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 nine 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!
LEARN OF THE LEGENDS, CEREMONIES AND TRADITIONS OF BELLA COOLA'S FIRST INHABITANTS
Be transported through 10,000 years of authentic songs and stories as you visit various sites significant to the local Nuxalk First Nations. Our tours, which take place on Nuxalk traditional territory, take guests to explore several of these sites.
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.