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Shuswap Falls Hatchery


This location will be closed to drop-in visitors until further notice.

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About us

Shuswap Falls Hatchery produces Chinook juveniles from the Middle and Lower Shuswap Rivers, and Sockeye Juveniles from the Bowron, Taseko and Early Stuart Sockeye runs. Eggs are incubated from August through January and ponded throughout early Spring each year. All stocks are released in their natal streams as fry through April and May each year, where they will begin their migration down the Fraser into the Strait of Georgia.

Visiting the hatchery

Address and contact information

115 Shuswap Falls Road
Lumby BC  V0E 2G6

Telephone: 250-547-6673
Hatchery Manager: Greg Schuler


9:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Closed June to August.
Please telephone to confirm holiday hours.


Head North from Lumby, BC on Mabel Lake Road for 15 km and turn left onto Shuswap Falls Road. The site is approximately 2 km from the turn-off.


Shuswap Falls is a small site with limited staff available to give tours, so please contact the site to pre-arrange tours. Public washrooms are available. To protect fish health, please obey all signs. Tours are not conducted June through August as there are no fish on site.

Key activities

Local fishing and community involvement

When can I see salmon?

Species Dates
Chinook adults August to October
Chinook juveniles December to May
Sockeye juveniles March to May
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