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    Mountain Retreat - Bella Coola, BC

    Central Coast Listing No. 22232

    Priced to sell!! Great opportunity to start your own unique tourism rental/Airbnb business with great views and no flood risk. The 2 storey home is tucked away on the mountainside in a private and peaceful wilderness setting in the Bella Coola Valley.


    9.62 acres

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    This 9.62 acre mountain property is ideal for a nature or outdoors enthusiast, offering a unique setting for those seeking pristine wilderness seclusion, while still having access to all basic amenities minutes away.

    Nestled in the heart of the Central Coast and the breathtaking Bella Coola Valley, this home is tucked away on the mountainside offering seclusion, privacy and views. Just minutes from all amenities yet submersed in nature, the 2 storey, unfinished home is the perfect setting for a spa, mountain retreat, unique Airbnb, recreational getaway or peaceful summer home. There are also other level building sites to accommodate a second building, cabin, yurt or dome.

    The main level of the home is 800 ft2 open-concept living/kitchen space with a 3-piece bath and clawfoot tub. The top floor offers the same footprint and can be accessed from the outside offering the option for a second suite. Both levels are partially finished, complete with new windows, all electrical, plumbing (in place but not connected) and walk-out sundecks to enjoy the views. The home is heated with a wood stove on each level but only the top floor stove is connected. The metal roof was new in 2009. The water system is a combination of catchment system as well as a spring-fed reservoir which consists of a 50 x 20 ft pond which was all designed by a civil engineer. The property also offers a 20 x 36 ft shop/studio with overhangs for firewood and storage and small garden space.

    The driveway to this property is quite steep and will require 4-wheel drive for access. The driveway is also walkable and there is parking space at the bottom just off the highway. There is also option to purchase the adjacent 2 acre property which offers room for parking, storage or another building site, Listing 22236.


    2479 Mackenzie Highway 20 - Hagensborg/Bella Coola, BC


    From Williams Lake travel Highway 20 West for 460 km. This highway will take you over the Chilcotin Plateau, into Tweedsmuir Provincial Park and down “The Hill” dropping 1,400 metres into the scenic Bella Coola Valley. You then travel 65 km alongside the breathtaking Atnarko and Bella Coola Rivers until you come the bridge over Nusatsum River. The property is on your left 1 km past the bridge. Do not access this property without a Licensed REALTOR®.

    The Bella Coola Valley can also be accessed by Pacific Coastal Airlines with flights to and from Vancouver, or by The Discovery Coast Ferry during the summer months.

    Area Data

    The Bella Coola community is remote in nature and contains a population of approximately 2,000 people. The primary geographical structure of the community, both in terms of physical structures and population distribution is the long, narrow valley. The Chilcotin Highway 20 (stretches from the Government wharf (on the Pacific Ocean) through the extent of the populated portion of the valley, through Hagensborg and Firvale before climbing to the Chilcotin Plateau. The entire population of the community lives on either side of this road or very near to it.

    Both Bella Coola and Hagensborg have essential services including retail outlets for groceries and hardware, gas stations and repair shops, Canada Post offices, gift shops, and places to purchase fishing/hunting licenses. Banking can be done at the Williams Lake & District Credit Union in Bella Coola; ATMs are located at the Hagensborg Shop Easy, Thunderbird Store, the Credit Union and the Bella Coola General Hospital. The Bella Coola General Hospital has a walk-in clinic and a pharmacy. There is no permanent veterinary service in the Valley.

    Bella Coola also has a gym, an outdoor rink, an outdoor public pool, an organic market as well as numerous arts, gifts and coffee shops.


    In the Bella Coola Valley you will find an abundance of fresh water, fresh air, wildlife and outdoor recreation. The Bella Coola Valley has an amazing network of walking trails surrounded by some of the biggest old growth cedar in Bella Coola.

    Wildlife viewing is another popular outdoor recreation. Belarko Bear viewing has been created by BC Parks. The station is located at a prime grizzly feeding spot on the Atnarko River. The station is open and staffed from mid-August to mid-October, when bears are active along the river banks. The Great Bear Rainforest on the central coast of British Columbia is a world renowned wilderness eco-tour destination. It is one of the world’s few remaining old-growth temperate rainforests. It is also the home of coastal wolves, black bears, grizzlies and the unique Kermode “Spirit Bear.”

    Fishing the rivers is another popular recreational activity for those living in or visiting the Bella Coola Valley. The Atnarko and Bella Coola rivers are the hosts to all five species of salmon and world class salmon fishing. One of the many local charter companies also take guests out on the ocean to fish for salmon, halibut, rock fish, crab and prawns. You may also like spending time in one of the nearby hot springs, touring to Mackenzie Rock or just sightseeing.

    In recent years the mountainous terrain around (and accessible from) the Bella Coola Valley has become a publicized destination for heli-skiing with a number of skiing movies filmed in the area and local companies advertising access to 1.5 million acres (6,100 km2) of terrain.

    In every season you may have an exhilarating adventure or a peaceful time in Bella Coola.


    The history of the Bella Coola Valley dates back 10,000 years according to oral history and archeological estimates. The first Native People who lived in the villages along the rivers and coastline were know as the Bella Coola or Nuxalkmc (Nuxalk) people. Historically, the Nuxalk were a fishing, hunting and gathering society. The Traditional territories of the Nuxalk people are in and around Bella Coola.

    Norwegian settlement began in 1890. Located at the mouth of the Bella Coola River, the nation was only accessible by foot or boat until 1953, when a road was constructed joining the valley with the Interior Plateau. Today, the population is split between members of the Nuxalk Nations and people of non-aboriginal descent. Here you will discover a warm friendly community nestled in a natural paradise where the mountain meet the sea.

    Map Reference

    52°23'32.21"N and 126°28'27.23"W

    Investment Features

    This property lends itself perfectly to a recreation mountain retreat, an artist retreat a tourism destination, or an Airbnb.


    • Wood heat
    • Spring-fed water system with a seasonal reservoir and catchment system
    • Septic field - stone pit drain field
    • No appliances
    • House is wired for electricity or solar but it currently not connected

    Tax Details

    $1,609.93 (2022)




    PID 000-882-518

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.