What gear MUST I absolutely bring?

The marine environment near BMSC can sometimes be cold and wet and is always unpredictable.  STUDENTS MUST BRING: good quality, waterproof, rubber boots, heavy-duty rain gear (pants and jacket), backpack, flashlight/headlamp, and warm clothing. Close-toed footwear is required in labs and on boats. You can purchase limited rain gear and boots locally at Bamfield Builders Supply, Breakers Marine, or Bamfield Mercantile & Marine.  There are also boots available for borrow, but it is still recommended to bring your own (so that you are certain they won’t leak) For more information on what to bring, see our Summer packing list and Fall packing list.

Pillows with cases are supplied, but you will need to bring a sleeping bag or sheets and a blanket (mattresses are twin-long size).  Alternatively, you can rent a sheet set from BMSC for $25. There are coin-operated laundry facilities on site (loonies). Please bring your own towels (1 for beach, 1 for showers).

You must notify the main office with your request to rent sheets PRIOR to your arrival so they can be left out for you on the day you arrive. Please contact info@bamfieldmsc.com or 250-728-3301 x 221 to request sheet rentals (well in advance of your course).