Sport fishing is one of the biggest draws to Port Renfrew each summer. Fisherman are treated to some of the best salmon and halibut fishing the south island has to offer. Along with Halibut, the Chinook, Coho and Sockeye are often trophy catches. The Swiftsure bank is a popular fishing spot here. Go it alone or choose from several fishing charter operators but note that many of the best sell out early for the season. Please visit fishingportrenfrew.ca for further information. Port Renfrew was a well deserving top 5 finalist for the Ultimate Fishing Town Canada 2011.
Hiking is another major attraction to the area. The 74 km West Coast Trail from Bamfield to Port Renfrew is world renowned and often considered as one of the world's top hiking trails. It was developed in 1907, originally known as the Dominion Lifesaving Trail, and was used to facilitate the survival and rescue of shipwreck survivors. It is part of the Pacific Rim National Park and is open for hikers from May 1 - September 30. The number of trail users is limited during the peak season and there is a reservation process. Please visit Parks Canada for further information at pc.gc.ca
The 47 km Juan de Fuca Marine Trail from China Beach to Botanical Beach at Port Renfrew has four easily accessible trailheads. It has different difficulty levels depending on the section of the trail and was designed for day or multi day hikes. The trail offers beautiful scenery, an abundance of wildlife and spectacular coastal views. It was created as an enduring reminder of the 1994 Victoria Games through the Commonwealth Nature Legacy.Type your paragraph here.