Bella Coola Valley

May 14, 2008 19:33 ET

Bella Coola Valley BC Prepares Festivals and Events to Welcome Visitors for A Summer Season Filled With Adventure

Visitors enjoy community events and Mother Nature's activities, like great BC hiking.

BELLA COOLA VALLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - With summer right around the corner, the residents of Bella Coola, BC, are busy tidying up gardens and preparing for another exciting summer season. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the Bella Coola Valley for its breathtaking scenery and the multitude of outdoor activities that are possible. They also come for the great festivals and events that take place every year.

And this summer is shaping up to be no exception. After a few days of great BC hiking or fishing, visitors can come back to the community ready for some unique Bella Coola culture. One of the most popular events is the Bella Coola Rodeo, which is known to be among Western Canada's best cowhand competitions. For equestrian enthusiasts, there is a monthly Gymkhana held by the Valley Ridge Riders at the Rodeo Grounds in Walker Island Park.

Every Sunday there is a tantalizing Farmers' market visitors won't want to miss. Music lovers will be spellbound as musicians from across the country and around the world perform in the amazing natural setting of the Bella Coola Valley, BC, during the Discovery Coast Music Festival. Interesting Bella Coola history is on display at the Museum and Norwegian Heritage House. For all festival and event listings, please visit

There is plenty for visitors to do in the Bella Coola Valley in the off-season as well. Adrenalin junkies get a rush from great British Columbia skiing in the winter, and heliskiing Bella Coola's mountains is unforgettable. In the spring, there's a certain magic about the place as everything is coming back to life after the winter. Spring is a great time to get out the fishing rod for some Bella Coola Valley fishing for cutthroat trout and spring salmon. BC hiking is at its best in the Valley year round - as the seasons change, so does the scenery.

About Bella Coola Valley:

The Bella Coola Valley is a gem of natural beauty within the Central Coast of British Columbia. The Valley lies at the head of a 100-km long inlet from the outer Pacific Ocean and therefore boasts a temperate climate with much less rainfall than the outer coast region. It can be reached by road from Williams Lake, by scheduled and chartered air service, by private boat and BC Ferries. Bella Coola Valley is a haven for backcountry enthusiasts who come to take in the spectacular scenery while skiing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, and more. There is a wide range of accommodations and restaurants to suit every visitor's tastes and needs. Visit us for our Fall Fair the first weekend in September which features loggers sports which is open to anyone to participate in, as well as great food, crafts and kids entertainment! For more information on the Bella Coola Valley, please visit

Contact Information

  • Bella Coola Valley Tourism
    Cheryl Waugh
    Marketing Chair