Sunday Brunch

November 1st

Make your reservations now to join us for Sunday Brunch Buffet at Deep Bay Marine Field Station

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 dietary restrictions with advance notice.

Reserve early as this popular event sells out!

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!

Reporting Out Session on Mazzaella japonica Seaweed Research


We are inviting interested community members to attend a public reporting out session regarding recent science investigations by ourselves and others on the invasive seaweed Mazzaella japonica (MJ)

370 Crome Pt, Rd., Deep Bay (Bowser BC)

AUGUST 5TH.  7 – 9pm

(free admission to the Station!)

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Thank You Eric Harper!

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Thank You to the talented Eric Harper for kicking off the Summer Music By the Bay Concert Series! We enjoyed good company, excellent food and a soul-moving concert.

Thank you from all of us at Deep Bay!

VIU News Release – Grey Whale Exhibit Leaves a Legacy for Future Generations

Whale exhibit unveiled

Donors attend standing-room only unveiling ceremony

BOWSER, BC: The unveiling of a 10-metre long grey whale skeleton at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU) Deep Bay Marine Field Station was an emotional moment for Sharon Cooper of Sc’ianew First Nation. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

Final Report: Monitoring of Drift Seaweed and Harvest in Central Strait of Georgia 2014/15

We have released our final report on studying the drift seaweed and its harvest south of Deep Bay last winter!  You can download the final report prepared for the BC Ministry of Agriculture at this link:VIUCSR Beach Wrack Monitoring 2014-15 Final Report150522bk. If you are interested in this issue we urge you to please download the full report.  The Executive Summary from the report follows below the jump.  We anticipate that we will hold a community reporting session at the Field Station this summer to present the research of ourselves and others. Read the rest of this entry »