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 & Reliable Options for Exploring the Beauty of the Bella Coola Valley Area.We feature Jeep Cherokee SUVs that can help you find trails & waterfalls that you might not get to with a regular automobile. Mini-vans available for groups of 7 passengers. Vehicles are available at the Bella Coola Airport or the Bella Coola Harbour and at the Anahim Lake Airport.
Phone: Bella Coola/250-982-4126 Cell: 250-957-7072 Anahim Lake Office/250-742-2364 Web:
If you are in Anahim Lake you might want to stop at DONNA'S
PLACE. Located in downtown Anahim Lake. She offers fresh baking,
homemade soup, sandwiches, burgers and more. Open year round,
eat in or take out. Buses and groups welcome. Friendly service
and atmosphere. Breakfast , lunches, and suppers can be
arranged for groups by reservation.
Phone: 1-250-742-3220 Email:
Lakes District Air - Lodges & Charters
and photos *
Lakes District Air offers charter service from Nimpo
Lake. Fly into one of our mountain lodges on Tesla Lake or Coles
Lake for a true wilderness getaway where you have either lake
all to yourself! Flight-seeing, fly-out fishing and hiking fly-outs
are a short glide into Tweedsmuir Park and through to the beautiful
Lakes District. - *
Phone: 1-250-742-3226 Web:
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:
Xatsull First Nation Heritage Village
- Near Highway 97
The Xatsull community invites you to visit and experience
our spiritual, cultural and traditional way of life. We offer
daily tours and cultural workshops where you take part in a
variety of educational and recreational activities. Learn to
cook a traditional meal, listen to stories around an open fire
and fall asleep to the beautiful sound of the Fraser River in
the distance. Not located in the Chilcotin but just north of
Williams Lake near McLeese Lake.
Phone: 250-297-6502 Web: