This quiet harbour-side town is located on the southwestern side of Vancouver Island, 45 km (28 miles) northwest of Victoria on the winding Highway 14, which follows the coastline to the town of Port Renfrew. There are several shore diving sites between these two towns, as well as dive charter operators available to take people out.

Divers should be aware of the unpredictable weather conditions along this coastline, while also taking into consideration the tides and currents when venturing out.

Port Renfrew is the starting point for the famous West Coast Trail. This 77-km long hike takes hikers through the Pacific Rim National Park and ends in the seaside town of Bamfield. This hike takes 5-7 days, leading people through a spectacular coastline wilderness bordered by an old-growth forest. This trek is amazing and is a must do for anyone visiting the area.