Fish & Habitats: Learn About Fish and Their Habitats

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Did you know that kokanee are landlocked sockeye salmon? Yes, these fish have adapted over time to live in lakes. They spawn on lakeshores and rivers instead of returning to the sea!

Why do spawning salmon look and behave very differently than they did just months before? What exactly happened to them? It is the complex relationship between fish and their environment that make them so interesting to us. Find out where you can go to see fish in their natural settings - see Wildlife Viewing.

Do you want more information on educational opportunities? Check out some great school programs at B.C. trout hatcheries and visitor centres, Wild BC and Salmon Stories at the Vancouver Aquarium.