Bamfield - photo Oliver Evans

HOW TO GET TO BAMFIELD:

By Car

From Nanaimo through Port Alberni (recommended route):

  • Head north on the Island Hwy.
  • Take the exit to Port Alberni: Hwy #4.
  • As you arrive in Port Alberni, take left-hand exit to Bamfield.
  • Follow signs to Bamfield. From Port Alberni, should take 1.5 hours.
  • ~77 km is active logging road. Make sure you have a spare tire and lots of gas.
  • Travel time: 4 hours.

 

From Victoria:

  • North on Hwy #1.
  • Take the exit to Youbou or Lake Cowichan, which is north of Duncan.
  • Past Youbou or Lake Cowichan, enter a network of active logging roads (~120 km).
  • Roads are poorly marked, and may be rough.
  • Make sure you have a spare tire and lots of gas.
  • Travel time: 4 hours.

BY LADY ROSE MARINE SERVICES

The Francis Barkley is a freight boat travelling between Port Alberni and Bamfield 3-4 times per week (depending on the season). Contact them for schedules, rates, and to make reservations.


BY AIR
Several companies offer charter flights to Bamfield, and suggest the following depending on where you are flying from.
Pacific Seaplanes Inc . – http://www.pacificseaplanes.biz
Harbour Air – http://www.harbour-air.com/
Tofino Air – http://www.tofinoair.ca/


BY BUS
The West Coast Trail Express leaves Victoria, stopping in Nanaimo on a daily basis, going to Bamfield from May – September.  (250) 477-8700


BC FERRY INFO
For BC Ferries to Vancouver Island, visit BC Ferries Online

ACCOMMODATION

We do not offer accommodations, however please feel free to contact us for accommodation suggestions.

Or visit the Bamfield Chamber of Commerce website for information about Bamfield businesses.