Quinsam River Hatchery, Campbell River

3.9
#3 of 10 in Parks in Campbell River
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  • Fantastic way to learn more about salmon and their life cycle. Easy access, ample parking, bears and eagles fishing nearby -- it a wonderful place to visit. Highly recommend it.  more »
  • Visited the salmon hatchery along with my wife and 4 year old son. We were intrigued by the visitor centre which was very informative and lots to do for young children. We then went over to the hatche...  more »
  • This place is worth visiting if you are in Campbell River. The displays in the Centre are very informative and the salmon viewing outside is good.  more »
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  • Outside of a well done small exhibit room, nothing. Understanding that their purpose is not to entertain visitors, this operation is still a big disappointment. There are no explanatory signs, charts, diagrams or anything to give you a clue as to what or how the empty concrete pools or the machinery are used for. There is a long perforated metal walkway to a dam. There is obviously a great deal of water rushing through a channel under that walkway, but why? For what purpose? At the dam, again, zero information. We saw salmon downstream of the dam which had one gate open but no salmon getting through that we could see. So what was next? When? Very frustrating. People have reported seeing black bears sometime, somewhere there but that would be total luck if you did. The management of this hatchery has totally squandered the opportunity to help inform the public of the value of whatever they do there, however they do it. From the visitors standpoint, it is disappointing and a big waste of precious time.
  • Neat place with lots of little salmon. Could use a better interpretive centre and more events.
  • Make sure you visit when the fish are running. Watch out for bears they are definitely here. Watch for danger regarding young children.
  • Interesting
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