Environment Data

Environment Data for Barkley Sound

BMSC and our Research community hold other data sets not available online.  For further information or assistance please contact the Librarian.

Ocean Networks Canada - Data & Tools

Over 60 data products are available to users of Ocean Networks Canada data, ranging from time series scalar plots to wav audio files to daily currents plots.

Check out what ONC has to offer.

BMSC Weather Station

The BMSC weather station is part of the School-Based Weather Station Network being developed by Andrew Weaver and Ed Wiebe at the University of Victoria. It is located on the roof of our main building.



For further information and data inquiries please contact weather@ocean.seos.uvic.ca. If you find a problem or have a question about the site please be sure to send the relevant site and page address (the URL from your browser’s address bar). Also include a screen capture image if you can so that they can see what you are seeing.

Bamfield Tidal Data - Predictions and Archives

Tidal Predictions for Bamfield:


Archive: Canadian Tides and Water Levels Data


Bamfield Weather Data Archive: 1959 - 1998

Weather data collected by Peter Janitis in Grappler Inlet from 1959 – 1998.


Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Scientific Data & Products

Oceanographic information and data collected and aggregated by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Data is collected through several national and international programs. Data is managed by the policy for scientific data.


Weather Data from BC Lighthouses

Daily sea surface temperature and salinity observations have been carried out at several locations on the coast of British Columbia since the early part of the 20th century.

Presently termed the British Columbia Shore Station Oceanographic Program (BCSOP), there are 13 participating stations.


Waves and other moored marine buoy observations

The Government of Canada has been collecting, processing, archiving and disseminating surface gravity wave data on behalf of Canadians since 1970.

The buoy at La Perouse Bank, 55 km off the west coast Vancouver Island, is the closest buoy to Bamfield.


Big Wave Dave

Weather information for windsurfing and kiteboarding on Vancouver Island, BC. The site features webcams, current wind reports, forums, photo galleries, wind predictions and weather statistics.



For a general overview of the climate of Barkley Sound, the BMSC librarian also recommends:

Plants on Islands, Diversity and Dynamics on a Continental Archipelago, Martin L. Cody, 2006, U of C Press. Chapter 2 contains a great summary of the geography, geology, topography, climate, and flora of islands in Barkley Sound.

Do you have a data link to recommend? Please e-mail the Librarian.