Bamfield Lodge, Cottages & Charters


Bamfield Lodge

Searching for a getaway and experience that is just a little-bit special? Visit Bamfield Lodge in the "Venice of North America."

Serving the beautiful Barkley Sound area for over 30 years, Bamfield Lodge offers you two ways to enjoy your special getaway.

You can have:

All guests are welcome to relax in our Boardwalk Bistro

Bamfield: the Venice of North America

Bamfield Cottages are 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 sportsfishing, and nature sight seeing. We are situated in close proximity to old Native settlements and old growth forests which are great for hiking and history.

A boardwalk starts with us and runs along Bamfield Inlet. Sightings of bald eagles, blue herons, kingfishers, cormorants, crows, ravens, gulls, loons and a variety of other birds and ducks 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."

The beaches have many tidal pools to explore, and interpretation with a trained Biologist can be arranged as well as tours of our local Marine Biological Research Centre, Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre.

Barkley Sound is home to many species of seaweed's which 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. Brady's beach is just a 20 minute walk from us; 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.


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Sea Otter: Perfect for 2 (max.)- - starting at $120 per night
Grey Whale: Sleeps 4 (max.)- - 2 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms - $230 per night

$50 surcharge, per person, for extra guests

Private Moorage available - $1.35 per foot per night with access to fish cleaning and freezing facilities.

All accommodations are self-catered with full kitchens and bathrooms (toilet paper), BBQ'S, freezers, microwave, coffee maker w/ filters, all dishes, pots and pans, cutlery, can opener, & knives ... just bring your own food, flashlight, bedding, towels. Wireless internet is also available.
Bedding and towels can be provided at an extra cost: One time charge of $20 per bed for bedding and towels.
(We have a small store and liquor outlet here)
Boardwalk Bistro at the Lodge. Meals available on request.
Pack it in - Pack it out: all garbage, bottles and recycling

Non refundable deposit required. July and August 100% non refundable
Visa accepted.
Taxes extra.
No Pets.

All prices are subject to change without notice


FISHING CHARTERS: Comfort aboard the 30' COASTAL ROVER up to 6 people ~starting at $100/hr

FISHING PACKAGE: Cottage accommodation, 8 hours guided fishing, all bait & tackle, total fish care, $400 per person per day, three person minimum.

Fishing licenses not included
Click here to apply for a fishing license


Feeder Chinook fishing starts mid March.
Chinook & Coho June - Sept.
Sockeye mid July - Sept.

On-site restaurant

The Boardwalk Bistro over-looks the water, where you can relax and watch the world go by, while enjoying nature and a cappuccino.

Open for lunch and some dinners in the summer.

Come and check out Bamfield's annual Music By The Sea fetsival


Phone 250-728-3419

Book your stay
by sending us EMAIL


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. Ferry
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 signs to Bamfield: approx. 2 hr 15 min drive on a 120 km logging road - 4 hr total
*** TIP*** just follow the power poles.

Port Alberni launch at Clutesi 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 you will see the Boardwalk Bistro on the right, just before the large Fisherman's Wharf.. OTHER LAUNCHES: China Creek Marina 250-723-9812; a 15 min drive from Port Alberni.

FRANCIS BARKLEY leaves Port Alberni at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday year-round.. July 1st to September 2nd, there is an extra sailing on Sundays. For more information call 250-723-8313 or 1-800-663-7192.

The WEST COAST TRAIL EXPRESS (250-723-3341) leaves VICTORIA (and also picks up in Nanaimo) daily starting in May until September and goes back to Victoria the same day.
Toll free number 888-999-2288

Pacific Seaplanes 250-616-5858

Cottages & Charters

P.O.Box 23 Bamfield
B.C. Canada, V0R 1B0
Ph.: 250-728-3419
Fax: 250-728-3417

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Situated on the west side; boat access only.
Call us at 250-728-3419, when you arrive
*We will pick you up only if we are available or call
Paradise WATER TAXI 250-728-1212
GPO Charters water taxi

For further information, please EMAIL us