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Getting Here

By Water


BC Ferries
Ferry service from Tsawwassen (45 minutes south of Vancouver) to Victoria or Duke Point (Nanaimo) (2 hours)
Ferry service from Horseshoe Bay (West Vancouver) to Nanaimo (90 minutes)
Phone: toll-free 888-223-3779 or 250-386-3431
Reserved boarding: 888-724-5223 or 604-444-2890

Black Ball Ferries
Ferry service from Port Angeles, WA to Victoria (90 minutes)
Phone: 360-457-4491

Victoria Clipper Ferry
Ferry service from Seattle, WA to Victoria (2 hours)
Phone: 206-448-5000

MV Lady Rose
Historic freight and passenger boat from Port Alberni to Bamfield, departing from Port Alberni four times each week during the summer.
Phone: 250-723-8313

Empress Water Taxi
Private water-taxi charters which take up to twelve passengers from Port Alberni (4 hours)
250-724-9495 or 250-724-4996

Neah Bay Boat Launch
Many guests launch their own boats from Neah Bay in WA and run across the Juan de Fuca Strait to Barkley Sound and into Bamfield.

Clutesi Haven Marina
Others prefer to launch their boat in Port Alberni and cruise up the Alberni Canal to Bamfield (one and a quarter hours).
Phone: 250-724-6837

China Creek Boat Launch
Fifteen minutes from Port Alberni; launch and cruise to Bamfield.
Phone: 250-723-9812

Bamfield Village Boat Launch
Launch your boat right at the village for use in Barkley Sound.
Phone: 250-728-3006

By Air

Several companies specialize in providing commuter service from Seattle, Vancouver, and Victoria to Bamfield. We will be pleased to assist with flight arrangements.

By Land


Once you have arrived on Vancouver Island you can drive to Bamfield from Victoria or Nanaimo. Some logging road travel is involved, so don't forget to check your spare tire! It is a well-marked, excellently maintained gravel road, but there are no gas or service stations available. Upon arrival in the village of Bamfield, park vehicles in our designated safe area. Please get maps from us before departure.

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