Gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest
Great Bear Rainforest Bella Coola

chris nelson petrogylph guideCopper Sun Journeys


Petroglyph &
Totem Tours

Journey through the Great Bear Rainforest with aboriginal guides.

Nuxalk territory is home to spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, and dramatic mountain peaks. It is also home to the Nuxalk Nation’s ancient petroglyphs – rock carvings estimated to be over 5000 years old and a very sacred and spiritual place for Nuxalk people.

Nuxalk PetroglyphsBiggest Cedar TreeThe two-hour ‘Petroglyph Tour’ features a walk through the Great Bear Rainforest with aboriginal guides.

Learn about the ancient history of this amazing place while the sounds of traditional songs and stories echo through the forest. It’s a magical experience not offered anywhere else in the world.

The two-hour ‘Walk of the Totems’ is a tour of the charming village of Bella Coola on foot, from the banks of the river to the traditional school.

Towering totem poles tell the smayustas (creation stories) of past and present. The tour also features a visit to a working carvers studio.

Ask us about out Tour of the Big Cedars at Walker Island.

Nuxalk guides Chris Nelson and Clyde Young are accomplished culturalists who take immense pride in their Nuxalkmc culture, songs and stories.Bella Coola Carvingnuxalk carving

All tours begin at the Copper Sun Gallery/Nunumus Management,
located at 442 Mackenzie Street in Bella Coola.

Copper Sun Journeys
442 Mackenzie Street
Bella Coola, BC

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