Day 1 – Collect the vehicle and have the amazing full handover and briefing on all the gear and need to know stuff!

Drive the coastal road to Port Renfrew and say good bye to the tarmac.

A few things to check on the way:

Say hi to Big Lonely Doug, one of the oldest sitka spruces, left standing on his own with a few friends.

Avatar Grove is just off the tarmac from Port Renfrew and a nice short mid-drive hike.

Overnight on the east side of Carmanah

Day 2 – Enjoy a short, medium or strenuous hike around this area and take in some of this ancient forest.

Afterwards drive round to the west side of the park. You could also overnight on Nitnat Lake if you fancied an ocean front view.

Day 3 – Spend the day visiting the 3 sisters, stohlman grove and other ancient giant trees in a beautiful setting.

In the afternoon you can stay exploring this area or make the drive round down the Alberni Inlet to Bamfield.

Day 4 – Either explore Bamfield or more of Carmanah and then make the drive back to Victoria.


  • Fuel
  • Any park fees
  • Campsite fees (can be booked in advance on your behalf)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any activities that incur additional cost
  • Personal insurance

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