We recognize that you may be hesitant to book in these uncertain times. But good news! We want to allay your fears by making booking a trip to us RISK FREE.
UPDATE (July 20) - Thanks to the careful consideration shown by the Nuxalk Nation leadership and their desire to protect all residents, the Bella Coola valley is open to tourism by BC residents only. Tweedsmuir Park Lodge will open for the summer on Friday, August 7th. In order to encourage British Columbians to discover their own backyard, we are offering drastically lower rates on our packages (ask us about it)!!
If you're from another Canadian province/territory or are from another country, we would love to welcome you next summer. We are already taking reservations for summer 2021. See our offer below for 2021 reservations! **
Summer 2020 - Make a reservation and we will not take a deposit! The full amount will only be due 30 days before your trip start date. If, within 30 days, you are unable to reach us due to COVID related circumstances such as; a governmental travel ban, provincial guidelines recommending you not to travel, or other situations outside your control, we will not require payment until it looks certain your trip will happen. If you have paid us and within those 30 days you are unable to reach us due to Covid related circumstance, we will fully price-match your package with the equivalent trip in the next 2 summers, and you will not need to pay the yearly rate increase!
Summer 2021 - For next summer, we are offering to have all deposits fully refundable until 90 days before the trip start date. If you are unable to reach us due to COVID related circumstances such as; a governmental travel ban, provincial guidelines recommending you not to travel, or other situations outside your control, we will fully price-match your package towards a trip in the next 2 summers, and you will not need to pay the yearly rate increase! If you want to cancel within 90 days, but not due to COVID related circumstances, then our standard policy takes effect (i.e. no refund)
Questions? Drop us a line!
The health and safety of our guests, our staff and the residents of the Bella Coola Valley remains our primary concern. We have created a 30 page "COVID Operational Plan" which features standard operating procedures inline with Canadian Government and international health advisories. In addition, the steps we are taking means Tweedsmuir Park Lodge has been approved as a "SafeTravel" destination by the World Travel & Tourism Council.
Our Safety Protocols page highlights how we plan to keep guests, staff and our community safe, as well as a statement from the Nuxalk Leadership.
We are honoured to be operating on the traditional territory of the Nuxalk & Ulkatcho First Nations
Learn of the legends, ceremonies and traditions of the region's first inhabitants.
Nuxalk guides will transport you through 10,000 years of authentic songs and stories as you visit sites of cultural significance in the Great Bear Rainforest.
**ON HOLD UNTIL 2021**
Primitive and raw, engage all your senses in a wonderful encounter with the Grizzly residents of the Great Bear Rainforest
Be exhilarated as you watch grizzly bears hunt and feast on salmon. Observe bears by peacefully drifting down the river, by trekking through the Great Bear Rainforest on foot with a guide or, unique to Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, see bears roaming on the lodge property!
Find soul-healing solitude amidst alpine acoustics and blankets of flora
Venture off the beaten-track and get lost in the sheer majesty of Bella Coola’s remote wilderness. Join a Guided Nature Walk, or take a Heli-Hike and witness incomparable views of ancient glaciers and alpine lakes, followed by a mountaintop picnic. Oh and there's much more to do than just those things!
Cast a line and bask in the pure tranquillity of the untampered Bella Coola Valley.
Where glaciated mountains meet lush coastal valley, discover waters abound with trout and salmon; dense forest home to bears, deer, and wolves; and your place in nature’s great escape.
Discover adventure and refuge in natures finest
Unearth rare inhabitants and pristine beauty in an intrepid trek through the planet’s largest expanse of coastal temperate rainforest. Between moss-smothered mountains and the deep dark blue, meet totemic wildlife and take part in environmental stewardship.
I have stayed at many lodges in British Columbia and Tweedsmuir is the best all around lodge. The accommodations are so comfy, and we loved the bathrooms and the fireplaces in the room. Also the property is incredible, with bears grazing on grass, a perfect wildlife watching platform, and a beautiful hot tub and steam room. The food is also world class, this place should be on everyone's Bucket List.
This is an amazing place to stay not just because the food, accommodation and location are all first rate but because the whole team of staff go to every effort to make this stay special. Nothing is too much trouble for anyone. The service and food far exceeded our expectations. The guides on our river drifts were not only knowledgeable but friendly and enjoyable company and the valley itself made every moment on the river special. In addition big thanks to Ellie who took us on our hikes for helping to show us even more of the beauty in the surrounding countryside. We learnt so much about the wildlife, the trees, and the First Nations people. We have memories that will last a lifetime and of course the special encounters with the bears above all. We saw so many every day - including the two occasions when they came to graze in the meadow near the lodges! This really was a holiday to remember - wish we could go back next year!
From the moment we arrived the warmth from the lodge, staff, guides, and ambience flooded over us. Food was excellent. And nothing was too much trouble, coffee, tea was hot and always available with cookies and snacks. Other travellers were happy and excited to share their adventures, we saw bears, eagles, birds in abundance. And the landscapes were magical, guides are knowledgeable and courteous. A great wild space.
Escape and renew where wilderness meets luxury.
Settle into one of ten authentic log or timber-framed chalets on our huge lawn, set within Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and the Great Bear Rainforest. Each chalet has sweeping mountain views of the rugged Coast Range mountains. Have a nice cold drink on your private deck as the day's light fades... and you might even spot some wildlife!
GETTING HERE IS A PIECE OF CAKE... AND IT OFFERS MORE VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES
Set in the rugged wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest, you may be surprised to learn Bella Coola is just a short 70-minute flight north of Vancouver. With a short flight time, you’ll maximize the number of tours you can take and wildlife you sight! Alternatively, see more of beautiful British Columbia by road tripping! Our wilderness lodge is accessible by ferry from Vancouver Island.