Kwikwetlem House Post Project – all welcome

A new carving project is underway at the Noon’s Creek Hatchery this Fall. Kwantlen artist Brandon Gabriel is collaborating with Kwikwetlem Nation to carve Kwikwetlem’s  red fish  story into a 600 year old red cedar tree.

Bringing this story of strength to life are Kwikwetlem youth working side by side with Brandon, learning to carve and carrying a vision of healing for all of our communities into the future.

Sessions are Sunday 11-5, Monday 8-5, and Tuesday 8-1. Come down and say hello.

Follow the carving’s progress at

In the past 3 years, our Project Coordinator, Tasha Faye Evans, has raised over $100,000 to commission 2 of 5 posts for our community, one for each of the nations whose ancestral territory we share.


Tasha Evans: Project Coordinator

Kwantlen First Nation Artist Brandon Gabriel: Artistic Lead

Lutselké Dené First Nation artist Jonas Bige: Technical Assistant/Artistic Collaborator


All are welcome to visit the carving. We do have some basic ground rules:

1) It is an active work space with sharp tools, power tools, and other potentially hazardous equipment. Visits are welcomed, but please be respectful to the hard working artists and volunteers while they work.

2) Always ask permission to be welcomed into the work space, and be respectful to cultural and spiritual activities taking place throughout the day.

3) priority is given to Kwikweltem children, youth, adults, and elders for access to the space, tools, and tutelage.

4) we average about 5 carving participants at a time, as there are limits for tool usages and needs for the phases of carving on the pole.

5) safety is paramount at all times. Meaning everyone’s beliefs, values, importance, and holistic safety are always shared, and a respectful way for all are always upheld in the space.

6) enjoy yourself! Enjoy the company of others.

We look forward to seeing you.

Salmon at the hatchery year round!

Thanks to our fantastic volunteers who created this salmon that is on permanent display outside our hatchery in Shoreline Park in Port Moody, with part funding from the DFO.

Drop by the hatchery any time for a tour and a chat; we are open Monday to Saturday, from 9 – 11am.  If you are making a special visit, please call us at 604-469-9106 as sometimes our volunteers are out and about.  We are a 100% volunteer operated salmon hatchery, water quality laboratory and stewardship registered charity.  If you are interested in volunteering with us, please email portmoodyecologicalsociety @

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup – Aug 24, 2019

Thanks to everyone that joined us for our annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.  Community members and volunteers cleaned along Noons Creek, the Shoreline Trail of the Port Moody Arm of Burrard Inlet to Orchard Park and Rocky Point Park.

The Port Moody Ecological Society acknowledges and honours that our community lies on unceded indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish Peoples.

Stay up to date via our Facebook page @NoonsCreek and Twitter @noonscreek

How Do We Get to Noons Creek Hatchery?

Everyone is encouraged to carpool, use public transit or cycle to our events as parking can be very limited if there are other activities going on at the Port Moody Recreation Centre.  We are located over the footbridge that leads into the park to the very right of the ice rinks.

For additional information, phone the hatchery at 604-469-9106 any time from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 – 11:00am.

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Acknowledging that we are on the unceded, occupied, ancestral and traditional lands of the Kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations