Water Sampling Station Tours
These tours provide a marvelous way to discover our area and to learn the reasons for water sampling. The best part is that the community can participate in the sampling process. These tours combine an educational experience with the great outdoors.
We offer hatchery tours to groups that wish to learn more about the hatchery, its operations and our place in the local community.
Hands on experience including feeding the fish, collecting eggs, administration, and whatever other work is required to ensure the smooth operation of the hatchery. Ideal for volunteers, work experience for high school and post secondary students. Open between 9am and 11am, dependent upon weather conditions. Please come down between 9am and 10am for your first visit.
Water Quality Laboratory
Collecting water samples from five of the local Port Moody creeks then returning to the hatchery to testing to ensure the water quality is maintained at a high standard. Training is provided. Note that the team leaves at 9:00 am and usually car pool.
Our regular hatchery volunteers are invited to join us for various field trips throughout the year, including the annual egg take at the Alouette River with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).
We collect a set quantity of eggs and milt (sperm), agreed upon with the DFO, then return to our Noons Creek hatchery where they are raised in our incubation room. This is a special activity for many of our volunteers and gives them a skill set many will use during their chosen career such as biologists and veterinarians.