Weaver Creek Spawning Channel

Located in the Frasier River Drainage in British Columbia

To provide additional spawning habitat for sockeye salmon, a spawning channel was built beside Weaver Creek in 1965.

The channel is approximately 3000 meters long and 6 meters wide. Since its construction in 1965, Weaver Creek spawning channel has proven a great success. 

The channel supports a run of sockeye today that is more than 200 times the size of the run of 24,000 sockeye produced from Weaver Creek prior to 1965.   The commercial harvest of salmon supported by the channel is estimated to be over 300,000 salmon.  In 2011, over 40,000 sockeye, pink and chum salmon spawned naturally in the man-made channel.