If you’re hoping to take a unique day trip from Vancouver, the Othello Tunnels deservesyour attention. Most locals don’t even know about this gem of a place that is found just 2 short hours from Vancouver Extended Stay‘s suites!
The Othello Tunnels are a series of 5 tunnels built through the Coquihalla Gorge; a river that cut a 300 foot deep channel of solid granite. They were built for the Canadian Pacific Railway as they needed to link the Kootenay region with the coast of BC. Built in 1914, the park highlights the breathtaking canyons and views along the river and through the tunnels.