Huu-ay-aht First Nations has made upgrades to the Anacla/Bamfield road one of its top priorities. Below is information on the proposed upgrade of the Port Alberni to Anacla/Bamfield 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 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.

Bamfield Main Road Surfacing Project

Road Overview


Employment and Training

If you have any questions or would like to share your knowledge of the road, please contact Amanda-Lee Cunningham, Communications Manager for
Huu-ay-aht First Nations, at

You can also answer our three questions about the road at this link.

Detour on the Bamfield Main Road in effect Monday, August 8, 2022

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Starting on Monday, August 8, 2022 the Bamfield Main Road will be closed from 49 – 63 KM. The detour is marked in blue in the map above.
Please drive with caution and expect delays and other detours.