The salty air of Bamfield pairs wonderfully with the overflowing amount of outdoor recreation on the beautiful west coast. When thinking of Bamfield, excellent saltwater fishing comes to mind; however there are other exciting activities on and off the ocean that make Bamfield a unique and wonderous place to visit or reside. Whale watching is an experience like no other and during peak season of May to October, Orcas, Gray Whales, Humpbacks and even dolphins majestically flood the waters surrounding Bamfield. Taking a guided whale watching tour isn’t just limited to whales, typically seals and sealions are eager to great visitors while basking on the shoreline rocks. If you are more keen to stay on the shore side of things, there are countless expansive beaches to walk along, connect with the purity of nature and check out all the interesting beach and sea life that call Bamfield home. On the west side of Bamfield, down a gravel road and through short forest hike you will find yourself at the famous Bradys Beach; which is named after Percy Brady who was a Coast Guard coxswain from the 1920’s who lived on near the beach. Brady’s beach is mostly sandy but with some rocky coves where tiny sea creatures live and thrive. Hiking is also a major recreational activity with several great trails systems in and surrounding Bamfield. The West Coast Trail is perhaps the most well-known hike and each year over 7500 people take to trail that can take several days to complete. The West Coast Trail hike showcases the beauty of the Huu-ay-aht, Ditidaht and Pacheedaht lands. Thrill seekers can partake in kayak tours through the Barkley Sound and perhaps some off grid camping along the way. Bamfield is the perfect pacific northwest haven for avid outdoors enthusiasts and those who appreciate the serenity of nature.