Summerland Trout Hatchery

About the Summerland Trout Hatchery

The Summerland Trout Hatchery is the oldest continuously running trout hatchery in BC. The facility was established in 1928, but fish rearing at the hatchery dates back to 1918. This hatchery is the only trout hatchery that relies on spring water as all others in the province use groundwater by way of pumps.

The hatchery stocks fish into approximately 260 lakes annually into the south central regions of B.C. (Thompson-Nicola, Okanagan and West Kootenay). The Summerland Trout Hatchery also rears fish that are then transferred to the Clearwater Trout Hatchery to be stocked in the Cariboo and Northen B.C. Lakes. A second off-site hatchery located in Skaha provides additional rearing capacity for catchable rainbow trout.

Our Visitor Centre provides tours that include viewing live fish in and outdoors, videos, a colouring station for kids, and learning where to fish around the area. Our hatchery is full of information on fish, where and how to angle, and conservation. Fun and interactive for all ages the hatchery is a great place to visit. For more information visit the Summerland Trout Hatchery Visitor Centre page.

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Location Details

The hatchery is located approximately 15 minutes north of Penticton in Summerland. From Penticton drive North on Highway 97 (Okanagan) for approximately 11 kilometres. Turn right onto Lakeshore Drive South and follow it for approximately 1 kilometre. The hatchery will be on the right-hand side.

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Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (Pacific Time)

Visitor Centre Hours of Operation

April, May, June, September: Monday to Friday 10:00am - 2:00pm
July and August: Every day 10:00am - 3:00pm

Contact Information

Telephone:  (250) 494-0491
Facsimile:  (250) 494-3046

Mailing Address

13405 Lakeshore Drive South, Summerland, B.C., V0H 1Z1