October 21, 2008 | Field Reports >
Bella Coola, Sightseeing Tours
I flew into Bella Coola, about halfway up the BC coast and at the tip of an inlet, and decided to try to learn a little bit about the town. Someone I met suggested that the best way to see the town was to do a walking tour so I stopped in at the Kopas Store (a historical site as well), picked up a guidebook, and set off. I was amazed at how much history became apparent while walking the streets. As the clouds ringed the nearby mountain tops, nondescript buildings suddenly took on significance and the town's history came alive. The museum in town was an incredible wealth of artifacts and stories from the past. I also learned about a large Norweigan influence in the past and the town's connection to Thor Heyerdahl (of the Kon-tiki Expedition).