Pachena Bay Campground

Experience all the Pacific Ocean has to offer right from your campsite.

Pachena Bay Campground

When you stay at Pachena Bay Campground you will enjoy unparalleled wilderness adventures only a few minutes from the picturesque town of Bamfield. The Campground is nestled in an old-growth rainforest next to an expansive, sandy beach that directly faces the open Pacific Ocean. The campground offers RV and tenting sites approximately 70 sites, two washroom facilities, and a main shower house.

The campground is at the mouth of the Pachena River next to the Huu-ay-aht First Nations community of Anacla. Pachena Bay is at the head of the world-famous West Coast Trail and is five kilometres from Bamfield, BC on Vancouver Island’s unspoiled west coast.  

The beach is long and beautiful and welcomes visitors to its shores with the soft crashes of the Pacific Ocean’s waves. Go beachcombing on its pristine shores, hike through old-growth rainforests, and watch eagles soar, bears explore, and whales in the bay.  It doesn’t matter which site you have, they are all spectacular and only minutes from the sandy beach. 

Depending on the weather and the time of year, you can also kayak, diving, surfing, and enjoy some of the world’s best sport fishing. Located within the traditional territory of Huu-ay-aht First Nations, it is also a great opportunity to check out some eco and cultural tourism adventures.  Stand up paddleboards are available for rent on site. Visit the Pachena Bay Campground website for more information on rates and reservations.


Sarah Johnson

Operations Manager, Pachena Bay Campground
Operations Manager, Pachena Bay Gas Bar
Operations Manager, West Coast Trail Crew
If you have visited Pachena Bay Campground, chances are you have met Sarah Johnson, Operations Manager for the Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses. Sarah is a Huu-ay-aht citizen who comes from the House of Ca-ca-tsii-us. She lives in Anacla with her three children (Natalie, Andrew, and Katie) and husband Andy Clappis. They have called Anacla home for the last 14 years. Her parents are Judy Johnson and Rudy Watts (Tseshaht), and her grandparents are the late Kenny and Joan Johnson (Mack).

A Division of HFN Hospitality LP

HFN Hospitality LP was created from the acquisition of 11 new properties purchased by the Huu-ay-aht First Nations on January 20th, 2016. Included are numerous recreational properties located in the heart of Bamfield. The continued goal of HFN Hospitality LP is to contribute to the strategic growth and profitability of Huu-ay-aht First Nation’s businesses, supporting the establishment of a strong, sustainable economy, providing employment and contract opportunities for local citizens, and be a pillar of the Anacla and Bamfield communities.

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