Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 11:00am – 3:00pm
What is Happening around the Hatchery?
What is happening at the Hatchery you ask! Thousands of births! People checking the eggs, the fry, the water temperature, water flow and what seems like a thousand other checks, to ensure these fish have the very best chance of making it in the wild and return to us in years to come.Click here to enter
History of the Hatchery
The SES was established in the early ’80s when young scientist Clare Backman was studying at SFU. Backman had a dream to rehabilitate the Serpentine’s salmon run. With brood stock captured from a nearby farmer’s creek, he taught others the necessary skills to raise salmon. After securing a land lease agreement with Greater Vancouver Regional Parks, the Tynehead Hatchery was built in 1988 by an extremely dedicated group of volunteers. Some of these volunteers remortgaged their homes to fund the construction. The completed project included a fish hatchery, classroom, and research station.
During the right season, you might be able to see any of the following, which the hatchery raises and releases:
- Chinook Salmon
Occasionally, you might see some trout varieties in the river.
Want to Volunteer?
Interested in learning and teaching others the importance of restoring and maintaining our Pacific Salmon population? Want to gain some valuable hands-on experience to pursue a career in the ecological field? Volunteer at the Tynehead Hatchery!
Want to see what the fish are doing?