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Fulton River spawning channel

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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.


For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, public washrooms are currently closed.

Address and contact information

PO Box 9
Granisle BC V0J 1W0

Telephone: 250-697-2314
Spawning channel manager: Mitchell Harborne


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


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

Key activities

Local fishing and community involvement

When can I see salmon?

Species Dates
Spawning sockeye late-August to mid-October
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