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Chapman Creek Hatchery and Nature Destination

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4381 Parkway Dr, Sechelt, British Columbia V0N 3A0, Canada
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See salmon and trout hatchlings, kids can catch a fish, take a short naturewalk

We loved our visit here. The very knowledgeable and experienced guide patiently told us all about... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
Ottawa, Canada
Interesting stop on Sunshine Coast

We stopped in with our three kids. Primarily volunteer run, someone was happy to show us around... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
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salmon hatchery and nature destination with trails, hatchery education, picnic facilities, and garden
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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4381 Parkway Dr, Sechelt, British Columbia V0N 3A0, Canada
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

We loved our visit here. The very knowledgeable and experienced guide patiently told us all about this place and how it is run, and how salmon get imprinted to return to their familiar waters. Lots of volunteer effort keeps this place running. Payment is by...More

Thank Rosemary3333
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We stopped in with our three kids. Primarily volunteer run, someone was happy to show us around. The kids enjoyed looking at the fish in the large tanks and feeding them. Fall would be a good time to visit (spawning) but we enjoyed the path...More

Thank jess152
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Chapman creek walkabout the day before so stopped in to see the hatchery. Very informative young man walked us through the various stages, very passionatec about his work, enjoyed our visit, small facility, but making a difference, which matters.

Thank Lesley L
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Small hatchery, but even in mid March lots of interesting parts to our visit. Received a guided tour by team member who was extremely knowledgeable and obviously committed to this environment. We had a delightful time and also an enjoyable, but fairly brief walk on...More

1  Thank JJR10
Reviewed 25 November 2015

You will find this group hard working well informed, community minded and generally concerned with what is going on. A great stop for everyone in your family Take some time out to help out by joining in on any one of the many community events...More

Thank Patti L
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I happened on this hatchery, on an October afternoon, and was so glad that I stopped. This is a well-done hatchery, run by a small team and volunteers. It is located in a lovely forest with great trails that follow the river out to the...More

1  Thank Triciaukus
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This is a very small hatchery - but still interesting for the young ones. Trout and smelt can be seen in the above-ground tubs and annual events allow for "catch a trout" which my children absolutely loved when they were pre-schoolers. The walk along Chapman...More

Thank Edvin H
Reviewed 18 September 2015

We walked to Chapman Falls and found it to be a very enjoyable hike. The trail passes several vehicles that are rotting in the forest, under the power lines and finally to the falls. The water from Chapman Creek is used as a water supply...More

Thank jsMT1994
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Very interesting. Lots of good work being carried out by dedicated volunteers. Interesting to see the hatching tanks and also see the returning salmon during spawning season. Worth a visit.

Thank Mily4
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

We got here right after lunch (they're closed from 12-1pm) and were the only people there. Chris took us around and showed us all of their pools of fish. Each of my kids (age 5 and 2) were able to catch a rainbow trout from...More

Thank k m
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