Whether you arrive by Air, Land or Sea, You’ll love the Journey to Bella Coola

To reserve with BC Ferries or check for the latest updates, visit or phone 1-888-223-3779

Pacific Coastal Airlines has daily flights from Vancouver Airport year-round. 2x daily in the summer. Flightime: 1hr.

Driving to Bella Coola

From Vancouver, Bella Coola is approximately 1000 km (620 mi) north. Bella Coola is a 5 – 6 hour drive from Williams Lake (the closest large town) on Hwy 97.

Williams Lake is a good stopping place to fuel up and gather any supplies. Roughly 4 hours down Route. 20 is Nimpo Lake. Located just outside Tweedsmuir Park, Nimpo Lake is another good stopping place to fill the tank, stand up and stretch before the last leg. Nimpo Lake is known for it’s rental cabins that dot one side of the lake.

The Hill’ (Hwy 20, Tweedsmuir Park)

About 2 hours outside of Bella Coola is a remarkable section of highway that’s locally referred to as ‘The Hill‘. It’s a well maintained dirt road that has steep and narrow sections.

During steep sections, it’s best to but your vehicle in first gear and just go slow. Some sections are single lane and it’s a good idea to take note of the many pull-offs in case you need to let another vehicle pass.

While exercising caution, we think you’ll find ‘The Hill’ an exciting and enjoyable part of your Bella Coola.

Directions to The Float House Inn

The Government Wharf is located at the end of Hwy 20; past the Bella Coola Townsite.
The Float House Inn is docked at the last slip overlooking the estuary.

We provide a Free Parking Pass to our customers. Check in is anytime after 2pm.

All bear photos by Jefferson Bray. Everything else by Michael Wigle.


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