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Getting to Bella Coola

Bella Coola Mountains Lodge is located in Hagensborg in the picturesque Bella Coola Valley.  4 km from the Bella Coola Airport and 15 minutes drive from BC Ferries. Shops, restaurants 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 www.hellobc.com/road-trips/discovery-coast-circle-route/

By Road

From Vancouver, Bella Coola is approximately 1000 km 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

 

Check current road conditions at

www.drivebc.ca
 

By Air

Enjoy a beautiful scenic flight from Vancouver to Bella Coola. High above alpine peaks you will see the bluest of glacial fed lakes before dropping into the lush valley.

 

Bella Coola Airport is 4 km from the lodge and with your help we can arrange pick up and drop offs when you book.

Pacific Coastal Airlines has daily flights from the South Terminal of Vancouver Airport (YVR) to Bella Coola (QBC), year-round & 2x daily in the summer. Flights typically take 1 hour.

By Sea

Adventure? Look no further than a BC Ferries 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  bcferries.com/about/projects/port-hardy-bella-coola or phone 1-888-223-3779. 

Explore

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.

Culture

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

Enjoy local galleries, museums 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
& Sightseeing

World class hiking awaits you in the Bella Coola Valley. 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.

Online Trail Maps & Guide

Wildlife

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 all want to experience special moments but lets do it the right way and keep the animals wild.

Click here for tips on safe viewing practices

Take a guided tour with our neighbours at Kynoch Adventures or any great tour company in town.

These are just a few of the adventures and activities you can experience here. For an extensive dive into in the possibilities of Bella Coola please visit www.bellacoola.ca

 

Useful Websites

 

Vehicle Rental - www.bellacoolavehiclerentals.com

Tweedsmuir Provincial Park - www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/tweeds_s/