Your oceanside campus.

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is a world-class teaching and research facility located on the outer west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada, situated in the traditional territory of the Huu-ay-aht First Nations, a Nuu-chah-nulth Nation and member of the Maa-nulth Treaty Society.

The Marine Centre supports diverse coastal and marine research of the highest calibre and is recognized as among the very best research and training facilities in the world.

Explore the diversity of this dynamic coastal environment, from exposed rocky shorelines, expansive sandy beaches, productive estuaries, and ancient coastal temperate rainforests.

The race to raise funds for a baby Kelp Incubator on Giving Day 2023 is on!

Your gift to Kelp Research Support will be used towards kelp research and help with sea forest restoration.

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Implications of polygenic sex determination in an intertidal copepod

Further supportive evidence of polygenic sex determination in Tigriopus californicus was recently published in Ecology and Evolution.

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Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is a not-for-profit, registered Canadian charity.


Your donations improve the teaching and learning environment, support innovative research, and reach out to the wider community.
With your support of scholarship you are helping us enrich the experiences of our students, and through them, our community and our world.

The BMSC is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment that is accessible to all and free from discrimination. The BMSC recognizes that diversity in our staff and clients benefit and enrich our workplace, research and learning environment, and the broader community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been, and continue to be, encountered by equity seeking groups, including women, Indigenous peoples, visible/racialized minorities, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQIA+. We are taking action to remove these barriers. We are committed to uplifting and centering diverse voices, especially those that are historically underrepresented in postsecondary environments and the marine sciences. We will continually strive to create a safe, inclusive, supportive and positive environment for everyone at the BMSC. We welcome your feedback and questions. To learn more about what we are doing and how you can help us achieve these goals, contact the BMSC Director.