We are open daily, 10:00am-4:00pm. Drop by and discover the Fraser!
The Fraser River Discovery Centre’s health and safety protocols comply with the latest health orders and restrictions from the BC Health Authority.
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Taking place on the last Saturday of every month, Super Saturdays is a series of public programs geared towards families. There are lots of activities that explore different features of the Fraser River, from its booming economy to its diverse ecosystem!
Previous programs include a deep dive into the Fraser’s powerful tugboats, the secret lives of the river’s ‘ghostly’ White sturgeon, and the opportunity to make your very own fishy friends using simple craft supplies! Check below to see upcoming events. We can’t wait to connect with you!
Saturday, June 26th: SALMON STORIES
The Fraser River is famous for its teeming shoals of Pacific salmon. These remarkable fish are closely tied to the story of the Fraser, which is the most productive salmon-supporting river in British Columbia! But did you know that people have relied on Pacific salmon as a source of food and an important part of their culture for thousands of years?
Indigenous communities have lived along the banks of what is now known as the Fraser River since time immemorial. As part of National Indigenous History Month, we invite you to join us as we explore the close connection Indigenous peoples share with the river’s salmon. We’ll be sharing stories, demonstrate fishing tools, and teach you how wind-drying is done in the Fraser Canyon!
*This activity draws from information found in the Our Bones are Made of Salmon exhibit, created in partnership with Musqueam Elder Larry Grant and Stó:lō Cultural Advisor Dr. Sonny McHalsie.
*This activity involves learning about the connection between Indigenous communities and the Fraser River and is geared toward ages 6-12*
- Learn about the different kinds of Pacific salmon that journey up the Fraser as part of their life-cycle.
- Discover the connection between salmon and the river’s Indigenous communities with us as we share a reading of P’eska and the First Salmon Ceremony, written by renowned author Scot Ritchie and dedicated to the Sts’ailes
- Explore Indigenous fishing techniques with guided demonstrations, and try out our salmon replica tool station!
COVID-19 safety protocols are in effect, and pre-registration is required.
Pre-registration includes paid admission to the Discovery Center. Pay online when you register and explore our galleries after the activity! Your support helps us with these and other public programs. No charge for Annual Members.
Book your visit here: https://form.jotform.com/202256435733251
WHEN: Saturday, June 26th, 10am – 4pm
WHERE: Fraser River Discovery Centre, 788 Quayside Drive, New Westminster, BC
- 1-hour time slots are available throughout the day. Pre-registration is required.
- Caretakers are asked to remain with their children for the duration of their visit.
- Group size is limited to five (5) individuals maximum.
While visiting the Centre, groups are asked to follow physical distancing guidelines whenever possible.