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Explore the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Big Qualicum Hatchery complex and walk the trails along the river.
The Big Qualicum River Regional Trail starts at the Big Qualicum Hatchery where you can learn more about the Fisheries and Oceans Canada complex and catch the action when the salmon spawn in the fall.
Walk under the riverside tree canopy along trails including the 10km gravel hatchery service road. It's also a great level route for cycling groups. Trails follow the length of the river and end before Horne Lake Caves Road, a narrow active logging road unsuitable for walkers and cyclists.
Access the trail at the Big Qualicum River Salmon Hatchery off Horne Lake Road between Highways 19 & 19A.
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Discover a working fish hatchery and explore shady riverside trails under the tree canopy. Image: @west.coast.hikingFind a Trail
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