The Fishway

The Fishway, Thornbury: Address, Phone Number, The Fishway Reviews: 4.5/5

The Fishway
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Lyndburger
Brampton, Canada32 contributions
We saw Fish Jumping onto the Ladder
Nov 2020
Visited in November after the main run of Salmon had finished. We didn't see the main run but the fish we did see were pretty exciting. If you want to see the fish you have to keep your eyes on the base of the ladder for a few minutes as the fish jump lasts only a second and they rest between tries. There are lots of great vantage points to see the ladder from a few different angles. The area is really pretty so it's nice to come here for a look, stroll around or ride your bike, grab a snack or meal and browse the shops. Lots of benches and lawn around for picnicking too.
Written 10 November 2020
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599Angela
Toronto, Canada415 contributions
Now I know why people kept looking down
Oct 2020
We drove up and back through Thornbury a few times and wondered why people were looking over that bridge all the time. Finally we stopped and checked it out. And there was a mill and a dam and a lot of rushing water on one side, and fisherman in a row on the other side - and we watched one of them hook a big one and release it back. And then we checked the other side closely and saw some fish making a run for it. We didn't explore much of the trail but we had enormous fun for a few minutes on both sides of the highway.

This run is good for the fish and very amusing. Glad we stopped.
Written 8 October 2020
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Heather M
Toronto, Canada105 contributions
Way More Interesting Than You'd Might Think
Sep 2020
We were pretty impressed with this. It was raining and yet we still spent over 1/2 hour watching the fish fight their way up the water. If the weather had been better we probably would have spent more time there.
Written 30 September 2020
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ExploreYourWorld1
19 contributions
Nice to watch !
Sep 2020
Wonderful to watch the salmon jumping up the ladder. Also there were so many of them ( huge ones) down the river. A lot of walking area in Thornbury. A lovely little town. Pretty water front.
Written 30 September 2020
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Jerry L
Mississauga, Canada415 contributions
Great Sight to see
Sep 2020
This is a nice place to visit with a lot of History behind it as well. Great to see how the fish are able to make it upstream
Written 21 September 2020
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Tunde N
Toronto, Canada55 contributions
Salmon watch
Sep 2019
We usually come at the fall time just to watch the salmon try to get up the fish ladder. Usually a lot of people are prsent doing the same.
Written 6 July 2020
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SengaMilne
Toronto, Canada1,990 contributions
Nothing to see!
Oct 2019 • Solo
Guess our timing was off; nothing to see when we went Friday morning. When we went past on Wednesday I ASSUME there was activity since there were lots of people viewing (or it was a bus tour). Will try again next time we’re up this way and hope our timing is better.
Written 6 October 2019
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Al S
Innisfil, Canada258 contributions
So Neat
Sep 2019
We happened to pass by this fishway at the right time, this past weekend, to see fish navigating their way up. Quite cool to watch, and there were a number of them making their way up the chute as we were standing there.
Written 30 September 2019
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wordsfromade
Barrie, Canada186 contributions
An exciting visit
Jul 2019
The fishway is a very unique way of allowing the fish to travel from Georgian Bay to the smaller lakes and rivers to spawn. If you visit during the right time of the year you can see the fish jumping up the fish ladder! Even when the fish aren't in season, the trail following the route is very beautiful and watching the water fall over the dam is relaxing as well. Best to consult the website to when fish are present if you want to see a lot of trout or salmon in spawning season! It's fascinating.
Written 9 August 2019
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Elizabeth W
54 contributions
We had a beautiful two days in Thornbury
Apr 2019
The weather could not have been better warm and sunny for an April day we only seen one fish but the whole system is wonderful . The fish work their way up the ladder to spond on the upper river and then back to Georgian Bay.
Written 8 May 2019
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