June 18, 2009 | Tips from Travellers >
Bella Coola, Sightseeing Tours
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To get to Bella Coola, you have to drive the Big Hill. It is on highway 20, and heads through Tweedmuir Provincial Park before winding through to the Bella Coola Valley. It was definitely one of the top drives I've done in a long time. From the top of the hill, you have large snowcapped mountains, crystal blue lakes and thin trees. By the time you get to the bottom of the hill, which is only 22km in total, you are into lush, rainforest type vegetation yet still with the spectacular coast mountains.
It is a great drive, and even though its steep, and the hairpin turns may be little scary, but the views are great, and the destination is fantastic. Besides, you're allowed to wear the "I drove the Big Hill and survived" t-shirt when you are done!