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Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre

8400 Byng Road, Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-902-0336
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Had 26 elementary kids at the hatchery. It was fun and informative. There were games and costumes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
csn1960
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Port Hardy, Canada
Family outing

This was a great wet weather outing. There is so much for the kids to do in quite a small area. The... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Adrian B
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Warrnambool
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Leap in to Salmon's World at the Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre! Explore, play and learn in our unique interpretive gallery featuring interactive exhibits and live aquaria. Take a guided tour of a working salmon hatchery and talk to knowledgeable staff about this amazing, iconic creature. Learn what makes wild salmon the lifeblood of the BC Coast. A visit to the Salmon Centre is a fun and educational experience for all ages!The Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre, Quatse River Hatchery, and Quatse River Campground are operated by the Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association. All proceeds fund salmon conservation efforts on Northern Vancouver Island.
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8400 Byng Road, Port Hardy, British Columbia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had 26 elementary kids at the hatchery. It was fun and informative. There were games and costumes for the kids. Live fish in some tanks. Videos of predictors towards salmon. Large puzzles made from wood. Also a Super size Jenga game. They have a small...More

Thank csn1960
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great wet weather outing. There is so much for the kids to do in quite a small area. The activities were mostly hands on and unique.

Thank Adrian B
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had already been to a salmon hatchery whilst in BC so we ventured on the walk from the stewardship building. The walk loop is not far to walk from the building it crosses a bridge over the Quatse River, the walk meanders through quite...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

A really interesting hatchery trip gives a great perspective on salmon. Great for kids with easy to understand presentations and the tour to see the tanks and understand the process with one of the staff. We had just dropped in to fill in some time...More

Thank Ginger_Whinger89
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

The salmon hatchery centre is set up really well for children. As adults we found it really interesting too. Perry, took us on a personal tour, and gave us lots of great info about the salmon, & the processes at the hatchery. We enjoyed our...More

Thank Fiona W
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

They were not open when we got there but a wonderful young lady said she could take us around the facility. It was very informative, and I would recommend it to others.

Thank dixiedoll
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

It's looks intresting from the outside. Sadly we couldn't find the right open hours because it is closed during the winter & spring. You can't find this information in the internet (or is really good hidden) So please check first (maybe call) if you are...More

Thank Jan K
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

What a marvelous place to bring students, children of any age and learners of nature. We loved the interactive tour, and all the new knowledge gained about Pacific Salmon, the West Coast Ecosystem, and preserving the rivers for Salmon Runs. My friends from China loved...More

Thank 109Barbara109
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were there in the summer with a big family group and there was a little something for everyone. The tour of the facility was great and super educational and there are a ton of hands on exhibits for the kids to explore. I think...More

Thank sarawhite
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

What a great stop. A museum and a tour of the hatchery. My son loved his visit. I am pretty sure he visited every exhibit in the small museum 3 times. Then there was a guided tour, talking about salmon, the hatchery, the local environment....More

Thank Jim F
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Les B
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Response from Ginger_Whinger89 | Reviewed this property |
hi Les We had about 2-3 hours which was perfect. The museum is quite small but very interesting. Then the tour of all the tanks is about another hour or so.
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