Capilano Salmon Hatchery Tours

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The Capilano Salmon Hatchery is a fish farm that was established in 1971 to save the strongly declining salmon stocks in the Capilano River. Today, the hatchery not only breeds Coho salmon and steelhead trout, but has also introduced Chinook salmon into the system. Open to the public, the facility invites travelers to learn more about Canada’s most popular fish. 

Visitors are guided around the hatchery largely via a self-guided tour to witness the fascinating and tragic life cycle of the salmon, beginning with their development from eggs and moving on to their spring release into the river and their heroic efforts as adults to reach their spawning grounds upriver.

Displays and exhibits explain the whole fascinating process and inform travelers about the hatchery’s operations. One of the most exciting parts of the trail is the Fishway, an active fish ladder where, at the right time of year, huge numbers of salmon can be observed through conveniently located glass windows as they jump and wiggle up the steps. Depending on the time of year, travelers can see either the migrating salmon and trout, the juveniles in the display aquariums or the release of the fish back into the river.

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Admission to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery is completely free, and the fish farm can be visited every day of the year. The hatchery is located just a bit north of the Capilano Suspension Bridge in the Capilano River Regional Park. The best time of year to see the migrating salmons is late August through November, as well as during the annual fish releases in spring.
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Address: 4500 Capilano Park Rd, North Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Vancouver Tour Including Capilano Suspension Bridge

Enjoy a wonderful overview of the Pacific Northwest on this full-day coach tour of Vancouver and the adjacent North Shore. Wind through downtown, Chinatown, Gastown, and the Lions Gate Bridge. Visit Granville Island, snap photos from the Vancouver Lookout's observation deck and admire Stanley Park’s famous indigenous peoples' story poles. The teetering Capilano Suspension Bridge and the glass floors of the Cliffwalk will make your hair rise. Stop at a salmon hatchery before you’re transported back to Vancouver.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Vancouver North Shore Day Trip with Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain

Fit some epic natural sightseeing into your Vancouver vacation with a half-day tour of the area’s gorgeous North Shore. Your personal guide will escort you over the Lions Gate Bridge to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths. Then ride the Grouse Mountain gondola high into the alpine forest and visit native grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife.
  • Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
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Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain from Vancouver

Experience some of Vancouver's highlights on this family-friendly day tour, including stops at Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. With a small group of just 14 travelers, watch the lumberjack and endangered bird shows at Grouse Mountain. Visit the Treetop Adventure and the Cliffwalk at the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Round-trip hotel transportation included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour: Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain

Add some thrill to your Vancouver vacation with a private tour of the area’s most exciting viewpoints. Your personal guide will escort you to the Capilano Suspension Bridge for an exhilarating walk along the cliff-hanging footpaths. Afterward, enjoy the visiting center or take another forest walk before riding the Grouse Mountain gondola high into the alpine forest. Get breathtaking views and partake in some of the awesome mountain activities.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Vancouver Private Day Tour and Capilano Suspension Bridge

Experience the best of Vancouver, B.C. with a 5-hour private sightseeing experience that includes the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the day to your interests, starting with the historic and cultural landmarks of central Vancouver. Walk the narrow streets of Gastown and Chinatown, get perfect views from Stanley Park and see the bustling shops of Granville Island. Get a taste of mountain air and scenery from the bridge that sways above the Capilano River, with VIP, skip-the-line access and a private tour of the park’s important sights.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Private Tour to Capilano Bridge and Grouse Mountain

Discover the beautiful Pacific Northwest on this private 6-hour tour from Vancouver. Cross over the Lion’s Gate Bridge and relax during the scenic drives aboard an SUV with panoramic windows and a sunroof. At Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, explore the woods on the Treetops Adventure and test your courage on the glass floors of the Cliffwalk. Ride a gondola up Grouse Mountain and capture sweeping views. Add a trip to the famous Capilano River Salmon Hatchery, where the fish jump upriver during the summer. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small-Group Capilano Suspension Bridge and Vancouver City Tour

Explore Victoria’s historic neighborhoods and highlights on a 5-hour, small-group trip through the city that includes Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. You’ll discover the fascinating stories behind Chinatown, Gastown, Stanley Park, and Granville Island, drive across the Lion’s Gate Bridge, visit the Capilano Fish Hatchery, then walk the 459 foot (140 meter) suspension bridge. This 5-hour tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel or port, entrance fees, and personal headsets, and it’s limited to 14 people for more personal service.
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