Trip Planner: Canada / British Columbia / Vancouver Island / Bowser / Museums / Deep Bay Marine Field Station
The Deep Bay Marine Field Station is a marine biological research facility operated by Vancouver Island University's Centre for Shellfish Research. It is located at Deep Bay, British Columbia on Vancouver Island, off the waters of Baynes Sound, north-west of the main university campus at Nanaimo, British Columbia.Facilities include a seawater tank farm, a laboratory, a demonstration shellfish farm and a combined research facility for shellfish aquaculture, marine ecology and water quality. The culinary program of VIU uses the kitchen facilities to prepare seafood and other dishes. Public events including weddings are accommodated. The building received the first LEED platinum rating among Canadian universities and a 2011 National Green Buildings Award. Located on a site, it is accessed by a road topped with crushed oyster shells. Beetle-killed pine flooring and other BC wood products were used in construction. It opened in 2011.Early priorities are research concerning geoduck clams and the possibility of restoring native Olympia oysters in the area. The goal of the facility is “supporting sustainable shellfish aquaculture development and preserving coastal ecosystems.”Put Deep Bay Marine Field Station into our Bowser travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bowser.
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We ate an excellent supper of special spaghetti& meatballs, fish& chips both type of fish and a burger.mussels were great. Service well balanced. New owners did a great job. Best addition to the marin... more »
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Attempted to visit as had been highly recommended by tourist info centre the day before. It was closed when we got there due to a "hazardous spill" and some furnace issues. We found out it had closed ... more »
One foggy miserable day decided to visit the Deep bay Marine Station. It was great, the building, the aquarium, and the touch tanks all may for a very pleasant day. The staff, many who are students ar... more »
A great place to bring the kids to touch the sea creatures and see the scientists at work.
An excellent day trip thing to do. Loved the octopus. Lucked out and got to see her/him eat a crab. Thank You. A Highly Recommended place to visit. :0)
Very cool building with lots of information regarding the work they do and on the local underwater wildlife.
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