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

A Great Stay!

We've made it home to Islamoranda, Florida Keys, and were thinking of the great time we had in Port Alberni. The Lady Rose was a wonderful adventure and one that will always be remembered. We took your advice and visited the Little Qualicum Falls and the Stamp Falls, watched the salmon go through the ladder and saw our first, wild, black bear. We also hugged the majestic old trees in Cathedral Grove. Ron & I got to see the Island from Victoria up to Port Hardy/Telegraph Cove. Everything was spectacular, however, our time at Hummingbird Guesthouse was the best find on the whole Island. Your graciousness and hospitality, the most comfortable stay in the Fireside Room, and expert knowledge of the area insured our stay nothing less than the best.

Ron & Taryn Moore
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Hummingbird GuestHouse
5769 River Road
Port Alberni, Vancouver Island
British Columbia, Canada

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5769 River Road. Port Alberni, BC, Canada
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