volunteer-operated training facility operating
Noon’s Creek salmon hatchery, water quality
testing laboratory and community
working tirelessly for over 25 years to foster
a love of our environment through education
and outreach in the Tri-Cities. Throughout the
year, our dedicated volunteers work with school
programmes, outreach and environmental
education at local festivals, and hatchery events.
of their time operating the hatchery, conducting
water quality testing in our laboratory, participating
in community outreach programmes – including
our own environmental festival that attracts over
60 organisation and 5,500 visitors from
Metro Vancouver per year.
Over 30 Years of Environmental Awareness & Stewardship
The Port Moody Ecological Society is a 100% volunteer-operated training facility operating Noons Creek salmon hatchery, water quality testing laboratory and community outreach programs.
We encourage school and community groups to engage with us by undertaking one of the many courses and educational tours that are offered throughout the year.School Programmes
Volunteer with Us
Our volunteers play a key role in the success of our Noons Creek Hatchery, including water quality testing, hatchery management, help with the Fingerling Festival, amongst other things.Learn More about Volunteering
What's Going On
Stay updated with the latest happening at Noons Creek. We have events happening year round.Events
Noons Creek Salmon Hatchery
Our Noons Creek salmon hatchery is a 100% volunteer operated facility. We raise coho and chum salmon from eggs to fingerlings (young fish) before releasing them during the Fingerling Festival each May for their four year journey in the Pacific Ocean. The hatchery is a wonderful place for families to bring their children to learn about the cycle of life and everyone is welcomed to come into the building for a visit, to feed the fish, and to learn about what the volunteers are doing.
On the first Saturday of each May, we celebrate the release of the salmon into Noons Creek with a fabulous environmental festival that is visited by over 5,500 people of all ages. For a number of years now, the big hit at the Festival is the releasing of approximately 40,000 young chum salmon from the hatchery into Noons Creek for their four year journey in the Pacific Ocean. Buckets are donated to us and are provided free of charge each year so that all members of our community can get involved. It’s a free, educational and fun family day out every year – and that has always been our aim!!
Want to get involved?
There are many ways you can get involved: volunteer, become a sponsor, donate or become a member.