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18th Annual Hyde Creek Salmon Festival
November 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pmFREE
Join the 5,000 plus visitors from around the Lower Mainland who come out to celebrate and witness the return of thousands of Salmon, back to their birthplace to lay and fertilize their eggs. Spawning time is the end of these Coho & Chum salmon’s lifespan and the beginning of the next generation.
This FREE family event provides visitors of all ages the opportunity to observe salmon up close and learn about their life cycle through educational displays, salmon dissections and in-stream demonstrations. Come out for a day of exploring, experiencing and learning about the salmon and wildlife in a fish-bearing watershed.
Locations for the event are the Port Coquitlam Recreation Centre at 1379 Laurier Avenue and The Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery at 3636 Coast Meridian Road, in Port Coquitlam. Both venues are linked by a short trail along Hyde Creek, which is well-marked by colourful banners.
Throughout the year, the Hatchery is open to the public Saturday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00, as well as providing hundreds of educational tours and classes.
Highlights of the Festival will include:
Fisheries and Oceans Canada displaying live salmon (up close!)
Orphaned Wildlife Society (OWL) exhibiting a live raptor
Salmon dissections and microscope investigations
A gigantic “blue fish” with live storyteller and interactive costumes
Face painting and cookie decorating for the young-at-heart
Enjoy refreshments at our fundraising Salmon BBQ, hosted by Save On Foods and the Culinary Students of District #43
Looking for local flora and fauna on a guided nature walk
Visit an operating salmon hatchery
Opportunity to win exciting prizes at our Raffle table
36 Environmentally motivated Exhibitors
Local Vendors with environmentally themed hand-made treasures for sale
For more information on the work done by the Hyde Creek Watershed Society, visit their website at www.hydecreek.org. To request a group tour email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special thanks to co-sponsor City of Port Coquitlam, and to our corporate sponsors, Downtown Port Coquitlam BIA, Fortis BC, Metro Ford, Port of Vancouver, Vancity-Port Coquitlam.