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