"When we came here this was a howling wilderness, the abode of wild animals, wolves, lynxs and bears with the grizzly bear supreme ruler"
-Hagen B Christensen, Founder of Hagensborg Bc
Our Family Story
The Lansdowne & Ellis Family
In 2022 they moved back to the valley with their three young children with a goal to own and operate Bella Coola Mountain Lodge &
Working closely with Bella Coola Grizzly Tours owner Leonard Ellis (Shannon's father) Both Business work closely to provide an excellent product for our guests. As a family operation, we take extra pride in being able to offer various accommodations in bella coola and also provide tour services in bella coola and around the Fjords. Daniel Ellis is our tour guide for all nautical adventures. Daniel has 10+ years of experience on our local waters with a vast amount of knowledge and stories to share with you on your adventures.
The Lansdowne & Ellis Family looks forward to welcoming you to the Bella Coola Valley.
The Lodge Story
A Little Bit of History
Believed to have been built around 1895 the original building stood as a two room cedar cabin, typical of the Norwegian houses in the area. Through the early 1900's travellers making the long 5-7 day journey to Williams Lake could find a restful place.
After a long hiatus the doors reopened in 1995. With the developing tourism industry two generations of the Koroluk family transformed the walls and exterior into a standout building in the Bella Coola Valley to house their guiding company and guests.
As current owners The Lansdowne Family (Clark, Shannon, Ellis, Saylor and Colt) bring with them over 40 years of combined experience in the tourism industry and look forward to upholding Bella Coola Mountain Lodge's strong tradition and history of providing comfortable accommodation in Bella Coola and leave you with a memorable experience.
Relax In Nature
Discover The Bella Coola Valley
As mountains rise from the valley floor waterfalls cascade down their rocky faces. Eagles soar above majestic old growth rainforest whilst bears roam the creeks. Nestled amongst the beauty of the Bella Coola Valley we offer a variety of spacious rooms & suites. Whether you are relaxing in your room or strolling through our gardens you are sure to have a truly authentic experience of the Great Bear Rainforest.
An adventure in itself, we are located on Highway 20. Part of the Great Bear Circle Route.
Experience guided tours, hike fantastic trails in Bella Coola and discover breathtaking scenery.
We Must All Work Together
We take our role in environmental stewardship and conservation seriously at Bella Coola Mountain Lodge. We often go beyond the scope of meeting normal community standards, for our hotel in Bella Coola which includes.
• Recycling in rooms and common areas.
• Sustainable flow shower heads in all rooms.
• Towel Program - minimizing the single use of towels and linens.
• High efficiency appliances and laundry facilities.
• Electronic check out reducing our paper use.
• LED light to reduce our energy use.
• Encouraging guests to use refillable coffee and beverage cups.
• Soap Dispensary Products are selected for minimal impact on human and environmental health. No single use toiletry items refillable shower dispensers.