There is an abundance of activities and sites in and around Port Renfrew. Before you get to Port Renfrew, if you are taking the scenic drive from Lake Cowichan, the Upper Harris Creek Canyon and the Harris Creek Fir Tree are a couple common spots for a stretch and a view of nature’s wonders to enjoy! Enjoy a walk through the trail to Botanical Beach and Botney Bay… from the Wild Coast Cottages entrance, turn Right and follow the road approximately 4 km’s to the Parking Area for the gardens… pay attention to the rising tide and do not get stranded on the beaches… Port Renfrew Tide Charts. The newest attraction to Port Renfrew is the Avatar Grove with the World's Largest Douglas Fir Tree… from the Port Renfrew Fire Hall turn Left… across the two bridges then turning Left driving past the Port Renfrew Marina, approximately 5.5 km’s up the road, Avatar Grove signs on the Left side of the road… a short hike will reveal one of nature’s most beautiful creations. The World Famous West Coast Trail across the Port San Juan bay on the Pacheedaht Reserve… reservations must be made in advance for hiking the trail. Pacheedaht Beach is also a great spot for the kids to play & swim, beachcombing and romantic sunset strolls.
For the Fisherman there are numerous Fishing Charters from the New Gateway Marina access to the marina is located just past Tommy’s Kitchen on the Left side of the road. Spring Roll Sport Fishing, Choice Charters, Swell Time Charters, Jolly Rogers Fishing Adventures, Last Chance Fishing Adventures and Millertime Fishing Charters to just name a few of the Charters that will take you on a pre-booked fishing adventure of a lifetime! The Cottage is also set up with a newly added Fish Processing Table (please clean your catch first at the marina. If your filleting your catch for supper or for easier transport, please take all carcasses to the marina, much appreciated).
If you are hiking or just going for a casual walk make sure you go in pairs or more and accompany your children… this is the Wild West Coast and should be respected as such. We hope to see you in Port Renfrew soon!