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Getting To Bella Coola

Bella Coola Mountain Lodge is one of the coziest hotels in Bella Coola located right in the center of Hagensborg BC in the picturesque Bella Coola Valley. 4 km from the Bella Coola Airport and 15 minutes drive from Bella Coola ferry operated by BC Ferries. Shops, restaurants in Bella Coola and river fishing are within a few minutes from our door and we are approximately 30 minutes from beautiful Tweedsmuir Park. 

Driving east from the lodge along Highway 20, we are approximately 75 km from the bottom of "The Hill" (Heckman Pass). Driving west we are 19 km from the docks and 16 km from Bella Coola Townsite. 

Come say Hello, there is a reason the area is part of the Discovery Coast Circle Route

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Mountains In The Bella Coola Valley

By Road

Travelling from Vancouver to Bella Coola is

approximately a 1000km drive north.

Follow Hwy 97 to Williams Lake before joining Hwy 20 for a stunning 4-hour drive to Anahim Lake.

Another 40 min on a packed, dirt road to the top of what is affectionately known as ‘The Hill’.


The Hill is a 20-minute descent at slow speed, in low gear, to the Valley floor. From there it is 45 minutes of relatively flat driving to arrive at the Lodge


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By Air

Bella Coola Airport is 4 km from the lodge, however we highly recommend all guests rent a vehicle for their time in the Bella Coola Valley.   The Valley stretches approx 100 km from the bottom of the hill to the ocean with so many attractions throughout. You are extremely limited too adventure if you do not have a vehicle.   Bella Coola Vehicle Rentals has various types of vehicles to meet your needs. 

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Ocean Sunrise

By Sea

Adventure? Look no further, the Bella Coola ferry, operated by BC Ferries takes you on a trip between Port Hardy on Vancouver Island's northern tip through to Bella Coola.


The area is a abundant with marine wildlife so have the binoculars at the ready for Whales, Sea Lions, Dolphins and more.


Ferry schedules are subject to change so be sure to refer to the BC Ferries website for the latest updates.


To reserve, visit 

or phone 1-888-223-3779

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It's A Big World Out There, Let Us Help

A journey to Bella Coola Valley is a journey to be cherished. The Valley and Tweedsmuir Park offer pristine forests, undiscovered landscapes and wilderness as far as the eye can see, it is no wonder we have so many returning guests. Join us on one of our sightseeing tours in Bella Coola.

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Ships Wheel

Glacial Fjord &
Hot Springs Tour

Covering 50 nautical miles of remote marine wilderness with many spectacular sights and a soak in natural hot springs.

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Waterfalls In Bella Coola


From the First Nations Nuxalk people to Norwegian settlers there is rich history and culture in Bella Coola.

Enjoy local galleries, the Bella Coola museum and cultural sights to see the craftsmanship, wood carvings and ceremonial dress that is celebrated around the world.

1894 saw the arrival of Norwegian settlers and the subsequent creation of Hagensborg. Take a short walk across the road to the Norwegian Heritage House to see how they lived and what the lodge site once looked like.

Hiking In Bella Coola

Hiking &

World class hiking trails in Bella Coola offer truly breathtaking views. Whether its a gentle stroll through old growth forest or a multi day backpacking adventure in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park we really have it all.

Great trails to lookouts and waterfalls can be found a stones throw from the lodge but many are accessed via 4x4 Forest Service Road (Vehicle Rental)

We keep good stock of trails maps and guide books at our front desk where our staff will be happy to point you in the direction of notable trails to fulfill your needs.​ Definitely one of the top things to do in Bella Coola

Online Trail Maps & Guide

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It is not called the Great Bear Rainforest for no reason. We are blessed to have such diverse wildlife, grizzly & black bear, blacktail deer, mountain goats and bald eagles are just a few.

Many are drawn to the Valleys rivers and creeks in late August & September as the Salmon begin the fight upstream to spawn.

We are pleased to be partnered with Bella Coola Grizzly Tours Inc.  to provide you with a variety of wildlife viewing tours in Bella Coola.

Click here to plan your adventure

Click here for tips on safe viewing practices

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