Join the 3,000 plus visitors who come out to the Hyde Creek Watershed 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.
In tribute to the Festival’s 20th Anniversary, the Hyde Creek Watershed Society is hosting a back to our roots event being held solely at the Hatchery this year. The focus will be sharing the salmon enhancement process, environmental challenges and stewardship efforts that impact the health of Hyde Creek and our local watershed.
Location for the Festival is The Hyde Creek Education Centre & Hatchery at 3636 Coast Meridian Road, in Port Coquitlam. Parking is limited so choose to use our bicycle and buggy valet by donation, walk or ride public transit.