Gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest

Gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest

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    Bear Viewing Drift Boat Tours
  • Odegaard Falls, Bella Coola, BC Central Coast Canada
    Hike to Odegaarde Falls

Bella Coola

Gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest

Vacation Paradise on the Central Coast of British Columbia. Destination BC

Hunlen Falls paradise

Meditating atop Hunlen Falls

The Bella Coola Valley is a perfect place to spend your vacation.

Relax with a fishing line in hand, explore a hiking trail, drift a river, hire a guide to watch wildlife, tour the petroglyphs, go horseback riding, mountain biking, air-touring, heli-hiking & swim among salmon.

This valley has a temperate climate that encompasses the Coast Mountains, glacial rivers and inland regions.

Yet because Bella Coola lies 100km inland from the outer Pacific, it has much less rainfall than the coast. July through September tend to be dry and sunny.

Journeying to the Bella Coola Valley is a scenic adventure.

The Valley stretches 80 km (50 mi) and can be reached by road from Williams Lake, by scheduled flights from Pacific Coastal Airlines & chartered air service, or by BC Ferries or private boat.

Bella Coola art USA STAMP

salmon fishing riverThe art of Bella Coola is known throughout the world as among the finest examples of artisan craftsmanship in woodcarving & ceremonial dress. Museums all over the world house Bella Coola art. The First Nations Nuxalk people (pronounced Nu-hawk) date back 10,000 years.

You owe it to yourself to visit local galleries, museum & culture landmarks.

Stay at scenic and welcoming accommodations. Whether cabins or campgrounds, RV locations, small hotels & motels, family-run inns, charming cottages & bed & breakfasts.

A Visit to Bella Coola Valley is about Escaping the Hectic Pace & Embracing the Great Outdoors.
Let the Adventures Begin!

Bella Coola Valley’s 2015 Visitor Guide & Trail Guide Now Available for Download

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Clayton Falls Park, Bella Coola, BC Canada


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This was the most Perfect Get-Away Ever..Really! It’s such a Beautiful setting. Our Bear Viewing Drift was something none of us will forget. We’re all so glad we came to Bella Coola!

Susan & William Cooper

The Great Bear Rainforest

Enter the Great Bear Rainforest

By Damien Gillis. Starring grizzlies, eagles, humpback whales, and the legendary spirit bear! This magical place is threatened by Enbridge's proposal to bring an oil pipeline from the Alberta Tar Sands and supertankers to BC's North and Central coast - featuring breathtaking, never-before-seen footage of the Great Bear Rainforest!
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Bella Coola By Michael Wigle & Hans Granander

Available downtown at Kopas Store or