Bamfield is a small town that surrounds a narrow inlet. While smaller than Tofino or Ucluelet, it is bigger than the other towns on the west coast of Vancouver Island. It has a year-round restaurant, store, offices, and a coast guard station. There is a boardwalk along the inlet, but there are also roads inland.

We stayed at the public dock, which is about halfway down the inlet on the west side. It was crowded with ridiculously small craft, with rowboats and canoes taking up much of the space. We tied up to the end of a finger of dock and the smaller vesels left before dark.

The harbour is too narrow to anchor in most places, but is well sheltered.

  • Docks: yes
    • Washrooms:yes, not at the docks
    • Showers: no
    • Laundry: no
    • Restaurant: yes, but irregular hours
    • Gas: no
  • Mooring Cans: no
  • Cell service: none

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