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 Bella Coola Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

Though big cities like Vancouver and Victoria are top travel destinations in British Columbia, the province is also home to hundreds of smaller cities and towns which are just as beautiful and just as fun to visit. The town of Bella Coola is one such spot. Located in the Bella Coola Valley, Bella Coola is a tiny community in the central coastal region of the province.

To visit the lovely small town, you'll fly into Bella Coola Airport (QBC). No matter where you're starting from, Skyscanner can help you map out the best and cheapest flight route to Bella Coola. Simply use airport code QBC as your final destination, then enter your starting location and travel dates. With all available airlines and flight routes at your fingertips, you can compare and book your dream trip with ease.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Bella Coola

The climate in Bella Coola is temperate year-round, rarely reaching hot or cold temperature extremes. The spring and fall months are generally mild to warm, so visiting from April to May or from September to October are both great options. Summers are warm to hot. July is the hottest month in Bella Coola, but even then, temperatures rarely rise above 22° C. In the winter months, temperatures can sometimes fall slightly below freezing, but rarely fall lower than -5° C. Snowfall is minimal but the town does see a great deal of rainfall year-round. The rainiest month of the year is usually October.

There are three major events in the Bella Coola Valley region which many tourists plan their trips around. The Bella Coola Rodeo occurs annually over the Canada Day weekend and includes rodeo competitions and a nightly dance. The Bella Coola Music Festival takes place at the end of July and includes diverse musical performances. The Festival is free and family-friendly. The Bella Coola Valley Fall Fair occurs in mid-September and includes traditional fair games and events which are fun for the whole family.

Airlines that Fly to Bella Coola Airport

Pacific Coastal Airlines is currently the only airline serving Bella Coola Airport. The airline offers flights to and from Anahim Lake Airport (YAA) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR). As YVR is Canada's second-busiest airport, it's easy to find a flight path from anywhere in Canada to Bella Coola with a layover in Vancouver. Private planes and helicopters are also permitted to land at Bella Coola Airport.

Arriving at Bella Coola Airport

Bella Coola Airport is a small airport with one terminal and minimal flight activity. As such, it will not take long upon arrival to complete security checks and retrieve any checked baggage. The airport is located about 12 km from Bella Coola. Since the airport is conveniently located just off Highway 20, the trip into town takes only about 10-15 minutes by car.

Bella Coola Airport Facilities

Most tourists flying into Bella Coola Airport do not linger in the passenger terminal, as there are very few amenities. A small sandwich shop offers small meals and drinks but only operates from 10 AM to 2 PM daily. There are currently no souvenir stores or other shopping options at the airport.

What to See and Do in Bella Coola

Many of the most popular tourist activities in the Bella Coola region are outdoor activities, like hiking, swimming, and canoeing. Wildlife viewing is another key tourist activity. The area is home to an incredible array of animals, including harbour seals, blue heron, mountain goats, grizzly bears, and blacktail deer.

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 Location Details

Longitude:126° 35' 44'' W
Latitude:52° 23' 15'' N
IATA code:QBC
ICAO code:CYBD

 Airport Location

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