Not Just Heli Skiing!
Fortunately there's no shortage of other adventures to enjoy, be it because of a weather day, or because you've reached your vertical target or need a rest day. This is a perfect opportunity to take in some of the many adventures we offer.
Fishing (available for Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and Terra Nostra Guest Ranch guests)
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge - Both the Atnarko and the Bella Coola rivers have a long history and offer world-class sport fishing opportunities.
Terra Nostra Guest Ranch - Lodge host Christoph will drill a hole through the thick ice of Clearwater Lake and set up a little fire to keep you warm while you fish through the ice!
Fly fishing gear and waders are supplied. We are strong supporters of fly fishing, and the catch & release program.
Native Culture (available from Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and Eagle Lodge)
The Nuxalk culture (pronounced 'New hawk') is expressed in the Bella Coola valley, both through traditional dances and native arts. There are a number of small galleries highlighting local artists and carvers, and Nuxalk artwork is displayed in the Smithsonian museum. Arts and crafts are available for purchase. Tours to the 5,000-year-old Petroglyphs are also very popular and a local Nuxalk guide will accompany you.
Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing (available at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and Terra Nostra Guest Ranch)
Surrounded by seemingly endless pristine wilderness, there's ample opportunity to explore the area around our lodges by snowshoe or classic cross country skiing. Use the trails in our property or blaze a new path. It's a great way to get the ski legs warmed up and going while you wait for the skies to clear.
Sightseeing & Hiking
From quick hikes in the old growth forest to more intense hiking throughout the valley, points of interest can include the Sir Alexander MacKenzie Grease Trail. This trail marks the culmination of the first westward crossing of the North American continent.
Biking (available for Tweedsmuir Park Lodge guests)
We have a set of Mountain Bikes available at the lodge. Although duirng the winter the side roads will be covered in snow, the main road is a great place to ride and the views are stunning. For sure there is almost no traffic to worry about.
Natural Hot Springs & Harbour Tours (available fromTweedsmuir Park Lodge and Eagle Lodge)
These tours can be taken by our A Star B2 helicopters or by boat. The hot springs are situated on the coast of Bentinck Arm inlet, providing a beautiful eco-setting in which to relax and soak.
Via Ferrata (available from Tweedsmuir Park Lodge and Eagle Lodge)
A guest favourite! Climb above the Great Bear Rainforest for stunning views of the Bella Coola valley. 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. Challenge yourself and take in the fantastic scenery. Click here for more details.