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Wild Salmon Nature Centre

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Address: 24 Chamcook Lake Road #1, Chamcook, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick E5B 3S8, Canada (Formerly Atlantic Salmon Interpretive Centre)
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+1 506-529-1038

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We learned a great deal about the poor Atlantic Salmon. We definitely would suggest the guide as we learned more with her information than just looking at the displays.

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Lisa C
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We learned a great deal about the poor Atlantic Salmon. We definitely would suggest the guide as we learned more with her information than just looking at the displays.

Thank Lisa C
Oshawa, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

There's more here than you might think here and it's well worth a visit. Some have lamented the lack of 'wild' salmon but there are live salmon on display. If you have the choice of a guided tour, take it. We were asked if we wanted a tour and took the opportunity. There is a lot of useful information about... More 

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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back from St Andrews. Wasn't sure what to expect. We paid out due $6 each I believe. And we were given option to have a private guide or walk around alone. We took the guided tour ,no extra charge awesome. We loved it. Not a huge place but tons of information and the guide... More 

1 Thank Natalie l
Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Dropped by when driving around in the St. Andrew New Brunswick area. Good for a short visit and walk around. Interpretation displays were interesting.

Thank Graham L
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50 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had an enjoyable tour by a member of the staff who was very knowledgeable about the salmon. A disappointment is the fact that the salmon in the holding tank are farm raised and not from the wild. They also have nature trails for those who like to hike. Inside the center is a tremendous amount of printed material and... More 

1 Thank speed40
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

We brought our family (adult children) who enjoyed the centre but I'm not sure young children would enjoy this centre. We were disappointed that we did not get a tour by a guide. Interesting history about wild salmon and their future conservation efforts.

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

It is a small place, but we enjoyed the personal tour given by the staff and she was knowledgeable and informative Indeed wild salmon looks totally different from the farmed ones. There are hiking trails to venture into the woods too Recommended for those liking nature and marine life

Thank d0glover
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

This may be named a Wild Salmon Nature Centre, but there are no wild salmon there. It may have posters about wild salmon, but the live salmon are there held in a holding tank in a river that has definitely seen better days. If there are any fish in the river, I would be very surprised.

Thank NHJD
Hopewell Hill
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This addition to the ASF main office is a great opportunity to learn more about the elusive Atlantic Salmon, it's history in Atlantic Canada and the world. My father had been a guide to anglers for over 50 years, and to Lee & Joan Wuff, and I stopped fishing for this fish in 1998 as a conservation effort, due to... More 

Thank Sharon F
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

OK, so this isn't the New England or Ripley's aquarium. What it is is a beautiful, rustic exhibition on salmon set in the tranquil Chamcook forest. The buildings themselves are stunning: log cabins with exhibits on all things salmon. There's a live salmon pool including an underwater viewing room, as well as a saltwater touch tank (it's a bit small,... More 

1 Thank David H

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