The Experts:

Ian Birtwell, retired DFO, Marine Biologist

Rob Field, BA, RPCA, Project Manager, Marine Archaeologist

Rick James, local author, archaeologist, maritime researcher, and historian

Noon Saturday May 21: BOWSER BC –Rose Park, SE end of Ocean Trail Rd. turn off highway onto Jamieson, then left on Ocean Trail.

The tides will be low at 12:00 noon on May 21, 2016. This will be an excellent time to see some very interesting critters that live in the shallow coastal water of the Deep Bay Lagoons and to see these ancient fish traps.

The trail down to the beach is steep and narrow and only recommended for those able to traverse the 125’ bank (both ways!). If you would like the challenge, wear shoes that can get wet and a walking stick is recommended for walking over cobble stones and rocks along the beach. This is a rare opportunity to learn about this area and talk to the experts. It’s an informal outing for local residents.

We are currently considering a formal archaeological study to register the area for protection of this unique beach area habitat and the archaeological fish traps that are estimated to be 1,500 years old and utilized until the late 1800’s. It takes a community to protect this area. You are invited.