Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park

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Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park

Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park
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PerfectDayToPlay Blog
Vancouver, Canada353 contributions
Coquihalla Canyon & Othello Tunnels: Rocks & Railway Adventure
Oct 2019
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park is located a short drive from near Hope BC
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It is definitely is worth a visit as the scenery is simply EPIC! Best park: the most spectacular experience of famous Othello Tunnels (located within the park) is STROLLER-FRIENDLY and WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE (with assistance)
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The park is a true marvel, especially in early Fall. Its magnificent rocky terrain along forceful rapids of Coquihalla River, majestic wilderness of the Hope-Nicola Valley Trail, is a unique place to explore and offers some of the most epic, yet still kids-friendly hikes in Fraser Valley.
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You have two options to explore Coquihalla Canyon and to see the Tunnels: to-back Othello Tunnels Hike (stroller / wheelchair friendly), or by taking the entire Hope-Nicola Valley Trail Loop (6km backcountry hike). Check out my blog for detailed instructions, maps & directions + more cool photos on my blog - link in my bio.
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Quick tips:
1. Bring flashlight - the Othello Tunnels are sheer darkness
2. Check with BC Parks website before your visit (Othello Tunnels may be closed)
3. If possible, visit in September or mid October - less people, beautiful fall scenery!
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Happy visit!
Written 9 October 2019
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Paula G
14 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019
We stayed overnight in hope and were advised to take this walk.Its worth a visit an easy walk for all ages
I would advise you to take a torch ( flash light ) as the tunnels are a little uneven and dark in places. So great photo opportunities.
Written 28 September 2019
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HappySnr123
Nanaimo, Canada916 contributions
Worth the trip!
Jul 2019
Last Month, our friend from Maple Ridge took us for a short day trip to this wonderful Tunnels. I didn't even know they exist! Sure, I heard about it but I didn't really pay attention. This is a very easy walk as long as you don't go through the very long path that goes for several kms. long! We tried just about a km. and headed back because of some steep climbs. We're seniors so we didn't want to exert too much energy and also we're scared of tripping or falling! Anyway, the canyon, the tunnels and overall scenery is spectacular to say the least! It's a hidden gem worth exploring for sure!
Written 14 August 2019
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Chantal_SLP
5 contributions
Othello Tunnels are a hidden gem!
Jul 2019 • Family
We only visited the Othello Tunnels but our drive from Hope to Vancouver through Coquihalla Canyon was beautiful.
Written 12 July 2019
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Silvia M
329 contributions
Walk Through Historic Othello Tunnels
Jun 2019 • Couples
Engineers, nature lovers and Rambo fans should enjoy this easy 2 mi (or less) round trip walk through 4 railroad tunnels carved into granite above the turbulent Coquihalla River. The scene where Rambo hangs off a cliff in the film, First Blood, was shot between tunnels 1 and 2. Most people turn back after the 4th tunnel but there is a trail that continues on which I did not hike. Flashlights are recommended by the park service but not necessary. Dogs allowed on leash. Wide, even gravel path is stroller friendly. Lots of parking and not crowded on weekday in mid July but I hear it’s very crowded on the weekends. Bring your own water. Pit toilets at trailhead.
Written 22 June 2019
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BrotherYo
Surrey, Canada249 contributions
Striking Sceneries at every turn
Jan 2019 • Family
Driving from Vancouver to Kelowna, you can safely take Highway 5, also named Coquihalla Pass. It is mandatory in the winter to have Snow tires, so please make sure. The Drive through this Park is absolutely breathtaking. Lakes, Canyons, Mountains, Sun, Snow, Rain and more, all in one trip. Make sure to stop and take pictures.
Written 31 January 2019
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Karen1616
481 contributions
Good walk!
Sep 2018 • Couples
It's about 10min easy walk to the Tunnels.. Can get busy here.. in the morning is a beautiful time to go .. there is lots of parking at this time and a much quieter walk.. you can spend an hour here or a whole day.. there is also advanced walking trails.... Located just a few minutes from Hope BC
Written 8 October 2018
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Linze F
Amstelveen, The Netherlands16 contributions
Coquihalla transit surprise
Aug 2018
We you are passing through Coquihalla Canyon Prov.Park, you should make a stop at the Othello Tunnels along highway 5 North of Hope,BC.These tunnels, once used by the Canadian Pacific Railway, gives you a oppertunity to walk through beautiful nature, along the Coquihalla River running through a gorge. Nature down here is awesome.There are also posibilties to camp (campground) and there is a RV Parking available.
Written 28 August 2018
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Les B
Bathurst, Australia787 contributions
Amazing Canyon
Aug 2018 • Couples
There are two sides to this place. One is the amazing natural beauty of the river and the gorge. The other is the history of the tunnels and the railway and in more recent times that part of the Rambo movie was filmed here. Whichever interests you it is well worth the visit to this park. The walk is very easy and smooth most of the way but some parts of the tunnel are a bit gravelly. If in a wheelchair might need help in these parts although motorised wheelchair/carts should not have a problem. Get here early and enjoy the quietness before the crowds arrive. Better light early as well (although we had smoke from the fires which made for good even light)
Written 19 August 2018
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Natalie M
Langley21 contributions
Family Friendly!
Jul 2018 • Family
We went in July with a 2 year old and 4 year old. The tunnels are about a 10-15 min scenic walk from the parking lot and the gravel paths are flat so are stroller/accessible friendly. The kids loved it! We spent about 1.5 hours there. We paired visit here with an afternoon at Silver Lake which was also worth the stop!
Written 31 July 2018
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