Tea by the Sea

Join us for high tea including a delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries and other goodies prepared our chef. Tea by the Sea is served every Tuesday throughout spring and summer and on select Tuesdays during the fall and winter.

Upcoming Tea by the Sea dates: Sept. 29th, Oct 20 (Special Harvest Tea), Nov. 17, Dec. 8 (Special Christmas Tea), Dec. 15 (Special Christmas Tea)

Tea includes admission to the Station. Enjoy stunning views of Baynes Sound, and tour the Station to learn about marine science through colourful exhibits, large public aquaria and touch tanks teeming with marine life collected from BC waters.

Proceeds from Tea by the Sea benefit Deep Bay Marine Field Station’s education programs.

View the Menu.  We are happy to provide substitutions for any dietary restrictions with advance notice at time of booking.

Reservations are required. Call 250.740.6611 to reserve early as this popular event often sells out!

Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra -August 22nd

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The Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra will finish off our music series, performing a delightful mix of music while guests enjoy breathtaking views of Baynes Sound and feast on a sumptuous appetizer buffet, prepared by resident Red Seal chef Lila Ruzicka. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Read the rest of this entry »

Foraging for Wild Edibles June 13th & 17th


The Earth and Moon align to give some of the year’s lowest tides, uncovering a variety of edible treasures. Brian Kingzett, Manager of the Vancouver Island University Deep Bay Marine Field Station, will lead small groups on a foraging excursion, sampling salty-sweet ocean delicacies, Pacific Oysters and Manila Clams direct from their shells on the shellfish research farm of the University. The ritual of sharing, dating back to Vancouver Island’s earliest ancestors, as clearly denoted in prehistoric shellfish middens, is all part of the fun. Foragers will learn about First Nations’ use of shellfish, Vancouver Island’s marine ecology, species identification and which island wines complement the organic ocean treats. Brian will discuss where and how to forage for shellfish locally and how to make sure that your shellfish is safe to eat. Afterwards, participants will retire to the Field Station for a short cooking lesson/ demonstration and a shellfish themed meal showcasing the products of local shellfish farms and paired with Vancouver Island wines all prepared by the Field Station’s Chef’s in residence. So, forget cutlery! Learn how an oyster can be enjoyed au natural!

Time: June 13th 9:00am – 2:00pm

June 17th 11:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: $125 per person (Advance tickets only) 

 Call 250 740 6611 to purchase tickets

Sunday Brunch – Every Other Sunday

Make your reservations now to join us for Sunday Brunch Buffet at Deep Bay Marine Field Station. Beginning June 28th on every other Sunday.

Chilled Fruit Juice; Fresh Coffee or Tea; Seasonal Fruit; Fresh Pastries. Special weekly Crepes, French Toast, or Waffles. Gourmet Eggs Benny served 3 ways; Smoked Salmon, Country Style or Vegetarian.

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Cost: $20 per person, includes admission to the station

Reservations are Required. Call 250-740-6611 to reserve. We can accommodate all dietary restrictions with 24hrs notice.

Reserve early as this popular event sells out!

Brunch will be served on June 28, July 12, July 26, Aug 9 & Aug 23

Fall Cooking Classes at Deep Bay


We are excited to announce a series of cooking classes at Deep Bay Marine Field Station for the upcoming fall season. Read the rest of this entry »

Artisan Harvest Luncheon and Craft Fair October 25th


Don’t miss this harvest celebration and craft fair, featuring local artisans. Offerings include preserves, snacks, chocolates, Halloween treats, home baking, handcrafted items and more. There will also be an amazing buffet lunch!

When: Saturday October 25th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Deep Bay Marine Field Station 370 Crome Point Road
Admission: Adults $10 Students $3 Children under 12 Free
Add Lunch: + $15
Vendors: $25 per table. To book a table or for more information call us at 250-740-6611.

Fall Cooking Classes at Deep Bay

Steve, Debbie and Student assistant Jack

We are excited to announce a series of cooking classes at Deep Bay Marine Field Station for the upcoming fall season. Read the rest of this entry »