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The Atnarko River near Bella Coola
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Bella Coola

Transportation & Maps

Bella Coola may feel delightfully remote, but it can be accessed by road, air or ferry. Having a car or truck is essential to getting around the Valley.

While it's not absolutely required, a four-wheel-drive vehicle is also helpful for accessing some of the area's more remote or beautiful spots. There are no taxis or scheduled bus services to Bella Coola.

Driving into Bella Coola and the Valley means taking in some spectacular views, especially along designated scenic driving routes. Along Highway 20, experience the cowboy country of the Chilcotin Plateau, the stunning mountain and forest views of Heckman Pass and the entire length of the Valley floor.

Arriving by plane, see the glaciers of the Monarch Ice Fields and coastal rivers that blend with the salt water of the ocean currents. Aboard BC Ferries' Discovery Coast Connector trip, fjords and ancient glaciers of the Coastal Mountains are a common sight and make for great photo opportunities.

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