The great salmon spawn


“Golden hues, crisp air, Bella Coola Valley in fall: nature’s canvas painted for all.”


The Fall Feast

The Bella Coola Valley is known for its vibrant salmon spawning season, which typically occurs from August through October. During this time, thousands of sockeye and coho salmon migrate from the Pacific Ocean upstream to their natal streams to spawn and die. The sight of these fish swimming upriver and leaping over waterfalls is awe-inspiring. Visitors can witness this natural phenomenon from viewing platforms, or even get up close and personal with guided river tours. The spawning salmon also provide a valuable food source for local wildlife, such as bears and eagles. It’s a beautiful and ecologically important event that draws people from all over the world to the Bella Coola Valley.


With the Salmon comes the bears

In the fall, the park is particularly breathtaking, as the leaves of the deciduous trees turn vibrant shades of yellow, orange, and red. The cooler temperatures and crisp air also make for perfect hiking and camping conditions, as well as excellent opportunities for fishing and wildlife watching. Visitors may spot grizzly bears, black bears, moose, and many other animals that are active during the fall season. Overall, a visit to Tweedsmuir Provincial Park in the fall is a must-do for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty of British Columbia.

know before you go

bear viewing safety

Bear safety is crucial for anyone venturing into bear habitat, whether it be for work or recreation. Bears are powerful and potentially dangerous animals, and encounters with them can be unpredictable.

safe and secure

tweedsmuir wildlife viewing platform

Tweedsmuir Park’s bear viewing platform offers a safe and thrilling opportunity to observe grizzly bears in their natural habitat.