About Our Organization
The Sunshine Coast Salmonid Enhancement Society aims to assist, encourage, and promote salmonid enhancement in the streams of the Sunshine Coast and to provide educational services to the public regarding salmonids.
We are fortunate to have the assistance of Howe Sound Pulp Mill as their cooler water is instrumental in providing summer tank facilities for our Coho salmon.
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 are always looking for new volunteers, and more information can be found here. 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 organizations 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 helps to raise another salmon.
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 for Statutory holidays
At the Hatchery
Chapman Creek Hatchery operates year-round with a full-time hatchery manager, one aquaculture technician and a group of dedicated volunteers. Daily activities include:
- Feeding and maintaining clean tanks for our fish
- Ongoing maintenance of the hatchery equipment and grounds
- Giving tours to our visitors
- Assisting with hatchery administration