Bamfield Marine and Science Centre

The Bamfield Marine Science Centre is a state of the art teaching facility and research centre located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The striking building is immediately evocative of the natural marine enviroment. Its scallop shell roof springs from large wood columns and a curved, glazed facade allows sweeping views of Barkley Sound and the mountains of central Vancouver Island beyond.

This marine centre was developed for educational purposes and could be considered one of the best training facilities in the world.  There are multi-day immersion field trips for schools, colleges, and adults that want to learn about the coastal ecosystem of Bamfield Inlet.  Their summer public programs include labs and fieldtrips on kelp forests, seabirds, marine mammals, plankton, intertidal life and much more. If you want to step out of the box, ask about a custom learning program and tailor your own experience!

Check out the marine's "News and Events" section for information on upcoming activities.






Guest Reviews

It was completely by chance

and extraordinary good luck that we came to stay at the Hummingbird. When Cheryl showed us to our fabulous "apartment", we were astounded and have enjoyed every moment in it. We did drag ourselves away to visit Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park where we walked the Rainforest Trail. Back in Port Alberni, we took the steam railway to the sawmill, bringing back memories of school lessons many years ago about logging in Canada. An interesting visit to the Mars Bombers at Sproat Lake, only 15 min from the Hummingbird, and watching salmon swimming up to spawn at Stamp Falls. This is our last week in Canada and it just gets better.

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5769 River Road
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada

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