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Life at Hakai

Come and explore the inside world of a world class research institute perched on the remote west coast of Canada.

Islands Full of Insects
October 30, 2015
by Josh Silberg
The islands along the B.C. Central Coast host a staggering diversity of plant and animal species. From beetles to flies to aphids, one of the most diverse groups is undoubtedly the insects.
October Under the Sea in BC
October 20, 2015
by Josh Silberg
The outside temperatures now match the frigid waters, but Hakai Institute researchers still dive beneath the waves in October.
Exploring 100 Islands of the Central Coast
September 16, 2015
by Sara Wickham
The 100 Islands program has just wrapped up its first field season. Multidisciplinary teams spent the summer trying to understand ecosystem linkages in the islands of the Central Coast.
Andrew Sheriff: Scat Hunter
August 22, 2015
by Jimmy Thomson
Andrew Sheriff has been scouring the coastline for otter poo... for science
The Sandhill Crane
August 19, 2015
by Jimmy Thomson
Sandhill cranes stop by the Calvert Island research station on their migration along the Pacific coast.