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Tweedsmuir Park is one of the largest parks in British Columbia

Located in the west-central region of the province, Tweedsmuir Park is 480 km northwest of Vancouver as the crow flies. The Park boundary starts just a few miles to the west of Anahim and Nimpo Lakes. Rainbow Mountains in Tweedsmuir ParkTweedsmuir Park is considered an isolated wilderness for
the most part with infrequent patrols by park staff, so care should be taken by all users of the park.
Tweedsmuir Park offers exceptional angling for Salmon and Steelhead on the Atnarko and Bella Coola Rivers as well as world-renowned fly fishing on the Dean River. Surrounding lakes are teeming with Dolly Varden, cuttthroat, whitefish and our famous, fighting native Rainbow Trout.
Other activities in the park include hiking, horseback riding, canoeing as well as snowmobiling, downhill skiing and cross country skiing in the winter. Wildlife is abundant here and provides endless opportunity for some extraordinary wildlife photography.Floatplane brings in canoe on remote lake
The Turner Lake Chain
offers all canoeing enthusiasts an opportunity for a three to five day canoe trip through incredible mountain scenery. The chain of lakes can be accessed by floatplane from Nimpo Lake or by hiking 16 km along the Hunlen Falls Trail. There are canoe rentals and a campsite available at Turner Lake.
At the north end of Turner Lake the park facility operator will welcome you. There you can rent canoes and obtain your camping permit. There are many lakes and rivers in the park for canoeing and boating, but many can be difficult to access, so make sure you have maps and complete information from park services about the area before going too far into the backcountry.
The Rainbow Mountains sport the unusual reds, yellows and pinks from mineral deposits resulting from ancient volcanic activity. Hiking in the range is extremely popular, where you can access high alpine valleys where the coastal influence has created an incredible abundance of wild alpine flowers for the botanist and photographer.
Grizzly Bears in Tweedsmuir Park Either hiking or from horseback, you may see grizzly bear, black bear, deer, moose, mountain goat, wolves, caribou, and more. This is also a favorite place for snowmobilers, down hill skiers, cross country skiers and snowboarders in the winter time.
Hike or ride the Rainbow, Octopus, Capoose or Crystal Lake Trails. Or for the conditioned hiker, take on the 480 km Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail, an ancient trade route followed by natives from the Pacific Ocean to the inland Plateau.Hunlen Falls in Tweedsmuir For those who would just like a short day hike, there's the Kettle Pond and Burnt Bridge trails.
Hunlen Falls is named for the Indian Trapper, Hana-Lin and is the third highest free falling water fall in Canada at over 1000 feet. It is at the northern end of the Turner Lake chain and can be reached by flying in from Nimpo Lake or hiking 10 miles on the Hunlen Trail. It starts at the bottom of the Bella Coola hill at the Atnarko 'tote' road and climbs over 6000 feet.
Bella Coola, at the end of the road, offers businesses, shops, groceries and fuel as well as ocean charters for fishing. There is also a helicopter charter in Tweedsmuir Park offering powder skiing in winter and fly outs in summer. Below is a government link giving the vacationer more comprehensive information on the park.

For more critical information from Lands and Parks go to Tweedsmuir Park

Stop off at Eagle's Nest Resort on your way to Bella Coola.
Wilderness Rim Resort
Escott Bay Resort is located between Tweedsmuir Park and the Itcha Ilgachuz Park
Barney's Lakeside Resort
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