The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre on the Shuswap River "Outdoor Discovery Fostering Stewardship Of Our Environment"
The Kingfisher Interpretive Centre Society (KICS) is a not-for profit, volunteer driven community based salmon hatchery and environmental education centre. KICS was established over three decades ago in response to the near extinction of salmon stocks in the Shuswap River.
We are a watershed enhancement organization dedicated to interactive, hands-on ecological education, featuring salmon and watershed restoration.
Guided by a mission to reunite people with the natural world, we welcome thousands of visitors annually to engage in outdoor discovery in our 10-acre “living classroom”. Set along the banks of the pristine Shuswap River near Enderby, British Columbia, amidst the lush Interior Rainforest, we are one of few places in BC that engages participants with a first-hand experience of salmon in their habitat. The site offers an abundance of information, sights, smells and sounds.
It is a great place to bring your family and friends for education, exploration and relaxation!
A New Way to Donate:
Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Kingfisher Interpretive Centre. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to Kingfisher Interpretive Centre through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for Kingfisher Interpretive Centre to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, you will receive a tax receipt and we will put your gift to good use. Please click here to donate a vehicle.
If you have a desire to contribute to salmon stewardship and to foster environmental values in our community, consider joining our Board of Directors. We are currently seeking new applicants!
On November 24, 2021, The Canadian Museum of Nature announced the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre Society as the winner of the 2021 Nature Inspiration Award for Community Action. We feel honored to receive this prestigious award, and wish to recognize the many dedicated volunteers and donors, whose contributions over the years have brought us here.
This support has been vital to the success of KICS programs, and will have a positive ripple effect into our community and to salmon conservation efforts for years to come. Thank-you for helping the KICS in our mission to foster awareness, understanding and appreciation for the natural world, and to inspire the next generation of salmon caretakers.
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Neil Brookes Endowment Fund
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