May 15, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
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The Othello Tunnels near Hope were a surprisingly magnificent find for this BC resident. After visiting, I wondered how it was possible that I had not heard of this fantastic rest-stop before. Best visited when approaching Hope from Princeton (Hwy 3), or Merrit (Hwy 5), this stop is not just about old railway tunnels.
Perhaps more dramatic, are the roaring rapids cutting the canyon floor and the refreshing, cool air the thundering velocity of their water offers a road-weary traveller. The tunnels themselves are dark, damp and cavernous - the path daring you to venture in. Your reward? Viewing the next hairpin turn of the rapids and another tunnel before you. Adults, kids, and dogs will return to your vehicle entertained, exercised and rejuvenated.