A homely, yet spacious lodge with a relaxing and calm atmosphere. The focus is bears which can be seen from your chalet or why not spend time watching them from the wildlife viewing station on site.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is about 63km east of Bella Coola town at a junction off highway 20. This area receives its own micro-climate, with 70% less precipitation it is generally sunny and bright. This lodge is easily accessible with no floatplanes, boat shuttles or extra hotel nights needed which means extra bear viewing time for you!
Accommodation & Facilities
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is a member of The Magnificent 7 Luxury Wilderness Lodges of Canada so you can expect very high standards of accommodation.
There are 9 guest chalets and cabins, all made from log and simply decorated with a homely and warm feel, centred around the large landscaped gardens. Accommodation is en-suite, some of which are on two floors and they can sleep between 2 and 4 guests depending on which chalet you chose.
In the main lodge, there is a central area, great for socialising with a comfortable living room and a cosy dining room with a rock fireplace. The sports bar has a billiard table and an array of games as well as a satellite television.
The 1,200 square foot spa has weights and some gym machines as well as a yoga area and a large 12 man covered hot tub looking out over the lawn.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge staff are friendly and welcoming and the food, after what can be a chilly day on the river, is home cooked and delicious! We were there for a week and we never ate the same thing twice! The menu is set everyday by the chef, however special requirements can be catered for if notified in advance. Menu’s generally feature fresh food and catches from Bella Coola’s wild waters and are complimented by a well stocked wine cellar. .
From the lodge it is often possible to see the odd grizzly bear wandering past, or even taking a nap on the lawn. However there are bear river trips operated down the Atnarko River, where you will drift down in one of 4 boats in a small group, guests usually see about 15 – 20 bears on these trips. Here, groups are limited to a maximum of 6 guests to give you intimate wildlife encounters. You can also chose to take a scenic drift down both the Atnarko and Bella Coola Rivers or stop off to go fishing. Guests can also take part in Fjord trips where they are able to set crab and prawn traps and visit the ocean side hot springs. Additional activities include bird watching, heli hiking/fishing, flight seeing, valley tours and guided nature walks.
Amenities for children here include the wide lawns to play on, a pond, 10 hole Frisbee golf course and lots of games such as table football, billiards and table hockey.
Children over 6 are generally allowed, however it is up to the parent to decide whether you child is ready for the requirements of group travel, will enjoy the experience and not compromise it for others. We suggest you speak to your World Bear Safaris specialist to discuss the specific trip requirements so you can decide on what is best.