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

Tue, Sep 22

19°C

 

Wed, Sep 23

17°C

 

Thu, Sep 24

16°C

 

Fri, Sep 25

16°C

 

Sat, Sep 26

18°C

LUNAR

Current Moon Phase


Waxing Crescent Moon
Waxing Crescent Moon
Wind

Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late this morning and to southeast 35 after midnight.

Tides

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*No guarantees about the correctness of this tidal data.

  
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