Stuie is a small community located in the Bella Coola Valley, at the confluence of the Atnarko and Talchako Rivers where the Bella Coola River begins.
Located east of Firvale, also a small community, Stuie’s laid-back vibe offers travellers a chance to get back to nature and explore, while returning to a choice of accommodations at the end of the day, including luxury glamping domes, chalets, lodges, cozy cabins and bed and breakfasts.
Just 14 km (9 mi) east along the Chilcotin Highway (Highway 20) eager hikers can access the Tweedsmuir Trail Route, a 30 km (19 mi) hiking trail that takes travellers deep into Tweedsmuir Provincial Park – South.
This unmaintained hiking trail starts at Highway 20, traverses the Capoose Valley and Deception Pass via Octopus Lake to Rainbow Cabin and the Nuxalk-Carrier Grease/Alexander Mackenzie Heritage Trail. Backcountry hikers can continue to explore, although should ensure they have the right equipment for the conditions and potential weather changes.
Stuie is deep in bear-viewing territory, where visitors come from around the world to see bears in their natural habitat as they forage for berries and fish in local streams and rivers. Guests can embark on authentic wildness experiences to discover the abundant wildlife of the Bella Coola Valley.
Heli-skiing enthusiasts can also call Stuie their basecamp during a heli-skiing getaway in the winter months, exploring over 3.25 million acres of terrain, returning to their home-away-from-home after carving the slopes with a choice of luxury lodges.