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90 Pachena Rd | P.O. Box 70, Bamfield, British Columbia V0R 1B0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Gypsy, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My opinion of the drive out there is that it was not pleasant. It takes about the same two hours to drive here from Port Alberni as it does to Tofino, but the Tofino drive is quite pleasant. The drive to Bamfield is VERY bumpy, dirty and sparse. No views the entire way. Was real glad when it was over.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

For location, you simply cannot beat it...a little bit of a bumpy drive but the beach, trees, wildlife are the pay off. When we booked our camping trip we looked on TA and one familiar cord was campsites being overbooked, lost reservations etc...Lo and Behold...the moment we arrived the confusion began. We had booked two adjoining sites months in advance... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Pachena Bay is def one of my fav places to camp on the island. The bay has an incredibly beautiful perfect white sandy beach and the camp sites are right along the water. Even better for people with dogs is that they are allowed off leash on the beach and there is enough room to be able to enjoy yourself... More 

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British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

First trip to Bamfield. Spent three nights tent camping at the Pachena Bay Campground. July 30, 31, August 1, 2014. Took roughly 4 1/2 hours from Victoria, BC without any stops. Went via Lake Cowichan. Gravel roads from Lake Cowichan to the Nitinat Lake - Bamfield turn are a bit rough. Was impressed with the gravel roads there after -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Spent two nights tenting during the first week of June and the experience was absolutely magical. Beautiful quiet beach with an amazing view, almost completely unoccupied with a gorgeous ocean view right from the campsite. Great little oceanic bay for canoeing and kayaking and plenty of walking trails in Bamfield and down the West Coast Trail. The camping experience is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I just returned from four days of camping at Pachena Bay and I almost cried when we left this morning - from happiness. I think a lot of the good reviews must be written by RVers. My husband and I made the mistake of tenting at Pachena Bay. The people we were with had an RV. First, we were situation... More 

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Lethbridge, AB
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This campground is in an idyllic location but the customer service leaves much to be desired. I showed up last week with a reservation and was made to wait 3 hours (until well after 4pm) to get a site as the previous guests has not yet vacated. i was told that they could not relocate me as they were "fully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Lovely campground, beautiful beach and kind friendly staff. We enjoyed a fabulous family vacation. Must travel a rough logging road to find this amazing gem. Beware lots kids come for the weekend to party, the noise never kept my family awake but we were further away from the party crowd (other campers were complaining).

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

This was my first trip to Pachena Bay and Bamfield and after visiting I cannot believe that I had been there before. The campground is nice though the washrooms are a bit dirty, still who can complain when there is water and flushing toilets. If you are the showering type the ones in the "T" section are quite a hike... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Pachena Bay Campground is perfectly situated next door to the start of the West Coast Trail. I needed a night to camp before my early start on the trail the next morning and the guys there set me up with a site close to the beach. The spot couldn't have been better. The washrooms were clean and water was easy... More 

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Additional Information about Pachena Bay Campground

Address: 90 Pachena Rd | P.O. Box 70, Bamfield, British Columbia V0R 1B0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Barkley Sound > Bamfield
Number of rooms: 80
Also Known As:
Pachena Bay Campground Hotel Bamfield

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