Upon carefully considering the unfolding situation with COVID19, ongoing recommendations from public health, and the remote nature of the Bamfield community, BMSC has decided that we will not be hosting on-site university courses or field trips until April 2021, at the earliest. We believe this is the best course of action to protect our students, protect our staff, and the small populations of Bamfield and Anacla. In the coming months, we will be working to evaluate how many visitors we can safely welcome to our campus in the future.

Let us know how we can provide on line programming to meet your curricular needs
– check our our  #BMSCLive virtual labs and field trips.

Our multi-day immersion field trips are customized to fit your learning objectives.
Bring your students for a life-changing educational experience.

While our focus is on marine and coastal sciences, we encourage custom programs that make use of the diverse environments and people of Vancouver Island’s West Coast.


Discovering marine science on the wild wet coast; video produced by Ambrose University Zoology student, Chaz Francis.

Our educational field programs have  been providing multi-day field trip experiences for students of all ages since 1975. The experiences provided at BMSC by our Education Team have touched the lives of thousands of visitors every year, inspiring many young students to become marine scientists.

A field trip to BMSC is a unique way to engage your students in a hands-on learning experience and observe organisms in their natural habitat on BC’s magnificent west coast.

All of our programs are developed to support the Prescribed Learning Outcomes of the BC Ministry of Education’s Integrated Resource Packages.