Port Renfrew, like Sooke, is a sport fishing mecca where experienced guides know exactly where the salmon and halibut are biting. Two must-sees here: the tidal pools at Botanical Beach and Avatar Grove’s Western Red Cedar and Douglas Fir giants. From here, the Pacific Marine Circle Route continues through the Island’s interior past Cowichan Lake before looping back to the South Island.
Port Renfrew is an idyllic west coast destination with a remote, small-town allure with a small selection of great places to eat and activities. Accommodation options in Port Renfrew mainly consist of contained vacation rentals, but there’s also a small selection of campgrounds and small hotels.