Robertson Creek Hatchery

The Robertson Creek Hatchery is home to all of the fish that have negotiated their way through the large fish ladder located in Stamp River Provincial Park. It's just a 15 minute drive from The Hummingbird. Take the Great Central Lake Turnoff from Hwy 4.

The hatchery started off small in the early 1960s and has slowly but steadily grown over the years.  Now the hatchery produces 8 million chinook smolts, 1 million coho smolts and 180,000 steelhead smolts each year.

The process is an amazing one, which you can see first hand during one of the hatchery tours.  You'll have the opportunity to view rearing tanks and ponds all year round. 

If you are lucky enough to be visiting the hatchery in the fall, there is an underwater viewing area where you can get up close and personal with the fish.  However, if you are looking to see the salmon scale the ladder you should plan a trip for August. You may glimpse a bear along the shore snaring a salmon for dinner so be on the lookout. And there will be electrified temporary fencing as staff try to keep the bears from the salmon in the pens.

 

 

 

 

 

Guest Reviews

It was completely by chance

and extraordinary good luck that we came to stay at the Hummingbird. When Cheryl showed us to our fabulous "apartment", we were astounded and have enjoyed every moment in it. We did drag ourselves away to visit Tofino, Ucluelet and the Pacific Rim National Park where we walked the Rainforest Trail. Back in Port Alberni, we took the steam railway to the sawmill, bringing back memories of school lessons many years ago about logging in Canada. An interesting visit to the Mars Bombers at Sproat Lake, only 15 min from the Hummingbird, and watching salmon swimming up to spawn at Stamp Falls. This is our last week in Canada and it just gets better.

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Sue & Don McIntyre
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