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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 accordingly.

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. in summer.

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:

Donna's Place
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
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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. - * packages available.*
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:

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