The Discovery Centre provides a place to learn about the history, importance and environment of the Province's largest watershed.
Located on the shores of the Fraser River in New Westminster, the Fraser River Discovery Centre works to connect communities in the discovery and celebration of the River, its habitats and its importance to British Columbia.
Built in 2001, the Discovery Centre explores the stories and diversity of the Fraser River with hands on programs, temporary exhibits and shows the river's contribution to the life, history and future of British Columbia and its communities. Encompassing a resource centre with books, scientific papers and other materials pertaining to the Fraser River, the Discovery Centre provides visitors the opportunity to learn about this important waterway which winds its way through the Province.
The Fraser River basin makes up 25% of British Columbia and the river itself is 1,375 kilometres long from its headwaters in Mount Robson Provincial Park to where it empties in the Strait of Georgia by the city of Richmond. The Fraser River Discovery Centre strives to educate visitors on the river as an industrial shipping lane, habitat (home to the White Sturgeon and is also one of the largest salmon spawning rivers in the world) and community as over 60% of the population of British Columbia lives along and within the Fraser River watershed.
The Fraser River Discovery Centre provides exhibits, walking tours, programs and events to help teach visitors about the river. The boardwalk outside the Discovery Centre along the Fraser River also has many information boards to read. The Fraser River Discovery Centre provides a place for visitors of all ages to learn about the river and its importance.
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