Bamfield Main is an 85-kilometre logging road is located on the traditional territory of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations that acts as a link between the communities of Anacla, Bamfield, and Port Alberni, B.C.

Bamfield Main Road 2021 Google Earth

Huu-ay-aht First Nations has made upgrades to the Anacla and Bamfield Main Roads one of its top priorities. Below is information on the proposed upgrade of the Bamfield Main Road.

After several decades of work, Huu-ay-aht First Nations and the Province of B.C. announced they would work together to make significant safety improvements to the 85-kilometre logging road.

The announcement was made in September 2020 on the steps of the B.C. Legislature in Victoria.

The announcement outlined a partnership between the two parties, with the Province of British Columbia contributing $25.7 million and Huu-ay-aht First Nations the remaining $5 million. Huu-ay-aht First Nations is making history in British Columbia as it will be the first Indigenous community to lead a road infrastructure project of this size.

Huu-ay-aht First Nations is optimistic that the Bamfield Main Safety Improvements Project will create new opportunities for our Nation and the local communities.


Project Reports

Process Status Report to October 2022

Progress Status Report to April 2022

Progress Status Report to November 2021

2021 Update Announcement

Bamfield Road Improvement Project Budget

Bamfield Road Main News


WFP Bamfield Main Updates


Bamfield Main Road Detour Map

The detour from 36 km and 58 km will be in effect until further notice. Please drive with caution and give yourself more time for travel.

The detour is marked in red on the map above.

Please drive with caution and expect delays, road crews, and potentially other detours.


Resources

Letter from Chief Councillor Robert J. Dennis Sr. to Premier Horgan
Letter from Chief Councillor Robert J. Dennis Sr. to Premier Horgan
Huu-ay-aht Business Case
Overview of the Sealcoat Design
Letters of Support
Bamfield Road Q&A
If you have any questions or would like to share your knowledge of the road, please contact
communications@huuayaht.org