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Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Open Weekends in May, 10am - 4pm!

We will open to the public seven days a week starting June 1, 2022.

Ground Level Windows

Visit Us!


The cost of admission to the station is:

Adults (18+): $ 12.00
Youth (6 -17): $ 6.00
Children (up to 5): Free

Please contact us for fieldtrip pricing


We are open May 28 and 29th from 10am - 4pm and will be open to the public seven days a week starting June 1, 2022.

Saturday, May 28: Open 10 - 4pm
Sunday, May 29: Open 10- 4pm

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday, June 1: Open 10 - 4pm (open 7 days until September from here)
Thursday: Open 10 - 4pm
Friday: Open 10 - 4pm
Saturday: Open 10 - 4pm
Sunday: Open 10 - 4pm

Book Your FALL 2022 School Fieldtrip!

With enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures in effect - we are accepting school fieldtrip bookings. Check out our education programs and secure your school trip.

Learn more about our programs


As a key part of Vancouver Island University's Centre for Shellfish Research, our industry leading facilities are where we conduct applied research that benefits the shellfish aquaculture industry. Take a moment to explore our research!

Learn more about research
Sea Cucumber


We are passionate about education! From the tiniest critters to the largest mammals, we are excited to share our knowledge about our local marine systems. Book a school fieldtrip, guided tour, or just stop in for a visit!

Learn more about education
Seafood Platter

Centre for Seafood Innovation

We are very excited to host the Centre for Seafood Innovation (CSI) here at the station. The Centre's mandate is to create new opportunities for BC seafood businesses and strengthen food security for British Columbians. We look forward to seeing the positive impact CSI has on our local food supply.

Learn more about the CSI


Touch Tank Tuesday
Touch Tank Tuesday
Touch Tank Tuesday
Touch Tank Tuesday- World Oceans Day!