Salmon Leave Home from Hoy Creek
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Off Princess Crescent
Join the Hoy Scott Watershed Society in Coquitlam on Sunday, May 3rd at the Hoy Hatchery where the public is invited to help release coho smolts to the creek between 11am and 2pm. Our annual Salmon Leave Home event takes place to celebrate the release of our coho smolts which we have been raising since they were eggs.
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 wonderful free family event, and takes place rain or shine! Location via Google maps. 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. Aerial view.
Hoy Trail has a 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.
Join our Facebook Event Page and be sure to invite your family and friends… Our event hashtag is #salmonleavehome.
Hoy/Scott Watershed Society (HSWS) is a volunteer run society that operates a small salmon hatchery, and conducts a salmon enhancement program in partnership with the City of Coquitlam, and with technical expertise from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. The group stewards the Hoy and Scott Watersheds, promotes public awareness and education, and is involved in watershed restoration and preservation.