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How To Get Here!

Both Anahim and Nimpo Lake are located approximately 200 miles west of Williams Lake on Highway 20 West. The highway is paved the entire way and is Coastal Mountains overlooking the Tatla Valleygenerally in good condition in winter. The drive offers a wonderful view of the country from rolling hills at Riske Creek to your first view of the magnificent Coastals at Redstone and Tatla Lake.

Anahim Lake has an airport, so you can also fly here from Vancouver, Victoria, or Bella Coola with Pacific Coastal Airlines. There is at least one flight mid day in winter, and at least two or more flights during the summer season.
Pacific Coastal's headquarters are located at the Vancouver International Airport in the South Terminal. They have a super Customer Service department where you can call at 1-800-663-2872 for their rates and schedules or go to their web site at http://www.pacificcoastal.com

For those of you who own or operate your own aircraft, the Anahim Lake Airport has an excellent paved strip
and airport services. Aerotech Services offers a waiting area, snacks and soft drinks and lots of local lore!!
Airport Coordinates are: Elev 3635`
N52 27 08 W125 18 11.
BC Ferries BC Ferries has a scheduled run
up the BC coast during the summer and winter season. The Ferry stops at Bella Coola, so if you want to make a circuit trip with your vehicle through our area to see mountains and ocean, this is a great
way to do it! For information on the ferry schedules and rates, go to their web site at http://www.bcferries.com.
Locally, there is flight service available at one of the Nimpo Lake Floatplane Bases. Whether it's flying out drive-in customers or guests staying at one of the lodges they fly for, you will be in for the adventure of your life! Seeing the country from the air is absolutely one of the best ways to comprehend the magnitude and beauty of Hunlen Falls, alpine lakes and glaciers, the Monarch Icefields and much, much more.
By floatplane is the only way to access wonderful Rainbow Trout fishing, Cutthroat and Cut'bow fishing on the remote lakes. Check with your lodge provider for charter contact information.
One thing that you must realize about this country, is that there is only one highway in and out. There are no taxis, buses, or vehicle rental outlets except in Bella Coola. All of the resorts and lodges offer shuttle services to the airport, and some offer a courtesy vehicle in some cases. Otherwise, when planning a visit, plan to bring your own vehicle, or make prior arrangements for some form of transportation. Keep in mind too, that you should have good winter tires if you are planning a winter vacation and watch out for animals on the road in all seasons.



Follow the links, and see what the West Chilcotin is really like!


Wilderness Rim Resort
 
Stop off at Eagle's Nest Resort on your way to Bella Coola.
 
Elkin Creek Ranch in Nemaiah Valley accommodation and activities.
 
Nimpo Lake Store is located right on the highway and offers fuel for your trip.
 
All weather adventure with Corkscrew Creek Adventures
 
AJ Bed and Breakfast offers private cabin accommodation on Nimpo Lake
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