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Puntledge River Hatchery

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Easy to access, short walk to river, easy to view salmon spawning in season. Awesome glass wall to... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
Vince G
Comox, Canada
Very Educational

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

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Courtenay, Canada
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38 Powerhouse Rd, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 9L3, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Easy to access, short walk to river, easy to view salmon spawning in season. Awesome glass wall to view fish as they go upstream. Kids will love it!

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Vince G
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jazzfatcat58
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

Date of experience: August 2017
7  Thank Nathalie A
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)

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Engadiner
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Beverley K
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.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Cran_Law
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!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank stephaniewU7484AP
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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Corey B
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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank RodneyV_12
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..

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank donna g
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