West Coast of Vancouver Island

West Coast Vancouver Island

The Ahousaht Stewardship Fund supports safety services, trail maintenance, and visitor information; you may be asked to pay a voluntary fee when anchoring, collected by the Ahous Guardian vessel, effective for 2018. Click here for more information.

  • Bamfield

The Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses now owns the East Bamfield Public Dock, The Market & Café, and “The Motel & Pub.” Moorage is paid at The Motel. Beginning in 2018, Kiixin Tours offers a trip to the First Nation village of Kiixin, a National Historic site with significant standing house remains; email Kiixintours@huuayaht.org

  • Barkley Sound, (West Bamfield)

The Pacific Gateway Wilderness Lodge accepts 24-hour notice dinner reservations open to pleasure boaters; dinghy access (888-493-8933).

  • Barkley Sound, (West Bamfield)

The Bamfield Mercantile & Marine has a dinghy dock to use while shopping for groceries and other supplies at their well-stocked store.

  • Barkley Sound, Ucluelet  

The 52 Steps Dock serves as a customs clearance for West Vancouver Island, also offers ample side-tie moorage, managed by the Ucluelet Small Craft Harbour (250-726-4241).

  • Barkley Sound, Port Alberni

New fuel dock with gas and diesel and side-tie moorage when available; designated as Tyee Landing, managed by Port Alberni Port Authority (250-723-5312); fuel dock (250-730-3835). Docks accommodate sport fishing boats with a few spaces for cruising yachts; reservations accepted. Beautiful new pub and restaurant.

  • Tofino Resort & Marina

New gas dock for 2018; docks accommodate sport fishing boats with a few spaces for cruising yachts. Reservations accepted. Beautiful new pub and restaurant.

  • Marktosis

The native village of Marktosis has installed a fuel dock (gas and diesel), access best suited for smaller vessels.

  • Sooke Basin

Two floats at the east end of the boardwalk provide dinghy access for a lovely walk into town for supplies; located near the Harbour Authority Docks. Harbour Authority Docks have side-tie space for transient boats on the outside float.

  • Bull Harbour

Boaters may now tie-up at the Tlatlasikwala First Nation dock in Bull Harbour for a fee, contact the Band on Ch 6 or 16; payment instructions will be provided. The second float in mid-harbor, detached from land, is also used for moorage. No charge to anchor in the Harbour. Leave the harbor entrance clear for floatplane landings and departures. All of Hope Island is private property so visitors are not permitted to go ashore.


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