Grizzly bear cubs in Bella Coola at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. Photo: Mike Wigle.
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Lodge Overview

Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, wilderness resort, Bella Coola, BC. Photo: Mike Wigle

Relax at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, a Magnificant Wilderness Resort

The lodge is situated at the junction of the Atnarko, Talchako and Bella Coola Valleys.  There is 600 metres of river frontage and stunning views of the aptly named Mt. Stupendous and Mt. Mellikan. It's an exceptional location and has been a favourite place for local First Nations people to camp and fish for thousands of years. The lodge property is also know as Stuie which means "nice place to rest" in the Nuxalk language. 

The main lodge building is the central location for socializing. There is a large living room and dining room with river rock fireplace; a sports bar with billiards table, games and satellite TV; a retail shop; and a guest media room with computer access and fax/telephone service. In addition, there is complimentary WiFi access throughout the lodge, chalets and cabins.

Come nightfall, guests retreat to their own private chalets and cabins. There are a total of 11 guest chalets on the property, accommodating between 2-4 people per chalet. Most of the chalets (except for the Hillary and Cougar) are built surrounding a giant central lawn and have excellent views and lots of privacy, guaranteeing a serene setting for your holiday.

In addition to the main lodge and chalets there is also a 1,200 sq/ft spa building with yoga stretching room, weights and exer-cycles, massage rooms, showers and a 12 person covered outdoor hot tub overlooking the lawn and the coast range beyond.

The lodge is situated just off of Highway 20 about 63 kilometres east of the Bella Coola town site and 385 kilometres west of Williams Lake. This is the eastern end of the Bella Coola Valley and neighbours the dry Chilcotin Plateau. The high pressure air mass on the plateau influences the weather at the lodge creating a micro climate. The lodge area receives on average 70% less precipitation then what Environment Canada posts for the Bella Coola town site. Most of the time it's sunny at the lodge and on some occasions it's the warmest place in Canada.

Chalet Styles

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The Loft Chalets: Eagle, Black Bear, Bobcat, Coho, Caribou & Coyote

  • Queen bed on the lower level and a Double bed and a Single bed in the loft
  • Highlight: the views! Nice timber construction
  • Bath/shower en-suite
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Appropriate for: a couple, a couple with up to 2 other people or a couple and 3 children (if 2 share the Double bed)
  • Views: amazing views! Full view of the mountains and large lodge lawn

 The Grizzly Log Chalet

  • California King sculptured bed on the lower level and a Single bed in loft (accessed by a steep ladder)
  • Highlight: the King bed, the views and the sunshine that filters into the cabin from the large windows
  • Large walk-in shower
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Appropriate for: a couple or a couple and 1 other person
  • Views: amazing views! Full view of the mountains and large lodge lawn 

The Sir Edmund Hillary Chalet

  • Yes, Sir Edmund stayed in this cabin!
  • Highlight: Sir Edmund Hillary stayed here. Of all our chalets, the Hillary Chalet has the best interior design with various pieces of mountaineering memorabilia
  • Queen bed
  • Bath/shower en-suite
  • Appropriate for: a couple
  • Views: limited mountain views compared to the Loft, Grizzly or Fisherman's Chalets

The Cougar Chalet

  • The most spacious chalet is a studio with 2 Queen beds and a sitting area
  • Highlight: the large open bedroom/sitting area
  • 2 Queen bed
  • Bath/shower en-suite
  • Appropriate for: 1 or 2 couples or a couple with children happy to share a bed
  • Views: limited mountain views compared to the Loft, Grizzly or Fisherman's Chalets

The Fisherman's Cabins: The Owl and The Fox

  • The most economical option. Recently renovated, though not as fancy as the other chalets. Each cabin has 2 rooms with a shared washroom (separate entrances)
  • Highlights: perfect for families or friends travelling together. For friends sharing, having 2 bedrooms is a bit more private than the Loft Chalets
  • Washrooms with showers
  • Front room: Queen bed
  • Back room: Double Bunk bed (top bunk only appropriate for a child under 125lbs)
  • Appropriate for : a couple or couples with up to 2 children or a group of up to 3 adults (Note: 2 of whom need to share a bed)
  • Views: amazing views! Full view of the mountains and large lodge lawn
  • Note: If you are 1 or 2 people, the whole cabin is yours. We will not book strangers in the other room.

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Bella Coola's Tweedsmuir Park Lodge with layout of Cabins