Both Barkley Sound and Clayoquot Sound offer great kayaking with both scenic nature and many small islands for protection and beach landings. There are water taxis which will transport you to your location of choice and kayak guides that will offer a great getaway for a few hours or a day.
Both Barkley Sound and Clayoquot Sound have scenic boat tours taking around both incredible scenery and also wildlife. You can go on large or small boats. Dinner cruises are a popular way to see the outdoors. You can eat in one of the most majestic places in the world.
The Pacific Rim region consists of 3 small towns—Tofino, Ucluelet and Bamfield. You can stay at end of the world in a campground or in a 4 star accommodation at either Tofino or Ucluelet. Between Tofino and Ucluelet are many sandy surfing beaches that have become well known around the world. The last 30 minute stretch of highway before the junction will give you some great mountain and lake views, one going down the steep side of a large lake.
Bamfieldcan be reached by about an hour’s drive from Port Alberni by gravel road is one of the places on the island where you really do feel like you wound the clock back. It is the northern end of the West Coast trail, a popular rugged trail that will challenge your endurance but also your fortitude.