Fishy Festivals


Things are getting fishy in Vancouver. Each May, thousands of young salmon are released into streams and tributaries around the Lower Mainland. It’s a fantastic opportunity for our small fry to learn about the life cycle of the salmon, and the ways we can protect our streams and fisheries, too.

This Saturday May 9, head to the Tynehead Hatchery in Tynehead Regional Park (use the entrance on 96 Ave, east of 168th St) for their festive Salmon Send Off. Besides a tour of the fish hatchery, there will be a plant sale, face painting, trout fishing and Mother’s Day gift making so you can multitask.

In Burnaby, the Stoney Creek Environment Committee hosts the Great Salmon Send Off May 9 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Stoney Creek Community School. The organizers promise there is plenty for both you and the kids to learn, plus family entertainment to boot.

We love that these events highlight the importance of protecting our urban ecosystem by using green alternatives. Seems like a great reason to get our feet wet this weekend.

Watching the fish has whetted their appetite for more animal fun. What now? Head to one of these 5 Places to See Animals in Vancouver next.



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