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Kootenay Trout Hatchery & Visitor Centre

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Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Oddly fun

We saw a sign for a tourist attraction to a trout hatchery. So we took a quick detour to it. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TunaPoke
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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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It was interesting to see!

If you have children, I would recommend that you stop and show them the trout hatchery. It is very... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2018
KATHYPOO
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Kamloops, Canada
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2 weeks ago
“Oddly fun”
Nov 8, 2018
“It was interesting to see!”
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Learn about B.C. freshwater fish, recreational fishing and hatchery operations at our self-guided visitor centre. Guided tours and birthday parties can be organized- please contact us for more information. Free rod and tackle loan is available from...more
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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4522 Fenwick Rd, Fort Steele, British Columbia V0B 1N0, Canada
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+1 250-429-3214
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw a sign for a tourist attraction to a trout hatchery. So we took a quick detour to it. We couldn't find anyone there but walked around reading some interesting stuff about what goes on there. Out front we fed the trout from a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank TunaPoke
Reviewed November 8, 2018

If you have children, I would recommend that you stop and show them the trout hatchery. It is very interesting. Also they can try fishing outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KATHYPOO
Reviewed June 25, 2018

We found this hatchery by accident and were so glad we did! While it's very small, the team at the Kootenay Hatchery are doing incredible conservation work! There is also a cute catch-and-release pond on the property and loan out fishing rods for those who...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank WanderingOnion
Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

Not a whole lot here. This look like a place that at once was happening. I think with budget cut a plaque with an explanation has replaced an interpreter. Kids always seem to have fun feeding the giant deformed trouts. I would definitely consider a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank flyfishingdoc
Reviewed October 5, 2017

We took the kids here and they loved the fish/turtle ponds as well as all the information shared. Us adults enjoyed the information on the local aquatic life. Peaceful and nice spot to stop in.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ythebert
Reviewed August 2, 2017

We were looking for something that was low key for our kids and this was perfect. The kids got to feed the rainbow trout and they loved seeing the fish race for the food.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Christine P
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a self guided facility, admission is by donation. Small but very informative. A nice break away from a long drive. Would recommend.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank TommysMommy123456
Reviewed May 23, 2017

We knew about Kootenay Trout Hatchery while attending the program "Learn to Fish" held at the Wasa Lake Provincial Park Campground during May long weekend. Learn to Fish program is administered by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and it is a way to involve children...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jazmin L M
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a great place to learn about the life cycle of fish that are 'raised' in this facility. There are tanks you can see up close and personal with a ton of great signage so you can have a self-guided experience without much problem....More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank looseink
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We arrived a half hour before closing and toured the hatchery. What a great place to stop. Really interesting and educational. Lots of entertainment value for 50 cents worth of fish pellets to feed the fish.

Date of experience: July 2016
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