Last weekend was Ridley's Birthday, so we spent a few days over in Port Renfrew on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It's only a couple of hours drive away from Victoria, but feels like a completely different place, and is well worth a visit.
About Port Renfrew
Port Renfrew is a small town with a population of around 150, and is the historical home of the Pacheedaht First Nation. Known for fishing and forestry it has also developed a small tourist industry, mainly due to the wild location and the opportunities for outdoor activities, as well as the proximity to Old Growth forests. It's known as the Tall Tree Capital of Canada!
Where to Stay in Port Renfrew
There is lots of holiday accommodation available through the usual booking sites. We stayed in a lovely apartment overlooking the water, with a hot tub, managed by Handsome Dan's.
Things to Do in Port Renfrew
We've visited Port Renfrew a few times now, and it's one of our favourite places to visit on the island. Here's a few suggestions on what to do if you make it out that way: