Journey Through the Working River

Journey Through the Working River was launched in 2017 to tell the economic story of the living, working Fraser River through the FRDC’s sustainability lens. It is a world-class educational exhibit that personalizes the Fraser for everyone. Through interactive technology – and dialogue on key topics – visitors will discover how the Lower Fraser appears in their daily lives through a complex web of social, environmental and economic considerations.

My River My Home

The exhibit is a global exchange of children’s artwork, developed as part of a collaborative, scientific research project between Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley. We would like to thank our partners: the University of Fraser Valley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Research Centre, DFO and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Experience The Fraser

A fun interactive mini riverine trail system that promotes the opportunities and experiences the Lower Fraser River corridor has to offer. The indoor trail will transport you to the scenic shore of the Mighty Fraser and invite you to get on a bike, portage a voyageur canoe or simply experience the joy of a walk through the woods.

The River Estuary

Opened September 2, 2022

The Fraser Estuary highlights the findings of artist Dámarys Sepúlveda as she began daily walks along the Fraser River at the beginning of the pandemic. As her relationship with the river deepened, Dámarys began researching the current state of the mighty Fraser and found it to be surprisingly fragile. Experience this tension through block prints and sculpture as Dámarys evokes the underwater world in our midst.

I Spy

This permanent interactive exhibit on the working river highlights economic activity along the Fraser River. A series of panels are combined with a lookout to observe the diverse range of vessels and industries that ply their trade up and down the Fraser. We would like to thank our partners: BNSF, SRY Rail Link, SMIT, Fraser River Pile and Dredge, Port Metro Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks, and Seaspan for their contributions in the development of this exhibit.

Our Bones are Made of Salmon

This exhibit is designed around the memories and experiences of Musqueam Elder Larry Grant and Stó:lō Cultural Advisor Dr. Sonny McHalsie. Through their stories and replicas of Aboriginal salmon fishing tools, visitors will learn about the different fishing and preservation techniques and why salmon fishing is vital to Aboriginal communities today.

Discovery Zone

Come play and learn about the Fraser River and its watershed through hands-on, interactive play for the whole family.