Oct 10, 2018 Return to Headlines

Welcome the Salmon Home to Coquitlam on Oct. 21

by Colleen Smith |

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 10, 2018 – Coquitlam residents are invited to celebrate the annual fall return of chum and coho salmon to Hoy Creek at the popular Salmon Come Home event held on Sunday, Oct. 21.

Co-hosted by the City of Coquitlam and Hoy-Scott Watershed Society, the free family event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hoy Creek Hatchery and features salmon viewing, live demonstrations, food, music, exhibits, and children’s activities, including crafts, face painting, the popular “Nylon Zoo,” and storytelling.

Salmon Come Home is an annual tradition in Coquitlam where visitors can witness the return of chum and coho salmon to the creek where they spawn after living most of their adult lives at sea. Prime viewing of the returning salmon is from mid-October to early November.

Attendees are advised to dress for the weather, as the event runs rain or shine.

The Hoy Creek Hatchery is located in Hoy Creek Linear Park, west of the City Centre Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way (Pinetree and Guildford Way).

Free parking is available at Coquitlam City Hall, Pinetree Community Centre and Douglas College. Hoy Creek Hatchery is also a 7 min. walk from the Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain Station. More information is available at www.coquitlam.ca/salmoncomehome and  www.hoyscottcreeks.org.

Media contact:
Steffanie Warriner
Manager, Environmental Services
City of Coquitlam