Bamfield is a small town on Vancouver Island located at the entrance to Barkley Sound. Its main highway is the inlet, which splits the town into two. East and West Bamfield are both connected by a 1-mile (2 kilometer) boardwalk. In recent years, resorts, lodges, charters, and other types of accommodations have been erected to meet the demands of tourism. During peak season, the town swells quickly under the influx of tourists, many of them fishermen. Many visitors also come to Bamfield to explore the West Coast Trail, the third section of the Pacific Rim National Park. This trail runs for 72 kilometers from Port Renfrew to Bamfield and was built originally to aid shipwrecked sailors. It courses through rocky beaches, rainforests, and rough and muddy terrains and can be traversed in about a week. The main attraction of this trail is the gigantic Sitka Spruce, a 95 meter tall tree – the largest in Canada.
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