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Weaver Creek spawning channel

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We want to assure Canadians of our commitment to maintaining essential services and delivering on our project requirements while advancing measures to minimize transmission of COVID-19.

For the safety of our staff and visitors, this location will be closed to the public until further notice.

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About us

The Weaver Creek Spawning Channel was built in 1965 to provide additional spawning habitat for sockeye salmon. In this channel, which is three kilometres long, sockeye salmon, and smaller numbers of chum and pink salmon, deposit their eggs naturally. Since this channel was built as an extension to the existing Weaver Creek, more salmon can spawn naturally than in the creek alone. The channel holds about 45,000 spawning adults. Recent returns to the system range from 1,000 to 100,000 adults. The spawning channel provides a stable flow of clean water for the salmon eggs and alevins in the gravel. As a result, the channel is protected from flooding and/or freezing that could kill eggs and alevins.

Visiting the hatchery

Address and contact information

17780 Morris Valley Rd
Agassiz BC  V0M 1A1

Mailing address
16250 Morris Valley Rd
Agassiz BC  V0M 1A1

Telephone: 604-796-9444
Fax: 604-796-3186

Directions

The channel is located between Mission and Agassiz, 12 kilometres north of the Lougheed Highway on Morris Valley Road. Take Lougheed Highway (Highway 7) east out of Mission for approximately 30 km to Harrison Mills. Turn north on Morris Valley Road and travel for about 12 km to reach Weaver Creek Spawning channel.

Tours

All tours on site are self-guided. There is a picnic area, public parking and portable toilets for general use.

Key activities

Local fishing and community involvement

When can I see salmon?

Peak spawning activity is October 15-20.

Species Dates
Spawning sockeye October 6 to November 1
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