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Address: 24 Chamcook Lake Road #1, Chamcook, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 3S8, Canada (Formerly Atlantic Salmon Interpretive Centre)
Phone Number: (506) 529-1038
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A hidden gem and lots of info about wild salmon

There's more here than you might think here and it's well worth a visit. Some have lamented the lack of 'wild' salmon but there are live salmon on display. If you have the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
susanmscott
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Oshawa, Canada
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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's more here than you might think here and it's well worth a visit. Some have lamented the lack of 'wild' salmon but there are live salmon on display. If you have the choice of a guided tour, take it. We were asked if we wanted a tour and took the opportunity. There is a lot of useful information about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from St Andrews. Wasn't sure what to expect. We paid out due $6 each I believe. And we were given option to have a private guide or walk around alone. We took the guided tour ,no extra charge awesome. We loved it. Not a huge place but tons of information and the guide... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Dropped by when driving around in the St. Andrew New Brunswick area. Good for a short visit and walk around. Interpretation displays were interesting.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We had an enjoyable tour by a member of the staff who was very knowledgeable about the salmon. A disappointment is the fact that the salmon in the holding tank are farm raised and not from the wild. They also have nature trails for those who like to hike. Inside the center is a tremendous amount of printed material and... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

We brought our family (adult children) who enjoyed the centre but I'm not sure young children would enjoy this centre. We were disappointed that we did not get a tour by a guide. Interesting history about wild salmon and their future conservation efforts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

It is a small place, but we enjoyed the personal tour given by the staff and she was knowledgeable and informative Indeed wild salmon looks totally different from the farmed ones. There are hiking trails to venture into the woods too Recommended for those liking nature and marine life

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This may be named a Wild Salmon Nature Centre, but there are no wild salmon there. It may have posters about wild salmon, but the live salmon are there held in a holding tank in a river that has definitely seen better days. If there are any fish in the river, I would be very surprised.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This addition to the ASF main office is a great opportunity to learn more about the elusive Atlantic Salmon, it's history in Atlantic Canada and the world. My father had been a guide to anglers for over 50 years, and to Lee & Joan Wuff, and I stopped fishing for this fish in 1998 as a conservation effort, due to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

OK, so this isn't the New England or Ripley's aquarium. What it is is a beautiful, rustic exhibition on salmon set in the tranquil Chamcook forest. The buildings themselves are stunning: log cabins with exhibits on all things salmon. There's a live salmon pool including an underwater viewing room, as well as a saltwater touch tank (it's a bit small,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Well done displays and descriptions of the life cycle of Atlantic Salmon. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. It is very convenient to find in the area.

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