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Nature's 'fix'

A nice walk (or ride) along sidewalk or there are little paths on the water's edge.You could even... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Susan M
Glacier National Park of Canada, Canada

A wonderful experience for all ages to see the salmon swim upstream to spawn. Watching them... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Bowmanville, Canada
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Roenigk Dr | Bowmanville Creek, Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

A nice walk (or ride) along sidewalk or there are little paths on the water's edge.You could even paddle in water at most places along the way-it is shallow.Listen to the sounds of nature-lots of birds,ducks in pond along path.We have seen blue Heron's.Volunteers have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A wonderful experience for all ages to see the salmon swim upstream to spawn. Watching them swimming and preparing to jump up the rushing water is fasinating.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

I love walks along the Bowmanville Creek with my family & watching the fish at the ladder is an additional treat. My youngest daughter loves watching this event but timing is everything. There's ample free parking available & its a fun way of getting some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sammie4
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We stopped here while camping in the area. The trail is paved and in a beautiful setting. Having read reviews of people who had visited in July in previous years and reported seeing the fish, I thought there would be something to see. However, when...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 0622Lisa
Reviewed April 7, 2018

I always enjoy a fall walk along the Bowmanville Creek and especially watching the fish at the ladder. The efforts put in by the community groups to make the fish ladder possible is tremendous and well appreciated. Lots of free parking and a great way...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank grey0wl
Reviewed March 19, 2018

The Bowmanville Valleys conservation area includes the fish ladder. Trout use the ladder as well as salmon, but at different times of the year. You should check their website for details. This recommendation is based on the entire area, not just the fish ladder. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
7  Thank travelbug9999Ontario
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Take a walk along the river and see the many and I mean many fishermen trying to catch these monster fish

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Jason A
Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you get a chance to see the fish ladder when the salmon or trout are running it is incredible. Well done Valleys 2000 for getting it built.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank 52russ
Reviewed April 8, 2017

The entrance is off Roenigk Drive, Bowmanville Valley lots of parking and nice paved pathway. We rarely miss the opportunity to stop at the Fish Ladder to watch the fish attempting to complete their journey up stream in the spring and the fall. This is...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank PoppaGoose
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Happened to be a great sunny day and the fish were cooperating very well! Parking was available, just follow the asphalt trail and you can't miss it.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Response from 926sf | Reviewed this property |
The rainbow trout run in mid March to early April. Salmon will be jumping in September after Labour Day for about two weeks. CLOCA is the conservation authority-you can try calling them during business hours. I hope that... More