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Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Closed for the Season

September 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022

We will be closed to public drop-in from September to April.

To visit us from September to May, please check our calendar of events, group tour booking form, and school trip booking form. If you have questions, please scroll down and contact us via email or phone. Thank you!


Book Your 2022 School Fieldtrip!

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

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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 to public drop-in seasonally from May to September

Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday CLOSED
Thursday CLOSED
Saturday CLOSED