Fulton River Spawning Channel

Bulkley-Nechako Region, British Columbia

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PARK AMENITIES & ACCESSIBILITY

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Access Route
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Camping
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Goods & Services
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Washrooms
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Viewing Areas
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Trails
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Water Access
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About This Park

Coming from the south on the Yellowhead Hwy #16 turn north on Highway 118 (Topley Landing Road, Granisle) until you reach the spawning channel.

Fulton River Spawning Channel provides visitors with the opportunity to view spawning salmon and to learn about the salmon spawning enhancement program in this area. The site provides an accessible viewing area, accessible parking, an accessible washroom and 2 accessible picnic sites. There is also a second spawning channel area that provides a 2 km accessible path around its perimeter. Interpretive information boards are also available on both channel sites. Benches have also been provided on both sites.

The Fulton River Project comprises the operation of two separate spawning channels. The original spawning channel (Channel 1) was built in 1965 and a second channel (Channel 2, which at five kilometres long is one of the largest in the world), was built in 1971. They were constructed to produce additional sockeye fry that can take advantage of the rearing potential of Babine Lake. Together, the two channels have a capacity of 135,000 adult salmon each fall. The project, which exclusively enhances sockeye salmon, is an important facility in the local community, often used by schools and the general public for nature walks. The spawning channel receives up to 2,000 visitors annually.

Fulton River Spawning Channel

Park Facilities & Accessibility Features

Access Route

From the accessible parking to the viewing areas: The parking lot is comprised of hard packed gravel surface. It flat and aside from the odd pothole it is easily navigated. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Camping

There is no camping at this location Download Full Accessibility Audit

Goods & Services

There are interpretive information signs at main viewing area and other points around the visitor site. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Washrooms

The accessible washroom building is located at the visitor parking area. The washroom building has separate M/F accessible washrooms. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Viewing Areas

There is a short route (a few metres) to get from parking to the viewing platform area. There are benches located at viewing areas and one of two accessible picnic tables, located at the public parking area (first spawning channel site) The viewing area's are very accessible with great views of the river and spawning channels. Download Full Accessibility Audit

Trails

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Water Access

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