Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers



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Mission: We are dedicated to protecting and restoring local wild fish habitat.


Children’s Day at the QB Museum - August 19, 2023

On Saturday August 19th, we participated in Qualicum Beach Museum Children’s Day. It was a very popular event with about 460 attendees. Ray and Sacha Woroniak set up an excellent educational display with a focus on water which included our ground water simulation model; a new water measuring activity; a focus on the Memorial rain garden and the always popular “salmon wheel”. This started many meaningful conversations on water management and it's importance for our fish bearing streams.

Family Day

Family DayEach year, Qualicum Beach Streamkeepers supports a booth at Qualicum Beach Family Day to promote awareness of the importance of streams and fish habitat.

In 2016, activities at the booth included facepainting for young children and a “Wheel of Life” for children to spin and find out about the challenges faced by salmon throughout their life cycle from the embryo stage until their return several years later to the river or stream which gave them birth.

In 2022, we will once again have our booth at the Community Park as part of Family Day, featuring our “ever popular” Salmon Roulette Wheel which illustrates the salmon life cycle for the benefit of all ages, but especially children.

Just imagine, that on average - of 2500 eggs / alevins from a “Spawner”, only 2 make it back to their “natal” stream. All the more reason to give them a helping hand by protecting and restoring their habitat!!

2016 - Face painting with a message ...

Family Day

Summer Camp

One summer,  eighteen participants in the "Bigfoot" Summer Camp run by the Regional District of Nanaimo took a afternoon tour of Grandon Creek. The children, ranging in age from 6 to 12 years, met streamkeepers Faye Smith and David James at the top of the trail.

The group, accompanied by five RDN staff, walked down the trail looking at the trees and vegetation in the riparian zone. The caissons and fish ladders in the parking lot at the Crescent Road entrance were of particular interest, as were the newly constructed spawning and rearing pools. Despite a search, no coho were visible that day!  Their excursion was apparently the "adventure" highlight of the week.