Start planning your next adventure in the untamed wilderness of BC's Central Coast with BC Ferries Vacations Taste of Bella Coola experience. Your journey begins on Vancouver Island, exploring coastal communities like Courtenay & Port Hardy, before taking a sailing from Port Hardy to Bella Coola.
Once you’ve arrived in Bella Coola, you can have an eco-immersive wilderness & wildlife experience at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, which offers 60 acres of private land within the vast wilderness of the Great Bear Rainforest. Indulge in world-class meals and a guided half-day nature tour. Finish your adventure in exploring Williams Lake and seeing the breathtaking mountains in Whistler.
+ RETURN FERRY
+ ONE GUIDED TOUR
+ taxes and fees, per person based on double occupancy
- Six nights in five destinations including a two night stay at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
- Two sailings for two adults and one vehicle: one-way from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island, and one-way from Port Hardy to Bella Coola
- Ferry reservations
- Half-day guided tour
- All meals at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
- Use of all sporting equipment
Metro Vancouver to Courtenay
Your adventure begins with a scenic sailing from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island onboard BC Ferries. Once you have arrived in Courtenay, take a relaxing stroll down the beach in Seal Bay Nature Park.
Lodging: Bayview Hotel
Courtenay to Port Hardy
Explore downtown Courtenay in the morning and grab a delicious breakfast before continuing along to Northern Vancouver Island to your next destination of Port Hardy.
Lodging: Kwa'lilas Hotel
Port Hardy to Tweedsmuir
Depart from Port Hardy and enjoy a scenic sailing through the mid-coast of BC before arriving in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. Upon arrival at Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, check into your private chalet and get an orientation before enjoying a delicious dinner, and exploring the area.
Lodging: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
Fill up on a hearty breakfast at the lodge before taking a half-day guided tour. You might take a scenic Atnarko River Drift, an adventurous assisted climbing experience on a Via Ferrata, or a guided interpretive nature walk through the awe-inspiring rainforest. Back at the lodge, try your hand at fishing, mountain biking, frisbee golf, lawn sports, swimming or archery. Afterwards, relax in the lodge with a delicious three-course dinner.
Lodging: Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
Tweedsmuir to Williams Lake
After soaking in Tweedsmuirs' stunning scenery, pristine wildlife and rich Indigenous culture, you will begin your drive to the charming city if Williams Lake. Take in the scenic views along the way, stopping in destinations like Anahim Lake, Nimpo Lake & Tatla Lake to appreciate the abundant British Columbian wildlife and picturesque mountains.
Lodging: Coast Fraser Inn
Williams Lake to Whistler
The luscious green scenery continues with more stunning views on the drive from Williams Lake onwards to your final destination of Whistler. Nestled within the old-growth forests and towering snow-capped mountains lies the charming village of Whistler. With a vast number of things to do, whether it be breweries on the Whistler Ale Trail, or enjoying some sightseeing at Lost Lake Park or at the of, this charming village has never-ending options to offer all nature lovers.
Lodging: Listel Whistler Hotel
Whistler to Metro Vancouver
On the final day, drive from Whistler back to Vancouver at your own pace. Stay longer in Whistler to take a scenic hike, stop off in Squamish for a walk at the estuary, and take in sunset as you drive along the Sea to Sky Highway.
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