The Bamfield Health Centre is located at 353 Bamfield Road.
Regular business hours: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm. Phone: 250-728-3312 (Nurse also on-call 24-hrs)
The nurse sometimes leaves the Centre to make house calls or deliveries, therefore it is recommended that you call ahead from BMSC before going to the Health Centre, even during Business Hours. Also, note that there is no cell phone service directly outside of the Health Clinic. The closest cell phone service spot is just South of the Centre at the top of the hill on Bamfield Rd (above the hotel/pub).
The village of Bamfield is also on the 911 system. 911 dispatch can task the appropriate assistance in any emergency.
Housing facilities are equipped with emergency response devices including smoke detectors, emergency lighting, telephones, and fire fighting equipment.
As part of a room and board package, groups will stay in one of our housing facilities:
Rooms – Each room has two bunk beds that can accommodate up to 4 people, with a total of 98 beds. Rooms are cleaned and maintained by housekeeping. Linens can be provided on request. Each room has two desks with high speed Internet connection. Shared bathroom and laundry – There are several showers and washrooms on each floor (all individual rooms), a coin-operated laundry is located on the ground floor. There is also another coin operated laundry facility in the cafeteria. Support for people with reduced mobility – the second (main) floor of Buchanan Lodge has rooms and bathrooms suitable for people who use mobility aids, however, the exterior terrain near the building is challenging. Speak to a BMSC staff member for more information.
Rooms – Each room has two bunk beds that can accommodate up to 4 people, with a total of 32 beds. Rooms are cleaned and maintained by housekeeping. Linens can be provided on request. Shared bathroom and laundry – There is a shared washroom/shower between every two rooms (all showers and toilets are in individual rooms, sink space is shared). There is coin operated laundry facility in the cafeteria. Common area – Kitchen and lounge are available for all seaside residents (separate entrance from bedroom wings)
Fully equipped cabins:
Rooms – Cabin size varies from two to five rooms. Many rooms have a bunk bed that can accommodate up to 2 people. Cabins are normally reserved for longer-term stays, throughout which housekeeping cleans the rooms periodically. Linens are provided. Shared bathroom – There are showers or bathtubs in each cabin. There is also a coin operated laundry facility in the cafeteria. Common area for socializing and activities – Each cabin has a fully equipped living room and a kitchen with cooking supplies (stoves, refrigerators, cookware, dishes, etc.).
Nanaimo and Comox are the two closest airports to BMSC – both are approximately 4 hours away. Some groups opt to fly to Victoria instead, often adding a day of educational activities there in addition to their visit to the BMSC.
BMSC has implemented a scent-free workplace environment. Exposure to scented products can adversely affect a person’s health. In high concentrations, scented products may trigger a negative response for those with allergies or chemical sensitivities. Students and visitors are asked to be considerate in their use of products such as perfume, makeup, shampoo, deodorant, etc. or from other products such as air fresheners, cleaners, etc.