The Chilcotin Coast Experience

The Chilcotin - Coast region has so much to offer.
Explore the Great Bear Rain Forest, Bella Coola, the Rainbow Mountains and all along Highway 20

Hiking, Canoeing, Fishing, Grizzly bear viewing, Horseback riding, Sailing and so much more!

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The Chilcotin - Coast region offers some of the most dramatic expanses of wilderness in North America.

With it's unique beauty and diverse ecosystems, you're guaranteed to fall in love.
This region includes the Great Bear Rain forest and the Chilcotin Ark, two of the most spectacular and untouched wilderness regions in North America.

The 456km of Highway 20 provides an easy access to this prime vacation and adventure area.

Bella Coola Valley and the Great Bear Rainforest

Bella Coola is part of the very special Great Bear Rainforest. It's located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean at the end of a very long and beautiful fjord.

The Bella Coola valley offers many different experiences like Grizzly Bear viewing, hiking, fjord tours, Sailing, rock climbing and more.

Bear viewing - One of the most common activities in Bella Coola is Grizzly Bear Viewing along the Atnarko River.

There are two ways to do so:

1. Guided tour down the river - There are a few companies who offer a three hour tour down the river. These tour maximize your chances to see Grizzly bears from a close distance.

2. Viewing spots - There are two designated Grizzly bear viewing spots: Belarko Wildlife Viewing Platform and Fisheries Pool Campground.
Both places are good to watch for Grizzlybears fishing for Salmon. Just be patient and wait for them to come.

The best time to see bears is September - mid October.

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Eagel's Nest Resort daining hall
Eagel's Nest Resort daining hall

Eagel's Nest Resort dining hall at Anahim Lake

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Pelicans at Eagle's Nest Resort
Pelicans at Eagle's Nest Resort

Pelicans at Eagle's Nest Resort

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Eagel's Nest Resort daining hall
Eagel's Nest Resort daining hall

Eagel's Nest Resort dining hall at Anahim Lake

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The West Chilcotin

The West Chilcotin is located where the plateau meets the Coast Mountains. In this special area you can find the lovely Eagle's Nest Resort. The resort is located 10km off Highway 20 near the town of Anahim Lake surrounded by magical forest, a beautiful lake and scenic mountain ranges rising beyond and offers a beautiful and comfortable place to stay in the wilderness.

There's much to do around Eagles's Nest Resort:

  • The resort offers canoes you can use to explore Anahim Lake, enjoying the beautiful scenery, looking for pelicans, beaver lodges, and much more.

  • Enjoy the special migration route over Eagle Nest Resort.

  • Go hiking the beautiful Rainbow Range Trail in historic Tweedsmuir Park.

  • Go to the Precipice, an ancient volcanic canyon.

  • Float plane tours over the massive Hunlen Falls, the rainbow mountains and more.

  • Have a drink, relax in the guest garden and forget about any troubles in your life.

Tweedsmuir Park and Monarch Ice field

Nuk Tessli is located and the edge of Tweedsmuir Park and the Monarch Mountain massif. It is accessible only by a float plane leaving from Nimpo Lake. Nuk Tessli is a wilderness, cabin based hiking centre, surrounded by big mountains, green forests, lakes, glaciers and no one else around. No road and no tourists.

Nuk tessli offers a unique BC wilderness experience like no other in a prime location. NT offers many experiences:

  • Go on a guided or unguided day hikes from the traditional log cabins.

  • Go on a three lake canoe exprience starting at the cabins and ending at Boundary Lake.

  • Experience the massive Monarch Ice Field by going on a full day (guided) to the Ice Berg Lake (Jacobson Lake) where you'll experience the glaciers from up close. Really close.

  • Tent camping with the NT crew at Symphony Lake (Ape Lake) and enjoy a once in a lifetime experience of pure untouched heavenly nature.

  • Advanced backpacking trip from Ape Lake to Jacobson Lake with scenery that you will not experience anywhere else. A spectacular experience.

  • Go on a guided hiking day to Canada's 3rd Highest Waterfall, Hunlen falls.

Nuk Tessli over view
Nuk Tessli over view

Nuk Tessli log cabins in the Chilcotin Wilderness

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Sundown at Nuk Tessli
Sundown at Nuk Tessli

A lovely night at Nuk Tessli

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The Monarch Ice Field
The Monarch Ice Field

Glacier walking on the massive Monarch Ice Field

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Nuk Tessli over view
Nuk Tessli over view

Nuk Tessli log cabins in the Chilcotin Wilderness

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Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep at the Chilcotin Plateau

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Historic Chilcotin Lodge
Historic Chilcotin Lodge

A lovely lodge 30 min out of Williams Lake

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Deep Gullies
Deep Gullies

Deep Gullies at the Chilcotin Grasslands

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Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn Sheep at the Chilcotin Plateau

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The Chilcotin Grasslands

There are so many different landscapes in the Chilcotin. On the East part of the Chilcotin Plateau, you can find beautiful grass lands, sand dunes, really deep canyons and Bighorn sheep.

The Historic Chilcotin Lodge is located in the heart of this great land where you can enjoy and explore it. Brenda, Kurt, and Kris, your hosts, offer warm service, charming rooms and delicious meals at their charming and unique frontier lodge. The lodge is located just 30 min West of Williams Lake along Highway 20, the perfect spot for the beginning or end of your Chilcotin - Coast vacation.

The lodge offers easy access to Farwell Canyon: a desert-like area of sand dunes and hoodoos. A rafting adventure on the scenic Chilcotin River can be an amazing experience.

Wander through Junction Sheep Range Park, where you'll find a sculpted landscape of desert-like grasslands and deeply eroded gullies. The junction of the Fraser River and the Chilcotin River is home to a significant herd of wild California Bighorn Sheep.