FIVE Awesome Stops From Bella Coola to Kleena Kleene, BC!


Welcome to the latest series of Super, Neighbours blog posts where we highlight incredible travel destinations in British Columbia!

The awesome people at the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association invited us to take an incredible trip along “The Freedom Road” aka Hwy 20 in an RV over the course of 4 days.

Starting in Bella Coola, BC and driving back into Vancouver, myself and my traveling partner, Robyn Hanson from Destination BC, had some amazing adventures and beautiful stops along the way.

Check out all the photos/slideshows in this four-part series.

(Click here for: PART ONE)

Day Two of our exciting roadtrip, and we finally got into our RV (pictured below) thanks to the CCC Tourism Association, Destination BC, and the Camping & RV BC Coalition. The first leg of the trip took us from Bella Coola, to Kleena Kleene, BC, along Hwy 20!

Check out the gallery below for some of the must-sees and sights along the route.

5 Awesome Stops From Bella Coola to Kleena Kleene!

By Vancouver Is Awesome

Drive along historic Hwy 20 on the Cariboo-Chilcotin Coast, including the switchbacks on "The Hill" (carved out in 1953) and make sure to stop at these places along the way!

  • Tweedsmuir Park Lodge/Grizzly Bear Viewing Station

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Tweedsmuir Park Lodge is just outside of Bella Coola. Cabins within Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, with hiking, fishing, grizzly bear tours & a viewing station! (Sadly we didn't spot any that day!)

  • Brave "The Hill"

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    One of the most famous parts of Hwy 20 is "The Hill" – 43km of steep, narrow road with switchbacks, and cliff-lined sides. At an elevation of 1487m, once you conquer this, give yourself major props.

  • Stewart's Lodge in Nimpo Lake

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    Nestled between Williams Lake and Bella Coola, and home to Tweedsmuir Air Services, Stewart's Lodge is a beautiful stop. The have cabins, and lots of fishing/adventure trips! Gorgeous.

  • Stop In At McLean Trading (est 1898!)

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    There are so many awesome and unique general stores along the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast, including McLean Trading in Anahim Lake, whose motto is: "If we haven't got it, you don't need it." 

  • Camp At Clearwater Lake Lodge!

    By Vancouver Is Awesome

    End your day in Kleena Kleene, BC at the Clearwater Lake Lodge – cabins & camping are all available (we camped in our RV right next to the beautiful lake) for some peace and quiet!

Thanks to Clearwater Lake Lodge for the hospitality and company, Tweedsmuir Park Lodge for letting us check out the property, Stewart’s Lodge for a great pitstop!, and the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association for inviting us on this trip and showing us an awesome time. Check back tomorrow for more!