Xápayay: Tree of Life

Xápayay:Tree of Life is going online. Weekly on Monday’s we will bring you some cedar medicine and words from local Knowledge Keepers and Coast Salish artists via zoom or facebook live. If you haven’t already joined our Noons Creek Hatchery Facebook page to tune into our events. Sending you love!

Cedar is our Tree of Life. She is the one who gives and gives and gives. She cleans our air. She provides us with medicines. Her wood is carved. Her bark is woven. Her branches wash us clean.

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Cease Wyss – Cedar Walk on Monday, April 6 | 7:30 – 8:30 pm

More information to follow.

Odessa Shuquaya –  Screening of Cedar Tree of Life and Artist Talk on Monday, April 13 | 7:30 – 8:30 pm

An award winning documentary about cedar and the significance of this sacred tree in Coast Salish Culture

Salia Joseph – Cedar Medicine and Song  on Monday, April 20 | 7:30 – 8 pm

More information to follow.

Eddie Gardner – Spirit of  Xa:payelhp –  the man who was transformed into a cedar tree on Monday, April 27 | 7:30 – 8 pm 

More information to follow.

Ronnie Dean Harris – Land Outward on Monday, May 4 | 730 – 830 PM 

A profile presentation focused on land, water and stars from the viewpoint of a descendent of Xem-they-nem aka Coquitlam Willam.

Rennae Morriseau and M’Girl on Monday, May 11 | 730 – 8 PM 

More information to follow.

CarrieLynn Vickers, James Harry, Angela George, Roxanne Charles and Ocean Hyland 

Panel on Cedar Art Creations on Monday, June 1 | 730 – 830 PM

These five artists will be working on Cedar art pieces over two months and will discuss their process and creations with us! We will be posting photos of their artworks online throughout the week of May 25th.


Noons Creek Hatchery is closed to the public until further notice (effective March 19, 2020)

We are doing our part to help contain the global outbreak of COVID-19.  All our operations except salmon husbandry are suspended.

Authorised personnel continue to care for the salmon ensuring all critical operations are performed daily.

We will follow health authorities’ directives and trust that our combined efforts to limit the transmission of COVID-19 will allow us to resume full operations soon.

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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