Events

Check out some of our future events:

Clam Digging Experience for Adults

Sunday April 12 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Cost: $30 per person, maximum of 20 participants.

Curious and hungry foragers will be led in small groups on a foraging excursion, learning about ocean delicacies, Pacific oysters and Manila clams direct from their shells on the shellfish research farm of Vancouver Island University at Deep Bay. Foragers will learn about First Nations’ use of shellfish, Vancouver Island’s marine ecology, and species identification. Local experts will discuss where and how to forage for shellfish and other intertidal treats and how to make sure that your shellfish is safe to eat. Participants will also receive recipes for delicious ways to cook their ocean treasures. Participants must have their tidal waters sport fishing licence prior to arriving (https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/licence-permis/application-eng.html).

**registration through the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) coming soon**

Brant Wildlife Festival Guided Tours

Dates: March 30, April 2, April 3, April 6

The Brant Wildlife Festival runs in the spring every year and is a celebration of nature. As part of the Brant Wildlife festival we are offering a variety of festivities including guided tours and a foraging for wild edibles event!

Our Guided tours highlight Deep Bay Marine Field Station's commitment to the promotion of ecologically sustainable development and marine conservation. Join our knowledgeable guides as they discuss features of our green building, marine conservation, sustainable seafood and more in interactive group tours of the Field Station. These guided tours offer a unique opportunity to acquire firsthand information from the experts themselves. We are offering a total of four guided tours throughout the Brant Wildlife Festival:

Guided tour rate:  $ 12.00

**To book, e-mail deepbay@viu.ca**

Clam Digging Experience for Kids!

Clam Digging Experience for Kids (ages 8 to 18): Two options: Saturday April 11  and May 9

Cost: $20 per child and $5 for adults accompanying, maximum of 10 kids, 20 adults.

Curious and hungry  kiddos will be led to the beach and to let their inner foragers wild! We will learn all about the food that you can find on the beach from shellfish to crab to yes, even seaweed! We are going to collect our food and learn all about the beach in the process. We will then teach everyone how to prepare their wonderful food that they collected. Will you be brave enough to have a bite? We just hope nothing bites back!  Participants must have their tidal waters sport fishing licence prior to arriving (https://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/rec/licence-permis/application-eng.html).

Click link for registration through the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) :

https://ca.apm.activecommunities.com/rdnrecreation/Activity_Search?txtActivitySearch=deep%20bay&applyFiltersDefaultValue=true&cat=Activities

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