Watch Fernando Lessa’s Urban Salmon documentary

On March 4, we helped launch of Urban Salmon, a short documentary by photographer Fernando Lessa about the return of wild salmon to urban Vancouver waterways.


150 years ago there were at least 50 salmon-bearing streams in the area that is now Vancouver. Over the years, many of these streams disappeared, and wild salmon were almost extinguished from the cityscape. Thanks to the passion and dedication of streamkeepers in the metro Vancouver area, urban streams are being restored and wild salmon are returning to our backyards.

Fernando Lessa is a Brazilian born photographer based in North Vancouver. Best known for his conservation and ecology photography, Lessa has documented wildlife around British Columbia and beyond. He first began documenting urban salmon in 2016.
2021-03-08T15:12:09-08:00March 5th, 2021|3 Comments


  1. Laurel Laurel C B Stranaghan March 7, 2021 at 2:01 pm - Reply


  2. Nancy Lane Macgregor March 10, 2021 at 7:24 pm - Reply


  3. Jack Elliott March 11, 2021 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Thanks for running this video again. I wasn’t able to watch it during it’s unveiling last week.

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