Stretch your legs. One of the world’s most famous backpacking routes, the West Coast Trail is a 75 km (46 mile) hiking trail running along the southwestern edge of Vancouver Island. Originally constructed to provide a safe route back to civilization for shipwrecked sailors, it now attracts adventurers and nature lovers from all corners of the globe. Fishing near the shore, in view of sandstone cliffs, waterfalls and huge sea lions, provides anglers with good opportunities to catch Salmon, Halibut and Bottom fish.
|SUB REGION: West Vancouver Island|
|SPECIES:Salmon, Fin Fish|
|CONDITIONS:Open ocean. Weather varies by season and is typical for the Pacific Northwest.|
|ACCESSIBILITY:Remote. Flights from Vancouver or Victoria. Bamfield is a popular base for exploring the area, and is located 4 ½ hours west of Victoria. Driving requires travel on an unpaved logging road.|
|LENGTH:Full Day, Multi Day|
|GUIDED:Self-Guided, Certified Tidal Angling Guide|
|TOURISM: Bamfield Chamber of Commerce|
|SERVICES:Local services for anglers are limited. Bamfield has services and amenities typical of a small, remote and rural North American town.|
|EXPERIENCES:Hiking the West Coast Trail. Also wildlife viewing.|
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Current Moon Phase
Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots Tuesday morning then diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 Tuesday evening.
*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.