The Chilcotin Coast Experience

Looking for a complete vacation in the Chilcotin-Coast?  The Chilcotin Coast Experience is three unique resorts, set in three diverse landscapes, and terrific wilderness experiences.  All at an affordable price.  Let us help you plan your vacation in the amazing Chilcotin-Coast!

Sometimes called The Last Frontier for its unique beauty and diverse ecosystems, the Chilcotin-Coast region is one of the most dramatic expanses of wilderness to be found anywhere in North America.  Comprised of the Great Bear Rainforest and the Chilcotin Ark - two of the most spectacular and unspoiled wilderness areas of their kind - the 456 kilometers of Highway 20 provide easy access to this prime vacation area.

Eagle's Nest Resort is proud to be part of this association of fine resorts.  See the Chilcotin Coast Experience website for more information and how to reserve your vacation.  Below are some highlights and our Special Offer to you!

Highway 20 map

The West Chilcotin

Eagle's Nest Resort is located in the West Chilcotin - where the plateau meets the Coast Mountains.  Here are some things to do that will ensure that you get the most out of this spectacular wilderness area:
  • Explore Anahim Lake by canoe from the resort to see pelicans, beaver lodges, and much more.
  • Watch the birds!  Eagle's Nest is located on a major migration route, and many birdwatchers have called it the highlight of their birdwatching tour.
Or you can just relax in our Guest Garden with a drink.

Spectacular Floatplane Tours

Relax at Eagle's Nest Resort and fly to the mountaintops in these one-of-a-kind wilderness experiences!

Hunlen FallsTurner LakeTurner Lake and Hunlen Falls

Situated at the top of a huge escarpment, Turner Lake in Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery.  At the end of the lake is Hunlen Falls, the third highest free falling waterfall in Canada, tumbling  more than 1,300 feet to Lonesome Lake far below. 

If you like, the plane can land on Turner Lake and give you an opportunity to hike to the edge of the falls.  There are two short hikes that begin where the float-plane drops you off, each providing magnificent views of the surrounding area and an opportunity to experience the awesome grandeur of the falls.

For an independent travel writer's experience of the falls, click here.

Fish Lake

Monarch Icefields

At the top of the Pacific Coast Mountain Range, only minutes by air from Eagle's Nest Resort, are the Monarch Icefields.  These are the largest icefields in North America outside of the Arctic Circle, and an amazing sight considering that they are so close to the beautiful summer weather you left behind at Anahim Lake.

Fly between massive mountain peaks and see rivers of glacier tumble down the mountainside like a giant roadway.  It is an experience you won't soon forget.

Rainbow Mtns
The Rainbow Mountains

The Rainbows are very old volcanic mountains, very heavily mineralized, and so colourful they were known by the early indiginous people as the Painted Mountains or the "mountains that bleed".  The red, orange, yellow and even white rocks form brilliant patterns and slide areas that are truly beautiful as you fly beside them. 

See this travel writer's description of these amazing mountains.

Monarch Icefields in Beaver
Flightseeing Tours

See these sights from the air in a legendary Beaver floatplane.  Tours can be arranged to view any or all of the Rainbow Mountains, Hunlen Falls, and the Monarch Ice Fields. This unique experience is not to be missed!

A flightseeing tour to all three of these spectacular sights is about 1 1/4 hours in length, and costs about $225 per person (4 people sharing the aircraft).  It is an experience you will not forget!

Eagle's Nest Resort can help arrange your flightsee in conjunction with your stay.  Just ask us!

The Chilcotin Grasslands

The eastern part of the Chilcotin Plateau is famous for its grasslands, deep canyons, sand dunes, and Bighorn Sheep.  Enjoy this part of the amazing Chilcotin-Coast while staying at the historic Chilcotin Lodge

Your hosts Ria and Hennie will welcome you to this charming and unique frontier hotel -  with comfortable rooms and delicious meals.

The Chilcotin Lodge is located just 1/2 hour outside of Williams Lake along Highway 20 - the perfect spot to begin or end your Chilcotin-Coast holiday!

Now you have easy access to Farwell Canyon, with its desert-like atmosphere of sand dunes and hoodoos, with the beautiful Chilcotin River carving a path through the middle of it.

Or wander through beautiful Junction Sheep Range Park, a sculpted landscape of grasslands and deeply eroded gullies at the junction of the Fraser and Chilclotin Rivers, home to a signicant herd of wild California Bighorn Sheep.

See more about Chilcotin Lodge at Chilcotin Coast Experience.


Bella Coola Valley and the Great Bear Rainforest

From the Chilcotin Plateau, drop down 5,000 feet to the floor of the Bella Coola Valley!  This is the centre of the area now known as the Great Bear Rainforest.  Get the most out of your stay with a tour from Bella Coola Grizzly Tours.  Your host Leonard Ellis offers modern cabin accommodation and terrific day tours that will make your trip to the Bella Coola Valley a memorable experience.

Take a day trip up some of the longest glacial fjords in the world onboard the 42-foot MV Nekhani. This voyage through the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest will visit wilderness hotsprings and First Nations pictrographs, search out some of the abundant wildlife, with a delicious seafood lunch!

The spectacular scenery of the Discovery Coast is worth the trip all by itself.  Leonard has been guiding people on these waters for over 30 years, and is a knowledgable and charming host.

Or choose a land tour by bus to view magnificent scenery, ancient petroglyphs, the giant red cedars of the rainforest, and perhaps wildlife like grizzly bears and eagles.

To make Bella Coola Grizzly Tours part of your vacation, see Chilcotin Coast Experience and let Leonard show you the best of the Bella Coola Valley.


Special Offer

Stay with us at Eagle's Nest Resort and save while you enjoy the spectacular West Chilcotin:
  • Stay for 3 nights, and get 50% off a dinner in our lovely Crystal Room restaurant!
  • Stay for 5 nights, get 50% off a dinner and a complimentary beverage with your meal!

*  Offer valid June 1 to September 30, 2016. One complimentary beverage per person. All other liquor not included. Taxes extra.


There is so much to enjoy in the spectacular Chilcotin-Coast!  See it all with the Chilcotin Coast Experience.

We look forward to serving you.



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