West Bamfield Dock

Alberni Clayoquot Regional District

Sources of Funding
ICET :$26,745
Bamfield Harbour Authority:$26,744
Total Budget: $53,489
Quick Facts: 

Since completion, more recreational boaters have increased their stay and accessed services in Bamfield.

Bamfield is a small, remote west coast village located in Barkley Sound at the center of the Pacific Rim National Park, accessible only by water or logging road from Port Alberni. Connected by water transportation and without land access from the east side to the west side, the dock is at the heart of the community. The Bamfield dock is part of the waterway used by the community for routine daily travel to work, visiting family, seeing friends, picking up mail, shopping, and deliveries. Designed for a higher volume of commercial boat traffic, and with limited moorage for recreational boats, the aging dock needed a major overhaul.

To make the dock safe and welcoming for travelers the dock anchors were replaced to provide greater stability. New lighting, a water system, fire extinguishers, spill kit and safety ladders were installed. A large approach platform leads to a new metal non-skid ramp with an apron to smooth the transition from ramp to dock. The improved gentle slope easily accommodates people and equipment. On site storage and office space were added by providing a small building on the approach platform to assist in effective dock management. A dinghy/pod float was installed to allow small boats moorage and signage was placed appropriately around the dock site identifying safety features.

Now designed for accommodating more small craft, the Bamfield Dock, completed in 2014, offers new opportunities for local entrepreneurs. Fishing, diving, eco tours, and whale watching charters have appropriate facilities for their customers. Pleasure boat traffic has increased and the duration of guest visits has been extended considerably thanks to the addition of potable water, electricity and sanitation services.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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