BMSC Facility Tours & Summer Field Trips

BMSC offers tours to the general public in July and August.

· Discover the natural history of Barkley Sound.

· Experience the unique history BMSC shares with the village of Bamfield.

· Learn about the coastal science research taking place at BMSC.

Scheduled tours are offered Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from 1:00 – 2:00 pm and begin from the traffic circle outside the Main Building. First tour is July 4th.

A suggested donation of $5.00 per adult or $10.00 per family goes towards our Bursary Fund and Interpretive Signage Project.


Public Field Trip Experience

Participate in an educational experience with our Marine Science Educators:

To reserve:

250-728-3301 ext. 226

*50% deposit required (with 24 hour notice) when booking a summer field trip experience.

  • Tour the historic cable station
  • Oceanography studies in the inlets
  • Plankton and invertebrate studies
  • (Activities dependent upon boat and lab availability)

  • 9 am or 1 pm start; 2 – 3 hrs
  • $100 up to 5 people
  • $20 per additional person (plus 5% GST)
  • 50% deposit required
  • Maximum 12 people per day
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

Contact us:

If these opportunities do not fit your schedule, contact us to book an appointment for a tour.

phone: 250-728-3301