Bella Cola Accommodations
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge
The historic Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is set on 60 acres of private land within British Columbia's largest protected park. It is the ideal setting for your wilderness adventure. And in the winter this means heli skiing!
All accommodation at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is in one of nine private chalets with the main lodge providing lots of common space for dining, games, and socializing. It is the perfect set up for larger groups wanting to book the entire facility, yet intimate enough that the individual traveler and smaller groups will feel at home and can get to know each other.
The focus throughout is on great service and an authentic, welcoming Canadian hospitality. We serve West Coast inspired cuisine accompanied by a wine list that includes a selection of fine international bottles as well as the best of the up and coming local British Columbia wines.
The surrounding environment is stunning. Rising above the valley floor are the majestic Coast Mountains, to the west is the largest fjord system in the Americas, and to the east the high Chicot Plateau. It is a bio-diverse and spectacular wilderness, home to the totemic wildlife of the Great Bear Rainforest.
The lodge borders the Atnarko River and in the fall the grizzly bears come down to feast on the spawning salmon. We are smack in the middle of what is one of the healthiest bear habitats in the world and often the bears can be seen wandering past the lodge. Sometimes we even catch them napping on the lawn. If you are interested in grizzly bear viewing and/or salmon/trout fishing in the summer, have a look at our summer website:www.tweedsmuirparklodge.com.
At Tweedsmuir Park Lodge we are lucky to live in a stunning and pristine environment and have a wonderful community supporting us. We are committed to keeping it that way and ask all our guests to participate in our environmental stewardship initiatives to ensure that Bella Coola continues to be the most extraordinary place in the world to enjoy the great outdoors.
Tweedsmuir Park Lodge Amenities
White Saddle Ranch
At Pantheon Heli Skiing you'll be staying at White Saddle Ranch, a working guest and cattle ranch in the heart of the Coast Range wilderness featuring classic western hospitality.
White Saddle Ranch was founded by the King family more than forty years ago as the aviation base for the Coast Mountains between Whistler and Bella Coola, British Columbia. Named for nearby White Saddle Peak (which dominates the horizon and inspires dreams of skiing the central couloirs), the ranch sits just on the eastern edge of the Coast Range Mountains, and is the last outpost of human habitation before the glaciers and high peaks of the Pantheons takes over.
All rooms are single occupancy. They are clean and warm and have new furnishings, cotton sheets, and down comforters. There are three bedrooms on the top floor of the main lodge, a brand new cabin with three bedrooms, and the riverside cabin with two bedrooms. Bathrooms are shared.
Before and after heli skiing, guests relax in the main lodge, a hand-hewn log building with a giant rock fireplace and comfortable seating areas upstairs and a games room downstairs. Meals are served in the dining room with much of the food coming right from the ranch! Our chefs accommodate all different kinds of diets. Bread and pastries are baked daily. Lunches are packed to order in the morning and eaten in the field.
Over the years, due to its’ natural beauty, proximity to famous mountains such as Mt. Waddington, and popularity with adventure seekers, White Saddle Ranch has evolved into the lodging and aviation provider of choice for the mountaineers, skiers and climbers that frequent the area. Past guests have included the stars and support people for films such as "K2", "Kundun" and "Seven Years in Tibet".
White Saddle Ranch Amenities
Big Mountain Heli Skiing offers accommodation in the quaint community of Hagensborg at the Eagle Lodge. Centrally located within the Bella Coola Valley, Eagle Lodge is located only five minutes away from the Bella Coola airport and our helicopters! This is the perfect option if you are watching your budget, yet want world-class heli-skiing. Whether your Big Mountain Heli Skiing tour is for three days or as many as seven—your friendly hosts will make you feel at home after a BIG day of helicopter skiing or riding.
The Eagle Lodge offers a selection of single occupancy and double occupancy rooms. If you require guaranteed single occupancy there is an extra $60 per night charge. All the rooms have private bathroom, satellite television and phone.
Meals are included in our Big Mountain Heli Skiing packages, so after a fun day in the mountains, sit back and enjoy the Eagle Lodge's hearty cuisine.