Visitor InformationPlease note: There is no swimming in this park. The beach area is very rocky and not recommended for use because the river is ALWAYS UNSAFE to play and swim in or near.
Park ContactThis park proudly operated by:
Sea to Sky Park Services Ltd
For additional information, click here for the Sea to Sky Park Services website.
Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park
Attention Visitors – Important Notice!
May 19, 2017: Othello Tunnels are open
The Othello Tunnels, located in Coquihalla Canyon Park, are now open for the summer season. Enjoy your visit to the park!
May 19, 2017: Parking in Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park
Visitors to Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park should anticipate high traffic volume throughout the operating season. Peak visitation periods occur between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm on sunny weekends. During this time parking can be challenging to find. BC Parks asks visitors to ensure that they park in designated stalls. Vehicles parked outside of designated areas may be towed. Thanks for your help to ensure emergency services vehicles can access the park at all times.
About This Park
It contains a 135 hectare land base. It is a popular tourist attraction for the town of Hope and provides viewing, walking, fishing and picnicking opportunities. The hiking trail links to the historic Hope-Nicola Cattle Trail. The engineer Andrew McCullough was an avid reader of Shakespearean literature, and used characters such as Lear, Jessica, Portia, Iago, Romeo & Juliet to name stations of the Coquihalla subdivision.
Please note: Services are available from April 1 to October 31. The Othello Tunnels (located within the park) are closed during the winter months due to unstable conditions, falling rocks and ice. Please contact the Park Operator for more information.
Established Date: May 15, 1986
Park Size: 159 hectares
- Trail Information [pdf] (you will need to scroll down to the Coquihalla Cayon Provincial Park entry)
Location and MapsPlease note: Any maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Maps and BrochuresAny maps listed are for information only – they may not represent legal boundaries and should not be used for navigation.
Management PlanningManagement Planning Information
- The approved management plan for Coquihalla Canyon Provincial Park [PDF 400.41KB] is available in PDF format.
This is NOT the original management planning product. This document has been scanned from the original format of the plan. It may contain some formatting changes, however the content is consistent with the original.
Activities Available at this Park
Flashlights are strongly recommended for anyone walking or cycling through the Tunnels. Some are long and dark, and the gravel surface underfoot may be uneven due to erosion caused by dripping water.