Field Trip Booking Form

Book Your Field Trip To Deep Bay Marine Field Station!


Please Note

  • Fees are $100/hour + GST for educator‐led programs.
  • When not in use, groups are permitted to use our conference room or outdoor classroom for lunch or snack.
  • Transportation is the responsibility of the school/teacher. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early to avoid having your program start late.
  • Please check date availability before submitting your activity request. 

INTERTIDAL STUDY ACTIVITY AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED during the school year to low-tide windows from March to June, and early September. We will update available dates for this popular program weekly as they fill up. 

Available intertidal activity dates (updated 21 March, 2023): May 11, 18, 19. June 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22. September 13.

School Bookings for spring 2023 are in full swing and rapidly filling up our schedule. Available dates for our programs will be updated weekly here.

Available school activity booking dates (updated 21 March, 2023)April 3, 4, 13, 24. May 16, 18, 19, 29, 30. June 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27.

Note prgorams still available on Nanaimo Campus on May 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11.

Wanting to share a bus with another class? No problem!

We often have more than one class visit from a school at a time to reduce in busing costs and carbon emissions. Due to limited staff and space we are often unable to accommodate more than one class at a time for an activity. While the other class waits for their turn into the station, we can offer a scavenger hunt activity for teachers looking for a more structured activity for their class other than free exploration of the site. This is a teacher-guided activity which can be adapted however the teacher wishes. 

The name of the teacher booking the field trip. This will be the main person of contact.
Is another class/group joining you? (Max 30 students per program)
Additional Classes

If another class is joining on the same day, please fill out the class information here:

Please arrange to arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of your program.
Which Program(s)?

Please note that if you plan on visiting for more than one program, you can only combine a Guided Tour with one other choice. This is due to limited staff for set up and take down between programs. Some exceptions may apply, please leave request in comment field below.

When two classes visit at the same time, one can do a program in the classroom while the other group either does the Guided Tour ($100) or a self-guided activity (Outside Exploration)
This lab requires algae be tested to obtain data for lab worksheets. Classes have the option to return to the lab to complete their final sample/data collection, or alternatively, our staff can collect this information and send the data to the teacher over e-mail. Both options will be an additional 30 minutes of time, making this program $150 (1.5 hours of instructor time).
Available intertidal activity dates as of March 21, 2023: May 11, 18, 19. June 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22. September 13.
An outdoor space is available for snack/lunch. Indoor space may be available in poor weather.
Chaperones are an important part of a successful visit to the station. The following student to chaperone ratios are required for participation in our programs. You are welcome to bring more adults than the required minimum, however, additional adults will be charged regular admission prices. School Program Ratios (Students:Adults)(Preschool/K 4:1) (Grades 1-5 8:1) (Grades 6+ 12 :1)