driving from victoria

Port Renfrew, BC is located on southwest Vancouver Island at the end of the legendary West Coast Road (Highway 14). Just two hours from Victoria (110 km) and Nanaimo (135 km), no one will ask: Are we there yet?

West Coast Road (via Sooke) | 2 hours from Victoria

Curvy and spectacular, the two-lane West Coast Road keeps you at the edge of your seat with camera at hand. The 70-kilometre stretch of hallowed ground from Sooke to Port Renfrew boasts stunning scenery: mossy rainforests, cliff-top vistas and pounding surf. It’s hard to say whether it’s most magical under blue skies, in fog, or just after rain.

Along the way, check out the point break at Jordan River, a logging settlement best known for local surfers hitting the big winter swells. French, China, Mystic and Sombrio beaches are world-class destinations. Don’t miss their unforgettable trails, waterfalls, suspension bridges and rope swings. Consider a day visit or camping and s’mores under the big sky.

Stretch your legs

Do the West Coast Road like a West Coaster. Stop in for coffee and pastries at Shirley Delicious (say hi to Phil while you’re there). Drop in on beaches that will rock your world.