A Regal Arrival

Community Involvement, Environment

Aug 08, 2011  2

The first king (chinook) salmon of the season have reached our fish ladder at the Whitehorse Rapids dam. The salmon began gathering at the bottom of the ladder late last week and the first one ventured up to the viewing tanks on Friday, August 5. Since then we've had a total of 20 salmon go through the ladder - 12 males and 8 females.

If you're in the Whitehorse area, we invite you to drop by the fish ladder to see the salmon and learn about their amazing journey from the Bering Sea. You can also view them on our fish cam.


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by Murray

Is my memory correct that the best viewing time is first thing in the morning because they’re collected overnight for counting in the morning?


by Yukon Energy

Yes, that is correct. The facility opens at 9 a.m. and that is always the best time to see the salmon.