There are two options for guests driving to Bamfield.
From Victoria via Duncan: Travel north on the #1 Island Highway to Duncan (1 hour). Just north of Duncan turn left on Hwy. 18, travelling west to Lake Cowichan. Passing through Lake Cowichan, you will enter a network of gravel logging roads. Follow the signs for Bamfield. The gravel logging road is approximately 110kms. Total travel time from Victoria is ~ 5 hours.
Via Port Alberni: Travel north on the #1 Island Highway to Nanaimo. Continue north through Nanaimo, turning right at the Hwy. 4 exit for Port Alberni/Bamfield. Once you arrive in Port Alberni, follow the signs for Bamfield and the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. You will enter a gravel logging road that is approximately 76 kms. Follow the signs to Bamfield. Total travel time from Nanaimo is ~ 4 hours.
MV Frances Barclay (once the MV Lady Rose): The MV Frances Barclay leaves Port Alberni at 8:00am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays during summer. Please refer to http://www.ladyrosemarine.com for more information and for current rates. Please note the MV Frances Barclay is for walk on passengers only, however, they do accommodate kayaks.
We can accommodate a float plane if you are flying yourself and guests to the lodge. Please let us know well ahead of time.
Several companies offer charter flights to Bamfield. Please check their websites for more information.
Harbour Air: http://www.harbourair.com
Seair Seaplanes: http://www.seairseaplanes.com
Salt Spring Air: http://saltspringair.com
Pacific Seaplanes: http://pacificseaplanes.ca
Tofino Air: http://www.tofinoair.ca
The West Coast Trail Express leaves Victoria and Nanaimo, daily. The bus operates May to September.
Please call (250) 477-8700 for more information.