My wife doesn't want to fish - now what?
Aside from world-class fishing, Bamfield is also home to beautiful beaches, spectacular wildlife viewing, and endless trail sysems. Although the Seabeam isn’t your typical “first date” location, we get our fair share of couples watching the sunset from the dock and seeing the bioluminescence swirl in the boat’s wake.
Bamfield is the front door to the Broken Group Islands and the starting point of the renowned West Coast Trail - a prime destination for eco-tours, kayak rentals, and cave exploring. Explore famous beaches such as Pachena or Brady’s Beach, or go off the beaten path and find a beach of your own.
Wherever your interest lies, whether it be world-class sportfishing, photography, kayaking, or just laying on the beach after a hike, staying at the Seabeam is the best way to get the complete west coast experience.
Please note there is very limited cell service in the area.
EVENTS & DERBIES
Music By The Sea: Classical and contemporary solo and chamber music, sophisticated jazz and alternative music - superb acoustics and the spectacular backdrop of Vancouver Island’s mystic, bold Pacific make this truly the most inspiring venue anywhere in the Pacific Northwest.
BC Tough Bamfield Tuna Shootout: The Bamfield Tuna Shootout is Western Canada's first interactive tuna derby occurring annually mid-September.
The Market (250-728-3464): Located in the heart of the city, the Market & Cafe offers grocery, liquor, and restaurant services.
Bamfield General Store & Post Office (250-728-3351): Located in the heart of the city, the Market & Cafe offers grocery, liquor, and restaurant services.
Breakers Marine (250-728-3281): Marine and mechanics shop, open year round. And yes, they will fix the flat tire you got on the way in.
Ostram's Marine and Road Fuel (250-728-3771)
RESTAURANTS & PUBS
The Cafe (250-728-3464): Breakfast, lunch, and the occasional pizza night.
TOURS, TRANSPORT & RENTALS
Paradise Water Taxi (250-728-1212): Local and Deer Group Island taxi service, beach landings, canoe and kayak transporter, and canoe and Hydro Bike rentals.
Lady Rose Marine (250-728-8313): Charter and freight from Port Alberni to Bamfield year-round, and summer sailings to Ucluelet and the Broken Group Islands.
BC Ferries: Ferry service from Vancouver to Vancouver Island.
West Coast Trail Express (250-477-8700): Shuttle service to and from Victoria to the West Coast Trail in Bamfield during May-September. Year-round charter services available.
TRAILS & BEACHES
West Coast Trail: World-famous 75km (5-7 day) backpacking route along the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Brady's Beach: Located on the West Side of Bamfield (accessible only by boat), Brady's Beach is a favourite of locals and tourists alike.
Keeha Beach: A beautiful 3.5km hike through the forest leads to an uninhabited beach with some of the best surfing around. Well worth the trip.
Bamfield Marine Science Centre: A The Bamfield Marine Science Centre is a not-for-profit facility dedicated to education and research related to coastal marine biology.
For a complete directory listing of all the businesses in Bamfield, click here.