Where the Shuswap meets the Okanagan
Enhancing Salmon Stocks Through Education and Stewardship
The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre is a popular tourist destination situated on 10 acres adjacent to the Shuswap River. The Centre is a community-run salmon hatchery dedicated to restoring wild salmon stocks on the Shuswap River.
Established by volunteers in 1980 in response to several years of declining salmon stocks, the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre has played an important role in enhancing the number of chinook salmon in the Shuswap River and can be credited with re-establishing the area's salmon sport fishery.
Each year, fertilized eggs are raised at the centre and in the area’s elementary schools throughout the winter in preparation for the annual release of over 200,000 fry in June. A salmon barbeque in August is popular with visitors and locals alike.
The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre operates year round, with volunteer interpreters available throughout the summer and early fall seasons. As well, the Centre includes a recently rebuilt authentic Kekuli Hut, an outdoor fish smoking facility, a large gazebo, and nature trails.
For more information please contact 250-838-0004.