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Quinsam River Hatchery

#8 of 42 things to do in Campbell River Features Animals
4217 Argonaut Rd, Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1P3, Canada
+1 250-287-9564
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Great insight to salmon conservation

great little tour right on the river and saw the holding pens for just thousands of fish being... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Derek D
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Campbell River, Canada
fish hatchery tour. outstanding!

Hello, On Thursday April 17th, we had a fantastic tour of the hatchery. I would like to thank... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Chuck715
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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4217 Argonaut Rd, Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1P3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

great little tour right on the river and saw the holding pens for just thousands of fish being readied for release, one of the staff had a frozen preserved salmon that he held up beside a 7 years...the fish was longer...lol..good information...and at times you...More

Thank Derek D
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Hello, On Thursday April 17th, we had a fantastic tour of the hatchery. I would like to thank you and especially Sherry and the staff for the time and effort that was given throughout the tour. Outstanding! Sherry was so welcoming and I can’t say...More

Thank Chuck715
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

My wife thought she would see a big salmon, I told her that they had all died off now and only the little fry are left. We looked in some tanks and yes millions of little ones. I had to ask one of the workers...More

Thank Marty M
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A very well explained hatchery, with the life cycle of the salmon well explained, the hatchery also has a pleasant walk to the river.

Thank Davetheaddick
Reviewed 15 December 2016

The Hatchery is quite a place and a big success of Campbell River were salmon leave and return , there is the river and the pools were one can watch the salmon swimming up close , during the spauning times it is very exciting to...More

1  Thank hagishound
Reviewed 8 December 2016

After reading the positive reviews for this hatchery I expected more from our visit in late November. It was open to the public but nothing was going on and only a couple of distant workers could be seen. Most tanks seemed empty and although there...More

1  Thank Gale M
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Our family managed to chose the very first day of the egg harvesting day to visit. The process and interesting facts regarding the situation of salmon in Canada was very educational. Loved it. Saw black bears in the vicinity as well.

1  Thank SunnyNB2016
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Just popped in to have a look and a young baby bear was catching fish highlight of my trip to Canada.

1  Thank Ramblers03
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

It is a non guided tour, so you need to follow the leaflet you find at the entrance of the exhibition room. When we were there on Sept 7th there was no activity, all the basins (except for one) were empty so we took a...More

1  Thank Eric A
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a nice place to take your children to learn about salmon and how they swim upstream The road to the hatchery is good and crosses First Nation land. The staff is friendly but busy There is no guided tour so it is wise...More

1  Thank Dorri W
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