The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining and building salmon stocks in local waterways and facilitating public education regarding salmonid habitat and life cycles.

Spring 2024 Operations Update

As of early April this year, 2024, we have incubated, fed and then released roughly 107,000 Pink salmon fry to Chapman Creek. We are currently incubating and rearing approximately 21,000 Coho fry, these will be with us until late spring of 2025. We are also holding over 14,000 Chinook fry, these will be released in late May or early June this year. Some of our 22,000 Coho salmon we have been rearing for the last year in the hatchery will be released next month at our annual Salmon Release Festival (May 18, 2024 – 11am – 3pm). The rest of these Coho will be released towards the end of May or early June.

This past winter we have purchased and installed a large backup generator to keep the hatchery powered up during any power failures. This will allow us to continuously pump groundwater from any of our 3 wells to our fish rearing containers without any harm to the fish from a lack of water flow or from a temperature shock with having a different water source, i.e. creek water varies in temperature up to 20c with the season and ground water is a 10c stable temperature here.

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Chapman Creek Hatchery

2023 Salmon Release Festival

  • Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society
  • 4381 Parkway Dr, Sechelt, BC V7Z 0G8
  • (604) 885-4136 Toll Free: 1 887-330-4326
  • Office Hours: M-F, 9 AM to 3 PM, Closed Weekends and Stat Holidays. Closed for Lunch Noon to 1 PM.
  • Visitor Hours 7 Days a Week - 9 AM to 3:30 PM. Please come and see the operations.