Bella Coola

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One of the original buildings in Bella Coola, made with planks from the culturally modified trees. Small, but well worth a visit.

Bella Coola wins hands down for the most stunning place we have seen so far, the scenery in Bella Coola is absolutely breathtaking. The air is fresh, and you can drink the water straight out of the mountain streams. We saw plenty of Eagles and large, colourful spawning salmon. The area has a high concentration on Grizzly Bears, but fortunately or unfortunately we didn't see any.

The locals thought we were kinda of crazy because we did not have a vehicle, you could say that Bella Coola is remote. Fortunately plenty of folk were kind enough to offer us lifts, and we arranged two days out with Grizzly Island Tours. Although plenty of people asked us why we were going to Bella Coola, we found the remoteness to be relaxing, and if you looked there was plenty to see and do.

Some of the simplest things were the best: like sliding down on the snow, in the sunshine, or looking at the stars. As there is virtually no light pollution it was possible to see more stars than we have ever seen, including a couple of shooting stars and the Milky Way.

Bella Coola had everything we needed and more, without all the usual STARBUCKS ect. It's without doubt a great place for photographers, hikers, skiers and anglers alike, but it's because Bella Coola isn't full of tourists that it is still a very special place.

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One of the original buildings in B…
One of the original buildings in …
Bella coola from the campsite
Bella coola from the campsite
Downtown Bella Coola
Downtown Bella Coola
Yes you can drive nearly all the w…
Yes you can drive nearly all the …
Relaxing at 4900 feet on mount Fou…
Relaxing at 4900 feet on mount Fo…
Billy on mount Fouger.
Billy on mount Fouger.
Panorama from top of mount Fouger
Panorama from top of mount Fouger
Probably Blue-Jay lake but could b…
Probably Blue-Jay lake but could …
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
This is a perf…
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! This is a per…
This is the more well kept part of…
This is the more well kept part o…
Bella Coola airport. small but it …
Bella Coola airport. small but it…
Young eagle taking off.
Photo tak…
Young eagle taking off. Photo ta…
One of the many eagles.
One of the many eagles.
Culturally modified tree.
Culturally modified tree.
Seal point. They were there honest.
Seal point. They were there honest.
Clayton falls 8, tourists nil.
Clayton falls 8, tourists nil.
Outlet from Clayton falls
Outlet from Clayton falls
River drift towards mount titty (N…
River drift towards mount titty (…
Mount Nusatsum. Can you make out t…
Mount Nusatsum. Can you make out …
Sunset on the ferry ride back to p…
Sunset on the ferry ride back to …
Bella Coola Sights & Attractions review
Whilst in Bella Coola we wanted someone who could show us around. Grizzly Island Tours came in the cheapest out of all the tour companies in the area… read entire review
Bella Coola
photo by: cazandsi