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Chapman Creek Hatchery and Nature Destination

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Address: 4381 Parkway Dr, Sechelt, British Columbia V0N 3A0, Canada
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salmon hatchery and nature destination with trails, hatchery education,...

salmon hatchery and nature destination with trails, hatchery education, picnic facilities, and garden

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Not easy to find- but well worth the visit

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 March 2016
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Abbotsford, Canada
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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a trail bordering the creek. This hatchery depends on many volunteers and donations for continued... More 

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Sechelt, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 this amazing group does Thanks to you all for all your hard work

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 ocean. I was a little early for big salmon activity, but did see some. I... More 

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Roberts Creek, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 Creek is nice - but short. Fishing this creek for Coho in the fall used... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 source so once up to the pumping station just follow the water pipes. The falls... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 one of their pools (very exciting) at $5 a piece. We then fed some smaller... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Very good and educational place. It is not big, but worth to go. The staff is super friendly and kind enough to give us a tour. Strongly recommend a staff named David. You can let kid do the fishing in their fish farm (guarantee for a fish), and buy crab bait (frozen salmon), buy fresh fish, and he even stored... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

This is a very great place, and it's very educational. We learned a lot of the how hatcher work for fishes We had a lot of fun there catching trout.

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Halswell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the hatchery. We were really fortunate that one of the staff was able to give us a tour of the operation which we found to be very informative and enjoyable. His passion and enthusiasm for the hatchery, mission and surroundings was incredibly impressive. We have no hesitation in recommending a visit to others.

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