Located less than two kilometres from the foot of “the hill” on Highway 20, the Great Bear Chalet overlooks the Atnarko River, at the head of the Bella Coola Valley – gateway to the Great Bear Rainforest. The people of the Nuxalk First Nations know the Valley to be their traditional territory.

We are fortunate to make  our home in the heart of the protected wilderness area known as South Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. Our front door opens into over 981,000 hectares of some of the most ecologically and culturally important, wild Pacific salmon and grizzly bear habitat left in North America.

If you seek an authentic, genuine wilderness experience then come and be at home in this grizzly kingdom.

At the Great Bear Chalet wilderness retreat, we forge extraordinary memories to empower your story.

 How to get here:

If arriving by air or by sea, we recommend Tweedsmuir Travel for all your travel requirements. Tweedsmuir Travel is the experienced local agent on the Central Coast, for both Pacific Coastal Airlines and BC Ferries. They will ensure your custom, “hassle-free” itinerary. Contact Markus Schieck: markus@tweedsmuir-travel.com

Pacific Coastal Airlines offers daily flights from Vancouver International Airport – South terminal to Bella Coola Airport (flight duration 1hr40mins). The Great Bear Chalet provides transportation to and from Bella Coola Airport for all guests.

BC Ferries Discovery Coast Passagevehicle reservations & scheduling travel from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island to Bella Coola

Please contact us for specific driving directions from Bella Coola ferry terminal to the Chalet.

Highway travel is 1000 kms. from Vancouver. We are approximately 4.5 hours, or 420 kms. west of Williams Lake via Hwy 20. Please contact us for specific driving directions if traveling by vehicle.

photo credit: Neil Shearar