The Heiltsuk Native interpretive centre and big house explain the history of their people - located in McLoughlin Bay (arrival terminal for ferry service).
A tranquil community on neighboring Denny Island, serviced by water taxi, features moorage for pleasure boaters, services and bed & breakfasts. (5 kilometers from Bella Bella.)
BC Ferries' Discovery Coast Passage Route
Operate through the months of June to September only via the 'Queen of Chilliwack'.
The Great Bear Rainforest
Bella Bella and Campbell Island are the original home of the Heiltsuk Nation, which have thrived here for thousands of years. Other bands from the interior and coastal nations also used the area around the islands and the Sunshine Coast/mainland to hunt and fish. Most were in the area on a temporary basis during peak migration or salmon fishing seasons. They would also often collect local berries for storage. The main method of transportation around the waters was by carved west coast cedar canoe. Currently, there are approximately twenty-two hundred members of Heiltsuk Nation in the area - twelve hundred living on the Campbell Island reserve and an approximate one thousand members living on neighboring islands.
Summer average 15 degrees Celsius
Winter average 2 degrees Celsius
Map of Bella Bella
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