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Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre

8400 Byng Road, Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-902-0336
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Went on the walk

We had already been to a salmon hatchery whilst in BC so we ventured on the walk from the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Fascinating insight into a vital part of the ecosystem

A really interesting hatchery trip gives a great perspective on salmon. Great for kids with easy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Leap in to Salmon's World at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre! Explore, play and learn in our unique interpretive gallery featuring interactive exhibits and live aquaria. Take a guided tour of a working salmon hatchery and talk to knowledgeable staff about this amazing, iconic creature. Learn what makes wild salmon the lifeblood of the BC Coast. A visit to the Salmon Centre is a fun and educational experience for all ages!The Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, Quatse River Hatchery, and Quatse River Campground are operated by the Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association. All proceeds fund salmon conservation efforts on Northern Vancouver Island.
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8400 Byng Road, Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-902-0336
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had already been to a salmon hatchery whilst in BC so we ventured on the walk from the stewardship building. The walk loop is not far to walk from the building it crosses a bridge over the Quatse River, the walk meanders through quite...More

Thank 49Pam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really interesting hatchery trip gives a great perspective on salmon. Great for kids with easy to understand presentations and the tour to see the tanks and understand the process with one of the staff. We had just dropped in to fill in some time...More

Thank Ginger_Whinger89
Reviewed June 25, 2017

The salmon hatchery centre is set up really well for children. As adults we found it really interesting too. Perry, took us on a personal tour, and gave us lots of great info about the salmon, & the processes at the hatchery. We enjoyed our...More

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed June 21, 2017

They were not open when we got there but a wonderful young lady said she could take us around the facility. It was very informative, and I would recommend it to others.

Thank dixiedoll
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

It's looks intresting from the outside. Sadly we couldn't find the right open hours because it is closed during the winter & spring. You can't find this information in the internet (or is really good hidden) So please check first (maybe call) if you are...More

Thank Jan K
Reviewed February 22, 2017

What a marvelous place to bring students, children of any age and learners of nature. We loved the interactive tour, and all the new knowledge gained about Pacific Salmon, the West Coast Ecosystem, and preserving the rivers for Salmon Runs. My friends from China loved...More

Thank 109Barbara109
Reviewed February 18, 2017

We were there in the summer with a big family group and there was a little something for everyone. The tour of the facility was great and super educational and there are a ton of hands on exhibits for the kids to explore. I think...More

Thank sarawhite
Reviewed October 24, 2016

What a great stop. A museum and a tour of the hatchery. My son loved his visit. I am pretty sure he visited every exhibit in the small museum 3 times. Then there was a guided tour, talking about salmon, the hatchery, the local environment....More

Thank Jim F
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We took the kids (9 & 10) before heading to Telegraph Cove. It was great to understand what we would be seeing on the bear tour the next day, we travelled in September in the hope of seeing the salmon run. The centre is very...More

Thank Suz_D600
Reviewed September 27, 2016

If you are in the area, stop in! Such a cool place. A miniature Vancouver Aquarium except about salmon in a practical world!

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