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BC’s enchanting Othello Tunnels are officially open for the summer season

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 is now open for the summer season.

Othello Tunnels

BC Parks

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

The tunnels experience an annual closure to protect visitors from dangerous conditions, falling rocks, and ice.

Bethany Bill, park communications coordinator for Sea to Sky Park Services confirmed with Daily Hive that the tunnels are now open from 8 am until dusk.

Othello Tunnels

BC Parks

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

If you’re planning on checking out the tunnels, 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. Parking tends to fill up quickly so be sure to head out early!

Othello Tunnels

BC Parks

For more information about the Othello Tunnels, visit the BC Parks website.

Source: dailyhive.com

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