Pachena Bay

Beautiful Sand at Pachena Bay, BC © johncameron.ca

Pachena Bay is five kilometres south of Bamfield, BC, on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It is also the northern end of the famous West Coast Trail.

The 80 kilometer road from Port Alberni to Pachena Bay had a reputation for being dangerous and for being a very rough and unpleasant drive. But a major upgrade in 2023 now promises a much improved travel experience.

We stayed at the Pachena Bay Campground in 2018 and wiggled our toes in the deep and delightful sand beach near the Pachena River. And we enjoyed our return route via logging roads to Lake Cowichan.

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