Bella Coola, BC, Unincorporated Place, population 95 (2011c), 135 (2006c). Bella Coola is a small community situated on the north arm of Burke Channel, where Alexander Mackenzie first sighted the Pacific in 1793. Adjacent to the community is the Bella Coola Indian reserve (population 788, 2006c) of the Nuxalk people, the original inhabitants of the Bella Coola Valley. The first non-native settlers were fur traders, arriving during the 1860s. In 1894-95, some 220 Norwegians, chiefly from Minnesota, settled in the valley where they and the indigenous Nuxalk (Bella Coola) were soon joined by other settlers in the development of a mixed farming and fishing economy. Fish canneries formerly operated here. The community has a diverse economic structure as a logging, sawmilling and mixed-farming centre, and as a commercial and sportfishing base.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Ball, Georgiana. "Bella Coola (BC)". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 18 December 2016, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bella-coola-bc. Accessed 24 April 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Ball, G., Bella Coola (BC) (2016). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bella-coola-bc
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Ball, Georgiana, "Bella Coola (BC)". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published April 06, 2008; last modified December 18, 2016. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bella-coola-bc
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Georgiana Ball, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Bella Coola (BC)", last modified December 18, 2016, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bella-coola-bc
Bella Coola (BC)
|Article by||Georgiana Ball|
|Published Online||April 6, 2008|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|