Adams River Salmon Society

The organization's mission is to promote and support education, interpretation and conservation of the cultural and natural values of the Roderick Haig-Brown Park on the Adams River & to protect wild salmon.

The Adams River Salmon Society is run by a volunteer board of directors who are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. The primary focus of the Society is to help organize and run the Salute to the Sockeye held during the dominant run every four years. In addition, the Society helps to determine how best to utilize the proceeds from the Salutes, including the event admission revenue, to fulfill its mandate to encourage and facilitate the education and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of Roderick Haig-Brown Park. For example, funding for the interpretive signage throughout the Park came from the Salute proceeds, known as the Legacy Fund. Another project for the Society has been the restoration of the former overflow parking lot, which began with the planting of over 1,000 tree seedlings in the spring of 2010. Learn more

Baker Creek Enhancement Society

Baker Creek Enhancement Society is involved in public education, environmental representation, interpretive trail building and ecological restoration in Quesnel.

The Nature Education and Resource Centre was created by the Baker Creek Enhancement Society in 2002. The Centre is located at the West Fraser Timber Park, upstairs in the concession building. The Centre is open Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. Learn more

Bowen Island Fish and Wildlife Club

The Hatchery is 100% volunteer run by the Bowen Island Fish & Wildlife Club. They do not have regular open hours except for special events like the Coho Bon Voyage held on the first Sunday of each June. However, depending on the time of year, the hatchery may have developing wild salmon eggs in the egg trays and salmon in the tanks ready to be released into the Bowen waterways. Their volunteers are at the Hatchery almost every day to clean, feed and care for the wild salmon. Learn more

Burns Bog Conservation Society

Burns Bog Conservation Society conducts educations programs, tours, day camps and awareness events. We build and maintain the boardwalk system in the Delta Nature Reserve, the only accessible part of Burns Bog. We publish peatland educational materials for all ages, and partner with environmental organizations academic institutions to create and distribute accurate and up-to-date information on the peatlands. Learn more

Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society

Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup Society was founded in 2002 by anglers, birdwatchers, conservationists, biologists and concerned local residents. CVRCS is a nonprofit organization that unites individuals who are concerned about the increasing amount of garbage being left along the Chilliwack/Vedder River.

The society has two major objectives:

By using an "Adopt a River" model, to organize groups and individual volunteers who wish to clean up the river.
To educate the public on the value of the river and the need to keep it clean. Learn more

Cougar Creek Streamkeepers

Cougar Creek Streamkeepers is an informal group of volunteers dedicated to restoring and maintaining the health of Cougar Creek, a salmon stream that rises in Surrey, British Columbia (Canada), flows through North Delta and empties into the Fraser River. Learn more

Hoy-Scott Creek Watershed Society

Hoy-Scott Watershed Society, (HSWS) is a volunteer run society that operates a small salmon hatchery at Hoy Creek, and conducts a salmon enhancement program in partnership with the City of Coquitlam, and technical expertise from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). Learn more

Hyde Creek Watershed Society

Hyde Creek Watershed Society operates an Education Centre and Salmon Hatchery. It is run by a group of dedicated volunteers working to preserve and enhance fish and wildlife habitats and promote environmental awareness & education to the Public.

Come by the hatchery between 9:30am-11:30am on Saturdays for an informal tour of the Centre. Learn more

Find an Event Near You

2017 Open House – Seymour Salmonid Society
August 27, 2017

Rice Lake Gate (4900 Lilooet Rd.)

2017 Open house – Seymour Hatchery: Come celebrate the society's 30th anniversary. Find out what's been going on at the hatchery and learn more about the lower conservation reserve from Metro Vancouver's educational team.

Free bus transportation from Rice Lake Gate (4900 Lilooet Rd.)

What's happening: hatchery tours, watershed interpretation, live music, food truck, games, giveaways!

Katzie Slough Canoe Tour
September 16, 2017

Join Watershed Watch Salmon Society and Friends of Katzie Slough on a canoe tour of the Katzie Slough. Learn about the Slough's history, ecology and the challenges that make it emblematic of many small streams in the lower mainland. RSVP to reserve a canoe, $20/canoe or free with own canoe/kayak. Event runs rain or shine.

BC Rivers Day Chilliwack Vedder River Cleanup
September 24, 2017

48685 Chilliwack Lake Rd, Chilliwack, BC, Canada

In celebration of BC Rivers Day this is our largest cleanup of the year! All registered participants can enjoy the BBQ lunch and additional refreshments. We will provide the gloves, garbage and recycling bags and you provide the 'boots on the ground'. Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle or a travel mug!

Pink Salmon Festival
August 27, 2017

Join the Pacific Salmon Foundation for its fifth biennial Pink Salmon Festival on Sunday, August 27th from noon to 4:00pm in Vanier/Hadden Park across from the Maritime Museum. The festival is part of the FraserFest series of events celebrating the Fraser watershed this summer.

This year a large run of pink salmon are forecasted to flood the Fraser River in August. Pink salmon are the most sustainable salmon species, yet are traditionally undervalued by the public. Enjoy pink salmon samplings donated by Canadian Fishing Company and prepared by well-known executive chefs including Robert Clark (The Fish Counter.) BBQ will be available by donation with all proceeds supporting wild salmon conservation in British Columbia. Other highlights will include music, interactive storytelling, educational displays and plenty of free family-friendly activities.

Eco-Spouts (Quesnel)

July and August meeting places:
July 25 - West Fraser Timber Park
August 1 - Ten Mile Lake
August 8 - West Fraser Timber Park
August 15 - Claymine Trails
August 22 - West Fraser Timber Park

Please direct questions to:

Registration: $2 per child, $5 for families with 3 or more children

September 2, 2017 – September 3, 2017

On September 2nd & 3rd, 2017 Nootka Marine Adventures will be holding its 13th annual two-day Kayak Derby, in the waters of Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet.

This will be the 13th annual Kayak Derby. As with all our derbies our goal is to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration projects within the Nootka Sound watershed, benefiting not only the salmon fishing community but our local natural environment.

Moutcha Bay Resort will serve as headquarters for the derby where the fish weigh-in and prize ceremonies will take place. This year there is a $60 per contestant entry fee and participants are encouraged to pre-register with our customer service agents in advance of arrival.

For more information contact: 1-877-337-5464

Salmon Come Home
October 22, 2017

Hoy Creek Hatchery, Coquitlam, British Columbia V3B 7N3

Our annual SALMON COME HOME event is usually held the third Sunday of every October, and is co-hosted with the City of Coquitlam Municipality, and celebrates the return of the salmon to Hoy Creek. The return is special because the salmon return to the creek where they were spawned, after living most of their adult lives at sea. They return solely to spawn and then die.

In 2017 the date is set for Sunday, October 22nd. The free family event runs from 11am through to 3pm at the Hoy Creek Hatchery as many participating community groups share educational information. The highlight is viewing the returning chum salmon, but there is also live salmon demonstrations; musical entertainment; habitat restoration (planting); interactive children’s activities; food, and educational exhibits. Approximately 2000 people came out in 2016 and there was a good show of chum salmon in the stream. Prime viewing is middle of October through early November.

Dress for the weather, as the event runs rain or shine! The Hoy Creek Hatchery is located on Hoy Creek Trail Linear Park, west of the City Centre Aquatic Complex at the corner of Pinetree and Guildford Way.

Beer and Wine Sampling @ Pub120
August 17, 2017

One20 Pub, 8037 120 Street, Delta

Evening of Beer/Wine Samply, appetizers, entertainment, silent auction possibly beer sampling as well.

Tickets are $35.00

Stanley Park BioBlitz 150
August 12, 2017 – August 13, 2017

Running as a 24 hour event this BioBlitz brings together scientists, naturalists, taxonomic experts and the general public of all ages to inventory as many species as possible in Stanley Park over a 24-hour period. Surveys are predetermined and start from various locations in the Park. On the Saturday there is a festival where many surveys will leave from, environmental organizations sharing their information and activities. In addition to surveys, organizations will lead information nature-exploration sessions into the Park.

YVR Celebration Cleanup
September 16, 2017

Iona Island Park/Beach
Metro Vancouver, British Columbia

Please join YVR and Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup for a family friendly cleanup and celebration at Iona Beach for International Coastal Cleanup Day! Prizes! Music! Food!
Since 2010, there have been 9 cleanups that have collected 967kg of trash at this site.
Please meet us at the tents set up at Iona Beach Park.

Feature Stories

Salmon Stewards face off against a Rockslide

Salmon stewardship is woven into the culture of First Nations from a history that goes back thousands of years. It’s seen as a sacred responsibility, reflected in stories that are passed from one generation to the next.

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Get a Stream Address

Salmon Sundays are an institution at the Mossom Creek Hatchery and Education Centre in Port Moody. Visit any Sunday and you’ll likely encounter one of the founders – Ruth Foster or Rod MacVicar – and a cluster of volunteers.

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