Getting Here

Once you reach Vancouver Island you can drive to Bamfield from either Victoria or Nanaimo.

From Victoria 
  • North on Hwy #1.
  • Take the exit to Lake Cowichan, which is north of Duncan.
  • Past Lake Cowichan, enter a network of gravel roads (~120 km).
  • Roads are marked, and should be no trouble. Follow the power lines.
  • Make sure you have a spare tire and lots of gas.
Travel time: 4 hours.

From Nanaimo 
  • Head north on the Island Hwy.
  • Take the exit to Port Alberni: Hwy #4.
  • As you arrive in Port Alberni, take left-hand exit to Bamfield.
  • Follow signs to Bamfield. From Port Alberni, should take 1.5 hours.
  • ~77 km is gravel road. Road is in good shape. Make sure you have a spare tire and lots of gas.
Travel time: 4 hours.

BY AIR
Several companies offer charter flights to Bamfield, and recommend the following depending on where you are flying from.
    Pacific Seaplanes Inc . - http://www.pacificseaplanes.biz
  Harbour Air http://www.harbour-air.com/ 
Tofino Air -  http://www.tofinoair.ca/ 
     
BY BUS
 The West Coast Trail Express leaves Victoria and stops in Nanaimo on a daily basis, going to Bamfield. The bus operates May to September. (250) 477-8700

FERRY INFO
For BC Ferries to Vancouver Island, visit BC Ferries Online