Welcome to Bamfield, BC, an historic coastal fishing community that evokes times past and nestled into a protected inlet on Barkley Sound. Unspoiled natural landscapes are home to a wide range of fish, birds and land based wildlife. If you’re looking for an escape, this is a place to reconnect with nature, unplug and unwind from the daily grind. Questions about things to do here? Contact us today, we’re always happy to help!
While out on the water, make sure to keep your eyes open as the marine world is all around you and you could see anything from whales breaching to sea lions and seals sunning on one of the many island paradises you could explore.
Rent a kayak and explore the history of Bamfield on one of the many islands that consist of the Broken Group.
There are over 69 ships that were lost over the last two centuries on the rugged coast and this is a perfect place for deep sea divers to maybe find that sunken treasure.
Whaling was prevalent for years amongst these islands prior to European Invasion and Pre-Contact with the Huu-ay-aht people. The Broken Group is home to killer whales, gray whales, humpback whales, porpoises, seals, stellar and California sea lions, sharks, river otters to name only a few.
Bamfield offers a challenge for the explorers, nature lovers and hikers as well. The West Coast Trail runs 77 km and was originally built in 1907 to assist in the rescue of shipwrecked passengers and crew.
Whether deep sea fishing or river fishing, Bamfield offers it all for the fisherman at heart. In addition, being part of the Pacific Rim and surrounded by crown land, First Nations Land and the Pacific Rim National Park ensure the protection of the unspoiled marine life.
The Marine Science Centre offers guided tours which everyone will enjoy.
The winter months in Bamfield are ideal for storm watching, allowing visitors to experience the raw power of the Pacific Ocean as ferocious waves roll in from Japan. Bird watching is also prevalent as a wide variety of birds such eagles, pelagic cormorants, great blue herons and endangered spotted owls can be found in and around Bamfield.