Our Adventure Travel Specialists have personally visited the gorgeous Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, which lies in the heart of the stunning Bella Coola Valley, in British Columbia’s largest protected park.
The mountains, the rivers, the fjord and First Nations culture await your exploration!
Your excursion begins in magical old growth forest – grizzly territory. The Great Bear Rainforest is their backyard, and they often stroll right past the lodge. Constructed in 1929, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge initially served as a hunting and fishing retreat, now updated to include modern amenities. Authentic Canadian hospitality ensures your Chalet stay is a welcome getaway.
The vast and rugged Coast Range is the ideal setting for sensational heli-hiking and heli-skiing. Accompany a local guide to learn the Smayustas – the creation stories of the proud Nuxalk people. Visit 10,000-year-old petroglyphs, learn archery, river fishing and even ride an Icelandic horse! Play on the slackline with the scenic mountain backdrop.
Follow the lifecycle of the salmon as they return to spawn. Watch eagles as they soar higher up the slopes, where towering glaciers exhibit the sublime beauty of Bella Coola.
Enjoy a wildlife viewing, an adventure tour, or have an afternoon to yourself, indulging in a good book next to the crackling fire. Delight in the lodge’s pristine setting, and enjoy the now. Breathe in….this mountain air is like nowhere else on the planet.
Operating Season: Early June - Late October
Wellness Massages, 12 person hot-tub, sweat lodge, and an exercise room
Closest Town: Bella Coola
Access: Fly to Bella Coola, then transfer via vehicle to the lodge
Prices: Rates for a semi-private 'Bella Coola Explorer' 3 day program start at $2,385 per adult. Youth ages 12-18 start at $1193, children (11 and under) start at $596. All rates are in CAD.
Wildlife Viewing river otters, wolves, black bears, bald eagles, many different birds, cougars Grizzly bears in Aug, Sept & October
Activities hiking, heli-hiking, river drifts, fishing, archery, mountain biking, bear viewing stand, Icelandic horse rides, lawn sports, frisbee golf course, swimming, fjord trips, valley tours
Highlights of the Bella Coola Valley & Great Bear Rainforest
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 packages such as the Bella Coola Explorer!
- View and photograph splendid mountain scenery while drifting the scenic Atnarko River in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
- Learn to track grizzlies and look for bears in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, the largest protected area in the province (note: it's not grizzly season at this time of year)
- Learn about the region's First Nations culture by visiting ancient stone carvings and the local totem poles
- Explore the Great Bear Rainforest, including a visit to a waterfall and an old growth forest of HUGE cedar trees!
- Drive the rugged Tote Road exploring old homesteads and trappers' cabins
- Sleep peacefully in beautiful log or timber-frame chalets with magnificent mountain views
- Choose between Private or Small Group packages
- Option add-on: soar above remote alpine meadows, majestic mountain peaks and glaciers by helicopter!
The Bella Coola Explorer has been designed to encompass and introduce you to as much of the stunning local environment as possible. Whether you come for 3 nights, 4 nights, 5 nights, or longer, the programs encompass the best that the valley has to offer.
All activities are hosted and led by qualified professionals with a wealth of local knowledge and stories. From trained naturalists, mountain guides, cheerful helicopter pilots, and salty boat captains, these people will make the day and terrain come alive with historical perspective and geographical context.
Call one of our Adventure Travel Specialists today at 604-736-7447 or send us a message via the 'contact us' button to book your 'great bear rainforest' getaway today!