Bamfield: Fishing the West Coast Trail

  

Overview

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.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver Island
SUB REGION: West Vancouver Island
SPECIES:Salmon, Fin Fish
SEASONS:Summer
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
COST: $$
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.

WEATHER AND MARINE FORECAST

WEATHER
WEATHER

Sat, Jul 20

26°C

 

Sun, Jul 21

27°C

 

Mon, Jul 22

25°C

 

Tue, Jul 23

23°C

 

Wed, Jul 24

22°C

LUNAR

Current Moon Phase


Waning Gibbous Moon
Waning Gibbous Moon
Wind

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light near noon then becoming northwest 5 to 15 after midnight.

Tides

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*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  
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