Chum salmon return to Hoy Creek

it's the fall excitement that never gets old! The first sighting after the anticipated return of salmon to our local creeks!

On October 9th, 2015, chum salmon were spotted for the first time this season just south of the Hoy Creek Hatchery making their way upstream. View the video above.

Chum salmon in Hoy Creek, Coquitlam in mid-November 2015 (Photo: Ed Paulino)

Chum salmon in Hoy Creek, Coquitlam in mid-November 2015 (Photo: Ed Paulino)

And of course, with the return, there is death. Salmon return to the place they were born to spawn, thus completing their life cycle.

A dead chum salmon in Hoy Creek, Coquitlam (Photo: Robbin Whachell)

A dead chum salmon in Hoy Creek, Coquitlam (Photo: Robbin Whachell)