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Little Qualicum Hatchery

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About us

Little Qualicum Hatchery was built in 1979. The salmon produced at the hatchery are an important source of food for the First Nations food fishery and support the economic development of the Qualicum First Nations. Little Qualicum is one of only two water flow-control facilities in the province.

Visiting the hatchery

Address and contact information

1391 Claymore Rd
Qualicum Beach BC  V9K 2T6

Telephone: 250-752-3231


8 am to 4 pm daily
Please telephone to confirm holiday hours.


From the Inland Island Hwy (19), take the Memorial Ave exit (exit 60). Follow Memorial to the roundabout and then turn left onto Rupert Road and follow it until it turns into Laburnum Road. Turn left on Claymore Road and follow that to the hatchery parking lot. From the Island Highway (19A), take Laburnum Road, and turn right on Claymore Road.


Guided tours are not available at the Little Qualicum spawning channel. The public is welcome to walk around the site during working hours.

Key activities

Local fishing and community involvement

When can I see salmon?

Fall (mid-September to mid-November)

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