Inch Creek Hatchery

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Inch Creek Hatchery

Approximately 11 km east of Mission, British Columbia, Canada

Contact

Phone: 604-826-0244

Fax: 604-826-1446

Mail:
Inch Creek Hatchery
Box 61
Dewdney, B.C.
V0M 1H0

Email: Stu.Barnetson@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Inch Creek Hatchery map

Inch Creek Hatchery map

Hours of Operation

The hatchery is open to the public every day (except Christmas Day) from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Directions

Travel approximately 10 km east from Mission along the Lougheed Highway (Highway # 7) to Dewdney. Hatchery is 1 km off highway. Leave the highway at Hawkins Pickle Road just before Highway 7 crosses railway tracks. One half km along road, at dogleg, name changes to Bell Road. Follow hatchery signs.

Tours

Tours are provided, with advance booking, to groups of seniors or students.

Species

Coho, chinook, chum, steelhead

Best Times:

Coho Adults (November)
Chinook Adults (November)
Chum Adults (November)

Other Attractions

The pond on the west side of the hatchery is home to several large sturgeon. The largest fish on hand weighs about 80 kg and is over 50 years old. The hatchery assists Malaspina College staff with the study of sturgeon biology and supports the work of the Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society.

Special Events

The hatchery is a host site for the annual Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival which takes place in late November or early December. Many displays are available during this event explaining salmon in particular and wildlife in general.

Fish Production

Annual fish releases are also available through either the Mapster project, or through a query to the release database.