Capilano Salmon Hatchery, North Vancouver

3.6
#3 of 20 in Outdoors in North Vancouver
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. Plan to visit Capilano Salmon Hatchery and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended North Vancouver attractions using our North Vancouver journey planner.
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  • September 29, 2017
    Nice place to see and get more info about different kinds of salmons. Better to go when the fish is laying eggs and see how it overcomes barriers in water coming back home. The nature around us just g...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    It is worth the trip to wander through this place. It will give you a whole new perspective on salmon. :)  more »
  • September 12, 2017
    Been coming here for decades when we visit the city. A must see hidden in the woods of North Van. Takes about a hour to walk through and see everything, having said that don't expect a large museum li...  more »

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