- Fantastic bragging rights, world class skiing and fishing on the same day
- Helicopter accessed corn snow slopes with up to 3,000 foot descents
- Fish for 50lbs Spring Salmon while drifting the scenic Atnarko River
- Luxury accommodation at the Tweedsmuir Park Lodge in Private Chalets
- Experienced guides, both heliskiing and fishing, will help out every step of the way
The heli-skiing and heli-boarding terrain is the spectacular Coast Range glaciers and neve of the high Bella Coola mountains. Bella Coola and its unparalleled, rugged, and angulated terrain are perfect for spring/summer corn-snow skiing and boarding. The runs are, on average, 3000 vertical feet (900 meters) long and groomed to perfection by nature. Simply put, we will follow the sun around to find the ideal conditions. So don't forget your sunscreen!
In the afternoon, you will be river fishing for the great Chinook Salmon (sometimes also known King Salmon). These mighty fish average in size from 25lbs (12kg) to 35lbs (16kg), but catching Salmon up to 50lbs (23kg) is not unusual. You will also have the opportunity to catch Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, and Dolly Varden with an average size of 2-4 lbs (1.5kg). The Bella Coola Valley is rightfully famous for its river fishing and compares favorably to internationally known rivers throughout BC and Alaska.
To fish you will be floating the Atnarko River in McKenzie Drift Boats. These boats are stable and offer a comfortable platform from which to cast as well as enjoy the stunning valley scenery. The fishing technique we use is plugging and casting with a plug, bait, and lures. Fly-fishing is possible but more challenging due to river depth, speed, and fish holding. But hey, it is really up to you and your technique. Many Chinook (King) Salmon are taken annually on fly! All fishing equipment is included in your tour: waders, rods, reels, bait, plugs and lures. However please bring your own fishing equipment if you prefer or if you want to fly fish as we will not be supplying fly fishing gear. Just remember, big rods and reels are needed, fast sinking fly line and 20 + lb (8 kg +) line is recommended.
Preparation of fish for shipping is available locally. This can be by freezing the fish or smoking them. The daily per person quota is four Salmon and only one of those can be over 65 cm in length.
Please Bella Coola Heli Sports for availability information and they'll do their best to accommodate your dates.