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The southern portion of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park is located on Highway 20, approximately 400 km west of Williams Lake, between Anahim Lake and Bella Coola. The highway from Williams Lake consists of both gravel and paved sections. You can obtain fuel, basic supplies, and motel accommodation in Anahim Lake or Nimpo Lake. The nearest RCMP office is in Anahim Lake, where there is also a 24-hour medical clinic. The closest hospital is in Bella Coola, over an hour’s drive from the parking lot.

The "Hill" is the stretch of highway 20 between Heckman Pass and Atnarko campground. It has quite a reputation, since it looses over 1200 m in elevation within 16 km. Though steep (up to 18 percent grades), it is passable throughout the year.

The park can also be reached by way of the Discovery Coast passage ferry from Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. Also by float plane from Nimpo Lake, Anahim Lake or Bella Coola, or by hiking in the backcountry. 

Please note that Tote Road provides access to the Hotnarko parking area, and is a four-by-four high clearance vehicle only road. Expect rocks, ditches and brushed-in conditions. 


Topographic Maps

National Topographic Series Maps 92N/13, 93C/4, 93/5, 93C/12 and 13, 93D/8E and W and 93D/9 and 16 at a scale of 1:50,000 cover the Tweedsmuir area.