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Cobble Hill
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The west coast of Vancouver Island is a jewel unspoiled in most parts especially at Pacheco bay campsite which is owned and operated by the local native Indians who live very near there it is well kept new washrooms opened last year Evan have hot showers now at the northern end of the Westcoast trail world famous hike

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Thank Michael G
Bowmanville, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Absolutely beautiful location and worth the trip. My family particularly enjoyed this camping trip because it was relaxing yet somedays we were kept busy by the activities and amenities. Trails, fishing, swimming, hikes, kayaking, canoeing, etc. We particularly enjoyed the aboriginal museum that was onsite, the museum was informational and accurate. Prices were reasonable and we are excited to visit... More 

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Thank mackenziet18
Tofino, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This is a secret little gem that is really relaxing once u get there. The spots are a good size and fairly private. Our site was beach front. When we first arrived we went to check the view (the beach which was right at out sites edge) and there were whales blowing! What a start to a great family weekend!... More 

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Thank Beverly_Murdock
Victoria, Canada
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72 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Absolutely beautiful location and worth the trip. We took the southern route there and northern route back. I have details on the drive at the end of my review. Location: 5/5 Facilities: 5/5 Management: 3/5 This is a beautiful spot. Amazing quiet bay. We got to see a sea lion sunning on the beach over our stay. The sites are... More 

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Thank dubbreak
Port Alberni, Canada
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63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We love camping at Pachena in late summer as they are almost always able to allow campfires being in the fog zone! Huge beach shared by few other people. Can be foggy and cool but if you want heat go to Mexico! Well cared for and nice flush toilets and hot water. $1 showers. Only complaint is a shortage of... More 

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1 Thank BrianBCX
Vancouver Island, Canada
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This was the second time visiting The Pachena Bay campground and I was instantly amazed the moment we pulled up to our spot. The view is stunning! Yes the drive is a little hairy, I found the Port Alberni way to be better but it was a few years ago that I took the Lake Cowichan route. The drive keeps... More 

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2 Thank Snoopyslim
victoria, bc
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

The camp ground featured large, clean and private camp sites. There were 2 new bathrooms with hot and cold running water (which I loved) - and showers by the main office. It was so quiet mid week. Staff were friendly and helpful. Being mid week we also often had the huge sandy beach almost to ourselves. The drive was 2... More 

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1 Thank carlac_9
Port Alberni
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We love camping here, the beach is awesome and the beach side sites are big. Lots of improvements happening with new bathrooms with warm water. Each year the accommodations are improving. Perfect for families. Wish there were cabins for families to rent.

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Thank Rena J
Summerland, Canada
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77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Unfortunately the drive in from Pt. Alberni was such that after 15 kms we turned around and cancelled our reservation. I spoke to a staff member about it who said potholes in road were worse the other way. Perhaps if we had our SUV we would have ventured forth but with the camperized van it was just toooo slow with... More 

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Thank coby L
Nanaimo, Canada
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33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We usually camp in Tofino, but waited too long last year to book a site so we decided to try Pachena Bay in Bamfield. What a great time we only wished we were able to stay longer. We tent it and we had a great site with a little trail to the beach right beside us. Our kids loved it... More 

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Additional Information about Pachena Bay Campground

Address: EmcHiss Way | P.O. Box 70, Bamfield, British Columbia V0R 1B0, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Barkley Sound > Bamfield
Number of rooms: 80
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Pachena Bay Campground Hotel Bamfield
Pachena Bay Campground Bamfield, Vancouver Island
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“Its a campground. There are a few beachside spots that will be windier but closer to the water.”
  • Site T18. Across road from beachside. 1 min walk to beach.
 of 5 bubbles BrianBCX, 22 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Campsites close to the beach are best.”
 of 5 bubbles SRR2015, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Book on the beachside.”
 of 5 bubbles Jude813, 14 Aug 2015 | Read review
“some good sites along the beach. Make sure you bring all your own food and supplies. You do not want to have to buy anything in Bamfield.”
 of 5 bubbles J7809DVdavids, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“A tip on the town ... stock up on supplies before you go. The one store in town is outrageously priced (bag of chips almost $6) and many items don't have price tags so you get the shock of your life when everything is rung up!”
 of 5 bubbles budgetroamer49, 22 Aug 2014 | Read review
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