Nanaimo River Hatchery hosts open house

NANAIMO: Hatchety hosts its annual Spawning Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine Sunday (Nov. 4).

Something fishy is definitely happening at the Nanaimo River Hatchery Sunday (Nov. 4), but in a good way.

The hatchery is hosting its annual Spawning Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, with a variety of family activities.

Participants can take a guided river walk and observe chum salmon spawning; learn the anatomy of a salmon while watching a dissection; adopt a coho fry and release it into the wild; take part in a used fishing and boating gear garage sale; and enjoy a salmon barbecue.

Admission is by donation with all proceeds supporting the Nanaimo River Stewardship Society’s operation of the hatchery.

The hatchery is located at 2775 Rugby Rd., off the Nanaimo River highway crossing in Cassidy.

For more information, please call 250-245-7780 or e-mail info@nanaimoriverhatchery.ca.

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