Getting here is half the fun. There is something special about removing yourself from the hustle and bustle of the city that focusses your spirit and allows you to experience the festival in a manner just not possible in an urban context. Mornings walking by the ocean and stunning sunsets awaken the soul and mind.
The road from Port Alberni to Bamfield is an active public/private gravel logging road, and is quite challenging. Without 10-ply tires, flat tires are to be expected. Bridges are single-lane bridges with poor visibility on their approaches, and road conditions such as potholes, washouts, sharp aggregate, wash-boarding, soft shoulders, unexpected road hazards, dust clouds, and active logging trucks can vary extremely. There is no cell-phone connection for GPS data or emergency calls, and many new drivers get lost. If you are not equipped and experienced enough for this type of travel, for your own safety we strongly recommend taking an alternate form of transportation, such as boat or seaplane.
Road Maps of Bamfield BC
Bamfield Taxi 250-728 3363
From Port Alberni to Bamfield: The M/V Lady Rose (Lady Rose Marine Transportation) provides ferry (passenger only) and freight service to Bamfield three times weekly on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with additional sailings during the summer.
Phone: 250-723-8313, or 1-800-663-7192.
Perfect Travel Package — call 250-616-5858 Pacific Seaplanes
Get here in 3 Easy Steps!
1) Travel to Alberni by car. Leave your car at the Public Quay by the Lady Rose.
2) Travel to Bamfield from Alberni by Float Plane with Pacific Seaplanes from Alberni.
3) Return from Bamfield to Alberni by boat with the Lady Rose Marine Transportation. Your car is waiting for you there at the Quay!
Call 250-616-5858 for details. (Pacific Seaplanes)
Direct daily seaplane service from Vancouver and Port Alberni to Bamfield Harbour. Offers spectacular Edge of Canada Tours and Fly & Cruise packages from Bamfield Harbour. Proud partner in hospitality with Music By The Sea. Call 1-855-WeFlyBC (933-5922) for details.
Harbour Air / Westcoast Air
A Great Way to see the West Coast Trail!
….from a seaplane with a cup of coffee on your lap! Call 250-728-3887 for details.