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...a unique attraction

Salmon ladder and Dam

The town is famous for it's hydro-electric dam and salmon ladder. The ladder was specifically constructed to enable salmon to bypass the dam and continue their journey upstream to their spawning grounds. The ladder is 310 metres long and consists of 34 chambers linked together with tunnels the salmon can swim through, the best time of year to catch the salmon is late April to July and again September into October. Around 5000 salmon use the ladder each year.

The dam is an impressive structure and the visitor experience will be improved when the new visitor centre opens later this year.