Experience The Fraser
Opened September 20, 2014
A fun interactive mini riverine trail system that promotes the opportunities and experiences the Lower Fraser River corridor has to offer. The indoor trail will transport you to the scenic shore of the Mighty Fraser and invite you to get on a bike, portage a voyageur canoe or simply experience the joy of a walk through the woods.
Seafood For Thought
Opened August 2014
Seafood for Thought explores contemporary issues regarding sustainable fishing and will help visitors make seafood choices that benefit our waterways. Human activity on land and industrial fishing have destroyed marine ecosystems and driven some species to extinction. Scientists have warned that if we do not change the way we fish, we could run out of seafood by 2048. At the same time, we are encouraged to eat seafood for its health benefits. A growing world population will lead to increased demand for seafood. What are we to do? Explore Seafood for Thought to learn about sustainable seafood and what we can do to preserve marine habitat. This exhibit is on temporary loan from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site.
Opened September 27, 2013
This permanent interactive exhibit on the working river highlights economic activity along the Fraser River. A series of panels are combined with a lookout and listening station. We would like to thank our partners: BNSF, SRY Rail Link, SMIT, Fraser River Pile and Dredge, Port Metro Vancouver, Fraser Surrey Docks, and Seaspan for their contributions in the development of this exhibit.
My River My Home
Opened September 27, 2013
The exhibit is a global exchange of children’s artwork, developed as part of a collaborative, scientific research project between Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the University of the Fraser Valley. We would like to thank our partners: the University of Fraser Valley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole Research Centre, DFO and Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
*click* Photos of the Fraser
New photos opened September 22, 2016
From the Rocky Mountains to the Salish Sea, the 1375km stretch of the Fraser River is home to almost 3 million people, each with an unique view of the river. *click* photos of the fraser brings together a collection of these points of view in an annual display of photographs submitted by our visitors. This year’s theme is Time.
Our Bones are Made of Salmon
Opened June 23, 2012
This exhibit is designed around the memories and experiences of Musqueam Elder Larry Grant and Stó:lō Cultural Advisor Dr. Sonny McHalsie. Through their stories and replicas of Aboriginal salmon fishing tools, visitors will learn about the different fishing and preservation techniques and why salmon fishing is vital to Aboriginal communities today.
Opened December 1, 2011
Come play and learn about the Fraser River and its watershed through hands-on, interactive play for the whole family.