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.

By Car

The Road Is Now Paved!

This is our 19th season in Bamfield with Music by the Sea and for the first 18 seasons the major obstacle to attending was “Getting There.”

This has now changed.  The “Getting There” part is no longer an issue.  The Road from Port Alberni to Bamfield has been paved with a chip seal coating and many other improvements to the road have been made.  This now means that a normal vehicle is suitable for the trip to Bamfield.  There is no more need to rent an all-wheel drive with ten-ply tires, high clearance  and special insurance to drive on a gravel logging road!  I drove there with my early model BMW convertible sports car and there is no problem!  This is a GAME CHANGER.

This is still an industrial road and care must be taken.  The bridges have single lane traffic and real care must be observed.  BUT, you can take your Maserati if you want!

The Chamber website also has links to important road conditions.

By Boat

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.

By Plane


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.