Summer Camps at Deep Bay Marine Field Station!

Interested in Marine Biology? We have four weeks of science-based summer camps this July and August. We have some tasty treats, messy experiments and aquatic based activities planned. Space is limited, register early with the Regional District of Nanaimo.

Register for one day or for the whole week $55/1 or $250/week

See below for more information.


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Raise a Whale Project surpasses halfway point!

Original Beaching

We’re past the half way point on our fundraising campaign for our Raise and Whale and Inspire Generations Project! Read on for our press release and learn about some of our great donors! Read the rest of this entry »

Oysters 101: An Evening of Oyster Fun for Oyster Lovers SOLD OUT!

Fanny Bay Oysters with Horseradish Mignonette
Join us at the Deep Bay Marine Field Station for an evening of oysters and oyster lore. Did you know that the ancient Greek Naturalist Pliny the Elder was an oyster farmer? That Napoleon ate oysters before battle? Why oysters are considered an aphrodisiac? That there were as many oyster bars in Victoria in the late 1800’s as there are today? That beds of oysters were “discovered” in Comox in 1866? What makes a great oyster and how do you shuck one? What makes a great oyster wine? Part educational seminar, part cooking class, part oyster bar, this casual evening will be all fun! Read the rest of this entry »

Qualicum Beach Day 2013 – Touch Tank Happy Snaps

We took a bigger and better version of last years touch tank and display to this years Qualicum Beach Day. Thanks so much to the organizers for the support in order to put this together. Our little crew was kept hopping all day and our critters inspired. Better yet the crowd was curious, excited and treated all our marine friends with respect and everybody made it back in one piece! Lots of pics and little text follow. Read the rest of this entry »

Setting up for Art Show this week!

set up

A busy day here today as Art & Design students get ready for “EXPLORATIONS” the BA Visual Arts Graduating Exhibition 2013. Opening reception is this Saturday, 1pm – 4pm. Art will remain on display at the station until Apr 30th…Come check it out! Read the rest of this entry »

Public Holiday Hours – come visit!

Grunt Sculpin

Looking for an inexpensive trip for the kids or grandkids over the holidays?  Come take a self guided tour at the Field Station!  Our resident Grunt Sculpin is feeling rather festive… Read the rest of this entry »

Marine Touch Tank Fun at Qualicum Beach Day

Touch tanks at Qualicum Beach Day

Friend of the Station Peter Drummond, one of the organizers of the First Annual Qualicum Beach Day invited us and our portable Touch Tank down to the celebration last weekend. Great fun and big thanks to Pacific Net and Twine who bailed us out at last moment by lending us a big fish tote for a recirculating water reservoir.  More photos after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »