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Puntledge River Hatchery

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38 Powerhouse Rd, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9L3, Canada
+1 250-703-0907
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Very Educational

When my nephew visited me earlier this year, the ladies took us through the hatchery on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jazzfatcat58
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Courtenay, Canada
Tubing

The reason to go here is for the tubing. What a blast. Enter at the fish hatchery (nothing... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Nathalie A
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38 Powerhouse Rd, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9L3, Canada
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+1 250-703-0907
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When my nephew visited me earlier this year, the ladies took us through the hatchery on a personalized tour. We happened to luck in because it was not yet tourist season and they weren't ready to receive the public yet, but they were kind enough...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The reason to go here is for the tubing. What a blast. Enter at the fish hatchery (nothing exciting here). Once in the water, the ride is divided in three parts. Part 1 is pretty fast and loads of fun, ends at Puntledge Park where...More

3  Thank Nathalie A
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

This gives an interesting insight in the life cycle of the Salmon. During spawning season, you can see a lot of Salmon in their tank - probably the best time to visit (October)

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Excellent facility to learn and appreciate the life cycle of salmon. Fall offers spawning channels and large viewing tanks. Large sign boards explain the process, short walk down to the river and see the salmon coming to the end of their journey.

1  Thank Beverley K
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

It was fun to walk around the Hatchery and learn about what they do there. We got to see plenty of fish in the tanks.

Thank Cran_Law
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Never seen salmons return from the ocean. Super quiet, no one else was here. A small viewing area for dying salmons, and a cool spot to watch the others try jumping up the river. Neat!

Thank Stephanie W
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

Who doesn't love tubing and what a place to do it! It's so incredibly beautiful and the river was at a really nice speed. It has a few fast points which gives everyone that extra thrill. The river has also a couple of nice spots...More

1  Thank Corey B
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We spent about 2 hours there last year as the salmon run was happening and the staff at the hatchery were very informative and helpful answering questions about migration, food, habitat, tagging, spawning and species. Learned a lot about the salmon in our area of...More

Thank RodneyV_12
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

The hatchery is very interesting.. It shows the life of a fish..the local ocean salmon..from spawning to release..different times of the year the hatchery is teaming with fish.# kids of all ages like to see the viewing area.. It's just a cool thing to do..

Thank donna g
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

We had a great experience there the staff took us around and showed us everything from the fish ladders to the milking of the egg's .,right to the release of the baby fish

1  Thank kenh921
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