The Fort Qu’Appelle Fish Culture Station is the only fish hatchery in Saskatchewan stocking fish to enhance public angling opportunities in the province. With the capacity to produce as many as 80 million fish per season, the facility has been operating to support Saskatchewan’s fishery for over a century.
The Fish Culture Station employs seven permanent staff who work year round to release fish into as many as 150 lakes each year.
Equipped with a hatchery, fry shelter, water filtration plant, workshop, well water filtration, and brood building, the facilities at the Station enable staff to raise fish through their entire life cycle from the egg to adult stages.
Currently, the main species produced are walleye, a variety of trout (rainbow, brown, brook, lake, tiger and splake) and occasionally, northern pike.
In the spring of 2018, work began to upgrade some of the facility’s older infrastructure to ensure that present and future provincial fish stocking requirements will be met.
The Fish Culture Station is open every day for tours from May 1st to Labour Day of each year, including weekends and stat holidays.
Tours are free and last approximately one hour. Visitor hours are 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm daily. We ask that groups of 10 people or more call us a head to make booking at (306) 332-3200.
Tours are available outside the regular season by appointment only.
Located on Highway #210 5km west of Fort Qu’Appelle (you can find us on Google Maps).