Fulton River Spawning Channel

The Fulton River Project comprises the operation of two separate spawning channels. The original spawning channel (Channel 1) was built in 1965 and a second channel (Channel 2, which at five kilometres long is one of the largest in the world), was built in 1971. They were constructed to produce additional sockeye fry that can take advantage of the rearing potential of Babine Lake. Together, the two channels have a capacity of 135,000 adult salmon each fall. Theproject, which exclusively enhances sockeye salmon, is an important facility in the local community, often used by schools and the general public for nature walks. The spawning channel receives up to 2,000 visitors annually.


Coming from the south, continue north on Highway 118 (Topley Landing Road, Granisle) until you reach the spawning channel.


Visiting the Hatchery

Visitors can expect to see migrating and spawning sockeye salmon during different times of the year. There are public facilities on site such as washrooms and information signs.

When can I see salmon?

Species Dates
Sockeye late-August to mid-October

Fish Production

Annual fish releases are available through a query to the release database.


Phone: 250-697-2314
Fax: 250-697-6253
Email: Bill Watson

PO Box 9
Granisle, B.C.
V0J 1W0

Open to the public: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. Please telephone to confirm holiday hours.

Key Activities

  • Fish production
  • Support sustainable fisheries

Local Fishing and Community Involvement