Early in 1969, a float plane meandered its way over the convoluted bays of western Vancouver Island’s coast as eager eyes peered from the window. Seaweed scientist Louis Druehl was one of those on board. He was heading the search committee tasked with finding the best spot to build a Canadian west coast marine science station for research and education. “Every place was beautiful,” says Druehl. In the end though, Bamfield won their hearts and minds.
Photo courtesy of the Bamfield Historical Society, circa 1965.