Services along Chilcotin Highway 20
All roads except for Highway 20 are
gravel. You should be sure to check on local conditions before
embarking on your trip.
Although the West Chilcotin is considered by some to be a
somewhat isolated region, we are fortunate in that there are
still many necessary services available to travelers along
the highway. However, most are not open late at night so plan
Just east of Alexis Creek you will find a rest area at the
top of the hill above Lee's Corner, while at Lee's Corner
itself, there is a small restaurant and fuel station. Anaham
Reserve east of Alexis Creek has a small grocery and fuel
station, while Alexis Creek proper offers a small store, medical
clinic, towing service and RCMP Detachment.
Next services are at Redstone Reserve with a small convenience
store and fuel. Between here and Tatla Lake there is another
rest area with a picnic table. Tatla Lake has a grocery store,
fuel, restaurant and medical clinic. There are no services
between Tatla Lake and Nimpo Lake.
Nimpo Lake has a bakery and cafe, towing service and garage,
a general store with fuel and propane, and a fine dining establishment
and lounge. However, the latter is only open from May until
the end of September.
In Anahim Lake there are two general stores, one of which
provides fuel and propane, a gas station, medical clinic,
a restaurant, take out restaurant, and RCMP Detachment. You
can call John at one of the stores in Anahim Lake at 250-742-3266.
He has assured us that he'll be happy to update visitors to
the area about anything they would like to know.
There are no services between Anahim Lake and Hagensborg in
the Bella Coola Valley. It is advisable to check road conditions
in Anahim Lake before starting down the Hill.
In the Bella Coola Valley, there are two large grocery stores,
gas stations, a liquor store, and at least two or three restuarants.
There is also a hospital, walk in clinic, towing services
and garage, and an RCMP Detachment. There is a store where
you'll find souvenirs and a museum.
The general stores in Alexis Creek, Tatla Lake, Nimpo Lake
and Anahim Lake have liquor outlets as well.
Closing hours for stores and gas stations vary from 5:00 to
6:00 p.m. in winter and may stay open as late as 8:00 p.m.
Bella Coola Vehicle Rentals
Bella Coola Vehicle Rentals offer clean, safe and reliable options to explore the beauty of the Bella Coola & Anahim Lake areas. We can help you find trails & waterfalls that you might not get to with a regular vehicle. We feature small and large SUVs that can accommodate up to 7 passengers. Vehicles are located at the Bella Coola & Anahim Lake Airports.
Phone: 1-250-982-2146 Web: www.bellacoolavehiclerentals
Nimpo Lake General Store
Located on Highway 20 West at Nimpo Lake, our General
Store can take care of all your needs! We have fishing licenses,
tackle, lures galore, hardware, automotive supplies, camping
and recreational goods, groceries, gas, diesel, propane, gifts,
books, and souveniers, and we are a liquor and lottery outlet.
Phone: 1-250-742-3333 Email:
Tweedsmuir Air Services
Tweedsmuir Air is located on Nimpo Lake some 250 air
miles north of Vancouver, BC. As Nimpo Lake is our base of operations,
we are within easy flying distance to outdoor adventure that
abounds in the vicinity of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park... Turner
Lake Chain, Rainbow Mts., Monarch Icefields, Mackenzie Grease
Trail, countless lakes and streams with ample wild trout...and
much more! * packages avail.*
Phone: 1-800-668-4335 Web: