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Salmonid Interpretation Centre

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Grand Falls Fishway, Grand Falls Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador A2A 1C4, Canada
+1 709-489-7350
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Interesting stop

On a bus tour when we stopped here. Learned about the migration of the salmon from the water and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda B
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Raleigh, North Carolina
An education

A very interesting story of how the river has been adapted to accommodate the migration of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lancastrians16
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UK
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“salmon” (66 reviews)
“fish ladder” (8 reviews)
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Grand Falls Fishway, Grand Falls Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador A2A 1C4, Canada
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"salmon"
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"fish ladder"
in 8 reviews
"viewing area"
in 6 reviews
"video presentation"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 5 reviews
"on site restaurant"
in 2 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 6 reviews
"holding area"
in 4 reviews
"the wait staff"
in 2 reviews
"short visit"
in 2 reviews
"bus tour"
in 2 reviews
"lots of parking"
in 2 reviews
"central newfoundland"
in 3 reviews
"viewing window"
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"exploits"
in 9 reviews
"upstream"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On a bus tour when we stopped here. Learned about the migration of the salmon from the water and up the ladders. Also inside we were able to see them moving through the water towards the ladders outside.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting story of how the river has been adapted to accommodate the migration of the Atlantic Salmon and thereby increased the stock considerably. The Interpretative Centre although small was adequate and included a window on to the river to see the fish at...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Under a major dam and hydro-electric plant, the salmon are helped to migrate upstream by a series of "ladders". Plenty of salmon trying and often succeeding to jump the ladders to move upstream to spawn. A fascinating look at this process that is key to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way through Grand Falls. From the icket booth, you go down several flights of stairs to a driveway that leads down to the salmon viewing area and further down to a great view of the river. When we were there...More

Thank Peter K
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Randy Q E, General Manager at Salmonid Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit...and your kind words!! Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Salmonid Interpretation Center has a tourist shop, a place where you can see salmon in their natural habitat and a restaurant and it is all only about two kilometers into the woods, by a paved road, from GF-W. I go there for the scenery...More

1  Thank captdevine50
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Randy Q E, General Manager at Salmonid Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

THanks so much for your kind words, and your visits. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

My husband and I visited when we made a stopover in Grand Falls Windsor. The Centre was very interesting and informative. I would suggest that you watch the video first before touring the outside. The staff were professional and knowledgeable. We would have eaten at...More

Thank Wanderer55535
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Randy Q E, General Manager at Salmonid Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit, and your review. Unfortunately we do get very busy at the restaurant at peak times and we're very sorry your wait was long. Our staff work to serve all our tables (deck included) in a timely fashion and apologize for your...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2018

The signage from the highway is poor . We could not find the Fishway only seeing a large sign for a museum.

1  Thank Dorothy K
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Randy Q E, General Manager at Salmonid Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

100 Taylor Drive (off Scott Avenue) There is highway signage along the TCH at both entrances to Grand Falls-Windsor.

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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Happened to be here in June before the centre opened but enjoyed the view and took some lovely pictures of the falls and river - breathtaking. Also had a great conversation with some warm and friendly locals (that how they roll in Newfoundland!) - if...More

1  Thank Canmoretravelbugs
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Randy Q E, General Manager at Salmonid Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for your review and alll the nice words. Looking firward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Stopped here today to break up the drive from Twillingate to Gros Morne, just to break up the drive. We consider ourselves lucky to have stopped. The video presentation gives you a nice overview of what it’s about. Then you go downstairs and see the...More

1  Thank Mike G
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Randy Q E, General Manager at Salmonid Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thanks for stopping by, and for the kind words! The number of salmon making their way through our underwater viewing area is growing daily!!

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Had a casual business meeting at the restaurant, the food was excellent as was the service. The view was second to none. Well done.

Thank Vince B
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Randy Q E, General Manager at Salmonid Interpretation Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Thanks for your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed the visit....looking forward to hosting you again!

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Marg M
28 May 2018|
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Response from Randy Q E | Property representative |
100 Taylor Drive (South Side of the Exploits River)
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margaritamama
24 August 2017|
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Response from Scotian25 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not sure if the interpretation centre will be open. If not you would still have access to the trails that would allow you to see the falls.
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cmacd2017
7 February 2017|
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Response from MamaofTwins2013 | Reviewed this property |
I would say 1 to 2 hours
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