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Explore the beauty of the Bella Coola Valley and Tweedsmuir Park from this wilderness lodge in BC


In these all-inclusive packages expert guides take you to explore the stunning, diverse landscapes of our region; from the mighty fjords along the Pacific Ocean to the lush Great Bear Rainforest in the Bella Coola Valley and up to the Chilcotin Plateau!

In Bella Coola, the Coast Range mountains meet the Pacific Ocean and creates one of the most spectacular, yet isolated, wilderness areas on the planet. Long fjords, old growth forests, stunning peaks, vast glaciers and abundant wildlife. This pristine region is home to countless salmon, bald eagles and grizzly bears! The best way to experience the Bella Coola Valley is to partake in one of our all-inclusive pages such as the Bella Coola Explorer! 

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TRIP DETAILS
DESTINATION
EQUIPMENT/CLOTHING
ACCOMMODATIONS
MEALS & DINING
DATES & PRICING
ITINERARY
TRIP TYPE
Wilderness Lodges
SEASON

June to August

DIFFICULTY
Easy / Moderate
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE
30
GUIDE INFORMATION

All activities are hosted and led by qualified professionals with a wealth of local knowledge and stories. From  trained naturalists, mountain guides and salty boat captains, these people will make the day and terrain come alive with historical perspective and geographical context.

 

RESTRICTIONS

This adventure travel opportunity does not require a high degree of physical fitness although some short walks may be required should you wish to participate in every activity.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Not Applicable
TRANSPORTATION

Tours begin and end in the town of Bella Coola, BC. Transportation between the Bella Coola airport and the lodge is included in the package. Flights between Vancouver and Bella Coola can be arranged.

WEATHER

This is summer in the alpine and the most consistently dry months for travel. June and July is early summer, August the hottest and typically driest although September actually offers some of the most consistent weather. 

REGION
Northern BC Coast
PROVIDED EQUIPMENT

Ground transportation to and from Bella Coola, all park entrance fees. All tours mentioned in the itineraries are included.

SUGGESTED CLOTHING

Hiking boots, comfortable pants, fleece or wool sweaters, light gloves, hat, rain gear, warm socks.

SUGGESTED ITEMS

Daypack, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle. camera, binoculars

ACCOMMODATIONS

The main lodge building is the central location for socializing. There is a large living room and dining room with river rock fireplace; a sports bar with billiards table, games and satellite TV; a retail shop; and a guest media room with computer access and fax/telephone service. In addition there is WiFi access throughout the lodge, chalets and cabins.

Come nightfall, guests retreat to their own private chalets and cabins. There are a total of 10 guest chalets on the property, accommodating between 2-4 people per chalet. The chalets are built surrounding a giant central lawn and all have excellent views and lots of privacy, guaranteeing a serene setting for your holiday. In addition to the main lodge and chalets there is also a 1,200 sq/ft spa building with yoga stretching room, weights and exer-cycles, massage rooms, showers and a 12 person covered out door hot tub overlooking the lawn and the coast range beyond.

MEALS & DINING

MEALS & DINING

All meals are included. Hot Buffet & Continental Breakfast, Lunch in the Lodge or Packed Lunch out in the field, 3 Course Dinner, plus Afternoon Snacks and unlimited soda, coffee and tea!

The lodge serves an international style cuisine, with a West Coast twist. All meals are served in the main dining room of the lodge and are by reservation. To compliment your meal there is a well stocked wine cellar with a special focus on New World wines from British Columbia's best vineyards.

The chef will post the featured menu for that day in the morning. Due to the small and intimate size of our facility there is just the one set choice. However, care and attention are given to special dietary needs and preferences. Anybody with allergies, a unique diets, or a simple yearning for something not on the menu, please inform the chef at that time so an alternative meal can be arranged.

4 day tour, available June 10, 2018 - August 22, 2018
$2535.00 / per person - CAD
3 nights. Based on double occupancy. $634 per child.
5 day tour, available June 10, 2018 - August 22, 2018
$3380.00 / per person - CAD
4 nights. Based on double occupancy. $845 per child.
6 day tour, available June 10, 2018 - August 22, 2018
$4225.00 / per person - CAD
5 nights. Based on double occupancy. $1056 per child.
PAYMENT INFORMATION
Pricing does not include: 5.00% GST.

A 25% deposit is required to hold your reservation.

Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip commencement.
CANCELLATION POLICY & DETAILS
To guarantee your reservation we require a 25% deposit on all bookings. A reservation confirmation will be sent to you upon receipt of your deposit. The balance of the package price is due 30 days before the date of your arrival in Bella Coola. If you need to cancel before your trip starts, we will refund your deposit as long as it is 60 days before your proposed arrival date.

4 day tour, available June 10, 2018 - August 22, 2018

Day 1

For those arriving by air, enjoy the 70 minute mid-morning flight to Bella Coola, marvelling at the impressive Coast Range mountains and expansive fjord system as you fly overhead. On arrival, our staff will greet you and transfer you the 45 minutes to the lodge, highlighting points of interest along the way. If you are arriving by car, your chalet will be ready from 4pm.

After check-in there will be a short orientation of the lodge property and all the activities available.

Enjoy a stroll down to the river, visit our Wildlife Viewing Station, go for a short hike on the Esker Trail through old growth forests, play a round of Frisbee golf, work out in the gym, soak in the hot tub, walk our slack line, or simply relax on the deck of your cabin with a drink and enjoy the view of Mt. Stupendous and Mt. Mellikan.

A delicious 3 course set menu is served at 7:30pm every night.

Day 2

Kick-start your day with a choice of a hot or continental breakfast, served between 7:30am and 8:30am.

The day's activities start with a Scenic Drift down the Atnarko River. This is the heart of the Coast Range Mountains where majestic peaks and glaciers tower above the verdant valley floor. For people keen on fishing, it is a great opportunity to try to catch your own dinner (we have fishing gear for your use). Keep your eyes open for wildlife! The Atnarko is home to trout and 5 species of salmon, which sustain healthy populations of bald eagles, grizzly bears, river otters and black bears. Have your camera ready!

A delicious lunch will be served back at the lodge, after which your guide will take you for a hike on the Valley Loop Trail which is part of the historic Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail. In 1793, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, a young fur trader, was the first person to traverse the North American continent. He did this with a small party of only 8 people and a full 12 years before the much more famous Lewis and Clark expedition. He arrived in Bella Coola along this trail after canoeing and walking all the way from Montreal.

After the hike you will arrive back at the lodge in the late afternoon. There will be time before dinner to relax and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres on the sun deck of the lodge while exchanging stories of the day with your fellow guests.

Day 3

After breakfast it's time to head out with your guide, a naturalist, for a Nature Walk in the old growth forests of Tweedsmuir Park, the largest provincial park in British Columbia.

Your guide will explain the ecology of the area and, as a highlight, show you how to track grizzly bears by pointing out various bear signs, including rub trees with claw and bite marks, and places the bears dig out in the forest floor for their naps called day beds.

A picnic lunch will be served in the field.

In the afternoon, continue exploring Tweedsmuir Park with a drive on the Tote Road past old, abandoned homesteads brimming with character. This is prime wildlife habitat and animal sightings are common. At the end of the road there is a short, highly recommended hike to Stillwater Lake. This is a beautiful, pristine place
that should not be missed!

Day 4

Departure day! We recommend one last visit to the Wildlife Viewing Station before your final breakfast with us. Check-out is 11am. If you are flying out, take advantage of a leisurely morning in which you can enjoy the lodge property, make use of the spa and gym, play some lawn games, or simply relax before taking our shuttle back to the Bella Coola Airport for the flight back to Vancouver. If you are departing by ferry, we will arrange to drive you to the harbour. Thank you for visiting us!

5 day tour, available June 10, 2018 - August 22, 2018

Day 1

For those arriving by air, enjoy the 70 minute mid-morning flight to Bella Coola, marveling at the impressive Coast Range mountains and expansive fjord system as you fly overhead. On arrival, our staff will greet you and transfer you the 45 minutes to the lodge, highlighting points of interest along the way. If you are arriving by car, your chalet will be ready from 4pm.

After check-in there will be a short orientation of the lodge property and all the activities available. Enjoy a stroll down to the river, visit our Wildlife Viewing Station, go for a short hike on the Esker Trail through old growth forests, play a round of Frisbee golf, work out in the gym, soak in the hot tub, walk our slack line, or simply relax on the deck of your cabin with a drink and enjoy the view of Mt. Stupendous and Mt. Mellikan.

A delicious 3 course set menu is served at 7:30pm every night.

Day 2

Kick-start your day with a choice of a hot or continental breakfast, served between 7:30am and 8:30am. The day's activities start with a Scenic Drift down the Atnarko River. This is the heart of the Coast Range Mountains where majestic peaks and glaciers tower above the verdant valley floor. For people keen on fishing, it is a great opportunity to try to catch your own dinner (we have fishing gear for your use). Keep your eyes open for wildlife! The Atnarko is home to trout and 5 species of salmon, which sustain healthy populations of bald eagles, grizzly bears, river otters and black bears. Have your camera ready!

A delicious lunch will be served back at the lodge, after which your guide will take you for a hike on the Valley Loop Trail which is part of the historic Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail. In 1793, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, a young fur trader, was the first person to traverse the North American continent. He did this with a small party of only 8 people and a full 12 years before the much more famous Lewis and Clark expedition. He arrived in Bella Coola along this trail after canoeing and walking all the way from Montreal.

After the hike you will arrive back at the lodge in the late afternoon. There will be time before dinner to relax and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres on the sun deck of the lodge while exchanging stories of the day with your fellow guests.

Day 3

The program for today is a tour of the Bella Coola Valley. You will see fantastic geography, pristine ecosystems and a rich First Nations heritage. After breakfast, your guide will drive you down valley to see a grove of ancient cedar trees on Walker Island. These trees are in excess of 800 years old and were used by the Nuxalk First Nation to smoke salmon and provide planking for their long houses. The cultural modifications are visible to this day. Bella Coola is Nuxalk First Nation territory, inhabitants of the valley for millennia and creators of a unique and vibrant artistic culture. Lunch will be a picnic at Clayton Falls Park overlooking the fjord.

This is also your opportunity to visit the Bella Coola town site to see the totem poles, to shop at the art gallery for First Nations jewellery and masks, and to see the petroglyph gardens. These petroglyphs (i.e. stone carvings) are hidden in a magical site tucked away in the woods. The carvings are estimated to be 3,000-5,000 years old and have been studied by the adventurer Thor Heyerdahl.

Day 4

After breakfast it's time to head out with your guide, a naturalist, for a Nature Walk in the old growth forests of Tweedsmuir Park, the largest provincial park in British Columbia. Your guide will explain the ecology of the area and, as a highlight, show you how to track grizzly bears by pointing out various bear signs, including rub trees with claw and bite marks, and places the bears dig out in the forest floor for their naps called day beds. 

A picnic lunch will be served in the field. In the afternoon, continue exploring Tweedsmuir Park with a drive on the Tote Road past old, abandoned homesteads brimming with character. This is prime wildlife habitat and animal sightings are common. At the end of the road there is a short, highly recommended hike to Stillwater Lake. This is a beautiful, pristine place that should not be missed!

Day 5

Departure day! We recommend one last visit to the Wildlife Viewing Station before your final breakfast with us. Check-out is 11am. If you are flying out, take advantage of a leisurely morning in which you can enjoy the lodge property, make use of the spa and gym, play some lawn games, or simply relax before taking our shuttle back to the Bella Coola Airport for the flight back to Vancouver. If you are departing by ferry, we will arrange to drive you to the harbour. Thank you for visiting us!

6 day tour, available June 10, 2018 - August 22, 2018

Day 1

For those arriving by air, enjoy the 70 minute mid-morning flight to Bella Coola, marveling at the impressive Coast Range mountains and expansive fjord system as you fly overhead. On arrival, our staff will greet you and transfer you the 45 minutes to the lodge, highlighting points of interest along the way. If you are arriving by car, your chalet will be ready from 4pm.

After check-in there will be a short orientation of the lodge property and all the activities available. Enjoy a stroll down to the river, visit our Wildlife Viewing Station, go for a short hike on the Esker Trail through old growth forests, play a round of Frisbee golf, work out in the gym, soak in the hot tub, walk our slack line, or simply relax on the deck of your cabin with a drink and enjoy the view of Mt. Stupendous and Mt. Mellikan.

A delicious 3 course set menu is served at 7:30pm every night.

Day 2

Kick-start your day with a choice of a hot or continental breakfast, served between 7:30am and 8:30am. The day's activities start with a Scenic Drift down the Atnarko River. This is the heart of the Coast Range Mountains where majestic peaks and glaciers tower above the verdant valley floor. For people keen on fishing, it is a great opportunity to try to catch your own dinner (we have fishing gear for your use). Keep your eyes open for wildlife! The Atnarko is home to trout and 5 species of salmon, which sustain healthy populations of bald eagles, grizzly bears, river otters and black bears. Have your camera ready!

A delicious lunch will be served back at the lodge, after which your guide will take you for a hike on the Valley Loop Trail which is part of the historic Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail. In 1793, Sir Alexander Mackenzie, a young fur trader, was the first person to traverse the North American continent. He did this with a small party of only 8 people and a full 12 years before the much more famous Lewis and Clark expedition. He arrived in Bella Coola along this trail after canoeing and walking all the way from Montreal.

After the hike you will arrive back at the lodge in the late afternoon. There will be time before dinner to relax and enjoy some hors d'oeuvres on the sun deck of the lodge while exchanging stories of the day with your fellow guests.

Day 3

The program for today is a tour of the Bella Coola Valley. You will see fantastic geography, pristine ecosystems and a rich First Nations heritage. After breakfast, your guide will drive you down valley to see a grove of ancient cedar trees on Walker Island. These trees are in excess of 800 years old and were used by the Nuxalk First Nation to smoke salmon and provide planking for their long houses. The cultural modifications are visible to this day. Bella Coola is Nuxalk First Nation territory, inhabitants of the valley for millennia and creators of a unique and vibrant artistic culture. Lunch will be a picnic at Clayton Falls Park overlooking the fjord.

This is also your opportunity to visit the Bella Coola town site to see the totem poles, to shop at the art gallery for First Nations jewellery and masks, and to see the petroglyph gardens. These petroglyphs (i.e. stone carvings) are hidden in a magical site tucked away in the woods. The carvings are estimated to be 3,000-5,000 years old and have been studied by the adventurer Thor Heyerdahl.

Day 4

After breakfast it's time to head out with your guide, a naturalist, for a Nature Walk in the old growth forests of Tweedsmuir Park, the largest provincial park in British Columbia. Your guide will explain the ecology of the area and, as a highlight, show you how to track grizzly bears by pointing out various bear signs, including rub trees with claw and bite marks, and places the bears dig out in the forest floor for their naps called day beds. 

A picnic lunch will be served in the field. In the afternoon, continue exploring Tweedsmuir Park with a drive on the Tote Road past old, abandoned homesteads brimming with character. This is prime wildlife habitat and animal sightings are common. At the end of the road there is a short, highly recommended hike to Stillwater Lake. This is a beautiful, pristine place that should not be missed!

Day 5

This day will take you up onto the Chilcotin Plateau for a hike on the stunning Rainbow Range trail. The peaks of the Rainbow Range "Tsitsutl" in the local dialect, meaning painted mountains, form an enormous dome of eroded lava and fragmented rock that presents an astonishing spectrum of reds, oranges, yellows, and lavenders. The colours are really spectacular! It's also lake country and there are hundreds of large and small lakes dotting the area. 

The Rainbow Range offers a strong contrast to the higher and more rugged Coast Mountains just a small distance to the west. It's a very different ecological experience, with smaller pine and fir forests. In 2010 there were large fires in the area and a wide variety of alpine flowers, including asters, arnica and fireweed are reclaiming the
ground in between the blackened burnt forest.

Day 6

Departure day! We recommend one last visit to the Wildlife Viewing Station before your final breakfast with us. Check-out is 11am. If you are flying out, take advantage of a leisurely morning in which you can enjoy the lodge property, make use of the spa and gym, play some lawn games, or simply relax before taking our shuttle back to the Bella Coola Airport for the flight back to Vancouver. If you are departing by ferry, we will arrange to drive you to the harbour. Thank you for visiting us!