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8/11/2007--Bamfield, British Columbia, Canada  .Bamfield, British Columbia, on Canada's Pacific Northwest coast on Vancouver Island, was a key station on the fragile line of telegraph cables that kept London talking to its farthest-flung imperial outposts around the world. The less pretty of the two cable buildings still stands (seen here), a three-story concrete structure built for communications security. The heart of Bamfield is a collection of old fisherman's homes and piers, with a broadwalk that allows visitors to stroll along the waterfront. Kayaks, canoes and small motorboats are the main form of transportation across the inlet. .Today, Bamfield remains as a cluster of charming wooden fishermen?s houses and a few bed and breakfasts for the adventurous traveler, around a bay formed by two tiny peninsulas of cliffs that protect the village from fierce winter storms. Originally settled by the Huu-ay-aht First Nation, sits quietly south of the the more popular and booming tourist towns of Tofino and Ucluelet.©2007 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved