gorge.

Please note: Flashlights are useful inside the tunnels. The parking lot is in a remote area, so lock valuables in your trunk or take them with you.

There are pit toilets and picnic tables on site. The park is open from April to October.

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