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Bella Bella

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Bella Bella, also known as Waglisla, is the home of the Heiltsuk and is an unincorporated community and Indian Reserve community located within Bella Bella Indian Reserve No. 1 on the east coast of Campbell Island in the Central Coast region of British Columbia, Canada. Bella Bella is located 98 nautical miles (181 km) north of Port Hardy, on Vancouver Island, and 78 nautical miles (144 km) west of Bella Coola. The community is on Lama Passage, part of the Inside Passage – a transportation route linking the area, and northern British Columbia as well as Alaska for marine vessels carrying cargo, passengers and recreational boaters from the south coast.

Founded between 1897 and 1903, Bella Bella is located on Campbell Island.

Open Water Swimming[edit]

Susan Simmons attempted a 40-50 km open water swim from Bella Bella to Namu in Canada on 20 June 2017.

Great Bear Swim Video[edit]


with Dale Robinson, Susan Simmons, Jill Yoneda from Ocean Falls to Bella Bella

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