The Swede

Retired. Former Owner, President & Operations Manager

Swede is a character of some renown and is currently the driving force behind Bella Coola Heli Sports and Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. He is also President and Operations Manager.

Swede started his professional career in the hospitality industry, and as your larger-than-life host, it shows. He emigrated from Sweden to Whistler, Canada in '81 and hasn't looked back.

Swede is an expert skier and climber, and has participated in expeditions all over the world. He began his profession as a Mountain Guide in the mid 1980’s. Courses and diplomas followed, including many years spent as a Heli-skiing/Climbing/Ski touring guide and owner of a guiding company.

In 1995, Swede formed Mountain Sport Productions, specializing in coordination and mountain guiding for the film and television production industry. In 1996 he worked for Greenland Outdoors Inc., researching and developing adventure sport programs, including heli-skiing, for tourism in Western Greenland.

In July 2018 Swede retired after helping build Tweedsmuir Park Lodge into one of the most desirable wildlife viewing lodges in the world.