Play and Relax on the Nearby Beaches
Paddleboard, Kayak and Canoe
Surrounded by water, Bamfield is the gateway to the Broken Group Islands & the Pacific Rim National Park. Nothing beats feeling the ocean breeze on your face, smelling the freshness of saltwater and enjoying the natural beauty of the untouched shorelines. Did you know Vancouver Island has 3,400 kms of coastline…?! We’ll pack you a sandwich.
Mountain Bike Virgin Trails
Bring your mountain bike and explore endless miles of trails extending from your cottage at Wood’s End across the Beale Peninsula. Why is there no Mountain Bike festival in Bamfield? We have to change that. Contact us if you’re up for helping us build out the 2021 BAMFEST Mountain Bike Festival!
On the property or off the property – numerous day hikes are yours to explore. Longer hikes include to the Cape Beale lighthouse and along parts of the West Coast Trail.
Stroll the Boardwalk and the West Village
Walk along the on the boardwalk to the West Village for ice cream or pizza or even the yummy smokies they sell at the store. Fill your day cooler and wind back along the road to Brady’s Beach.
Take in the wildlife
Whales, eagles, deer, sea lions, otters, tidal pool life. Simply pull up a chair on the dock, walk the back property or charter a boat tour to see even more. It’s exceedingly rare for visitors to be eaten by bears in Bamfield. Still, bring bear spray.
Tour the Marine Sciences Center
With more PhDs per capita then pretty much anywhere else on earth, a must visit is the Marine Station where you can take a tour of the facilities, and learn about the maritime research on the most important resource we have on Earth… our oceans.
Gather Wild Food
Mussels, clams, oysters, seaweed, mushrooms, berries, edible greens. Below, mussels at Brady’s Beach and gathering Chanterelle mushrooms for dinner.
- Salmon Fishing Derby (BC Day Long Weekend-last weekend in July)
- Volunteer Fire Department – Intertidal Golf (July) followed by Salmon BBQ & Dance
- Tuna Shootout (September)
- Oysters, Authors & Ale (September) – a celebration of local food, beverages and artists, featuring visiting published and local unpublished authors. The evening features appetizers, oyster tasting, beer tasting, live music and a silent auction. Proceeds from the evening support literacy initiatives in the community of Bamfield and Anacla.
- Music by the Sea