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Bella Coola, British Columbia

Set on the banks of the Bella Coola River and deep in the heart of the mid-Coastal mountain range sits a hidden gem.

The town of Bella Coola is close to the stunning and vast Tweedsmuir Park, and set within a lush valley and between stunning mountain ranges. Fishing, hiking, bear watching and wildlife watching opportunities abound here, as does the chance to learn more about the Nuxalk and the history and heritage of the Bella Coola Valley.

Bella Coola thrives as a service hub to the tiny outer coastal communities and is a gateway to what is widely known as the Great Bear Rainforest – an area that stretches through the islands of the central, west coast of British Columbia. Remote, yet accessible by air, sea and road, Highway 20 connects the Bella Coola Valley to the interior of the province.

Townsite and Accommodations
While the population of the whole Bella Coola Valley totals 1,900, just 135 people actually live in the village that gave the valley its name. Bella Coola is a tight-knit open-hearted community where locals look you in the eye as you drive by – and then wave. (It's okay to wave back!)
Despite its small size, the community is a full and active one. The tiny village boasts a thriving commercial centre, cultural and historic sites, government buildings, a gas/service station, a small hospital and tourist services.

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