While you are staying with us at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, we can recommend a number of excellent outdoor activities to enjoy. All tours are designed to showcase what the Bella Coola Valley and the Great Bear Rainforest has to offer, while at the same time minimizing our impact on this wonderful area and its remarkable wildlife. See below for our range of FREE activities, as well as our popular guided tours.
Non-lodge guests: If you are not staying with us, it may be possible to join our tours. For dates between June and August, send a request through our Inquiry Form or call 604 905 4994. For bear season, i.e. September and October, we are usually at capacity with in-house guests, however, occasionally there are spots available. Please email the lodge directly 1-2 days prior to your desired dates (we cannot take booking during bear season further in advance than that).
Note: these tours require participants to sign our waiver at the lodge. Click here to view the waiver.
Explore old homesteads & look for grizzlies.
A steep 21km stretch from Heckman’s Pass on the 43km unpaved section of Hwy 20. Once the pavement starts it is 16km to Tweedsmuir Park Lodge.One of the ways to get here
Canada’s 3rd highest waterfall and 1st in Canada for continuous drop. It’s almost 8 times higher than Niagara Falls!Visit the falls by helicopter!
Walk amongst gigantic cedar trees & visit sites of significance to First Nation peoplesExplore on a Guided Nature Walk
Visit the picturesque and historic cannery on a Fjord Tour.Fjord Tours
Cruise the fjord and take in the magical scenery. Breathe in the sea air and float past waterfalls, look for whales and dolphins and visit oceanside hot springs, a giant cedar tree and the historic Tallheo Cannery.More info
A great way to observe wildlife is by hanging out at one of our guest-only viewing platforms.The Viewing Platforms
A wildlife viewing platform open to the public, maintained by Parks Canada.Parks Canada Tweedsmuir Park page
Amazing ancient stone carvings. Exact location not shown to keep it secret. Native Nuxalk guides will show you where!Experience First Nations culture
Marvel at the stunning colours of the Rainbow Range and explore the Chilcotin Plateau!This hike is part of the Bella Coola Explorer
Explore remote areas by helicopter. View alpine meadows, calving glaciers, waterfalls, ice caves & more!Heli-Hiking info
Climb above the Great Bear Rainforest for stunning views of the Bella Coola valley
Fun for kids and adults! A via ferrata is a course of metal rungs and bridges allowing you to climb up rocks, while safely being connected by a sturdy cable. Come challenge yourself and take in the fantastic scenery.
Explore our spectacular region by electric mountain bikes!
Join us on an off-the-beaten path adventure! E-bikes are easy to use and a great way to explore the area.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge may be remote, however, there are tons of activities for adults and kids alike!
We encourage you to join us on some guided activities, however, we have a plethora of fun things to do that are FREE. Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is the perfect getaway for couples or families that would like to spend quality time together....or separately!
Awesome Icelandic Horses
Giddy up! Come meet Dolly, Solon, Puck, Freya, Zappa and Ringo. Our experienced horse wranglers will match a horse to your riding ability.
Revel in adrenaline-inducing heights and postcard-worthy views with our Heli-Hiking and Heli-Sightseeing package add-ons.
Gain a bird's-eye view of Canada's third highest waterfall, plus glaciers, towering peaks, granite cliffs, alpine meadows, fields of colourful wildflowers and more.
Gently float down the Atnarko River and witness wildlife in action!
Gently drift along the river in non-motorized boats, while surrounded by towering mountain peaks and the forest while our guides help you spot wildlife, such as bears, eagles, fish, birds, wolves, deer and more!
Experience First Nation Culture. LEARN OF THE LEGENDS, CEREMONIES AND TRADITIONS OF BELLA COOLA'S FIRST INHABITANTS.
Be transported through 10,000 years of authentic songs & stories as you visit sites significant to the local Nuxalk tribe. The Valley Tours also takes you to the giant cedar forests as well as the petroglyph stone carvings with a Nuxalk guide to interpret their meanings!
Our region offers an incredible diversity of birdlife that will make us a Must Visit location for birders.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge has the advantage of being located at the junction of 2 “eco-zones” enabling birders to view species from both these zones. A visit to us will enable you to see birds that normally you'd have to visit multiple locations.
Get up close, yet at a safe distance, to grizzly bears feasting on salmon on our Private and Small Group tours!
These award-wining tours enable guests to observe grizzlies from non-motorized, comfortable drift boats & rafts on the prisitne Atnarko River.