Kootenay Trout Hatchery

Open Year-round! A visit to a Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC Trout Hatchery is a one-of-a-kind experience for families of all ages.

Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour and in season, there are guided tours, educational programs for school classes and you can even arrange a surprise birthday party for your child. The interpreters tailor everything to your group’s age and interests. Kids have so much fun, they don’t even know they’re learning! 

Stop to see the western painted turtles in the turtle pond, take a nature walk with a tour guide to learn about native plants, birds, and animals of the region, or help the kids to catch-and-release a fish in the children’s fishing pond. There is also a learn to fish program 7 days a week throughout the summer.