Welcome to the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce’s website!
We are a member driven, non-for-profit organization made up of over 100 local small and medium businesses.
The Port Renfrew Chamber is your central hub for business information and is dedicated to helping support and grow businesses in Port Renfrew. To encourage business growth, the Port Renfrew Chamber offers a variety of services to connect visitors with the services they want. On this website, you will find a Business Directory, as well as various articles on some of the activities in Port Renfrew. If you need more information about the Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce, please visit our Contact Us page.
Canada Day Celebrations in Port Renfrew
Join us for Canada Day in Port Renfrew! Kids fishing derby, parade, community BBQ and fireworks!
Port Renfrew Visitor Centre Ambassador – Youth Employment Opportunity
Are you between 18-30 and looking for work experience in a beautiful location this summer? Earn hands-on experience as a Port Renfrew Visitor Centre Ambassador – 2 positions. This position also includes accommodations on site in Port Renfrew or transportation allowance will be provided! PLUS – $500 Completion Bonus following the full completion of the position (May to Sept long weekend). See full job description here: https://worklink.bc.ca/job/5-port-renfrew-visitor-centre-ambassador-youth-employment-opportunity/
Fishing Management Measures for 2022
Yesterday the DFO announced the 2022 SRKW management measures. (see below along with maps attached) The good news is that we will have Chinook salmon fishing for 2022 although the overall area in which can fish has been greatly reduced. Even with the reduction of the overall area, key Chinook fishing waters have been maintained for use for our recreational fishery. These results have been achieved do a great amount of effort by many stakeholders which include the SFAB, SFI, Port Renfrew Chamber of Commerce and the Vancouver Island Chamber Alliance, Alistair MacGregor MP and local Chamber members Dan Quigley and Bob Gallaugher. While we have secured our Chinook salmon fishing for the 2022 season, the work will continue as there is no doubt the DFO will be back looking to take more away in 2023. Have a great fishing season!
Southern Resident Killer Whale Bulletin (April 29th, 2022)
About Port Renfrew
Port Renfrew, British Columbia is a small community on the southern tip of the West Coast of Vancouver Island. It is quite similar to Tofino, however, it is only an approximate one and a half hour drive west of Victoria, north of the fast growing community of Sooke. Long a forestry and commercial fishing hub, the town has transitioned to being a centre for outdoor recreation including sports fishing, hiking, old growth forest tourism and eco-tourism. It is most famous as the trail head for both the West Coast Trail, and the Juan de Fuca Trail, as well as, for being home to some of the best salt water salmon and halibut fishing on Southern Vancouver Island. Hundreds of fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts descend on the town every summer from local communities, Alberta and the United States and Europe.
Port Renfrew is a seaside community centered around the local wharf, and provides visitors and residents with a relaxed, personable atmosphere as only a small village can create. Several major changes have put Port Renfrew on the map in recent years. The most significant development is the completion of the $25+ million dollar, Pacific Marine Circle Route along with more recent road upgrades connecting Port Renfrew to eastern and northern Vancouver Island with a new paved highway. The completion of the circle route in 2009 has brought increased traffic and exposure to the region from areas such as Duncan and Nanaimo where transit time is now 1.5 to 2 hours.
This temperate coastal rainforest community is dominated by old growth spruce, hemlock and cedar. Captioned as Canada’s Tall Tree Capital Port Renfrew is host to some of the tallest and largest trees in Canada which are known to be on or in the vicinity of the West Coast Trail.