September 25, 2008 | Tips from Travellers >
Bella Coola, Shopping
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When travelling to the Bella Coola Valley I always make sure and stop at Kopas Store. They have this amazing selection of BC books, outstanding native jewelery, masks, carvings and artwork, just to name a few.
Cliff Kopas, originally from Alberta, opened Kopas' Store in 1937. He
"discovered" the Bella Coola Valley when he and his bride took a
four-month horseback trek on the Alexander Mackenzie Heritage
Trail/Nuxalk-Carrier Grease Trail. After reading the book about their trip from Calgary to Alberta (which was their honeymoon) my last visit to the store was even more interesting.