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Salmon Leave Home


 A young boy releases coho smolts into Hoy Creek at the 2017 event.

A young boy releases coho smolts into Hoy Creek at the 2017 event.

Join the Hoy-Scott Watershed for Salmon Leave Home on Sunday, May 6 and help release coho smolts into Hoy Creek. Activities get underway at 11 a.m. and run through to 2 p.m. at the Hoy Creek Hatchery.

The first 18 months of the life history of the coho salmon is spent in a freshwater stream environment. HSWS volunteers incubate coho eggs and rear fry to the smolt stage in our rearing pond. From the creek, the smolts begin their journey to the ocean: Hoy Creek → Scott Creek → Coquitlam River → Fraser River → Strait of Georgia / Pacific Ocean! 

It's a great family event and takes place rain or shine, so dress for the weather! 

The Hoy Creek Hatchery is located on Hoy Creek Trail, west of the City Centre Aquatic Complex at the corner of Pinetree and Guildford Way. Simply Google "Hoy Creek Hatchery" to locate.

Hoy Trail has several entrances:

- Walk in from Princess Crescent;
- Walk in from behind Douglas College;
- Walk in from Guildford Way (between Johnson and Pinetree);
- Walk in from Walton Avenue, or behind Walton Elementary;
- Walk in from the foot of Lasalle Place.

RSVP at our Facebook event page

Hoy - Scott Watershed Society, (HSWS) is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run environmental stewardship group, that conducts a salmon enhancement program in partnership with the City of Coquitlam, and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. We are actively involved in watershed restoration, public awareness, education and preservation. More:www.hoyscottcreeks.org