CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Capilano River Hatchery
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About the Event
Completed in 1971, the Capilano River Hatchery was built to strengthen declining Capilano salmon stocks that were affected by the construction of the Cleveland Dam. Today, the hatchery receives 238,000 visitors annually and is widely recognized for its contribution of coho and steelhead to the sport fishery in Burrard Inlet. The hatchery’s work has also introduced chinook to the system in an attempt to establish a self-sustaining run in the Capilano River fishery and in the Vancouver Harbour tidal sport fishery. In the fall, salmon returning to the Capilano River provide an important food, social and ceremonial fishery for the Squamish First Nation. The Capilano River Hatchery interpretive centre is open for public viewing daily, giving locals and visitors from around the world a chance to learn more about the salmon life cycle.