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Whitehorse Fishway

Address: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Phone Number: (867) 633-5965
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Ranked #12 of 18 Attractions in Whitehorse
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Nanaimo, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stopped by for a quick visit late afternoon and they were just closing up but were kind enough to give us some time to go out to the fish ladders for a looksee. The salmon weren't running so there wasn't much to see really but it's a cool place with some good views down the river to the dam and... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

A few times a year salmon go back home to spawn and one of those place is on the other side of the hydro dam here in WHITEHORSE so thought the fish ladder they go a wooden hallway full of water...jump wiggle wiggle,jump wiggle wiggle

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Garden Valley, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Visiting the fish hatchery was informative and interesting with very helpful guides. I learned a lot in a little bit of time. A short walk out to the river with the gates, art, and kiosks added to the experience.

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Ottawa
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69 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The best time to visit the Whitehorse Fishway is in August when the salmon are spawning. The site is open throughout the summer, and even though it's full of informative exhibits and staff are friendly, the real reason you want to visit is to see the spawning salmon. The Fishway is the world's longest wooden fish ladder, built after the... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We loved our visit to the fish ladder. We had been watching the updates on Facebook before we left for our trip, so the kids were really excited to see the fishway in person. We were there in mid-August, so there were lots of salmon in the river and in the ladder. It was amazing to watch and we really... More 

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Cortes Island, Canada
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160 reviews 160 reviews
64 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Whitehorse Fishway is very interesting and informative. There is not charge but donations are accepted. When the salmon is running in late July and August it is even more interesting as you can see them swim.

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Kamloops
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17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

I went to the fish ladder and was totally amazed by how the fish travel all the way up this man made ladder to return to where they were born, lay their eggs and then die. Life goes on! There were lots of fish in the river before the fish ladder too. There are interpretive signs as well as guides... More 

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Toronto
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16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It's a great place to go to see the salmon getting a little help to get to the other side! The staff are awesome and very informative. They will talk for hours with you and you can see the actual salmon in the glass moving through the fish ladder. I loved the painted fish that mark the area on the... More 

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Port Moody, Canada
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Free access with a voluntary donation initiative worth the visit. If you are interested in Nature and fish and wildlife matters. You have to visit it. Particularly interesting during the salmon run season to see them jumping up the fish ladder.

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Gainesville, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

There is a donation to get in and see the fishway. We were too early for the salmon run but the fish wall made by locals was very interesting.

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