Fish Hatcheries & Visitor Centres

Fish Hatcheries and Visitor Centres

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC owns and operates six  major fish hatcheries located in Duncan, Abbotsford, Summerland, Clearwater, Fort Steele, and Vanderhoof , a trout distribution centre in Prince George, and nine egg collection stations situated throughout the province.

Every year, the hatcheries raise and release over eight million trout, char, and kokanee salmon – from juvenile fry to catchable size fish – into 800 lakes around the province. We also manage special recovery programs for endangered species such as white sturgeon in the Kootenay, Columbia and Nechako Rivers.

Most of our hatcheries welcome visitors and offer self-guided tours. Guided tours and educational programs, including our popular Learn to Fish sessions, are available seasonally at select locations.

Where you'll find us

Clearwater Trout Hatchery - Clearwater

Fraser Valley Trout Hatchery and Visitor Centre - Abbotsford

Kootenay Trout Hatchery and Visitor Centre - Fort Steele

Nechako White Sturgeon Conservation Centre - Vanderhoof

Summerland Trout Hatchery and Visitor Centre - Summerland

Vancouver Island Trout Hatchery - Duncan