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.
While we were on holidays we passed through Highway 16, west of McBride BC. The forests in this area are classified as part of the Interior Wetbelt. You recognize it as soon as you start to see the large trees and dense forests. A local group has worked to reserve an area which they call the "Ancient Forest". It has lovely 2.3 km trail and is easily accessed off the highway. It has a very definite coastal feel and the Red Cedars are as impressive as any on the coast. The forest floor is dense Devil's Club as well, in case the cedars don't make you feel coastal. The example in this photo is of a large branchy cedar, but there are many that are tall and straight. It's well worth the visit if you are in the area or just missing seeing a coastal type forests that is common on our part of the coast. Grizzly