Organizations

Spruce City Wildlife Association

Based in the Prince George area, Spruce City Wildlife Association (SCWA) is a nonprofit group that has been running for the past 40 years. SCWA helps protect wildlife and wildlife corridors, while also running a Hatchery on the Nechako River. Learn more

Stoney Creek Environment Committee

The Stoney Creek Environment Committee is a registered nonprofit society under BC Nature, dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the natural habitat and wildlife of the Stoney Creek watershed.

Their projects and partnerships bring together a community of volunteers to:

- preserve Stoney Creek as a showcase of urban salmon-bearing streams,
- maintain the water and habitat quality for both the fish and wildlife of the area,
- raise public awareness of natural urban corridors and to bring people and nature together,
- provide opportunities for environmental education in the outdoor classroom that is Stoney Creek,
- promote partnership between the various stakeholders who are active in the area.

You can also find the SCEC hosting and attending community events such as the Great Salmon Send-Off and BC Rivers Day. Learn more

Tides

Tides Canada provides uncommon solutions for the common good by helping Canadians secure a healthy environment in ways that promote social equity and economic prosperity. For over 15 years, Tides Canada has worked to conserve British Columbia’s wild salmon watersheds, enhance youth training and leadership development to encourage environmental stewardship, and foster relationships among community-based research and monitoring groups and academic institutions. Learn more

Watershed Watch Salmon Society

Watershed Watch Salmon Society’s mission is to catalyze efforts to protect and restore BC’s precious wild salmon. Through scientific expertise, strategic alliances, outreach programs, and innovative projects, Watershed Watch is at the forefront in sounding the alarm on threats to salmon, and in prompting action to help them. Learn more

West Vancouver Streamkeepers

The West Vancouver Streamkeeper Society was established in 2001 to develop, promote and maintain best practices for protecting and sustaining wild Pacific salmon stocks. A registered nonprofit, the society has approximately 200 members.

Their aim is to protect and help restore local fish and other aquatic stocks by fostering and coordinating environmental stewardship among public, corporate and private stakeholders.

As a volunteer-based organization, their members are actively engaged in streamkeeping projects and work programs in the 22 creeks and tributaries in the District of West Vancouver. They also manage a fish hatchery, producing approximately 180,000 coho and chum fry each year that we stock in local streams. 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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