A blog about life in the Bella Coola Valley and the Central Coast area of British Columbia for anyone interested in an incredible and rich part of BC's coast. I hope to provide my thoughts about things as simple as weather observations and seasonal issues, to comments about life and the natural history in the Bella Coola Valley, the Central Coast and the west Chilcotin area.
Note: All photos on this blog were taken by the author unless otherwise noted. While the photos and written material are all the property of the author and protected by Copyright, I'm not a professional photographer and you can use the photos if a link or attribution is provided back to my blog. If you have a need to use a particular photo and you want the high resolution file, leave a comment with your email (I won't publish it) and we can discuss what use you intend the photo for. Grizzly
A resident of the Bella Coola Valley and observer of the natural history, geography, resources, regional climate and cultural history of the Bella Coola Valley, Central Coast and the West Chilcotin area of BC.
Passing through the 'gates' to Bella Coola in Heckman Pass recently made me wonder if the Bella Coola Valley has ever given anyone the "Key to the City"? In our case if they had it and chose to lock it, then we are plain and simply locked in or out! The only road has a gate at a strategic location - which is at the top of "The Hill" on Highway 20 in Heckman Pass to shut down traffic on the hill during periods of bad 'events'. It used to be only closed for bad weather and road conditions, but with the 2009 and 2010 wildfires and some construction problems last year we now have to include more than just weather and maintenance.
Crews are busy 'widening' the road in the pass as there is nearly two metres of snow this winter and space was getting limited. Grizzly