Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, a member of The Magnificent 7 Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada
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. Melikan. 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 known 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 and dining room complete with a well stocked bar and river rock fireplace; a games area with billiards table, satellite TV, foosball, table hockey and a retail shop. There is complimentary satellite Wi-Fi access throughout the lodge and chalets.
Come nightfall, guests retreat to their own private chalets. There are a total of 10 guest chalets, all with air-conditioning, and can accommodate between 2-4 people per chalet. All of the chalets 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 a 1,200 sq/ft spa building with a 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. See a video of the gym here.
The lodge is situated just off of Highway 20 about 63 kilometres east of the Bella Coola townsite 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 microclimate. The lodge area receives on average 70% less precipitation than what Environment Canada posts for the Bella Coola townsite. Most of the time it's sunny at the lodge and on some occasions, it's the warmest place in Canada!
Take a virtual tour of the main lodge by watching the video below
(to view in a larger screen, click on the blue video title)