Families cooled off on the edge of the Coquihalla River beside the Othello tunnels outside of Hope. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

Weekend blast of heat subsiding in Hope

Temperatures return to normal after hot start to summer in the Fraser Valley

Coquihalla Provincial Park was busy on the weekend, with many people taking the time to wander through the cool and dark Othello Tunnels.

Hope had highs of about 32 and 31 degrees Celsius on Saturday and Sunday respectively, and the park’s cool temperature offered some relief from that heat. The weekend’s hot weather has already cooled off, and Environment Canada forecasts high temperatures throughout the week of around 25 degrees Celsius and overnight lows of 13 degrees Celsius.

Chilliwack broke records with the heat there this weekend, with temperatures climbin to 38.4 degrees Celsius.


A young couple walks through the Othello Tunnels just outside of Hope on Sunday. (Jessica Peters/ Black Press)

Dylan Murdy and Jolene Yaremy read messages on the locks attached to a fence inside one of the Othello tunnels outside of Hope. Couples have been leaving personalized locks on the fence that overlooks the Coquihalla River. (Jessica Peters/ The Progress)

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