Bella Coola River

BELLA COOLA RIVER, 70 km, flows from the junction of the ATNARKO R and Talchako R on the eastern edge of TWEEDSMUIR PROVINCIAL PARK down a deep valley to empty through a broad ESTUARY into N Bentinck Arm at BELLA COOLA. A mild CLIMATE and heavy rainfall nurtures a verdant RAIN FOREST in the valley. In the territory of the NUXALK (Bella Coola) people, the river provided a TRAIL to the Interior for coastal FIRST NATIONS and was part of the route taken by Alexander MACKENZIE out to the coast in...

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