The beauty and natural environment of the Oyster River.


Pink, Coho, Chum and Chinook Salmon species in their habitat.


Counts of salmon runs through dedicated volunteer support.

Our mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the
fish and wildlife habitat on the Oyster River.

ORES operates a strategic enhancement hatchery, raising Pink, Coho, Chum and Chinook Salmon. Using a mixture
of low-tech and state of the art enhancement techniques, the society transformed a once dead river into one of
the most productive, year around, volunteer-driven salmon producers on Vancouver Island.

Who are we?

We are a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving, protecting and enhancing the beauty and natural environment of the Oyster River. Our volunteers, who come from all over the Comox Valley, Campbell River area, and points in between have made this society what it is today with thousands of hours of dedicated effort.

Get Involved

Volunteers make a difference!
No experience is necessary to volunteer at the hatchery.
All ages and skill levels are welcome and appreciated!
It’s a great opportunity to help the fish, wildlife, the environment, their interaction and each other.