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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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  • Average17%
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“salmon” (161 reviews)
“fish ladder” (31 reviews)
“life cycle” (24 reviews)
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4500 Capilano Park Rd, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7R 4L3, Canada
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+1 604-666-1790
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"salmon"
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"fish ladder"
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"life cycle"
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"self guided tour"
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"great learning"
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"cleveland dam"
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"beautiful river"
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"grouse mountain"
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"kids and adults"
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"viewing platform"
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

This is a really interesting place, especially seeing the salmon through the glass jumping up. We all found it fascinating it is in a really beautiful place.

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Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

Finally got to see the salmon jumping! It’s amazing to see up close. You can see them popping up from the river but when you go inside the faculty, there is an area where you can see the salmon jump up the ladders behind glass....More

Thank D. W
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Reviewed October 25, 2017

never realized the exact science of breeding salmon,and the efforts that go into it.Well I certainly have a better idea now! Anything you want to know,they have it covered here in various hatcheries and huge glass tanks,only missing thing on the day we visited was...More

Thank IAN W
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

We were blessed to come on a day when the salmon were striving to climb the fish ladder. We were all entranced watching as the fish strove mightily to make it to the next rung. My three-year-old probably could've stayed all day. The hatchery offers...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

What a great way to learn about Salmon - our guide was wonderful explaining the life habits of the salmon and the way the Hatchery has been created to replicate nature is fantastic.

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

We have been to a few hatcherys but we like this one the best. The road to it is a little tricky to find - it looks like a driveway, but worth the effort. I just wasn't counting on a busload of tourists! LOL It...More

Thank 1946HappyCamper
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Simple but educative. baby salmon too cute. If you come at the right season you can catch adults going up the fish ladder and jumping out of the water.

Thank P9309FHwaynec
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

We probably went during the wrong time of year because nothing much was happening but it is on route to grouse mountain and worth the 10-15 minutes you’ll spend there. Interesting what/how they are maintaining the salmon population. I imagine it is quite a show...More

Thank Monkey022004
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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

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 gorgeous!

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

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

Thank Travelfan_K
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patpetetravel
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
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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
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