Bella Coola Explorer

Experience First Nations Culture with Nuxalk guides

Bella Coola Explorer

Visit amazing totem poles carved by Nuxalk artists

Bella Coola Explorer

Tracking grizzly bears!

Bella Coola Explorer

Trek through the Great Bear Rainforest!

Bella Coola Explorer

Feel the spray of a waterfall

Bella Coola Explorer

Stroll amongst giant cedar trees

Highlights of the Bella Coola Valley & Great Bear Rainforest

In these all-inclusive packages expert guides take you to explore the stunning, diverse landscapes of our region; from the mighty fjords along the Pacific Ocean to the lush Great Bear Rainforest in the Bella Coola Valley and up to the Chilcotin Plateau!

In Bella Coola, the Coast Range mountains meet the Pacific Ocean and creates one of the most spectacular, yet isolated, wilderness areas on the planet. Long fjords, old growth forests, stunning peaks, vast glaciers and abundant wildlife. This pristine region is home to countless salmon, bald eagles and grizzly bears! The best way to experience the Bella Coola Valley is to partake in one of our all-inclusive packages such as the Bella Coola Explorer

Trip Highlights

  • View and photograph splendid mountain scenery while drifting the scenic Atnarko River in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park
  • Learn to track grizzlies and look for bears in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, the largest protected area in the province (note: it's not grizzly season at this time of year)
  • Learn about the region's First Nations culture by visiting ancient stone carvings and the local totem poles
  • Explore the Great Bear Rainforest, including a visit to a waterfall and an old growth forest of HUGE cedar trees!
  • Drive the rugged Tote Road exploring old homesteads and trappers' cabins
  • Sleep peacefully in beautiful log or timber-frame chalets with magnificent mountain views
  • Choose between Private or Small Group packages
  • Option add-on: soar above remote alpine meadows, majestic mountain peaks and glaciers by helicopter!

The Bella Coola Explorer has been designed to encompass and introduce you to as much of the stunning local environment as possible. Whether you come for 3 nights, 4 nights, 5 nights, or longer, the programs encompass the best that the valley has to offer.

All activities are hosted and led by qualified professionals with a wealth of local knowledge and stories. From trained naturalists, mountain guides, cheerful helicopter pilots, and salty boat captains, these people will make the day and terrain come alive with historical perspective and geographical context.

Join us for the best that Bella Coola has to offer. There is sure to be more adventure packed into these trips than you are likely to experience for the rest of the year (or if you would prefer more down time, we can customize a trip for you. Just let us know).  

Private and Small Group Tours 

Wildlife experiences are so much better in small, intimate groups. Group size is definitely something you should consider when booking your holiday. At Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, guests have the option of choosing a Private package or a Small Group package. Here are the differences;

Private package - All of your tours are composed of just the people in your reservation (plus the guide of course!). On the Guided River Drifts you will get to use a McKenzie Drift Boat, which is the best option for serious photographers (it has a solid base and sides). Reservations can be made for any day of the week.

Small Group package - Both Guided Walks and River Drifts are in small groups, with no more than 6 people. Drift the river in a comfortable raft with seats. Reservations can be made for any day of the week.

 

Our Packages, Your Way

Our multi-day packages have been specifically designed to showcase the best of Bella Coola and the Great Bear Rainforest. If you have areas of special interest, or mobility issues, or are travelling with a young family, we suggest doing a Private package. We can then tailor the program to suit your desires. To see sample itineraries, click on the links in the pricing tiles below. Optional add-on activities for custom trips include Heli-HikingHeli-SightseeingFishingHorseback Riding, overnight camping, and even summer Heli-Skiing!

2019 Rates - Bella Coola Explorer

This package includes;

  • All ground transportation, including a meet-and-greet service to/from the Bella Coola Airport!
  • Accommodation in beautiful, private timberframe chalets at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge (based on double occupancy), winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence and Traveller's Choice award (Top Small Hotels of Canada)
  • All meals: Hot & Continental Breakfast, Lunch in the Lodge or we can make you a Packed Lunch to take out in the field, 3 Course Dinner, plus Afternoon Snacks and unlimited soda, coffee and tea!
  • Guided activities on every full day of your stay with us, as described in the itinerary. Guided tours can include; Nature WalksScenic River DriftsValley Tours, a visit to ancient First Nation sites and more. Led by experienced and passionate guides
  • Packages formats are Private (just your group and the guide) or Small Group (your group, the guide and other guests to a maximum of 6 guests)
  • Entrance fees to parks
  • Use of all sporting equipment, including mountain bikes that you may use to do some exploring on your own!

Travelling with children? Small Group packages are for ages 12 and older. If you have a child/children 11 years and/or younger, you will need to book the Private package for yourselves.

Travelling solo? Welcome! The Single Occupancy upgrade is $350/night on the Small group package (i.e. you get your own chalet, and you join a small group on tours), and $450/night on the Private package (i.e. you get your own chalet, and on the tours it is just you and a guide).

  • Small Group - 2 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    1 full day of guided Small Group tours.

     

    If you have children 11 & younger, you need to book a Private package.

    $1790/Adult, $895/Youth

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  • Small Group - 3 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    2 days of guided Small Group tours.

     

    If you have children 11 & younger, you need to book a Private package.

    $2685/Adult, $1343/Youth

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  • Small Group - 4 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    3 days of guided Small Group tours.

     

    If you have children 11 & younger, you need to book a Private.

    $3580/Adult, $1790/Youth

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  • Small Group - 5 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    4 days of guided Small Group tours.

     

    If you have children 11 & younger, you need to book a Private package.

    $4475/Adult, $2238/Youth

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  • Small Group - 6 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    5 days of guided Small Group tours.

     

    If you have children 11 & younger, you need to book a Private package.

    $5370/Adult, $2685/Youth

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  • Small Group - 7 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    6 days of guided Small Group tours.

     

    If you have children 11 & younger, you need to book a Private.

    $6265/Adult, $3133/Youth

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  • Private - 2 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    1 full day of guided Private tours.

    $2190/Adult, $1095/Youth, $548/Child

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  • Private - 3 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    2 days of guided Private tours.

    $3285/Adult, $1643/Youth, $821/Child

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  • Private - 4 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    3 days of guided Private tours.

    $4380/Adult, $2190/Youth, $1095/Child

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  • Private - 5 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    4 days of guided Private tours.

    $5475/Adult, $2738/Youth, $1369/Child

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  • Private - 6 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    5 days of guided Private tours.

    $6570/Adult, $3285/Youth, $1643/Child

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  • Private - 7 Night Bella Coola Explorer

    6 days of guided Private tours.

    $7665/Adult, $3833/Youth, $1916/Child

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All rates are in Canadian Dollars, based on Double Occupancy and exclude 5% tax.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

We would be more than happy to chat about how we can help you have an amazing holiday in the Bella Coola Valley and the Great Bear Rainforest!

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