Watershed Exploration - Hope Mountain Centre Watershed Exploration - Hope Mountain Centre Watershed Exploration - Hope Mountain Centre Watershed Exploration - Hope Mountain Centre Watershed Exploration - Hope Mountain Centre

Join us at the Thacker Marsh parking for a short walk to the mouth of Sucker Creek where it enters the Coquihalla River for this FREE family program that explores the power of water.

You’ll see how river systems move and change through time, sculpting the landscape around us while moving tons of sediment to the sea. Learn how watersheds store and release water for people and salmon, and find out why the Hope-to-Mission stretch of the Fraser River has BC’s most productive salmon habitat.

This fun program gives people of all ages the chance to get their hands wet and learn cool stuff about rivers.


10:00 AM – meet at the Thacker Marsh parking lot for check-in and we’ll walk to the mouth of Sucker Creek in Hope. See map for location.
12:00 noon – program ends


  • Instructors
  • Hands-on activities
  • First aid


  • Snacks and drinking water
  • Sun protection
  • Warm clothes
  • Camera, binoculars

Be prepared for any weather.


All participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Thacker Marsh parking lot in Hope. You can walk or ride a bike if you live locally, or consider carpooling if coming from out of town.


Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program.

Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants.

While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave Fido at home.


Reserve your spot by registering online. Please contact us at 604-869-1274 or by email at lklassen@hopemountain.org for more information.