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Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

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Address: 100 Pachena Rd, Bamfield, British Columbia V0R 1B0, Canada
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Music by the Sea

Once each year in July since 2007 there is a music festival in the small community of Bamfield which brings together a community of musicians and others that focuses on classical... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2016
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Once each year in July since 2007 there is a music festival in the small community of Bamfield which brings together a community of musicians and others that focuses on classical music and jazz. This culminates in a week long series of magnificent concerts in a magical auditorium which is part of the Marine Sciences Centre here that the four... More 

Thank alcobri_10
Parksville, Canada
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Make sure you get a scheduled tour with the public education department. Lots of knowledge and fun with the touch tanks. Beautiful location and view of the harbor. A must see if your going to Bamfield.

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

Nice place to visit. Very good learning environment. Being part of the science rather than reading it in a book. Friendly staff and scientists.

Thank ptrpdrm
Scotland, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Friendly, informative tour that helped us to understand the local marine environment. Interesting for kids and teens. My pre-teen really enjoyed the tour. Worth a visit.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Very knowlegable people. I enjoyed my time studying the tide pools for hidden life. pretty amazing life happening in places that are easily overlooked if you don't pause to take a look.

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Duncan, Canada
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

You get to Bamfield by boat, or by driving over some rough roads. And when you arrive your feel like you are in a coastal fishing community, with the inlet as the mainstreet, and boats of all types running up and down. The Marine Sciences Centre is on the side with road access and worth an hours visit. Across the... More 

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