About Our Organization
These goals are achieved mainly through overseeing and funding the operations of the Chapman Creek Hatchery.
We are fortunate to have the assistance of Howe Sound Pulp Mill as their cooler water is instrumental in providing summer tank facilities for the coho.
The hatchery could not operate on the scale that it does without the tremendous efforts of the community, the Chapman Creek Hatchery volunteers, and our two staff. We can always use another hand around the place be it working with the fish, the machinery, the office, the fund-raising or the grounds. Most of all, we could not sustain our production numbers without the on-going donations of time, gifts-in-kind, and cash from many sources such as our members, the general public, SCRD and the District of Sechelt, SC Credit Union, and many local businesses.
We would like to thank and acknowledge the following organisations for their support through grants.
Community Gaming Grants
Please consider purchasing a membership, sending a donation or even volunteering your time to help maintain the Chinook, Coho, Pink and Chum salmon stocks on the Sunshine Coast. Every little bit of change collected puts another salmon in the water & hopefully, increases their numbers so they may continue to return to our waters.
Chapman Creek Hatchery is located on 4381 Parkway Drive, off Field Road in Wilson Creek.
Hatchery Visitors Welcome
Open: Monday through Saturday 9:00am – 3:30pm (closed daily between 12-1) CLOSED for Statutory holidays
At the Hatchery
The Chapman Creek Hatchery operates year-round with a full-time hatchery manager and one Aquaculture technician and a group of dedicated volunteers. Daily activities include:
- Clean hatchery water intake screen
- Clean all tanks holding fish
- Fill feed buckets and feed fish
- Ongoing maintenance of tanks, pipes, buildings, roadways, grounds, and gardens
- Give tours to visitors
- Assist with hatchery administration
- Seasonal duties