Summer Camp in Full Swing!

Summer camps at Deep Bay Marine Field Station are off to a great start!2016-07-22 10.14.44.jpg

2016-07-19 13.47.06Campers aged 6-12 have taken part in the July Fishy Fun and Ocean Adventures Camps earlier this month.

Each week has been packed with games, science experiments, crafts, outdoor adventures, boat trips and more.  Campers have become scientist for the week as they learned how to take care of marine animals and explore amazing life in our tanks and on the beach.

Our camps have been a huge hit, as every camp so far has been booked solid. To check to see if there’s any room remaining in our camp for ages 9-12, contact the RDN at 250-248-3252 or Register on line.

Ocean Adventures Camp 9-12yrs

9:30am-3:30pm $55.00/day or $250/week

Lunch option: $5/day,

Aug 22- 26 (Registration Code: 35999)

Mon Aug 22        Marine Biologist in Training
Tue Aug 23          Mad Science Experiments
Wed Aug 24        Dissect your Dinner
Thu Aug 25          Geocaching Adventures
Fri Aug 26            Beach and Boat Trip

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Bowser Elementary’s Spring Concert



We were thrilled to be able to help host Bowser Elementary’s Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 10th!


High Tea

The choir and band played two separate concerts at the station. The first concert took place during our High Tea in the afternoon. It was an extra treat for the guests to listen to as they enjoyed their tea and pastries. The second concert was the real deal as various friends and family members came out to enjoy the music with an oceanfront view! We had a full house with every seat being used.


Hungry choir and band students waiting for lasagna lunch!

Robert Seline, band director, and Allison Shaw, choir director, did a fantastic job getting the students ready for the concert. Parent volunteers were a huge help coordinating the students and helping dish up a lasagna lunch. Our chef Lila also prepared some yummy cupcakes and pies for any hungry guests.

Thanks Bowser Elementary choir and band students for the wonderful performance! We are looking forward to hosting another concert again soon!


Industry Research Meeting: Shellfish Hatchery and Ocean Acidification Feb. 12

New Algae Room HDR

TIME:                        10:00 – 14:00 February 12th, 2016
LOCATION:              Deep Bay Marine Field Station
COST:                        $15 to cover cost of catered lunch
REGISTRATION:     Please email before Feb 5.

Note:  registration required to confirm catering
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VIU Deep Bay by the Numbers, an 18 Month Report

Moments after the dramatic unveiling.

It has always been our intention to produce an annual report at the end of every fiscal year. Mostly by the time the end of the year comes down we have been too busy moving forward to reflect on the year past and this goal has slipped by. The Field Station (DBMFS) is an experiment in itself, a reflection of the goal of VIU of to be the University of Coastal Communities, combining research, education, community engagement, extension, and sustainability in an off-campus facility with a goal of being financially self-sufficient.   The following report illustrates a variety of numbers relating to the last 18 months from April 1st, 2014 through to September 30, 2015 and is an excerpt from a larger report that was prepared for internal university use.  Read the rest of this entry »

Good-bye Olivia and thanks for all the fun!

Releasing Olivia

This weekend we released our resident Giant Pacific Octopus ‘Olivia” on the experimental farm just a few 100 metres from where she was collected earlier this summer.   Olivia had been teaching us much about octopus behavior and we were all deeply attached to her.  Although she was well within the size range for healthy care in aquariums we felt that it was time to let her go and start again with a smaller specimen. Read the rest of this entry »

Book your Christmas Party Now!


Consider holding your Christmas Party at Deep Bay Marine Station this year!

Are you looking for an amazing venue for you Christmas Party?  Book your Party where fabulous food and Baynes Sound‎ meet at Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Read the rest of this entry »

Teachers’ Professional Development Day

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For more information about workshops and schedule Click here.