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Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery

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Great fall walk to view the salmon spawn

Tho this is not that easy to find and parking wasn't great when we went the walk is level and flat... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Lantzville, Canada
Great viewing Tunnel Salmon at Your finger tips

If you have never seen the returning Pacific Salmon and Trout you should take the short trip to the... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Craig D
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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Claymore Road, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia V9K 2T6, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Tho this is not that easy to find and parking wasn't great when we went the walk is level and flat and viewing the salmon was great. There was an underwater viewing place. We also saw bears and lots of eagles.

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

If you have never seen the returning Pacific Salmon and Trout you should take the short trip to the hatchery. This place is vital to the BC tourist economy as it restocks the Pcific with Salmon. It may be vital to the survival of the...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is one of our favourite places for a walk or dog walking. If you come with a dog PLEASE pick up the dogs feces and take it away. Also, if your dog is even remotely aggressive, keep it on leash or leash up the...More

Thank fromHythe
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a great place to get close to see salmon leaping the weirs. We were there in September and there were a few fish, but we were told that the water would be higher in a few weeks and more salmon would be leaping....More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

When the fish are in the river in the late summer and fall this is an area full of tourists but most of the year this is a very quiet area to go and walk, walk your dog or go birding.

Reviewed 12 November 2016

Spent a morning at the Hatchery, while exploring the local rivers and tributaries with the Chum Salmon run in full swing! What an interesting place! It is open to the public and for the most part is self-guided exploration, however there are lots of signs...More

Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 8 October 2016

My father, sister and I used to come here quite often when I was a little kid. One of my fondest memories was feeding the fish and going into the underground whatsit to see the fish. I recently brought my husband here and I was...More

Thank Robyn D
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just spectacular to see the ending life cycles of the species of Pacific salmon. Nice underwater viewing areas and can possibly see workers harvesting the salmon eggs and male sperm of spawning salmon. Wonder of nature and a great visit for all ages

Thank overlookBc
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is a interesting place to learn about the fish in our area. They have tours through the year and when releasing fish back into the system. It's fairly easy to walk around Little Qualicum River.

Thank 145elite123145
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Always enjoy coming here. Easy walking trail. Enjoy the changing colors of Autumn. One never know what wildlife one will see. Bears do roam this area occasionally. Sometimes Eagles, deer etc. sometimes there will be someone fishing. During fall, the salmon are spawning, where one...More

Thank Linda D
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13 October 2017|
Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure, but I cannot see why not. My Canadian friends took us there in late September and said it would be few more weeks until water levels rise and the majority of salmon arrive. Maybe early November is the best... More