Bamfield Lodge
Bamfield Lodge & Sea Otter Charters

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P.O.Box 23 Bamfield
B.C. Canada, V0R 1B0

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Bamfield Lodge

Bamfield Lodge is located 98 km from Port Alberni, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in the heart of the Pacific Rim National Park. We offer salmon and halibut salt water sportsfishing, quality Marine education, Adventure touring into the Broken Group Islands, sight seeing, sea kayaking, whale and bird watching. In close proximity there are old Native settlements and old growth forests for hiking and history. Bamfield is known as the Venice of North America.

A boardwalk starts at the Lodge and runs along Bamfield Inlet. Sightings of bald eagles, blue herons, kingfishers, cormorants, crows, ravens, gulls, loons and a variety of other birds and duck's, are common. Otters, seals, sea lions, sea stars and occasionally a whale can also be seen from the boardwalk, as well as residential flower gardens and boat traffic on the waterway "our main street".

In the right season Bamfield Lodge offers sight seeing for sea birds, seals, sea lions, dolphins, grey whales and killer whales. There are many tidal pools to explore and interpretation with a trained Biologist can be arranged as well as tours to our local Marine Biological Research Centre.

Barkley Sound is home to many varieties of seaweed's that are harvested and sold here. Oysters, clams, shrimp, prawns, crabs and mussels abound and go very nicely with a fresh caught salmon, halibut, ling cod or red snapper.

The Broken Group Islands are a very popular kayaking area. Kayaks, experienced guides and transportation to the islands are available. Brady's beach is just a 20 minute walk from our Lodge, a beautiful sandy beach, many tide pools and sunset heaven. There are other beaches within walking distance as well as trails, including the famous "West Coast Trail".

Your hosts are Barry and Judy.



- Moorage available
Cottages: Double and Single beds - $100 per night or $600 per week (7 days)
Two Bedroom House: 1 Double and 5 singles - $250 per night or $1500 per week

OFF SEASON RATES AVAILABLE 50% deposit required. Visa accepted. 30 day cancellation policy Sept. to June, no refund July and August. No Pets. (Taxes extra)

All accommodations are self-contained, full kitchens and bathrooms, BBQ'S, moorage, freezers ... just bring food! (and a flashlight)
(We have a small store and liquor outlet here)
Cappuccino Bar at the Lodge. Gourmet meals available on request.



ADVENTURE TOURING at the Pacific Rim National Park.

FISHING CHARTERS Comfort aboard the 30' COASTAL ROVER up to 6 persons

FISHING PACKAGE Lodge accommodation, bait, tackle, 8 hours guided fishing. $249. per person per day, three person minimum.

GOURMET FISHING PACKAGE Lodge accommodation, 8 hours guided fishing, bait, tackle, clothing, gourmet meals with wine, $330 per day.

Day charters available, phone for rates.

See the BAMFIELD CHARTERS page for guided fishing.

NON - FISHING CHARTERS Located in the heart of the Pacific Rim National Park, we offer:
Whale watching
Bird watching
Marine Intertidal Field Trips

We specialize in ISLAND ADVENTURE TRIPS to the BROKEN GROUP. OR tell us what you would like and we'll design a package especially for you !

Phone 250-728-3419 Fax: 250-728-3417



A self contained cottage on the water
Breakfast at our Cappuccino bar.
Explore our beaches, trails and intertidal pools.
Access to books and intertidal information
$79.00 per couple (Sept. - June) $99.00 June - Sept. per couple.


A self contained cottage on the water.
Breakfast at our Cappuccino Bar
A double Kayak for the day to explore.
$99.00 per couple (Sept. - June) $125.00 per couple June - Sept.

Also hiking,
and boat trips to the islands.
Feeder Chinook fishing starts mid March.
Halibut fishing March - July.
Chinook & Coho June - Sept.
Sockeye mid July - Sept.

Getting to Bamfield Lodge

Ferry to Nanaimo from Horseshoe Bay (30 minutes North of Vancouver) or take the Tswassen Ferry (45 minutes south of Vancouver) Time: 1.5 hrs from Horseshoe Bay or 2 hrs from Tswassen.
From Nanaimo travel north on the Island Highway to Port Alberni (approx 1 hr) Follow the road signs to Bamfield, on a 90 km well maintained logging road (approx 1 hr 45 min).
From Swartz Bay travel south to Victoria (20 mins), take the Island Hwy North to Duncan (1 hr) travel east to Lake Cowichan, following road signsn to Bamfield a 2 hr 15 min drive on a 120 km logging road - 4 hr total *** TIP*** just follow the power poles.

Port Alberni launch at Clutes Haven Marina, 5140 River Road, Port Alberni, phone 250-724-6837 Boat down the inlet to Barkley Sound and into BAMFIELD - Go up past the Coast Guard and past the Red Cross Hospital, on the right, we are just past that, by the Government Wharf. OTHER LAUNCHES: China Creek Marina 250-723-9812 at 15 min drive from Port Alberni.

LADY ROSE/FRANCIS BARKLEY leaves Port Alberni at 8 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday yearly. On Saturdays they go to Kildonan, transportation can be arranged from there to BAMFIELD. July, August and September they leave every day except Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information call 250-723-8313 or 1-800-663-7192.

The WEST COAST TRAIL EXPRESS (250-477-8700) leaves VICTORIA (and also picks up in Naniamo) daily starting in May until September and goes back to Victoria the same day.
WESTERN BUS LINES: From Port Alberni, June - September, Fridays and Sundays. Leaves Port Alberni 1 p.m., leaves Bamfield at 3:30 p.m. 250-723-3341.

Sound Flight 1-800-825-0722
or 1-425-255-6500 Fax 255-2313
Northwest Seaplanes 1-800-690-0086 (WA)
Seair 1-604-273-8900 Fax 1-604-273-7351
Starwest Aviation 1-888-333-8299 Fax 1-604-214-6660

Situated on the west side, boat access only. Call us for pick up 250-728-3419, when you arrive or call PIRATE WATER TAXI 250-728-2008

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