Capilano Salmon Hatchery, North Vancouver

Categories: Forests, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Nestled in the heart of the Capilano River Regional Park sits Capilano Salmon Hatchery, a farm that works to protect coho, chinook, and steelhead salmon stocks. Look through the glass-walled fish tanks and witness salmon leaping a meter high up the fish ladder during their upstream migration. The farm offers an educational insight into how the fish develop from eggs until they are fully grown and released into the river spring. The lush park surroundings offer a perfect environment for hiking or having a picnic. Visit the gift shop operated by the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Arrange to visit Capilano Salmon Hatchery and other attractions in North Vancouver using our North Vancouver vacation trip planner.
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  • Visited on the way to Whistler. Lots of information panels on what was happening and what to see although we weren't there at spawning time. Interesting to see the internal salmon ladders and also to ...  read more »
  • Not to many places in metro Vancouver are free to enter and park. This place was built in 1971 to help with declining fish stocks. It has lots of info on salmon and other local fish. The best part is ...  read more »
  • The salmon hatchery is more of a fish hatchery which heavy unkempt. Everything is wrecked, so also the visitor centre. Actually, there is nothing to find than basins with small fish, a salmon staircase and a piece of water. The forest behind it is gorgeous. A very nice piece of rain forest.
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