Bamfield: The Way Out West

  

Overview

Just here for the fishing. The west coast of Vancouver Island is famous for the resort (and surfing) town of Tofino. But for a change of pace, and to avoid the crowds, book a trip to a fishing lodge, a do-it-yourself cabin or one of a few small motels near the small town of Bamfield.

AT A GLANCE

REGION:Vancouver Island
SUB REGION: Greater Vancouver West Vancouver Island
SPECIES:Salmon
SEASONS:Summer
CONDITIONS:Open ocean, plus protected waters in the inlet and sound. Weather varies by season, and is typical for the Pacific Northwest.
ACCESSIBILITY:Water taxi and logging road from Port Alberni, approximately 3 hours from Victoria on Highway 1 (Trans Canada Highway). Charter flights available through lodges.
LENGTH:Multi Day
GUIDED:Certified Tidal Angling Guide
COST: $$$
SERVICES:Services and amenities as provided by lodge. Within Bamfield, typical of a small, rural North American town.
EXPERIENCES:Kayaking and wildlife viewing including Whales, Orcas and Bears. Bamfield is a popular starting point for the famous West Coast Trail.

WEATHER AND MARINE FORECAST

GALE WARNING IN EFFECT
GALE WARNING IN EFFECT

WEATHER
WEATHER

Mon, Dec 10

7°C

 

Tue, Dec 11

6°C

 

Wed, Dec 12

6°C

 

Thu, Dec 13

7°C

 

Fri, Dec 14

8°C

LUNAR
Wind

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late this afternoon and to southeast 30 to 40 this evening.

Tides

High: 08:48

Low: 14:48

High: 18:00

Low: 01:28

*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  

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