Your oceanside campus

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is a world-class teaching and research facility located on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada.

The Marine Centre supports diverse coastal and marine research of the highest calibre and is recognized as among the very best research and training facilities in the world.

Explore the diversity of this dynamic coastal environment, from exposed rocky shorelines, expansive sandy beaches, productive estuaries, and ancient coastal temperate rainforests.

We welcome Dr. Kira Hoffman, the recipient of the 2018 BMSC Postdoctoral Fellowship

Kira will work under the supervision of coastal archaeologist Dr. Iain McKechnie (UVic) to study the ecological legacies of First Nations historic resource management in Barkley Sound. WELCOME!

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Our undergraduate experiential learning results in significant discovery about predicting biodiversity.

This new study, published online today, is the result of data collected by our undergraduate students as part of their field course, Coastal Community Ecology.

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