Capilano Salmon Hatchery, North Vancouver
(3.6/5 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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  • The hatchery offers good information about what types of fish are found in the area, and a close-up view of fish trying to jump the runs. 
  • We visited with close friends in early October and can only say we were pleased with the visit but the approaching heavy rain made our visit very challenging. Plenty to see sand have explained includi...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »