Deep Bay Marine Field Station

Visit the clam shaped Deep Bay Marine Field Station to learn about shellfish farming and science.

An Immersive Experience

Visit a working research station designed with sustainability in mind. Feel the sea anemones and other marine life with your hands in the touch tanks. Learn about marine conservation issues and take in amazing views of Baynes Sound. The Deep Bay Marine Field Station also hosts some workshops and concerts.

Gray Whale Skeleton
Touch Tanks

Discovery Guide

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Order or download a free copy of our Discovery Guide, a comprehensive travel planning tool to help you plan your visit to Parksville Qualicum Beach.

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Find Hidden Treasures

Discover a working fish hatchery and explore shady riverside trails under the tree canopy. Image: @west.coast.hiking

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