Tweedsmuir Explorer: Wildlife, Rivers & More
Experience The Wilderness In Comfort
Our wilderness lodge is the ideal jumping off point from which to explore Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, the largest provincial park in British Columbia. The scenery is simply stunning and encompasses the Coast Mountains, pristine river valleys and the remote Chilcotin Plateau. The park guarantees a vast wilderness home to Grizzly Bears, Wolves, Mountain Goats, Moose, Cougar and many others. While it would be impossible to see all the Park has to offer, we can and will show you a wonderful corner.
- Luxury accommodation at the historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge in private chalets
- Hike and wander old growth forests looking for signs of wildlife
- Drift the scenic Atnarko River to fish or to simply enjoy the serene views and do some grizzly bear viewing!
- Drive the rugged Tote Road exploring old homesteads and trappers' cabins
- Meet and hear storytellers, singers and drummers from the Nuxalk First Nations
Our Tweedsmuir Park Explorer trips are designed as an introduction to the area surrounding our wilderness Lodge. There is a day hiking on the valley trails, a day floating down the Atnarko River, and a day on the back roads for a more extended view of this magical country (see itinaries below for more details). All activities are hosted and led by qualified professionals with a wealth of local knowledge and stories. In addition to the scenery and wildlife, there is also an interesting local history. After all, Bella Coola is the terminus of Alexander Mackenzie’s historic crossing of the North American continent in 1793, a full 12 years before Lewis and Clark. Our guides will bring this history and geography to life for you.
Join us for the best that Tweedsmuir Park has to offer.
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We can organize a custom stay for you, but recommend either our 3, 4 or 5 night program (see the suggested itineraries below). These trips have been designed to showcase some of the best Tweedsmuir Park Lodge has to offer and provides an excellent introduction to this unique area.
**Note: All of our wonderful activities take place outdoors where we are at the whim of Mother Nature. If our experienced guiding team believe there is a safety issue or there are factors outside our control that would affect your enjoyment of the trip, we will consult with you to reschedule your tour for another day.
Rates & Dates
June 1 to June 27, 2013 - Early Season and Sept 27 to Oct 15, 2013 – Late Season
- 3 Night Tweedsmuir Park Explorer – $1,380 CAD Adult / $150 CAD Child
- 4 Night Tweedsmuir Park Explorer – $1,780 CAD Adult / $200 CAD Child
- 5 Night Tweedsmuir Park Explorer – $2,180 CAD Adult / $250 CAD Child
June 28 to Sept 26, 2012 – Peak Season
- 3 Night Tweedsmuir Park Explorer – $1,580 CAD Adult / $150 CAD Child
- 4 Night Tweedsmuir Park Explorer – $1,980 CAD Adult / $200 CAD Child
- 5 Night Tweedsmuir Park Explorer – $2,380 CAD Adult / $250 CAD Child
*Note: All prices are per person and in Canadian dollars (CAD). They do not include HST tax. Tax rates are 2.5% for International guests & 5% for Canadian residents.
Single Occupancy is available on request and is $115 CAD per night.
Please contact us for group rates and the various tour options available to you and your group.
In regards to our rates, children are 11 years old and under.
If you are flying to Bella Coola and would like us to book your flights, the rate is approximately $600 CAD on Pacific Coastal Airlines. It is worth checking their website as they often have seat sales (www.pacific-coastal.com).
- Accommodation at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge based on Double Occupancy
- All meals: 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!
- All activities described in the itinerary
- Experienced guides
- Entrance fees to parks
- All ground transportation, including airport or ferry pick-up and drop-off!
What to Bring
Below are a list of items that are recommended on our Bella Coola Explorer trips.
- Good, worn-in, low or medium cut hiking shoes are suitable for most hikes
- Small backpack for lunch, snacks, fluids and personal gear
- Comfortable pants
- Shirt, fleece or sweater
- Fleece or knitted hat, baseball cap or sun hat
- Thin gloves
- Change of socks
- Wind jacket and pants or thin rain gear
- 1 litre water bottle
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Camera with a large memory card for all those great shots
- Personal medication if applicable
Physical Requirements (Easy/Flexible)
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.