The Chilliwack River Hatchery is located approximately 30 km east of Highway #1, from the point where the Vedder River Canal crosses under the highway.
Access is gained via Hwy #1 from the Sardis/Chilliwack South exit #119 - Vedder, which is approximately 100 km. east of Vancouver. Go south on Vedder Road through the communities of Sardis and Vedder Crossing until you come to the Vedder Crossing Bridge. Turn left onto Chilliwack Lake Road immediately before the bridge. Continue on Chilliwack Lake Road for 20 kms. until you cross the Slesse Creek bridge, the Chilliwack Hatchery is on the immediate left. Public parking access is 100 meters further up the main road. Parking for the disabled is through the main gate.
Public viewing is from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. every day.
Public tours are self-guided and the loop trail of the hatchery site will take 30 minutes to complete. School group tours, viewing adult salmon migration, holding, trapping, sorting and spawning, can be arranged by phoning (604) 858-7227 for more information.
Chinook, Coho, Chum, and Steelhead
Chinook Adults: Aug - Nov
Coho Adults: Oct - Dec
Steelhead Adults: Mar - Apr
Coho Juveniles: All Year
Chinook Juveniles: Feb - Apr
Open House: Call us for more information.
The site is paved, with lots of public parking and wheelchair access. Public washrooms are located beside the Egg Take Shelter building.
|Phone:||604-858-7227 between 8 AM - 4 PM|
|Mail:||Chilliwack River Hatchery,
55205 Chilliwack Lake Road,
Chilliwack, B.C. V4Z 1A7