Erosion has broken the continuous connection between the five Othello Tunnels in Coquihalla Canyon Park.
The Province is asking visitors to please obey safety measures put in place after the bridge connecting tunnels two and three received structural damage to its foundation. This bridge will remain closed for the rest of the season while repairs are being made.
Visitors can still enjoy the tunnels with easy access - tunnels one and two remain accessible from the parking lot, and tunnels three, four and five are accessible from the Kettle Valley Railway Trail.
A continuous route through the park, which would bypass the tunnels and follow the historic Hope-Nicola Trail, is currently under development and is expected to be in place soon.
Once a vital link in the Kettle Valley Railway, the world-renowned Othello Tunnels are a string of tunnels, now visited by many for unique sightseeing, hiking, and cycling opportunities.
BC Parks is working closely with the community of Hope and others to repair the bridge. Updates will be provided via the BC Parks’ website: www.BCParks.ca
Ministry of Environment