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Othello Tunnels Set To Re-Open May Long Weekend

The long awaited Othello Tunnels are set to reopen May long weekend.

The history filled tunnels have been closed for the season, due to icy conditions and unstable conditions.

The re-opening of the popular Hope attraction offers tourists and locals incredible views of the area and the Kettle Valley Railway – perfect for those Instagram worthy shots.


Photo: bastinaaron / Flickr

The tunnels were built in 1914, when the Canadian Pacific Railway deemed it necessary to link the Kootenays with the BC Coast. They offer visitors a 3.5 kilometre trail, which links to the Hope-Nicola Cattle trail.

The tunnels were named after the Shakespearian play. The engineer, Andrew McCullough, was a giant Shakespeare fan and named several of the Coquihalla stations after Shakespearian characters.

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