Close view of the water in Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew welcome board, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew Ocean view, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew Visitors service, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew beach-side view, Vancouver Island
Wide view of Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew Ocean view, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew visitors center, Vancouver Island
Botanical Beach Entrance - Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
Close view of Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew Ocean view, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew Ocean view, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew Information board, Vancouver Island
Accommodation in Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island
Port Renfrew Ocean view, Vancouver Island
Accommodation in Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island

Port Renfrew, the Tall Tree Capital of Canada

Port Renfrew is a small community and port located on the east shore of Port San Juan, an inlet on the southern area of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Port Renfrew has been touted as "The Tall Tree Capital of Canada." It is also best known for its trails like Juan de Fuca Marine Trail and the historic West Coast Trail. The West Coast Trail is a world-famous hiking trail that was built in 1907 to save sailors shipwrecked on the rugged coastline. It can be visited as an excellent day trip destination or can make a perfect weekend getaway. Of course, there is more than enough to see to keep you busy even longer than that. Fishing here is considered an opportunity for anglers. The ocean, salt-water, and different fishes like Coho, Chinook, and Sockeye salmon, along with an abundance of halibut, lingcod, and rockfish, makes Port Renfrew a good fishing spot.

Average Weather in Port Renfrew

The coldest months in Port Renfrew are February and December, with an average of 7.1°C (44.8°F) and the warmest month is August, with 17.6°C (63.7°F) temperature.

The Best Time to Visit Port Renfrew

According to the Mediterranean climates, all months of the year are considering an excellent time to travel to Port Renfrew. The average temperature for the year in Port Renfrew is 9.3°C (48.7°F).

How to Get to Port Renfrew?

Port Renfrew Airport Transfers

You can take a flight from Vancouver to Maple Bay or Victoria and then drive to Port Renfrew.


Seaplane to Port Renfrew

Pacific Seaplanes has a flight to Bamfield or Barkley Sound, Ucluelet, and Tofino. After reaching one of these destinations, you can take a ferry, bus, or taxi to get to Port Renfrew.


Ferry to Port Renfrew

From Vancouver, you should go to Horseshoe Bay and take a ferry to Departure Bay. From there, after almost a 2-hours drive or taking a taxi or bus, you will be in Port Renfrew. Also, you can take a ferry from Vancouver to Victoria and then take a bus to Port Renfrew.

Top 10 Attractions in Port Renfrew

Visiting Port Renfrew

Discovering Beauty and Entertainment in Port Renfrew

There are many unique things to do and see in Port Renfrew if you make it out to Vancouver Island. As a symbol of Port Renfrew, Tall Cedar trees are what you can enjoy strolling along with them and watching the wildlife there. If you enjoy water activities, Port Renfrew would be heaven for you. Whale watching, fishing, surfing, and kayaking are so popular here. Also, there are shorelines for tens of kilometres with amazing beaches, each of which has its own beauty.


Port Renfrew gardens

Gardens, Parks, and Natural Green Attractions in Port Renfrew

  • Juan De Fuca Provincial Park
  • The Park in Port Renfrew
  • Pacheedaht Beach
  • Lower Avatar Grove
  • Eden Grove
  • Juan de Fuca Trail Trailhead (Northwest / Botanical Beach Terminus)
  • Parkinson Creek Trailhead
  • Juan de Fuca Marine Trail

Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, and Water-based Activities in Port Renfrew

Museums and Art Galleries in Port Renfrew

  • San Juan Spruce
  • Artisans Well Gallery & Gifts Port Renfrew

Festivals and Events in Port Renfrew

  • Tall Tree Music Festival
  • Song And Surf Music Festivals
Entertainment in Port Renfrew

Nightlife and Entertainment in Port Renfrew

  • The Renfrew Pub

Free Attractions in Port Renfrew

  • Walking in Botanical Beach
  • Sunbathing at the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing

Services in Port Renfrew

Public Transportation in Port Renfrew

Bus and taxi services are available at Port Renfrew. Also, there are many bike rental centres in the town.


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Where to Stay in Port Renfrew

Port Renfrew offers a wide variety of hotels and lodges to stay in a beautiful oceanic area.

Hotel:
Wild Renfrew Seaside Cottages (4-star hotel)
Wild Coast Cottages (2-star hotel)
Soule Creek Lodge (3-star hotel)
Handsome Dan's Port Renfrew (2-star hotel)
Trailhead Resort (2-star hotel)
Wild Coast Chalets (2-star hotel)
Tilby's Rainbow Cottage (3-star hotel)
Big Fish Lodge (2-star hotel)
West Coast Trail Motel

Guest House:
West Coast Trail Lodge
The Great Escape Cottage
Eagle Reach - West Coast Cottages
Creekside Cottages
Angler's Retreat Port Renfrew
Beachview Bed & Breakfast
Coastal Comfort
Pair-A-Dice Cottage
"A Shack In The Woods"
Stay Port Renfrew


Shopping in Port Renfrew

  • Wild Renfrew Gift Shop
  • Sarah Grace Boutique
  • Port Renfrew General Store
  • San Juan Market

Food and Beverage Services in Port Renfrew

Restaurant and Café in Port Renfrew

  • Bridgemans West Coast Eatery
  • Tomi's Home Style Cooking
  • Pie-ro Pizza
  • Coastal Kitchen Café
Restaurants and Cafes Port Renfrew

Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries, Pubs, and Bars in Port Renfrew

The Renfrew Pub

Health and Wellness in Port Renfrew

Sport and Wellness Centers and Spas Port Renfrew

Sport and Wellness Centers, Spas, and Recreational Therapy in Port Renfrew

What you Can Expect to Do Near Port Renfrew

Port Renfrew Whale Watching

Port Renfrew Whale Watching

Nitinat Triangle Kayaking and Canoeing

Nitinat Triangle Kayaking and Canoeing

Port Renfrew Kayaking

Port Renfrew Kayaking

Jordan River Kayaking

Jordan River Kayaking

Camping in French Beach Provincial Park Campground

Camping in French Beach Provincial Park Campground

Camping in the Jordan River Regional Park Campground

Camping in the Jordan River Regional Park Campground

Camping in the Gordon Bay Camp Site

Camping in the Gordon Bay Camp Site

Camping in the China Beach Campground

Camping in the China Beach Campground

Jordan River Storm Watching

Jordan River Storm Watching

Botanical Beach Storm Watching

Botanical Beach Storm Watching

Sombrio Beach Storm Watching

Sombrio Beach Storm Watching

China Beach Storm Watching

China Beach Storm Watching

French Beach Storm Watching

French Beach Storm Watching

Nitinat Lake Kiteboarding

Nitinat Lake Kiteboarding

Sombrio Beach Surfing

Sombrio Beach Surfing

What you Can Expect to See Near Port Renfrew

Port Renfrew

Port Renfrew

Botanical Beach

Botanical Beach

Jordan River (Settlement)

Jordan River (Settlement)

San Juan River Estuary Ecological Reserve

San Juan River Estuary Ecological Reserve

Mystic Beach

Mystic Beach

Nitinat Caves

Nitinat Caves

China Beach

China Beach

French Beach

French Beach

French Beach Provincial Park

French Beach Provincial Park

Jordan River Regional Park

Jordan River Regional Park

Seymour Range

Seymour Range

Mystic Beach Waterfall

Mystic Beach Waterfall

Sandcut Beach Waterfall

Sandcut Beach Waterfall

Juan De Fuca Provincial Park

Juan De Fuca Provincial Park

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls

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