Organizations

Mid Vancouver Island Habitat Enhancement Society

Conservation and restoration of habitat related to salmon including watersheds, estuaries and shorelines from Deep Bay to Lantzville on Vancouver Island, BC.

Connecting people to their landscape through partnerships focussing on field study, education and restoration Learn more

Morrison Creek Streamkeepers

The Morrison Creek Streamkeepers (MCS), are an active group of watershed residents and community members dedicated to preserving, rehabilitating and promoting public awareness of the Morrison Creek watershed.

As much as possible, MCS volunteers are also actively involved in land-use planning at all levels of government. They have also conducted restoration projects with the guidance of both DFO and BC Ministry of Environment with details of their latest projects available in the Archives. Learn more

North Shore Streamkeepers

North Shore Streamkeepers come from all walks of life. They are ordinary people who are willing to be trained, spend their free time monitoring and improving streams and waterways. They have an interest in local history, ecology, and lifestyle. You may stumble upon a streamkeeper or a group of streamkeepers taking part in one of many activities. Learn more

Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery

The Oldfield Creek Fish Hatchery is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization operated by the Prince Rupert Salmonid Enhancement Society and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

One of the most exciting things the hatchery offers to the community is a number of fantastic volunteer opportunities, including:

• Fish culture: care for thousands of juvenile salmon by feeding, cleaning tanks, and egg picking
• Smoltfest: help children release Coho smolts back to Olfield creek. Fun for the whole family!
• Brood stock collection: net or angle for adult spawners for egg and milt collection-by far the most exciting!

Volunteering with the hatchery provides invaluable hands-on experience, as well as a chance to get to know the different species of Pacific salmon first hand. Learn more

Pacific Salmon Foundation

The mission of the Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is to be the trusted voice for conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their ecosystems, and works to bring salmon back stream by stream through the strategic use of resources and local communities.

The Foundation was created in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and rebuild Pacific salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon. Through its funding programs, the PSF supports community-based initiatives, advances scientific research and works with industry and government to develop long-term strategies for the benefit of wild salmon and the protection of their habitats. Learn more

Pacific Streamkeepers Federation

The Pacific Streamkeepers Federation was initiated in May 1995, at a Community Involvement Workshop held in Williams Lake British Columbia, Canada, attended by more than 300 stream restoration volunteers from BC and the Yukon. The PSkF is a nonprofit society committed to supporting community groups involved in Streamkeepers activities throughout BC and the Yukon. Learn more

Peninsula Streams Society

Peninsula Streams Society helps coordinate stream restoration and habitat conservation on the Saanich Peninsula. It provides its associated groups with the technical expertise and resources to help achieve their goals.

Its goal is to achieve healthy aquatic habitat that supports self-sustaining populations of native species in both freshwater and marine environments. We accomplish this objective through research, restoration, innovative projects, public education and private land stewardship. Learn more

Port Moody Ecological Society

The Port Moody Ecological Society is a 100% volunteer-operated training facility whose mandate is to operate a salmon hatchery and water quality testing laboratory located on land owned by the City of Port Moody. Each year, their volunteers donate 10,000 hours of their time operating the hatchery, conducting water quality testing in our laboratory, participating in community outreach programmes – including our own environmental festival that attracts over 80 organisation and 5,500 visitors from Metro Vancouver per year. We also conduct over 50 school programmes throughout the year. Learn more

Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society

The SWSS is a charitable, nonprofit organization with powerful ideas and motivation for stewardship. The SWSS calls the Salmo River Watershed home, which is located in an interior-rainforest in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia, Canada. Learn more

Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP)

The Salmon Habitat Restoration Program (SHaRP) is 22 years strong in 2017! Our team can be found in the community from April to November annually educating businesses and community members on salmon stewardship while employing local youth to enhance Surrey's fish habitat. Learn more

Find an Event Near You

Coho Commotion
October 21, 2017

Meet at Capilano Fish Hatchery, end of Capilano Park Rd, North Vancouver.

Experience a truly amazing race that follows the journey of salmon from hatching grounds to ocean. Watch salmon leaping, get up close and personal with real specimens and hear about their extraordinary lives.

It's FREE and for all ages!

Details at: http://www.metrovancouver.org/events/calendar/north-vancouver/838/coho-commotion

3rd Annual Harrison Salmon Festival
October 14, 2017 – October 18, 2017

Agassiz (various locations)

Witness thousands of spawning salmon at the Weaver Creek Spawning Channel and Chehalis River Hatchery. Join artisan demonstrations, interpretative walks and special guest talks!

New features: Barbecue at the Charlie Longhouse in Chehalis plus a showcase of the ancient tale of the salmon and their fight for survival and protection at the Salmon Theatre.

Details: https://www.aboriginalbc.com/events/the-3rd-annual-harrison-salmon-festival/

Powell River Dinner & Auction
October 21, 2017

Dwight Hall

Join us for the 11th annual Powell River Dinner & Auction! The evening will consist of live and silent auctions as well as several exciting raffles. The auctions will feature fishing adventures, original artwork, giftware, jewelry and other unique items. Tickets are $50.00 each and are available at Marine Traders or Powell River Outdoors. Tables of ten are available.

We look forward to a successful fundraiser with proceeds to be directed towards salmon conservation, restoration and enhancement in the Powell River Region.

Cocktail hour: 5:30pm
Dinner: 7:00pm
Live Auction: 8:30pm

https://www.psf.ca/event/powell-river-dinner-auction

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.

http://www.hoyscottcreeks.org/salmon-come-home/

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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