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GETTING TO BAMFIELD

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Bamfield is located on the outer coast of Vancouver Island, and is accessible via vehicle, floatplane, or boat. Drivers are encouraged to prepare for the journey by filling up gas and carrying water, snacks, and necessities. The road leading to Bamfield is remote, and roads can be narrow and winding. Alternatively, visitors can travel from Vancouver International Airport or Port Alberni to Bamfield you can fly with Pacific Seaplanes. The scenic trip takes between 15 and 45 minutes. Finally, Lady Rose Marine Services sails from Port Alberni to Bamfield via a leisurely route that offers stunning views of the West Coast.

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TRANSPORTATION


Please let us know as soon as possible if transportation is required.

Shuttle service is available at a cost of $10 per person from Bamfield to the site.

 

If you have your own vehicle(s) you can follow the Kiix̣in shuttle van to the trailhead where there is plenty of parking.

BY CAR    

car

Travellers can drive to Bamfield via Duncan, Port Alberni, or Nanaimo. The route will eventually lead to a logging road, so please familiarize yourself with tips for safe and courteous driving on this route.

BamfieldChamber.com

BY PLANE   

seaplane
Pacific Seaplanes runs regular service to Bamfield from Vancouver International Airport and Port Alberni. The easy flight takes between 15 and 45 minutes and showcases stunning aerial views of the West Coast. Flight times depend on flight sizes and availability. Be sure to check their website prior to departure.

Pacific Seaplanes

1-855-933-5922
PacificSeaplanes.ca

BY BUS  

bus

The West Coast Trail Bus picks up and drops off passengers at Victoria, Sooke, Port Renfrew, Gordon River, Mesachie Lake, Honeymoon Bay, Nanaimo, Nitinat, Pachena Bay, and Bamfield.

West Coast Trail Express

1-888-999-2288
TrailBus.com

 

BY BOAT    

boat dock

Lady Rose Marine Services runs a charming vessel called the M.V. Frances Barkley, which sails daily between Port Alberni and Bamfield. The 4.5-hour journey features breathtaking views, passing through either Alberni Inlet and Barkley Sound or the Broken Group Islands and Ucluelet. The ship departs at 8am, and returns to Port Alberni in late afternoon. It is a working vessel, and you will see them make a number of stops along the way making deliveries to people who live and work down the Alberni Inlet.

Lady Rose Marine Services

1-800-663-7192
LadyRoseMarine.com

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