Traditional First Nation Totems
Yacht, Sailboat, Fishing Vessel Marina
Festivals: Kayak Festival September 16th - 23rd, Mushroom Festival October 21st - 22nd, Bamfield Arts Council Days of the Arts July 22nd - 23rd, Music by the Sea Concerts July 21st - 23rd:
Music-by-the-Sea concerts, Bamfield Volunteer Fire Department
Inter-tidal Golf/Salmon BBQ/Dance July 15th.
Cape Beale Lighthouse
Broken Group Islands - great sea-life viewing - porpoise and whales.
Storm Watching in the Fall - late Winter.
The west coast was populated by various First Nations aboriginals for centuries prior to the development townships by white explorers. In, Bamfield the First Nations members were of the Huu-ay-aht. Fishing, hunting and totem (pole)traditions of their lively hood are still evident here. Their numbers ranged within an estimated 4,500 during the height of their population.
When the white tradesmen and explorers arrived in the late 1800's, the area now known as Bamfield was a buzz as a fur trading post and fishing community. The community continued to evolve with the development of the fishing industry.
Today, the Bamfield Marine Station offers new kind of industry from the ocean, one that comes to life with understanding of it on a sustainable and educational level.
Note: Visitors may be interested to know that they can stay at a local campground run today by the Huu-ay-aht - visit the Pachena Bay Campground.
Summer average 18 degrees Celsius
Winter average 3 degrees Celsius
Map of Bamfield
Please select from the Bamfield travel directory below to find out more details.