salmon sunday

Join us every Sunday.

One of our longest-standing programs has been our Salmon Sunday volunteer program. Join us any Sunday, rain or shine, to visit the Mossom Creek Centre and help out with odd jobs, and learn about watershed stewardship and fish culture. The hatchery is located at the end of Mossom Creek Drive (up the 1 km gravel road). The gate is open each Sunday from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm.  We welcome visitors, casual and regular volunteers.  A great Sunday activity for friends and family, young and old! 

Details coming soon

When the Centennial Salmon Program first started working on the site in 1976, there were no salmon in Mossom Creek. Here's the history of the watershed and why a community hatchery was created on this site to help enhance wild salmon populations in the area.


  • Forested riparian ecosystem with a tidal flat at the outlet to Burrard Inlet.
  • Source is near Eagle Mountain. Flow is southwest towards Burrard Inlet.
  • Spawning chum salmon use the flatter, lower portions of Mossom Creek (above and below Ioco Road).  Coho adults traverse the steeper portions of the creek and have been seen above East Road in Anmore.
  • Above East Road this creek is crossed by 2 BC Hydro transmission line right of ways. Both are 100 m wide with associated gravel access roads.


This watershed was logged extensively in the late 1800s and in the early 1900s.  Recent clearing has occurred above East Road in association with large scale, steep slope development. Approximately 12%of the watershed (above East Road) was logged during 1995-1996. Mossom Creek has been used as a water source for many homes in the Anmore area and this continues to this day for several homeowners in the area.



  • Logging and associated access road construction have modified the hydrology of the watershed. There is evidence of heavy runoff flowing down access roads, and into the storm drain system (top of Wyndham Crescent.)
  • Urbanization has affected the watershed through the addition of impervious areas and the resultant alteration to flow.
  • Ditching in the Anmore area and storm sewers in Port Moody, act to divert surface drainage away from the Mossom Creek watershed.
  • Siltation arising from development practices on steep slopes in Anmore is the major concern in this watershed and has been the subject of numerous difficulties and reports to officials at all levels of government.
  • Critical fish habitat within the first 1 km of the stream from Burrard Inlet.
  • Industrial activities in Burrard Inlet have previously polluted the marine environment receiving water from Mossom Creek.

More Information:

This report was originally prepared by Matt Townsend for the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation in 2002.  It has been updated.