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Capilano Salmon Hatchery

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4500 Capilano Park Rd, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4L3, Canada
+1 604-666-1790
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Unsuspecting salmon lay their eggs here before they die.
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  • Average16%
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4500 Capilano Park Rd, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4L3, Canada
+1 604-666-1790
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth the trip to wander through this place. It will give you a whole new perspective on salmon. :)

Thank Travelfan_K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 like setting, this is only a few...More

Thank ktharg
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery is a fantastic learning curve. This venue would make a wonderful day trip for schools. It's totally amazing how salmon are able to leap 6 feet or more into the air to navigate the rocks enroute to their...More

Thank Renegade225
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Capilano Salmon Hatchery is an excellent place to view salmon during the most impressive part of their life cycle. And currently the coho salmon are running with dozens of the fish making their way up the fish ladders in the viewing windows at the...More

1  Thank bandaibob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As my husband has an interest in fishing we decided to visit the hatchery on the way back from Grouse Mountain. The bus dropped us off about 1.2 kilometres from the hatchery and we walked from there. The walk down is not too bad, but...More

Thank OpaMarnie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to Capilano Suspension Bridge this is a nice stop before. You are able to see picturesque pictures of the raging river. See the salmon making their way up the man made tiered river of the inner dam. Witness small salmon in...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative site with good views of hatchery process; helpful interpretive center, and comfortable walk for viewing.

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The walk from the Suspension Bridge park was awesome (we took a trail as opposed to sticking to the road). However you need to be in decent shape. When we finally got to the hatchery we were disappointed. There's really not a lot to see...More

Thank TripItch
Reviewed August 14, 2017

quick interesting place with lovely scenery . my husband is a fisherman so he appreciated this . it was part of our tour package and it is interesting

Thank Jill E
Reviewed August 13, 2017

I am planning on going into the sustainable fishery industry when I graduate and so the hatchery was a necessary stop on my family vacation! (I have been to 3 other fish hatcheries) There were a lot of informative signs about the process of how...More

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July 24, 2016|
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Response from PensantALaMer | Reviewed this property |
I took the bus from Lonsdale Quay. I got off at the top of the park, near the reservoir, walked down to the hatchery, kept walking downhill back to the main road and caught the bus back to the quay. No fences or ravines... More
Diane C
January 3, 2015|
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Response from June Q | Reviewed this property |
Hello Diane, I am not sure about Butchard Gardens but I would believe they would be all up and running for this week. Call Van Dusen Gardens and check their times. Local hotels will have brochures for them. Their... More