There are many wilderness adventures and activities to do in the Bamfield Area outside of fishing. Barclay Sound offers the Adventurous opportunities to kayak, hike, backpack, wilderness/whale watch, beach-comb and many other experiences.

Please contact us to add any of these activities to your stay. We would be happy to help arrange them for you.


Explore tiny islands, quiet coves and camp on white sandy beaches – all within Barclay Sound. Both the Broken Island Group and the Deer Group offer exciting adventures to ocean kayakers. Watch for whales, eagles, bears and abundant intertidal life. Explore on your own or as part of a tour group leading and guiding you.

For more information about camping in this area, please refer to Parks Canada at:

Pacific Rim National Park

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Backpacking / Hiking the WestCoast Trail

The West Coast Trail (WCT) is a coastal wilderness component of Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. It has the reputation of being on of the most grueling treks in North America. It is isolated, strenuous, physically challenging and potentially hazardous. It is also extremely rewarding due to the spectacular scenery and unique setting.

For more information please refer to Parks Canada at :

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The coastal area around Bamfield is home to some of the worlds richest and most diverse habitats for intertidal marine life. The intertidal zone is a wonderful place to explore and observe a variety of marine plants and animals.

Please visit the Bamfield Marine Science Centre for more information:

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Wildlife Watching

Grey whales, Humpback and Killer whales migrate the coastal waters of Barclay Sound, along with porpoises, seals, sea lions, and elephant seals. These majestic creatures can be viewed from the coastline or by boat just offshore. Bamfield is also renowned for its bird watching, with a wide variety of birds, including bald eagles, ospreys, and herons, and the endangered marbled murrelet and spotted owl.

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