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Othello Tunnels

67851 Othello Road | Abbotsford, Hope, British Columbia V0X 1L1, Canada
(604) 986-9371
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Hope
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Hiking Trails
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Was hesitant to go with two boys (age 7 and 10) unsure of what there would be to keep their interest but wow- was this place cool! Once you get to the tunnels (about a 1km walk from parking) the views are spectacular! The tunnels are dark and a little spooky which added to the fun but getting to the... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

It's a bit of a drive to get here and you do start to think 'am I really going the right way?' as the road gets smaller and smaller on the drive to the entrance. But this is definitely worth going. My 4 year old boy is a train enthusiast and the chance to walk through railway tunnels (in the... More

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calgary, ab
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Great wide accessible trails, very flat, so good for all ages. Spectacular scenery right beside the river. An inexpensive family outing with the added benefits of hiking.

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Victoria, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is a great place for a short trip if you want to break a long car journey. A walk of about 1 km from the car park takes you to the first of several tunnels driven through the rock within a canyon. Bridges take you over the river which, when we went in early June, was very impressive. There... More

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Coquitlam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you visit Hope, BC or pass by Hope but with 1-2 hours time available around there, this place should be a must see spot. A short leisure walk from parking lot to the tunnel head, 4 sections of tunnel with great river & valley views in between each tunnels. Easy walk but the floors are not always smooth, better... More

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Peachland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Spectacular. Waters in full flood and the enormity of the original construction is amazing. Apparently they took the passenger trains through at night so as not to alarm them! If you go go in August or September you can see the salmon run. We are both golden oldies and found the walk ok but take a torch.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The landscape in this area of BC is beautiful and you can get some really lovely pictures walking the path. There were informative panels along the path giving background and historical information about the tunnels which was interesting. Really enjoyed this stop on the trip.

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Alfred, Canada
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16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Othello Tunnels near Hope are very beautiful. These tunnels were created for the Kettle Valley Railway line but usage discontinued early 1900s. They go through Coquillaha river gorge and there were 2 trestle bridges which are now pedestrian walkways. The views of the river rapids are incredible. We visited in early June so the waters were still high and... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

An out of the way place, but the short walk to the tunnels and then through each and over the river was amazing! An unbelievable photo opportunity and was a peaceful experience.

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Calgary, Alberta
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58 reviews 58 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Growing up mere minutes from the tunnels I was lucky enough to have experienced them many times prior to them becoming a real tourist destination. The location was used for much of the jungle scenes in Rambo - First Blood and is an absolutely gorgeous area. An easy walk for those who like lush scenery and roaring rapids. On your... More

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