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Our local fish hatchery is located on Capilano road. Access is a bit tricky if you don't pay attention to the signage on the road. Once parked, you can make your way down to the viewing area where the fish ladders offer a view of...More
This was a spur of the moment stop in between 2 better known tourist spots. I had been to the hatchery years ago, but didn't pay attention to the river . We always look quickly at the salmon beginning their challenging lives, read abit of...More
I remember going to The Capilano Fish Hatchery 50 years ago on a field trip with my school. We brought our school lunches and had a picnic in addition to learning about the life-cycle of the salmon. The hiking trails are easy to follow and...More
It is always nice to see how the salmons are dancing their way back to the hatchery. Best time is to see it in the month of October. Recommended for all ages. Free entrance and free parking, nice environment, not too much traffic and not...More
We went when the salmon were spawning and swimming up river. Fascinating to see them trying to jump up the ladder.
It’s free to visit and you can hike from there to Cleveland dam.
Would recommend for out of towners
We take all of our out of town visitors here as it is fairly unknown but worth seeing. Depending on the time of year, you might see the salmon swimming up the ladder as the sides are glass. Great information about the Salmon's lifestyle.
My mom loves this kind of stuff, so I reluctantly agreed based on her description and am really glad I did. The hatchery itself is neat to learn about the salmon, but there are a lot of pretty views and hikes to be seen as...More
Response from Diana27613 | Reviewed this property |
One thing we learned was that different species return to lay eggs at different times during the spring/ summer. When we were there in late June, salmon were in the river and also in the area at the top of the ladder but we... More
One thing we learned was that different species return to lay eggs at different times during the spring/ summer. When we were there in late June, salmon were in the river and also in the area at the top of the ladder but we did not see them “running” up the ladder.
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
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, it was all paved road or trails (the trails weren't difficult at all). I don't think it was more than a mile or two. Have fun!