On the Westside

Brady's beach 

A 3 minute walk from Dragonfly vacation rentals.

There is something for everyone at this world-renowned beach.

  • Enjoy a walk along the sandy shoreline 
  • Explore the critters in the rocky tidal pools

The water is inviting and perfect for swimming or boogie boarding.

Historic boardwalk

Enjoy a walk along the historic boardwalk that meanders along the westside of the Bamfield Harbour. 

Stop and watch the M/V Frances Barkley passenger ship arrive and drop off freight for the town or grab some lunch or an ice-cream cone at the local Bamfield Mercantile and Marine store.

Nature tours and whale watching

Hire a local guiding company to explore the Deer Group and Broken Group Islands off of Bamfield.

Kayaking and Canoes

Rent kayaks or canoes to explore the coastline or the local islands off the coast of Bamfield.

Hike the Ghost trail

On the Eastside

Marine Sciences Station

Visit the Bamfield Marine Sciences Center across the Bamfield Inlet on the East Side of Bamfield. Get a tour of Whale lab with touch tanks of local marine life. Or enjoy the local underwater life displayed in the aquaria at the Rix center. Book a facility tour of the Marine Sciences Centre.

Kiixin Ancient Village

Kiixin Village is a sacred site to the local Huu-ay-aht First Nations. Kiixin is an Ancient village and Fortress dating back to 1000B.C.E. Join one of the daily tours offered by a local Huu-ay-aht First Nations who will share with you their knowledge of the history and culture from this region. By appointment only. Book a tour of Kiixin village.

Pacific Rim National Park

West Coast Trail

The west Coast trail is a challenging 75 km hike from Bamfield to Port Renfrew. Get a taste of the trail by doing a day hike from Pachena Bay. Check-in at the Trail head office.

National Park Entry Pass Required

Keeha Beach

A 7km return hike from South Bamfield Road to the remote Keeha beach. This can be a challenging hike depending on the weather conditions, but well worth the effort. Allow 1-3 hours minimum.

Tapaltos Beach

A 6 km return hike to the spectacular Tapaltos beach. Enjoy the crashing waves and windswept shoreline looking out to the Deer Group.

Cape Beale

A 15 km return hike, past Tapaltos to Cape Beal. This is a more challenging hike over rugged terrain that is unmaintained. At a tide below 1.8 m you can cross over the mudflats to the CapeBeal Light house. Link to tide chart app.