Guests travel to BC West via Vancouver and Bella Coola, BC.
Photos: BC West Staff
Many major airlines serve Vancouver, and guests from the Pacific Northwest may also choose to drive to Vancouver.
From Vancouver, guests fly on Pacific Coastal Airlines to Bella Coola. Flight times vary from week to week; contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-344-3628 for more information on specific flights to book with Pacific Coastal Airlines.
The final leg of the trip to BC West is a charter flight from Bella Coola to the mouth of the Dean. The price of this charter flight is included in the cost of the trip to BC West. We utilize two aircraft for this final leg- a Eurocopter A Star helicopter, and a Cessna 185 on floats. The pilots for both aircraft are extremely skilled and have extensive experience flying in the area surrounding the Dean River.
The flight from Bella Coola to the Dean goes essentially straight through the mountains on a clear weather day. On days with a lower ceiling, the flights will follow the ocean channel. To say the scenery between Bella Coola and the Dean is spectacular is putting it mildly!
On arrival at the Dean, guests and luggage are loaded into trucks for the very short drive from the airstrip to BC West. Guests unpack, have a quick meal, and have the opportunity to get a few hours of fishing in on the arrival day.